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

Bayer invests $50M in plant

July 6, 2015
A subsidiary of Bayer is planning a $50-million expansion at its herbicide plant in the region. Read More

$14M to meet city’s floodwall conditions

Improvements would have positive impact on insurance requirements.

July 3, 2015
The Federal Emergency Management Agency, or FEMA, released its draft report, Levee Analysis and Mapping Plan for the Grand River in the City of Grand Rapids, last week, which provides the city with information on necessary improvements to meet the organization’s floodwall requirements. Read More

Die casting maker acquires company

July 2, 2015
An international maker of die casting parts based in Arkansas has acquired a company in the region. Read More

Law firm discusses 'top 10' win against IRS

July 1, 2015
The local trial team that represented a bottling company in an important tax case against the IRS recently talked about its victory, which was called “one of the top 10 tax cases in 2014” by Forbes magazine. Read More

Seating maker names fourth-generation CEO

June 30, 2015
A 107-year-old seating maker is undergoing a leadership change this week, as the family owned business welcomes a fourth-generation leader to the helm. Read More

Communications firm enters market

June 30, 2015
An East Lansing advocacy communications firm is expanding into Grand Rapids with a new downtown location. Read More

Billboards paint Grand Rapids as art city

June 29, 2015
Five local artists have been given the opportunity to celebrate Grand Rapids with billboards that will be featured along Michigan highways this summer. Read More

Whirlpool and Kohler team up on zero water waste

Goal is to turn existing homes into self-sustaining systems.

June 26, 2015
Home appliance manufacturer Whirlpool Corp. has announced plans to join forces with a manufacturer of kitchen and bath products on a zero waste initiative. Read More

Researchers digging through Michigan trash bags

They hope to get a better handle on the composition of waste and how to recycle it.

June 26, 2015
A group of researchers has been digging through trash bags across Michigan this summer in an effort to gather information about what is being thrown away. Read More

Joint liability found in H2A grower/contractor relationship

When there are problems, DOL frequently goes after both parties.

June 26, 2015
While working with an H2A labor contractor to obtain foreign migrant workers can be beneficial for growers in terms of easing costs and liability, it doesn’t waylay all risks for the grower, particularly if the labor contractor isn’t following all of the rules and regulations outlined by the U.S. Department of Labor. Read More