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Wolverine Worldwide expanding plant

Wolverine Worldwide has begun an expansion project at a plant in the region that will help it handle additional military contracts it expects to win. Read More

IP Consulting phone and monitor

IT firm investing up to $699K in operation

A local IT firm is investing up to $699,000 in its operation. Read More

Blue Medora

Software maker closes $8.6M in funding

A local maker of IT software has closed an $8.6-million Series B round of venture capital funding. Read More

Bissell Homecare Inc.

Bissell Homecare evolves over 140 years

It’s oft repeated “necessity is the mother of invention” and in the case of Bissell Homecare Inc., it was a case of really bad allergies that led to the invention of the carpet sweeper, which would become the company’s first product. Read More

New Holland Brewing Co. Dragon's Milk bottle production line

Brewery releasing limited-edition variations of bestseller

A brewery in the region has brewed three new limited-edition variations of its bestselling beer. Read More

Lumbermen's warehouse

Building supplier begins $5.5M expansion

A supplier of building materials is expanding a local facility by 108,000 square feet. Read More

Royal Technologies Corporation workers

Plastics supplier plans $33.6M investment in new facility

A supplier of injection-molded plastic parts to multiple industries is planning to invest $33.6 million in a new facility in the region. Read More

Coppercraft Distillery Saugatuck tasting room

Craft spirits maker opens tasting room

A craft spirits maker has opened another tasting room in the region. Read More

Amway Claudio Zermeno and Ricardo Zermeno

Amway survey: Peer-to-peer selling is 'booming'

Peer-to-peer selling is “booming,” with 60 percent of respondents to Amway’s State of Social Selling Survey saying they’ve been contacted by a “social seller” — and one-third of those consumers saying they’ve purchased products from one. Read More

Ranir headquarters

Oral care supplier acquires Canadian company

A local maker of oral care products has acquired a Canadian company with a complementary product portfolio. Read More

Kellogg Company world headquarters

College rates 'trustworthiness' of top Michigan public companies

A local college has released findings from a public-perception survey on the “trustworthiness” of the state’s top 25 publicly traded companies. Read More

Ridgeview Orchards

Orchard is sweet on cider apples

For every apple picked off of a grocery store shelf, a consumer could pick up several cans of hard cider. Read More

Grand Rapids sees grand expansion

Judging by the name, Grand Circus seems like a perfect fit for Grand Rapids. Judging by the region’s accelerated growth in software development and IT services, Grand Rapids seems like a perfect fit for Grand Circus, as well. Read More

Stryker VP: We are at the forefront of robotic surgery

Just three days before she was part of a panel discussion at the West Michigan Policy Forum, Stryker Corporation Vice President Katy Fink saw something incredible on a trip to China. Read More

Universities partner with utility to provide solar power

(As seen on WZZM TV 13) Solar power is growing in West Michigan thanks to two solar gardens that began operating this year. Read More

Drees Homes kitchen Whirlpool Corporation appliance

Appliance maker signs deal with homebuilder

An appliance maker in the region has extended an exclusive agreement with a national homebuilder for three of its brands. Read More

Uncommon Coffee Roasters

Coffee company distributes to retail chain

A local coffee roaster has secured a six-state distribution deal with a major retailer. Read More