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Energy Partners GVSU MAREC

Solar startup creates commercial line

The biggest downfall to solar power energy is a cloudy day or the setting sun, but a local startup has set out to solve that problem. Read More

JR Automation Technologies

Automation supplier invests $1.5M in expansion

A diversified maker of custom automated equipment is opening the doors to a $1.5-million expansion to meet customer demand. Read More

Larry Pierce

SpartanNash names EVP

SpartanNash has named a new executive vice president of merchandising and marketing with more than 35 years of experience in the industry. Read More


Manufacturer invests $6M in expansion, 64 jobs

A maker of fluid-control products experiencing growth in multiple industries is investing millions to expand its facility in the area and create jobs. Read More

Voters approve business tax cut

Michigan voters decided Tuesday to end a tax on manufacturing and small business equipment in a referendum that was pushed by Gov. Rick Snyder, who said scrapping the levy would encourage investment. Read More

Signage supplier invests $4.1M in expansion, 50 jobs

A maker of pressure-sensitive materials for various signage applications is investing $4.175 million to expand and create jobs. Read More

Founders Brewing

Breweries rank among 'Best Craft Breweries in America'

A local brewery is rated the No. 1 craft brewery in a national ranking that features four other Michigan breweries. Read More

Private equity firm acquires tube and hose maker

A private equity firm has acquired a Michigan-based maker of tubes and hoses. Read More

The Arena app

Startup develops athletic recruiting app

A startup is developing a mobile app to connect high school athletes with recruiters. Read More

Wendy Morrow

The Stow Company names VP of finance

A maker of custom home storage and organizational products has promoted a long-time employee to vice president of finance. Read More

Judge orders Kellogg to end employee lockout

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A judge has ordered the Kellogg Co. to put locked-out employees at a cereal plant back to work. Read More

Tripp Smith

Lighting manufacturer names GE vet VP of sales

A maker of lighting products has named a new vice president of sales with more than 30 years of experience in the industry. Read More

Sietsema Orchards Orange Label hard cider

Hard cider maker releases summer varieties

A hard cider maker is expanding its lineup for the summer. Read More

Birgit Klohs

State appoints exec to international bridge board

A local economic development leader has been appointed to the board that will oversee the $2 billion New International Trade Crossing between Detroit and Windsor, Ontario. Read More

Conpoto app

Startup secures $23K in services

Recognizing the growth potential of a startup’s approach to keeping it local through its gift-giving platform, a regional economic development nonprofit has awarded it $23,650 in services. Read More

Don Clark

Pet food supplier names CEO

A former plant manager is taking over as the CEO of a wholesale distributor of pet food and bird seed. Read More


Amway expands on the Nutrilite story

A global brand of vitamins and dietary supplements is celebrating its 80th anniversary with the second edition of an ebook chronicling the journey of its founder, product development and global manufacturing expansion. Read More

Steve Balk Hansen-Balk

PPT won't disappear with a 'yes' vote

One fact about Michigan’s personal property tax on business equipment is apparently overlooked in the blizzard of support for Proposal 1. Read More

Alliant Healthcare Products

Medical device maker moves into Bridgewater Place

A growing maker of medical devices is increasing its downtown footprint by 50 percent by moving across town — a move it hopes will help with recruitment. Read More

Kevin Lobo

Stryker names board chair

The new chairman of the board at Stryker Corp. is a familiar face. Read More