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GM Grand Rapids Operations Wyoming plant

Auto plant achieves landfill-free status

An automaker’s plant in the area is now a landfill-free operation after a waste-reduction initiative that its plant manager calls “smart business strategy.” Read More

SalesPad software trade show

Software maker plans up to 25 jobs

A developer of sales and customer service software is planning to hire up to 25 employees. Read More

New Holland Brewing taproom

Brewery distributes to Canada

A brewery is rolling out distribution to our Canadian neighbors. Read More

Tim Hollstein

Agility Health names VP of IT

The new vice president of information technology at Agility Health has more than 30 years of sales and software experience and will lead a widespread product release. Read More

Dematic Multishuttle logistics

Logistics supplier lays off 75

A global maker of logistics equipment and software has laid off 75 employees at its local operation. Read More

Bell's Brewery Venus beer The Planets line

Brewery releases planet-inspired line

A brewery has begun releasing a line of beers that honors a classic orchestral piece and the planets around us. Read More

Melissa Howell

Wolverine Worldwide names SVP of global HR

The new senior vice president of global human resources at Wolverine Worldwide was previously a senior HR executive at a global automaker. Read More

Axe Packs guitar

Startup develops subscription service for guitarists

A subscription-based startup is trying to hit the right note with guitarists. Read More

Victory Electronic Cigarettes

E-cigarette maker plans public offering up to $150M

An e-cigarette maker trading as an over-the-counter stock is planning a public offering of up to $150 million of its common stock, in connection with the listing of its common stock on the NASDAQ. Read More

Steel supplier names VP of operations

A longtime steel supplier has a new member of its senior leadership team with experience in starting and streamlining plant operations. Read More

New Holland Adam Lambert

Brewery names VP of sales

A growing brewery has named a veteran of the craft beer industry its new VP of sales. Read More

Trendway Capture System office furniture

Furniture maker wins Manufacturer of the Year award

A furniture maker in the region has been named Manufacturer of the Year for Workstations/Systems by the Office Furniture Dealers Alliance. Read More

Vector Distribution

Screen-printing company orders downtown shop

An established screen-printing company is planning to open a location downtown to cater to smaller clients with lower-volume orders. Read More

Data Strategy

IT company expands reach with acquisition

An IT company is expanding its presence outside of Michigan via an acquisition. Read More

New Holland Brewing Grand Rapids

Brewery plans $10M location in Grand Rapids

A growing brewery in the region is planning to expand its presence by opening a $10-million location in Grand Rapids. Read More

Founders Black Rye

Brewery re-releases '06 beer

A taproom favorite from nearly a decade ago is making its return to a brewery’s lineup. Read More

Aaron Swanker

Marketing firm moves into market

A Traverse City marketing firm is making downtown Grand Rapids its second home. Read More

Rose Technologies

Rose Technologies expanding

Rose Technologies, a custom medical device manufacturer that works under contract for major players in the medical device industry in the United States and Europe, is investing in new construction at its Front Street plant in Grand Rapids, which a spokesperson says will “continue to allow us to grow 15 to 20 percent a year.” Read More

Sisu Global

Medical device startup lands $250K grant

A Grand Rapids startup that is developing a manual auto-transfusion device to treat ruptured ectopic pregnancies and internal hemorrhages in Sub-Saharan Africa will receive a $250,000 grant from a global competition whose sponsors include the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and USAID. Read More

Jessica Ann Tyson

Inside Track: Event planner responds to clients' needs for PR

“Can you keep a secret?” was the theme in early September when Jessica Ann Tyson invited clients, colleagues and friends to the JW Marriott for a special event. Read More