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Rapid-Line Baxter collaborative robot Rethink Robotics

Metal fabricator deploys collaborative robots

A metal fabricator that began using a collaborative robot earlier this year has seen a return on investment and added a second robot to its production line. Read More

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Startup launches web app for continuing education students

A startup has launched a web-based platform that helps accounting and finance professionals manage their continuing education and certifications. Read More

Cushe Kicks Collection Getaway Shakra shoes

Wolverine Worldwide winds down brand

Wolverine Worldwide is discontinuing operations for one of its footwear brands in the coming year. Read More

Thermo Scientific PrintMate AS

Health care supplier rolls out lab printers

A health care supplier is rolling out a pair of lab printers to help anatomical pathologists reduce patient identification error, inefficiencies and waste. Read More

Founders Brewing Co. Spectra Trifecta ArtPrize beer

Brewery releases ArtPrize beer

A brewery is set to release a beer for ArtPrize. Read More

Report finds lakeshore businesses are in good shape

A West Michigan business report provides a snapshot of continued strength of Ottawa County and northern Allegan County businesses despite talent development concerns. Read More

State’s film incentives fade to black

“Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” could be the last major film made in Michigan for the foreseeable future. Read More

Michigan needs to focus on high value, not low cost

I’m not a big fan of state business rankings. Everyone seems to assume they are a good measure of a state’s economic well-being. They aren’t. Read More

Mico Industries metal oil tank part

Metal parts supplier invests $8.2M in expansion

A company that supplies metal parts to the automotive and furniture industries is planning to expand its operation and create 81 jobs. Read More

Stride Rite store

Wolverine Worldwide refinances debt

Wolverine Worldwide has amended and extended its senior secured credit facilities. Read More

Bell's Brewery 30th Anniversary Ale

Brewery releases anniversary ale

A brewery is set to release a beer celebrating its 30th anniversary. Read More

solar panel array

Utility plans solar garden at university

Through an agreement with a university, a utility is planning to construct a solar energy garden in the area for multiple customers. Read More

Service Express Inc. SEI business plan presentation

Private equity firm invests in IT company

A North Carolina private equity firm has made a “growth investment” in a local IT company. Read More

Chemical maker doubles production

A global maker of fine and specialty chemicals has invested in infrastructure and equipment upgrades that will allow it to double its alkane production. Read More

Councill Mabry Chair

Furniture maker acquires North Carolina company

A furniture maker has made its second acquisition in the last two years. Read More

GVSU Pew campus Richard M. DeVos Center

Utility plans $15M training center downtown

A utility has received approval to lease land from a university to construct a $15-million corporate training center downtown. Read More

Ridge Cider

The apple of their eyes

Head north on M-37 long enough and the road becomes a winding, up-and-down journey through apple, cherry and peach orchards in an area known as the Fruit Ridge. Read More

BDO Factory stock

Stronger dollar, cyber attacks add to worries

Michigan’s manufacturing industry, fueled by a strengthening economy and increased product development, continues to accelerate. Read More

Regional food hub advances

Muskegon soon could be a regional hub of food activity. Read More

GR Maker Faire 2014

Maker Faire preps for 3D printing

The second annual Maker Faire, being held in Grand Rapids in September, will benefit from a gift donated by an Ohio 3D printing company. Read More