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Navistar International truck

Company wins Diamond Supplier Award from truck and bus maker

Out of more than 1,200 suppliers to a global truck and bus maker, one company is part of a small group that stands out to the manufacturer. Read More

Display Pack

Wolverine Worldwide winds down distribution center

After about two decades of residency, Wolverine Worldwide is preparing to bid adieu to a distribution center in the area — which will become the home of a local packaging supplier. Read More

The Unscripted Athlete football player

Startup develops storytelling platform for college athletes

A startup is developing a web-based platform for college athletes to provide a first-person look into their lives. Read More

Brewery Vivant and Victory Brewing Co. Bon Vivant beer

Breweries partner on beer

A local brewery has partnered with a brewer to debut a new beer in Philadelphia — before bringing it back home. Read More

SetHero film cameraman

Startup develops web app for filmmakers

A startup is developing a web app to help filmmakers manage the many facets of their productions. Read More

Start Garden funded wall

Start Garden ends weekly investments and re-plants 5x5 Night

Start Garden is handing off the task of regularly investing in startups to the community — through a new crowdfunding platform. Read More

Pilot Malt House

Pilot Malt House gears up for expanded production

When Erik May started searching in 2012 for farmers to grow grain for his malting startup, Pilot Malt House, he struggled to find interested parties. Read More

Lowell Biogas

Lowell biogas plant making electricity

If the lights seem brighter in Lowell this week, it might have something to do with FOG, or maybe salad dressing. Read More

Future of landfill bright with RFP issue

The city of Grand Rapids issued a request for proposals in January for the proposed large-scale solar array project planned for the old Butterworth landfill site. Read More

BLM report emphasizes higher ed as economic driver

The state’s business organization committed to making Michigan a Top 10 state has released a new report highlighting a critical role higher education can play in long-term statewide economic growth. Read More

Coppercraft Distillery Copper Tulip genever spirit cocktail

Spirits maker crafts Dutch cocktail for Tulip Time

A lakeshore craft spirits maker has gone back to its hometown roots to develop a cocktail for the Tulip Time Festival. Read More

Hex remote

Startup develops outdoor smartphone remote

The overall winner of Startup Weekend Grand Rapids has secured an initial round of seed funding. Read More

Universal Mind iBrainstorm mobile app

Digital firm releases next version of classroom app

An app development and user experience firm has released a new version of a collaboration app for classrooms that’s been downloaded millions of times. Read More

Start Garden funded wall

Start Garden triples funding limit

As Start Garden settles into its new home, it’s tripling the maximum amount it will invest in a startup and opening up applications to work at its downtown space. Read More

Our Daily Bread Ministries publishing plant

Publisher re-brands global presence

A long-standing Christian publisher has re-branded to tap into the awareness of its flagship publication. Read More

Unions lose challenge to Michigan right-to-work law

DETROIT — A judge has dismissed an open-meetings lawsuit by unions that sought to overturn the state’s right-to-work law. Read More

MFP Automation Engineering headquarters

Fluid power distributor grows out of space

A distributor of fluid power products is planning to move into the former home of a construction firm to accommodate its growth. Read More

Fluency mobile app

Startup connects mobile users to interpreters

A startup is developing an app to connect businesspeople and travelers to live interpreters through their mobile devices. Read More

Gordon Food new look

New look at Gordon Food Service and another acquisition

New signs for a re-brand were going up in January at Gordon Food Service Store locations in the Grand Rapids region, even as the $10 billion-plus Grand Rapids-based food service company was making another acquisition: Halperns’ Steak and Seafood Co. based in Atlanta. Read More


Waste-to-energy plant earns award

The Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration — better known as MIOSHA — has just awarded Covanta Kent Inc. of Grand Rapids its most prestigious workplace safety and health award, for the third time. Read More