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Wolverine Worldwide Merrell outdoor work boot

Footwear brand expands into new category

A footwear brand is expanding into a new category by rolling out a new line. Read More

Big Lake Brewing co-founders

Brewery moving taproom

A West Michigan brewery is moving. Read More

Roger Jansen

Health system creates venture fund

A local health system plans to invest $100 million over the next decade in health care and health technology-related companies. Read More

Stryker Endoscopy building

Medical device maker ranks as a 'Best Company to Work For'

A maker of medical devices and equipment is climbing a ranking of the nation’s exceptional workplaces. Read More

Dutch Girl

Brewery closes doors

A brewery in West Michigan has closed — and is now for sale. Read More

JR Automation

Automation supplier plans $1.9M expansion

A maker of custom automation equipment and robotic systems in the region is planning a $1.9-million expansion. Read More

Micro-LAM Optimus T+1

Angels invest $885K in startups

An angel investor organization in the region has made a pair of investments totaling $885,000 in growing industries. Read More

Perrin Brewing Co. Grapefruit IPA beer cans

Brewery releases spring beers

A brewery in the area is releasing two seasonal beers. Read More

C-141C Starlifter Glass Cockpit

Aviation supplier delivers software to Boeing

A local aviation supplier has delivered a new flight management software update to Boeing. Read More


HexArmor looks to enlarge global footprint in market

Steve Van Ermen recalls a steel industry client who had more than 170 serious injuries per year before he called Van Ermen. Read More


Weather makes syrup production sticky

Maple syrup producers are doing some hand wringing this month, as warmer-than-normal temperatures threaten production. Read More


Grocer piloting online shopping

A locally based grocer is planning to pilot a new online shopping service, which will allow shoppers to pick up their orders curbside. Read More

Switch The Pyramid Campus data center rendering

Switch opens data center campus

The first phase of the Switch data center campus is now open. Read More

California Closets walk-in closet

California storage maker investing $5.7M in new plant

A California storage maker and retailer is investing $5.7 million in a new plant in the area. Read More

Quality Hardwood Sales plant

Universal Forest acquires $30M company

Universal Forest Products has acquired a maker of hardwood products with about $30 million in annual net sales. Read More

Steelcase Ideation Hub

Furniture maker partners with Microsoft

A local furniture maker has announced a new partnership with Microsoft. Read More

Brothers Leather Supply Co. canvas backpacks

Retailer releases line of canvas bags

A Grand Rapids retailer has released a new line of canvas bags. Read More


Move to Lowell key in Addix’s expansion

First it was a basement, then a storefront in Mount Pleasant and, after that, for about two-and-a-half years, a 3,000-square-foot barn on 80 acres of family property. Read More

Mike Harris

Inside Track: Risky venture pays off for Harris

A futon and old TV stacked on a milk crate were all that sat in a plain, white-walled apartment, as Mike Harris greeted his parents. Read More

Intertek lab

Volkswagen approves quality assurance lab for suppliers

A local facility has won approval from Volkswagen AG to provide parts testing to its suppliers. Read More