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A private equity firm has added to its portfolio of companies by acquiring a maker of office supplies. Read More
Pennsylvania insurer specializes in workers’ compensation claims.
After dipping its toes in the water in neighboring Indiana, an insurance group specializing in workers’ compensation is ready to take the plunge in Michigan. Read More
Lamar Construction of Hudsonville, one of the larger commercial/industrial construction companies in West Michigan, filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy July 11, indicating in court documents it has more than 200 creditors and debts of $10 million to $50 million, with estimated assets between $10 million and $50 million. Read More
An e-cigarette maker has signed an investment deal for up to $60 million with one of the largest distributors of tobacco products throughout the Middle East and Africa. Read More
Competition tops list, but there are concerns about skilled employees, too.
Michigan’s publicly traded manufacturing companies consider competition and consolidation to be their biggest risks in 2014. Read More
The Kentwood tornado adds to winter ice damage still being repaired.
(As seen on WZZM TV 13) Like many other insurance agents in the Grand Rapids region, Mike Brouwers’ phone was ringing off the hook a week ago, a result of the tornado that ripped through the densely populated suburb of Kentwood Sunday evening. Read More