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Whirlpool KitchenAid Torrent blender

Appliance maker forms new global business unit

An appliance maker has formed a new global business unit focused on a “fast-growing” market with “significant growth potential.” Read More

downtown Battle Creek

Battle Creek market ranks high for corporate site selection

Battle Creek and Michigan are considered two of the top markets in the nation for corporate real estate projects. Read More

Hutt Logistics warehouse

Logistics company opens next warehouse

A logistics company has opened a 67,000-square-foot warehouse in the region to handle demand for cold food storage. Read More

Rockford Brewing Co. Belgian Multigrain Anniversary Ale beer bottle

Brewery releases bottles

A brewery is releasing its first-ever bottles. Read More

JR Automation Technologies

Private equity firm acquires automation supplier

A diversified maker of custom automated equipment has been acquired by a New York private equity firm that’s ready to execute the supplier’s “global growth plans.” Read More

Wayne Baxter

Furniture exec buys company

A veteran of the office furniture industry has bought a furniture maker. Read More

Mindscape sets sights on becoming a $10M company

In January, digital marketing firm Mindscape announced it had split from branding firm Do More Good, formerly Hanon McKendry, ending a seven-year relationship between the two companies. Read More

Thinkbox Creative thrives in west side environment

Website design and development studio Thinkbox Creative has been around for nearly 20 years, but in the last four years the company has redefined itself and grown tremendously. Read More

ag incubator

Consumers grant fuels ag-tech incubator

Great Lakes Ag-Tech Business Incubator, the new statewide incubator launched in December in Ottawa County, has received a $25,000 contribution from Consumers Energy to support new businesses that have an invention or technology idea involving agriculture. Read More

Datum Industries Kentwood

Tool and die maker buys plant for expansion

A 4.83-acre industrial property in Kentwood has changed hands. Read More

ManpowerGroup employment workshop

Grand Rapids ranks No. 3 in US for spring jobs outlook

Employers in the Grand Rapids market have the third-best outlook in the country on hiring this spring. Read More

Injection molding company makes acquisition

A custom injection molding company in the region has made an acquisition that will strengthen its capabilities in the southeast U.S. and diversify its customer base. Read More

Furniture maker names SVP

A furniture maker has named a new senior vice president within its North America division. Read More

2013 50 Michigan Companies to Watch

West Michigan produces 14 of state's Companies to Watch

Fourteen small businesses in West Michigan are among the state’s 50 Companies to Watch. Read More

Wendy Davidson

Food maker ranks among 'Top 50 Companies for Executive Women'

While most companies lag when it comes to women in leadership positions, a food maker in the region ranks among the tops in the nation for executive women. Read More

Jeff Stutz

Furniture maker names CFO

An office furniture maker has named a long-time member of its team its chief financial officer. Read More

Dominion Systems’ expanded platform simplifies the back office

Historically known for its data processing and online payroll software, Grand Rapids-based Dominion Systems has focused on building out its all-in-one software to streamline the hiring, payroll and benefits process for employers. Read More

native seed corn

USDA’s corn seed bank may pay dividends

Native Traits Corp., a new bio-technology company in Kalamazoo, has received $500,000 in pre-seed funding for a business developing native genetic traits in corn for the hybrid seed corn industry. Read More

Dave Staples

SpartanNash names COO

An executive with a finance background is the new chief operating officer at SpartanNash. Read More