Spartan Motors Inc. is expanding its manufacturing operations into the West Coast with the purchase of a Los Angeles-area commercial truck body maker.

Published in Manufacturing
Wednesday, 12 June 2019 12:32

Battcom acquired by Alpine Power Systems

GRANDVILLE — Battcom Inc., a provider of industrial and commercial batteries and chargers, has sold to a Redford, Mich.-based Alpine Power Systems Inc.

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Fuel distributor Crystal Flash has expanded along the lakeshore with the acquisition of Kohley’s Superior Propane Inc. in Muskegon.

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Nichols Paper & Supply Co. expanded its presence in northeastern Ohio with the acquisition of Cleveland-based DawnChem Inc., a supplier of janitorial and commercial cleaning supplies.

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GRAND RAPIDS — Within the next 20 years, the need for the types of services provided by D.A. Blodgett-St. John’s is projected to double.

Published in Nonprofits
Sunday, 09 June 2019 19:00

MiBiz Growth Report: June 10, 2019

Here is the growth report for June 10, 2019.

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Whirlpool Corp. has finalized the sale of its Vessi Fermentor brand to 80West Labs, a Chicago-based venture capital firm.

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Northpointe Bancshare Inc. raised $25 million in capital through a private placement of common stock with Castle Creek Capital LLC, a private equity firm based in Rancho Santa Fe, Calif., north of San Diego.

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GRAND RAPIDS — Executives at Ranir Global Holdings LLC put a plan in place four years ago to grow the company and prepare for investors’ eventual exit. By 2018, as the world’s largest producer of private-label store-brand oral care products grew sales and earnings at double-digit rates, management started exploring various options, including the potential for an IPO.

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GREENVILLE — When the third-generation owners of what’s today known as Stafford Media Inc. decided to sell the publishing and commercial printing company that had been in their family for 68 years, they went to great lengths to vet potential buyers.

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