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Printek mobile route accounting

Hong Kong company acquires majority stake in printer supplier

A Hong Kong-based company will be able to tap into new markets after acquiring a majority stake in a maker of specialty printers. Read More

Private equity firm acquires office supplies company

A private equity firm has added to its portfolio of companies by acquiring a maker of office supplies. Read More

Brembo carbon ceramic brake disc

Italian auto supplier invests $78.4M in plant, 254 jobs

A brake systems maker is planning to invest more than $78.4 million to build a plant and create 254 jobs in the region. Read More

Auto supplier invests $65.5M in plant, 420 jobs

A local auto supplier is investing $65.5 million to build a plant in the Lansing area that will create 420 jobs. Read More

Tool and die company plans 35 jobs

A tool and die company is planning to create 35 jobs in the area with the help of $6.3 million in private activity bond financing approved by the state. Read More

Autocam parts

Diversified manufacturer acquires auto supplier in $300M deal

A diversified manufacturer based in Johnson City, Tenn. is acquiring a local auto supplier in a $300-million deal. Read More

Fumihiro Clint Ohno

Kawasaki Engines names SVP

A former general manager of Kawasaki Engines is returning to Grand Rapids this month to serve as the division’s senior vice president. Read More

Muskegon Freighter

Lakeshore's 'hidden gem' rebounds from recession

(As seen on WZZM TV 13) As unemployment levels decline and investments in Muskegon County continue to increase, economic activity is on the rise. Read More

Software improves cart management for waste industry

Cascade Cart Solutions, a Cascade Engineering company, introduced new web-based, cloud-managed software this past spring to improve tracking, maintaining and reporting on cart fleets for the waste industry. Read More

Design With Reach store

Furniture maker acquires retailer for $154M

An office furniture giant is growing its higher-margin consumer business by acquiring the largest premium furniture retailer in North America for $154 million in cash. Read More

Stride Rite store

Wolverine Worldwide closes 140 stores in 'strategic realignment'

The Rockford-based footwear maker Wolverine Worldwide is planning to close 140 stores as part of a new “strategic realignment plan.” Read More


Contract manufacturer plans $3.3M expansion, 45 jobs

A contract manufacturer for the medical device and biotechnology industries is planning a 20,000-square-foot expansion that will add up to 45 jobs. Read More

Victory Electronic Cigarettes

E-cigarette maker inks $60M investment deal with conglomerate

An e-cigarette maker has signed an investment deal for up to $60 million with one of the largest distributors of tobacco products throughout the Middle East and Africa. Read More

Timothy Gargaro

Gill Holding Co. names CFO

Gill Holding Company, a global supplier of engineered assemblies and modules for the auto industry, has hired an industry veteran as its new chief financial officer. Read More

GR Bagel

Bagel supplier acquires food startup incubator

A supplier of bagels across the region has acquired the food incubator where it first launched. Read More


Inside Track: Earned confidence drives OST president to be a leader

Even from an early age, Meredith Bronk told herself that no matter what profession she chose, she would become a success. Read More

Peter Melvin Wege

Peter Wege leaves a powerful community legacy

Peter Melvin Wege, a man who embodied the word “generosity” for several generations of West Michigan residents, passed away at home this month. Read More

Survey highlights manufacturers’ biggest risk factors

Michigan’s publicly traded manufacturing companies consider competition and consolidation to be their biggest risks in 2014. Read More

Coppercraft Distillery vodka

Craft spirits maker wins gold for vodka

A lakeshore distillery is making some waves in the vodka industry. Read More

Whirlpool kitchen

Whirlpool acquires majority stake in Italian appliance maker for $1B

Whirlpool is strengthening its European presence by entering into three agreements to acquire a majority stake in an Italian appliance maker for $1.03 billion. Read More