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Friday, 03 February 2023 13:18

New GRCC facility to move automation training ‘years ahead’

GRAND RAPIDS — Grand Rapids Community College is building a first-of-its-kind automation and robotics manufacturing training center in West Michigan, thanks to a recently secured $1 million federal grant.

Published in Manufacturing
Wednesday, 14 December 2022 20:13

Q&A: Continued need for manufacturing automation provides runway for growth

A growing number of West Michigan manufacturers are having conversations about the role automation can play in helping mitigate their persistent and ongoing labor challenges, says Joe Dyer, president at Disher Corp., a Zeeland-based engineering, consulting and product development firm.

Published in Manufacturing
Friday, 11 November 2022 16:43

Feyen Zylstra sells Industrial Tech division to automation integrator ATS Global

WALKER — What started out as a conversation between executives at Feyen Zylstra LLC and ATS Global about deepening their partnership for Industry 4.0 technologies ultimately led to the two companies striking a deal. 

Published in Manufacturing

Wednesday, 21 September 2022 17:38

State awards $1.15M to 49 small manufacturers for Industry 4.0 technology adoption

Eight West Michigan companies will each receive $25,000 grants under a state program that helps small manufacturers adopt Industry 4.0 technologies.

Published in Small Business
Thursday, 12 May 2022 16:36

Huizenga Group acquires Churchill Technologies as automation M&A heats up

West Michigan manufacturing automation firm Churchill Technologies LLC has been sold amid what local advisers describe as a “red hot” sector for M&A.

Published in Manufacturing
Monday, 09 May 2022 15:32

State opens applications for $3M in Industry 4.0 support grants

Manufacturers throughout Michigan can now apply for grant funding to help cover costs associated with adopting Industry 4.0 technologies.

Published in Manufacturing

Friday, 01 April 2022 13:57

Koops to acquire Saginaw firm as automation demand remains strong

HOLLAND — A West Michigan automation company is expanding with a new acquisition as demand for services remains strong during severe workforce shortages.

Published in Manufacturing
Monday, 16 August 2021 15:35

Grand Traverse Plastics plans $11.5M expansion in Northern Michigan

WILLIAMSBURG — Tier 1 automotive and material handling supplier Grand Traverse Plastics Corp. has received state support for a planned $11.5 million expansion near Traverse City that’s expected to create up to 43 jobs.

Published in Manufacturing
Friday, 30 July 2021 14:36

West Michigan organizations to partner on Industry 4.0 workshops for companies

A partnership among West Michigan organizations supporting advanced manufacturing has announced an opportunity for area companies to learn more about Industry 4.0.

Published in Manufacturing

Tuesday, 13 July 2021 11:56

Ann Arbor company leans on automation to maximize lifespan of wind turbines

ANN ARBOR — A Southeast Michigan company that started by inspecting wind turbine components by drone has evolved to provide more complex asset management that’s meant to maximize the output of a growing renewable energy sector.

Published in Energy
Thursday, 29 April 2021 13:54

State grants to push Industry 4.0 adoption among manufacturers

ZEELAND — Economic development firm Lakeshore Advantage was one of 10 organizations to receive Michigan Strategic Fund grants to promote Industry 4.0 adoption and readiness among area manufacturers.

Published in Manufacturing
Wednesday, 21 April 2021 12:52

Global control systems manufacturer expanding 3D printing operation in Zeeland

ZEELAND — A Colorado-based manufacturer that specializes in designing, manufacturing and servicing control systems for the aerospace industry plans to expand its operations in Zeeland.

Published in Manufacturing