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Michigan businesses join call for state climate action plan with 2050 carbon-neutral target
Major automakers, craft breweries and an outdoor recreation resort are among Michigan companies calling on Gov. Gretchen Whitmer to finalize a statewide climate action plan that includes a carbon neutral target by 2050.
GM announces $7B electric vehicle initiative in Michigan with backing of state incentives
LANSING — General Motors, alongside top statewide elected leaders in Lansing, today announced separate multi-billion-dollar investments in Michigan that officials say will help to make the state a global leader in electric vehicle manufacturing.
Holland, Big Rapids eyed for battery manufacturing developments
Advanced automotive battery suppliers are considering a pair of West Michigan cities for new or expanded manufacturing facilities, MiBiz has learned.
‘We need to do more to compete:’ Economic development leaders raise concerns over Ford expansion outside of Michigan
A statewide organization of economic development leaders is sounding alarms following Ford Motor Co.’s recent announcement to venture outside of its home state to make a historic investment in electric vehicles.
Crain’s Detroit: Regulators reviewing Spectrum, Beaumont merger ahead of fall closing
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission is in the middle of its antitrust review of the proposed merger between Beaumont Health and Spectrum Health.
DTE Energy plans major two-year solar energy buildout to meet corporate demand
DTE Energy plans to significantly expand its solar energy portfolio in the next two years to support growing corporate demand for renewable energy contracts.
Commercial EVs gain attention from automakers, corporations, environmentalists
Major automakers as well as nascent startups are showing an increased focus on electrified commercial delivery vehicles, hoping to gain market share as corporate demand increases.
GR 2030 District shifts focus to indoor air quality
For nearly five years, the U.S. Green Building Council of West Michigan has helped Grand Rapids property owners reduce their energy usage and hosts an annual competition celebrating the “biggest losers” statewide.
Automotive supply chain adapts to month-by-month scenario planning
Automotive manufacturers are back up and running after months of production shutdowns following widespread outbreaks of COVID-19.
New loan, grant funds set up to aid smaller businesses
New grant funds by the state and in Kalamazoo, as well as a loan fund in Grand Haven, are the latest efforts to provide relief to small businesses hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Suppliers resume manufacturing in preparation for automakers
Automotive suppliers in West Michigan will begin warming up the industry’s supply chain next week.
Automation helps manufacturers adjust operations to serve health care needs
In late March, two days before Gov. Gretchen Whitmer issued a stay-home order for all state residents, General Motors Co. approached Esys Automation with a challenge.
Court challenges to follow Trump administration’s vehicle fuel economy rollback
Nearly two years after announcing its initial plan, the Trump administration issued a final rule on March 31 that rolls back Obama-era automobile fuel economy standards and requires modest fuel efficiency increases in forthcoming internal combustion models.
Four Michigan cities are national leaders in energy efficiency
Four Michigan small cities rank among the top 10 of their peers nationally for energy efficiency based on the number of buildings saving electricity, costs and greenhouse gas emissions, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced this week.
Coronavirus price gouging spurs efforts to rein in ‘bad actor’ resellers
Panicked consumers stocking up on essential items during the early phases of the coronavirus outbreak have exacerbated what attorneys say are already weak agreements between manufacturers and distributors that spur unscrupulous resellers.
Reports: Detroit Three automakers to close all North American factories
Detroit’s Big Three automakers will shut down all of their factories in an effort to protect workers and the further spread of novel coronavirus, according to various industry reports.
Automotive analysts see shifting dynamics amid coronavirus spread
The automotive industry is scrambling to strike a balance between near-term execution and unsteady industry disruption from the novel coronavirus outbreak.
State Legislature considers bills to significantly change health care certificate of need regs
Michigan’s certification-of-need regulations for health care projects could undergo significant changes under legislation proposed in Lansing.
Michigan manufacturing leaders call for passage of North American trade deal
A chorus of manufacturing leaders and trade organizations from Michigan are urging Congress to pass a new trade agreement with Canada and Mexico.
Staying Charged: Advocates look to keep electric vehicle momentum going into 2019
Planning for a more electrified transportation future gained steam in Michigan this year with multiple spending plans totaling $85 million, as well as a series of in-depth policy discussions among a cross-section of stakeholders.
Rockford firm uses big data to time machine lubrication, maintenance
ROCKFORD — Getting West Michigan manufacturers to embrace cutting-edge technology can be “a tough nut to crack.”
Amid transition to clean energy, utilities tackle water conservation
While closing coal-fired power plants is often lauded for improving air quality, it’s also saving billions of gallons of water a year from being withdrawn from the Great Lakes and local resources.
Shoot for the moon: In pitch to Amazon, Grand Rapids area shows it ‘punches above its weight’
GRAND RAPIDS — Officials from West Michigan acknowledge the region must overcome long odds in its bid to win the economic development sweepstakes for Amazon.com Inc.’s HQ2 project.
Automotive industry braces for ‘talent crisis’ in tooling
The sector that provides the majority of tooling, fixtures and molds required to manufacture automotive components is facing a crisis.
MILITARY GRADE: Employers find value in veterans’ military experience, work ethic
After 23 years of active duty in the U.S. Army, Jason Schenkel faced an uncertain future when he retired from the military a little more than a year ago.
Muskegon mixed-used development embraces long-time industrial shoreline
MUSKEGON — A group of a dozen investors wants to bring a world-class mixed-use development to a mile-long section of the Muskegon Lake shoreline that has been an industrial site for more than a century.
Auto Focus: Local manufacturing services add value to region’s industry
When we talk about the automotive supply chain, the focus is often on component manufacturers, the companies that produce the parts that are assembled into vehicles at the automakers’ plants.
Manufacturers remain bullish on EVs despite flight to trucks and SUVs
Automakers have witnessed a resurgence in interest for trucks and SUVs as gasoline prices continue to hover around $2 per gallon in many areas of the country.
West Michigan auto suppliers, startups rush to develop autonomous technology
Experts in the automotive industry have a simple message for companies figuring out how to navigate a changing vehicle market: Embrace the eventual shift to autonomous cars or you will cease to exist.
Michigan utility looks to meet renewable energy needs of large customers
JACKSON — Michigan’s second-largest electric utility says it is developing a program to meet the needs of large energy users who want more of their electricity to come from renewable sources