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August 29, 2014
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Kalamazoo-based Borroughs Corp.’s new line of modular drawer cabinets are designed to reduce storage footprint by up to 60 percent.

Kalamazoo-based Borroughs Corp.’s new line of modular drawer cabinets predominantly are for businesses where space is at a premium or the need to improve security or parts retrieval times is vital. The cabinets are designed to reduce storage footprint by up to 60 percent, with the flexibility to attach them side-to-side, back-to-back, or stacked. Borroughs is known for its quality steel storage products throughout several industries, including automotive, material handling, museums and library applications.

ASSOCIATIONS

APICS Grand Rapids Chapter announced its 2014-2015 board of directors: president, Randy Gilbert; president-elect, Dan Braun; past president, Danielle Campbell; vice president of marketing, Joel Schipper; vice president of finance, Catherine Bosscher; in-house education director, Tod Schwartz; public education director, Shridhar Bhat; membership director, Jerry Bays; PDM director/special events director, Jim Boes; directors-at-large: Ron Kopp, Anant Gohil and Ken Weiss; and director-at-large, students, Sophia DeFlorio.

The CFA Society of West Michigan announced its board and officers for fiscal 2015: president and chairman, Jay Wisentaner; vice president and vice chairman, Alan Kort; secretary, Dan Rinzema; treasurer, Phillip Mitchell; and board members: Martin Axelrod, L. Leonard Harrison, Dan Lupo and Theodore H. Fuger Jr.

Professional Association Resources has added Katelyn Sandor, project manager. 

Greg Kirk, CEO of Fitness Therapy Unlimited, has been appointed state representative of Michigan for the Medical Fitness Association, whose mission is to respond to the needs of medically integrated fitness centers throughout the world.

BANKING

Lake Michigan Credit Union announced the hiring of Keane Blaszczynski, vice president of commercial lending, who will work from LMCU’s Lake Drive corporate office.

BUSINESS SERVICES

Custer has added Jack Smith, project manager, Jeremy Hanson, estimator, and Nate Darland, installation manager, to its Custer Architectural Products division.

CONSTRUCTION

Mike Dempsey has joined C.D. Barnes Construction as senior project manager.

Owen-Ames-Kimball Co. announced the addition of Ryan Nugent, estimator, in the pre-construction department. 

EDUCATION

The Associated Students of Michigan State University released applications for leadership awards to be used to grant scholarships to MSU students demonstrating outstanding leadership qualities. The awards include the Honorable Maria Ladas Hoopes Leadership Award. Hoopes began volunteering for ASMSU as a freshman in 1984 and, in 1986, became the first female executive director of ASMSU. Hoopes went on to serve as Muskegon Chief Judge of the 60th District Court.

Chemistry professor Doug Vander Griend is the first Calvin College educator to be named a 2014 Henry Dreyfus Teacher Scholar. The award comes with an unrestricted research grant of $60,000. Vander Griend plans to use the funding to purchase new equipment for undergraduate labs, fund summer research opportunities and pay for students to attend national meetings.

Grand Rapids Community Foundation announced it has broken the $1 million mark in scholarships, and Grand Rapids Community College noted that $62,000 of that amount went to its students. This year, the foundation provided 642 scholarships, with 44 of those awards going to GRCC students.

Grand Valley State University has placed 58th out of 173 institutions as one of the country’s greenest universities, as named by the Sierra Club in its annual list of Coolest Schools, which ranks schools with a strong commitment to environmental improvement. 

Western Michigan University associate professor of chemistry Gellert Mezei has been awarded a $284,833 grant from the National Science Foundation to study negatively charged ions that are potentially damaging to lakes and rivers when found in fertilizers and toxic byproduct in waste from manufacturing and mining.

Wendell L. Christoff of Grand Rapids is a 2014 recipient of Western Michigan University’s Distinguished Alumni Award.

FOUNDATIONS

The Aquinas College Foundation announced its full board of directors: co-chairs, Denise Christy and John Jackoboice; president, Juan Olivarez; executive director, Greg Meyer; and treasurer, Len Kogut. Representing the Aquinas College board of trustees: Don Burns. Directors of the foundation: Greg Alksnis, Micki Benz, Sam Cummings, Sr. Maureen Geary, Lt. Gen. (Ret) John Nowak, Rev. Mark Przybysz and Kate Pew Wolters.

HUMAN SERVICES

Mel Trotter Ministries announced it intends to open a recuperation center for the economically disadvantaged and uninsured in Grand Rapids in fall 2014. It will provide a place of medical respite care for homeless individuals who are healing from a serious illness or medical procedure. 

Mission India announced the appointment of its new president, Todd VanEk.

LEGAL

Private mediation practice attorney Peter L. Dunlap is the recipient of the 2014 Outstanding Achievement Award from the Negligence Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan.

Warner Norcross & Judd LLP Partner Dennis J. Donohue has been named chair of the Mining and Mineral Extraction Committee of the American Bar Association Section on Environment, Energy and Resources. Donohue will serve a one-year term.

LOGISTICS

The National Truck Driving Championships announced Steve Elliston, of Walmart Transportation LLC in Sparta, is the third place winner in the 2014 sleeper berth class.

PUBLIC SERVICE

Gov. Rick Synder announced the appointments of Benjamin Bufford, of Grand Rapids, and Beth Recker, of Grand Rapids, to the Michigan Board of Nursing.

REAL ESTATE

IPM Property Management in Wyoming announced the promotion of Ryan Granger to director of property and asset management. Granger has oversight of a 10-entity portfolio totaling $100 million in assets. 

RETAIL

The Century Club Shops on Western announced it has opened two women’s clothing shops in downtown Muskegon: Second Impression and Clothes Junkie . Details: CenturyBlockMuskegon.com.

Jim and Gen's Enterprizes LLC, of Three Rivers, announced the opening of an online store at RadioControlGifts.com. The new e-commerce website offers a variety of remote control trucks, airplanes, boats, cars, helicopters and tanks.

SERVICES

John Van Fossen has been named president and COO of Mt. Pleasant.-based electronics processer 3S International. Van Fossen is based in Grand Rapids, and splits his time between the Mt. Pleasant headquarters and the Tinley Park, Ill., recycling facility. 

SPORTS

The Grand Rapids Griffins announced it has added Pat Ferschweiler to the hockey operations staff as an assistant coach. 

TECHNOLOGY

Josh Treat has joined Elijah Ltd. as hosting manager.

NeXt I.T. of Muskegon announced it has been named to the 2014 CRN Next-Gen 250 list, which honors up-and-coming technology solution providers that have adapted their businesses in unique ways to meet market demands for emerging technologies.

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