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Sunday, 16 August 2020 18:50

Auto suppliers tackle disruptions with new ways of working, innovation

The topic of the day at this year’s Center for Automotive Research (CAR) Management Briefing Seminars was predictable.

Published in Manufacturing
Sunday, 16 August 2020 18:30

Market downturn could spur M&A activity among global auto suppliers

The recent and sudden downturn in the automotive industry is likely to lead to a flurry of bankruptcies and sell-offs by distressed suppliers, not unlike what the industry witnessed on the heels of the Great Recession.

Published in Manufacturing
Sunday, 02 February 2020 10:00

MiBiz Growth Report: Feb. 2, 2020

This is the growth report for Feb. 2, 2020.

Published in Economic Development

Thursday, 30 January 2020 11:15

Lowell-based eMotion Controls acquired by PE-backed MHS

LOWELL — eMotion Controls Co., an automation controls system integrator and software company, has been acquired by a Kentucky firm. 

Published in Manufacturing
Sunday, 19 January 2020 14:18

ADAC joint venture accelerates radar technology for hands-free vehicle access

ADAC Automotive, a Grand Rapids-based Tier 1 automotive supplier, is working toward a new strategy that will bring supplier-initiated technological advances into the sector. 

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, 11 November 2018 19:58

Reacting to consumer demands, Meijer ramps up tech initiatives

DETROIT — Meijer Inc. largely functions as a brick-and-mortar operation, but the supercenter retailer increasingly is taking cues from tech companies as it implements new ways of serving customers.

Published in Economic Development
Sunday, 28 October 2018 14:49

West Michigan manufacturers accept risk by embracing new technology

COOPERSVILLE — Manufacturers used to years-long product cycles have been hesitant to embrace the frenetic pace of change that comes with the adoption of cutting-edge technologies on their factory floors. 

Published in Manufacturing
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.

Published in Manufacturing

Sunday, 29 April 2018 14:09

AI offers health care industry new ways to control costs, manage care

Get ready for the rise of the machines in the health care industry.

Published in Health Care
Sunday, 01 April 2018 23:08

Cyclical construction industry creates unique challenges for succession planning

In the middle of an extended construction industry expansion across West Michigan, most contractors are focused on running their businesses, rather than transitioning them to new ownership. 

Published in Small Business
Sunday, 14 January 2018 19:31

Chicago PE firm acquires majority stake in Grand Rapids health care auditing company

GRAND RAPIDS — SpendMend LLC, a company that provides spending visibility and audit and recovery services to the health care industry, sold a majority stake to Chicago-based private equity firm Sheridan Capital Partners.

Published in Health Care

Sunday, 07 January 2018 00:29

Automakers, suppliers continue focus on tech acquisitions, including in West Michigan

More automotive suppliers these days are finding it’s easier to buy cutting-edge technology companies than to develop the complex systems on their own.

Published in Manufacturing
Sunday, 15 October 2017 21:12

Amid strong growth spurt, Ranir prioritizes due diligence in deal for Rembrandt brand

A phone call Ranir LLC CEO Rich Sorota got in early 2016 offered an opportunity: Multinational medical device and pharmaceutical company Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc. wanted to sell its Rembrandt teeth-whitening product line. 

Published in M&A Award Profiles
Sunday, 17 September 2017 12:38

All in the family? Not always — West Michigan family-owned businesses turn to outside leaders

Family-owned companies often do what they can to keep their businesses in the family, but at times, that’s not always prudent

Published in Small Business

Sunday, 17 September 2017 12:38

All in the family? Not always: West Michigan family-owned businesses turn to outside leaders

Family-owned companies often do what they can to keep their businesses in the family, but at times, that’s not always prudent

Published in Small Business
Sunday, 20 August 2017 10:20

Despite concerns over sales, auto suppliers remain active in M&A, experts say

As the pace of technological change intensifies for the automotive industry, suppliers are turning to acquisitions to reshuffle their businesses and prepare for the road ahead.

Published in Manufacturing
Sunday, 23 July 2017 13:58

West Michigan manufacturer diversifies into theaters, hotels to grow business

ZEELAND — Charter House Innovations has taken the strategy of business diversification to an extreme.

Published in Manufacturing

Sunday, 05 February 2017 16:13

Ripple Effects: West Michigan auto suppliers capitalize on push for advanced technologies

As the automotive industry pursues cutting-edge technological breakthroughs in autonomous driving and vehicle electrification, West Michigan suppliers must ensure they’re not left behind. 

Published in Manufacturing