Charlsie Dewey

Charlsie Dewey

Charlsie Dewey is a Grand Rapids Business Journal staff reporter who covers law, manufacturing, travel and tourism, transportation, advertising, marketing and PR and sustainability. Email Charlsie at cdewey at grbj dot com. Follow her on Twitter @CharlsieMDewey

ARTICLES

Aging workforce increases costs for manufacturers

Longer absences, workers’ comp claims and FMLA usage is on the rise.

December 19, 2014
The average age of the manufacturing industry workforce is increasing. Read More

Connections make difference for minority firms

Jim Roberts says creating a network benefits everyone.

December 19, 2014
There remains a dearth of minority-owned-businesses in West Michigan. Read More

Auto suppliers expecting another good year

But how long will this slow and steady growth pace last?

December 19, 2014
West Michigan auto suppliers can look forward to another good year. Read More

Richard Lacks Jr. steps down as company president

First nonfamily member leader has solid experience with the supplier.

December 19, 2014
Richard Lacks Jr., president and CEO of Lacks Enterprises, announced earlier this month he would step down as president of the company Jan. 1. Read More

Auto supplier wins Range Rover contract

December 19, 2014
The 2015 hybrid Range Rover will hit the road with lithium-ion batteries produced in the region. Read More

Pork producer invests up to $255M in plant, 800 jobs

December 17, 2014
A pork producer is planning to create more than 800 jobs after it builds a new plant in the region. Read More

Snyder appoints judge to 61st District Court

December 17, 2014
Governor Rick Snyder has appointed a judge to the 61st District Court in Grand Rapids. Read More

Racecar supplier plans 138 jobs

December 17, 2014
A supplier of performance parts and accessories for racecars, hot rods, trucks and off-road vehicles is planning to expand its operation in the region and create 138 jobs. Read More

Food recycler develops $8M plant

December 17, 2014
The largest recycler of bakery, cereal grain, snack food and related food byproducts in the U.S. is planning to invest $8 million to rejuvenate an industrial site in the region. Read More

Ford airport unveils logo

December 17, 2014
The Gerald R. Ford International Airport has unveiled a new logo and "brand promise" that better reflects its current and future goals. Read More