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Whirlpool JennAir Wi-Fi oven

Appliance maker partners on oven for 'automated' cooking

An appliance maker in the region is partnering with a food technology company to develop ovens that “enable advanced automated cooking and dynamic digital recipes.” Read More

Dematic Multishuttle logistics

Dematic sells to German company for $2.1B

A German supplier of automated material handling equipment and software to the logistics industry has signed an agreement to acquire Dematic for $2.1 billion. Read More

Universal Forest Products lumber

Universal Forest acquiring $21M company

Universal Forest Products is set to acquire a distributor with about $21 million in annual net sales. Read More

Kellogg Company world headquarters

Food maker forms $100M venture capital fund

A food maker in the region has created a new venture capital fund intended to drive the growth of companies "pursuing next-generation innovation, bolstering access to cutting-edge ideas and trends." Read More

Veronica Bosgraff

Founder sells snack food company to Kellogg brand

A snack food maker born in the region has been acquired by a Kellogg-owned brand in its market. Read More

Coastal Automotive safety energy management products

Auto supplier expands into market

An auto supplier based in metro Detroit is expanding into West Michigan by opening a new plant in the region. Read More

Perrigo Yokebe dietary supplement

Drug maker divests one of its businesses

A drug maker in the region is selling one of its businesses as part of its strategic growth plan. Read More

Encore Business Group

After year of growth, Encore plans a repeat performance

It’s still the first act for Encore Business Group. Read More

Latino Business Pitch Competition

Hispanic Chamber business contest rewards five pitches

The West Michigan Hispanic Chamber of Commerce’s first Latino Business Pitch Competition split $5,750 among five winners. Read More

Brothers Leather gets new leadership

With new products set to launch by fall, Brothers Leather Supply Co. is changing its leadership. Read More

The purpose-driven office

Herman Miller Inc. says its Living Office concept isn’t about furniture, it’s about people. Read More

Herman Miller Aeron

Furniture maker settles trademark case

A furniture maker in the area has settled a trademark protection case with a retailer that it accused of unauthorized use. Read More

Tesa Tape plant Sparta

Tape maker begins $20M expansion

A tape maker is expanding a plant in the area and creating jobs in the process. Read More

Haworth Fern chair

Haworth discusses design of award-winning chair at NeoCon

Haworth’s award-winning Fern chair was four years in the making and required a blended digital and analog process to develop. Read More

LightCorp Stephen Copeland, left, Kyle Verplank

Office lighting maker rolls out re-branding at NeoCon

A maker of lighting products for the office environment is rolling out its re-branded identity at NeoCon — as part of its “sharpened focus” on task lighting and shift toward design-centric products. Read More

Universal Forest Products lumber

Universal Forest signs LOI for acquistion of treated-wood operations

Universal Forest Products is planning to expand its presence in the Southeast U.S. via an acquisition. Read More

Big Lake Brewing

New production facility on tap for brewery

A brewery in the region is opening a new production facility. Read More

Sue Cunningham-Milito

Inside Track: Answering service owner finds her calling in family business

There was a time Sue Cunningham-Milito didn’t want to follow in her father’s footsteps. Read More

Long Road Distillers bar

Craft spirits maker wins eight medals at international competition

The award shelf for a local craft spirits maker is getting crowded. Read More

BLiS bourbon maple syrup bottle

Company wins award for 'outstanding' specialty syrup

A local company’s specialty syrup is considered outstanding by its peers in the specialty food industry. Read More