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Displaying items tagged: JR Automation Technologies LLC

Wednesday, 09 November 2022 14:11

Citing ‘tight labor market,’ state board approves more flexible hiring requirements tied to $2.25M JR Automation grant

HOLLAND — The Michigan Strategic Fund Board will give JR Automation Technologies LLC more flexibility in meeting hiring requirements tied to a $2.25 million state grant the company received in May.

Published in Manufacturing
Sunday, 05 June 2022 18:28

MiBiz Growth Report: June 6, 2022

Here is the MiBiz Growth report for June 6, 2022:

Published in Economic Development
Wednesday, 01 June 2022 16:37

JR Automation CEO discusses company’s growth trajectory in Holland

JR Automation Technologies LLC — which designs, builds and integrates automated manufacturing and robotic technology on a global scale — has unveiled yet another expansion effort in Holland. 

Published in Manufacturing

Tuesday, 24 May 2022 11:00

State grant funding to support JR Automation’s $10M Holland expansion

HOLLAND — State economic development officials have approved grant funding to support an automation manufacturer’s $10 million expansion at the site of a longtime Holland steel fabricator that closed during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Published in Manufacturing
Tuesday, 30 November 2021 16:43

JR Automation expands with new 147K-square-foot facility in Holland

HOLLAND — Global designer, builder and integrator of automation solutions JR Automation Technologies LLC will open a new facility in Holland this week.

Published in Manufacturing
Sunday, 04 July 2021 16:55

Following Hitachi merger, JR Automation doubles sales during pandemic

HOLLAND — JR Automation Technologies LLC, a global designer, builder and integrator of automation solutions, has seen a pandemic-induced surge in demand from labor-strapped clients across a wide range of industries.

Published in Manufacturing

Sunday, 20 June 2021 18:55

Public filings shine unusual spotlight on $1.8B Herman Miller-Knoll deal

As a transformational merger between two office furniture giants heads for final approval, the details of their seven-month courtship offer insight into a deal that could change the industry’s landscape.

Published in Manufacturing
Sunday, 02 August 2020 19:45

Pandemic pushes manufacturers to lean on, reconsider Industry 4.0 technologies

When the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic made life complicated for Eaton Corporation plc’s Vehicle Group, the company leveraged Industry 4.0 technology to wade through it all.

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, 29 March 2020 18:30

CRISIS MODE: West Michigan execs talk leadership strategies amid pandemic

As a global pandemic began to hit West Michigan, executives around the region stepped up to lead their organizations and their employees through the time of crisis. 

Published in Economic Development
Sunday, 19 January 2020 14:44

JR Automation positions for future with sale to Hitachi

In the past decade, West Michigan has evolved as a hub for automation alongside — and perhaps powered by — JR Automation Technologies LLC. 

Published in Manufacturing
Sunday, 19 January 2020 15:15

STILL PROCESSING: Overloaded with big data, manufacturers struggle to extract valuable information

The ongoing Industry 4.0 revolution has the potential to transform how companies organize, operate and profit. At the same time, manufacturers are struggling to pinpoint and extract value from this new ability to gather seemingly limitless amounts of data.

Published in Manufacturing

Sunday, 05 January 2020 17:00

Growth Report: January 6, 2020

This is the MiBiz growth report for January 6, 2020.

Published in Economic Development
Saturday, 28 December 2019 13:10

Hitachi completes $1.42 billion deal for JR Automation

HOLLAND — JR Automation Technologies LLC is now part of Tokyo-based Hitachi Ltd. after the completion of a $1.42 billion deal for the West Michigan-based custom automation systems provider. 

Published in Manufacturing
Wednesday, 24 April 2019 12:33

Hitachi to acquire Holland-based JR Automation for $1.42 billion

Japanese conglomerate Hitachi Ltd. plans to acquire Holland-based JR Automation Technologies LLC in a $1.42 billion deal.

Published in Manufacturing

Sunday, 14 April 2019 20:03

RISE OF THE ROBOTS: Automation sector continues growth spurt

Robotics and additive manufacturing markets have entered into a new phase of growth, ripened by an era in which maintaining the status quo is no longer viable for manufacturers who struggle to secure quality labor. That’s because robotic systems are enabling manufacturers to deliver higher quality parts and maximize throughput, said Mark Ermatinger, vice president of sales at Zeeland-based Industrial Control Service Inc., who does not see the “rise” of robots stopping anytime soon.

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Friday, 03 August 2018 23:22

End of a cycle? M&A activity plateaus for West Michigan manufacturers, advisers say

Before Landscape Forms Inc. acquired Kornegay Design last year, the Kalamazoo-based designer and manufacturer of site furniture, accessories and lighting mulled several acquisition targets that shared its design culture and core beliefs.

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Sunday, 22 July 2018 16:55

MiBiz Growth Report: July 23, 2018

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Sunday, 15 April 2018 20:49

MiBiz Growth Report: April 16, 2018

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• M&A: Holland-based JR Automation Technologies LLC, a private equity-backed manufacturer of custom automation equipment, has acquired Setpoint Systems and Setpoint Inc. of Ogden, Utah. The deal further expands JR Automation’s industrial automation offerings for global clients, according to a statement. The acquired companies specialize in automation solutions and motion control systems for the e-commerce and amusement industries. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Published in Breaking News
Sunday, 18 March 2018 11:12

Technical knowhow: West Michigan evolves as hub for automation

Michigan’s role in improving manufacturing efficiency has come a long way since the invention of the assembly line.

Published in Manufacturing
Sunday, 07 January 2018 18:44

MiBiz Growth Report: Jan. 8, 2018

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• M&A: Holland-based Lakewood Fab Tech LLC was acquired by Pewaukee, Wis.-based Venturedyne Ltd., the holding company for Holland-based Thermotron Industries, a manufacturer of environmental test chambers and vibration test systems. Thermotron was Lakewood’s primary customer, supplying the firm with various stainless steel components for its test chambers. The companies also are located across the street from each other. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Published in Breaking News

Sunday, 03 September 2017 16:04

Leveraging MSU technology, Holland firm hopes to drive cost out of lithium-ion batteries

HOLLAND — A West Michigan startup hopes to drive down costs and increase consumer safety for electric vehicles with new technology it plans to bring to market next year.

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Sunday, 10 July 2016 13:45

MiBiz Growth Report: July 11, 2016

Here is the MiBiz Growth Report for July 11, 2016.

• M&A: Belding-based Robroy Enclosures Inc., a subsidiary of Robroy Industries Inc. of Verona, Pa., acquired the assets of Texas-based Attabox Industrial Enclosures, according to a statement. The deal complements Robroy Enclosures’ existing Stahlin Non-Metallic Enclosures brand of fiberglass electrical enclosures. Attabox makes engineered enclosures for the industrial, solar, electrical, telecommunications, HVAC, instrumentation/control, government, oil and gas, and construction markets. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. 

Published in Breaking News
Sunday, 10 July 2016 13:22

WMU student envisions fully autonomous machine shop

RICHLAND — As manufacturers turn to automation and robotics to speed production and increase efficiencies, one soon-to-be graduate of Western Michigan University aims to bring that technology to machine shops. 

Published in Manufacturing

Sunday, 10 January 2016 22:38

Availability of capital soars as banks compete for deals & new alternatives emerge

Not that it’s ever easy, but business owners have a greater array of options than ever when seeking financing for their companies. From private investor capital to bank debt, businesses with a good track record should have the ability to secure what they need, according to local finance professionals.

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