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Displaying items by tag: General Motors

Monday, 18 April 2022 16:09

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.

Published in Energy
Tuesday, 25 January 2022 13:31

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.

Published in Economic Development
Friday, 03 December 2021 16:00

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. 

Published in Energy

Wednesday, 29 September 2021 16:48

‘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.

Published in Economic Development
Monday, 30 August 2021 14:10

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.

Published in Health Care
Tuesday, 01 September 2020 15:27

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.

Published in Energy

Sunday, 05 July 2020 14:31

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.

Published in Manufacturing
Sunday, 05 July 2020 10:34

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.

Published in Small Business
Sunday, 21 June 2020 17:50

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. 

Published in Manufacturing

Wednesday, 13 May 2020 15:10

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.

Published in Small Business
Friday, 08 May 2020 16:45

Suppliers resume manufacturing in preparation for automakers

Automotive suppliers in West Michigan will begin warming up the industry’s supply chain next week.  

Published in Manufacturing
Sunday, 12 April 2020 19:27

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. 

Published in Manufacturing

Sunday, 12 April 2020 18:21

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.

Published in Energy
Monday, 06 April 2020 05:00

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.

Published in Energy
Sunday, 29 March 2020 18:10

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.

Published in Economic Development

Wednesday, 18 March 2020 13:53

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. 

Published in Manufacturing
Sunday, 15 March 2020 19:20

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. 

Published in Manufacturing
Friday, 06 December 2019 11:14

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.

Published in Health Care

Sunday, 04 August 2019 19:16

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.

Published in Manufacturing
Sunday, 11 November 2018 21:28

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.

Published in Energy
Sunday, 01 April 2018 22:51

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.”

Published in Manufacturing

Sunday, 04 March 2018 18:46

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.

Published in Economic Development
Sunday, 29 October 2017 11:50

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.

Published in Economic Development
Sunday, 30 April 2017 15:13

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.

Published in Manufacturing

Monday, 19 September 2016 17:05

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.

Published in Other
Sunday, 21 August 2016 14:31

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. 

Sunday, 21 August 2016 14:15

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. 

Published in Manufacturing

Sunday, 01 May 2016 12:06

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. 

Published in Manufacturing
Sunday, 17 April 2016 15:58

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. 

Published in Manufacturing
Sunday, 03 April 2016 15:24

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

Published in Economic Development