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Whirlpool washing machine

Feds rule on washer 'dumping' by appliance makers

The feds have issued a preliminary ruling against two competitors of an appliance maker in the region for underpricing washing machines produced outside of the United States and sold into the U.S. market. Read More

Filthy Scoundrel Beer Soap bar by Serene Body Essentials

Skincare company brews beer-based soap

A local maker of skincare products is rolling out soap bars made with beer from a brewery in town. Read More

HarperCollins Christian Publishing books

Publisher offers nonprofit grants

Nonprofits in the area have the opportunity to apply for a grant from a publisher. Read More

The Knickerbocker

New Holland brews up something different in GR

Intentionality is evident in the design of New Holland Brewing Co.’s The Knickerbocker. Read More

Legislation would boost program for manufacturers

New federal legislation would expand support for small and mid-sized manufacturers across the country. Read More

Long Road Distillers bar

Craft spirits maker medals at international competition

A local craft spirits maker has added more awards to its collection at an international competition judged by consumers. Read More

plant garden store section

Farm lays off 300 workers

A farm in the region is laying off at least 300 employees after filing for bankruptcy. Read More

DENSO thermal HVAC automotive parts

Auto supplier invests $37M in operation

An auto supplier is planning to invest $37 million at its manufacturing operation in the region and create 125 jobs. Read More

TrackCore Operating Room RFID

Medical software company wins international award

A local maker of software for hospitals has been honored by an international publication focused on radio frequency identification. Read More

Jason and Kris Spaulding

Vivant’s vision for growth is deeper, not wider

As breweries across the United States strive to produce and distribute more, Brewery Vivant continues to focus on its local community. Read More

New Holland

Brewers refresh for maturing market

Sitting among aisles of beer at Siciliano’s Market, Steve Siciliano said beer retail stores have hit a saturation point. Read More

Steelcase Health

Homey health-care furnishings are just what the doctor ordered

Chances are you’ve already seen improvements in the waiting area of your doctor’s office. That trend is set to continue as furniture manufacturers seek to bring more residential elements into the waiting areas of health care-related facilities. Read More

Steelcase builds its learning, innovation network

Steelcase Inc. will open its second Learning and Innovation Center this fall in Munich, Germany, the goal of which is to bring together its learning, innovation, design and research teams from across that region to better harness their talent. Read More


West Michigan tech sector faces shared promise, challenges

There’s a lot of flux in the world of information technology, especially in West Michigan. Read More