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ACEL compression socks

Sock maker expands lineup and designs

A local maker of compression socks is rolling out new products and a range of new designs. Read More

Inc. 500|5000 sign

West Michigan produces 27 of fastest-growing private companies in US

A local financial services firm is the No. 15 fastest-growing private company in the nation — heading up the 27 West Michigan companies named to Inc. magazine's "500|5000" ranking. Read More

Perrigo lab

Drug maker acquiring distributor

A drug maker in the region is planning to acquire a U.S. distributor of health care and consumer goods products. Read More

Michael Mordell

Universal Forest names EVP of international operations

Universal Forest Products has appointed one of its executives to lead its new international division in the U.K. Read More

Gun Lake Rentals

Father and son buy outdoor recreation business

A father-and-son team from the east side of the state has purchased an outdoor recreation business in the region and is working to expand its services. Read More

Arcadia Brewing Co. Kalamazoo

Brewery increasing capacity

A 20-year-old brewery in the region is preparing to increase its brewing capacity by about 25 percent. Read More

Wolverine Worldwide headquarters

Wolverine Worldwide approves $300M share buyback

Wolverine Worldwide is planning to buy back up to $300 million of its shares. Read More

Davalor Mold Corp

Private equity firm acquires plastic parts supplier

A local private equity firm has acquired a Michigan-based plastic parts supplier. Read More


Employee recognition company makes acquisition

A local employee recognition company is expecting to increase its revenue by 15 percent after acquiring an Ann Arbor-based firm. Read More

Kitchen 67

Restaurant hopes for a charge from new technology

When Johnny Brann Jr. opened Kitchen 67 in 2012, he knew the concept would take regular updating. Read More

Atomic Object

Software developer celebrates new home, growth

It took about 19 months of planning and $2 million worth of renovation, but Atomic Object now has a home aligned with its mission to still be standing in 100 years. Read More

Survey: 72 percent of firms plan to expand

For the third straight year, employers in West Michigan see an increase in sales, according to a report from Zeeland-based Lakeshore Advantage. Read More

Filmmaker fights homelessness with friendship

Would you want to end homelessness on Division Avenue if it meant becoming close friends with a homeless person? Read More

Creston Brewery beer kegs

Urban brewery opens doors

A neighborhood in town is welcoming a new brewery. Read More

City Built Brewing Co.

Downtown brewery schedules opening

A downtown brewery has announced its opening date. Read More

Founders Brewing Co. PC Pils Pilsner beer cans

Brewery releasing seasonal Pilsner

A new Pilsner is coming from a local brewery. Read More

GE Aviation jet engine

Aviation supplier plans plant expansion

A supplier of engines, components and systems for the aviation industry is planning to expand a facility in the region. Read More

Advance Packaging

Middle-age spread? Advance Packaging grows at 50

As it celebrates its 50th anniversary this year, Advance Packaging Corp. held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to unveil the new 75,000-square-foot addition at its 4459 40th Street facility, which now totals 500,000 square feet. Read More

Successful on paper: Growing printer celebrates 70 years

Print isn’t dead. Just ask Tim and Mary Jane Schreur. Read More

Mike Jeppesen Wolverine Worldwide

Wolverine Worldwide names group president

A “consumer-centric” executive has been tapped to lead one of Wolverine Worldwide’s brand groups. Read More