Furniture, automotive and other major industries


Furniture maker recruits for up to 50 jobs

October 30, 2014
An office furniture maker is planning to hire up to 50 employees for its manufacturing team in the region. Read More

Eaton names Vehicle Group VP

October 30, 2014
The power-management company Eaton Corp. has hired a new vice president of information technology for its Vehicle Group. Read More

Research center acquires drug-testing company

October 29, 2014
A research organization in the region has acquired a clinical trials company to create a “one-stop” resource for the drug-development industry. Read More

Packaging supplier plans $26M expansion

October 28, 2014
A maker of polyethylene film and bags is planning to relocate into a plant in the area and create about 50 jobs as part of a $26-million expansion plan. Read More

State approves $50M for skilled tradespeople

October 28, 2014
| By AP
LANSING — Michigan is planning to spend $50 million to help community colleges across the state meet demand for workers in the skilled trades. Read More

Startup crowdfunds silicone product line

October 28, 2014
A startup with $255,000 in funding from a local seed fund is teaming up with artists from a major motion picture and TV show to help with its crowdfunding campaign. Read More

Whirlpool names vice chairmen

October 27, 2014
Whirlpool has appointed two new vice chairmen to bring “focus” to the appliance maker’s global growth strategy. Read More

Appliance manufacturer rolls out new energy-efficient line

Greenville firm offers beverage centers, refrigerators, keg dispensers, wine cellars and more.

October 24, 2014
A Greenville-based manufacturer of under-the-counter refrigeration appliances will release its largest collection of products Nov. 1, all of which are 40 percent more efficient than its previous product line and exceed new U.S. Department of Energy standards. Read More

Consumers Energy reaches settlement with EPA

It will spend more than $2B to reduce air pollution.

October 24, 2014
(As seen on WZZM TV 13) Consumers Energy reached a major settlement in federal court in September with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Justice that will require the utility to spend more than $2 billion upgrading equipment to reduce air pollution at its coal-fired plants. Read More

Consumers also investing big at Ludington

October 24, 2014
Consumers Energy is spending about $400 million at the Ludington Pumped Storage facility a couple miles south of Ludington on Lake Michigan. Read More