Furniture, automotive and other major industries


Universal Forest acquires $21M company

December 6, 2016
A subsidiary of Universal Forest Products has acquired an Australian packaging company. Read More

City taps firm as lead developer for ex-GM plant site

December 5, 2016
A 92-acre industrial site in the area has a new lead developer. Read More

Malted barley company rides ‘perfect storm’ to expansion

Pilot Malt House announces partnership with larger brewing supply company to distribute product outside of Michigan.

December 2, 2016
Michigan-grown and malted barley, and other grains, soon could be in the hands of thousands of brewers across the country. Read More

Auto supplier hosts job fair

December 2, 2016
A lithium-ion battery supplier is hosting a job fair next week for up to 40 open positions. Read More

Nonprofit relocates plant

December 1, 2016
A nonprofit that provides job training to people with barriers to employment has celebrated the opening of its new plant in the area. Read More

Furniture maker opens store in New York

November 30, 2016
A furniture maker in the region has opened a store in New York targeted at “fans” of its products. Read More

Lakeshore Advantage honors Innovation Trailblazer

November 29, 2016
The founder of a publicly traded diversified manufacturer has been honored as an innovator by an economic development nonprofit. Read More

Appliance maker signs deal with homebuilder

November 29, 2016
An appliance maker in the region has formed a new partnership with a multi-state homebuilder. Read More

Advanced energy sector sees opportunities

Michigan Energy Innovation Business Council continues to look for ways to be energy efficient.

November 25, 2016
The Michigan Energy Innovation Business Council wants to ensure Michigan remains “open for business” in the advanced energy sector. Read More

Are legislative changes afoot for cleanup care?

Proposed legislation aims to bolster ‘due care’ responsibilities for property owners developing land.

November 25, 2016
A proposed change to a law on environmental cleanup regulations aims to bolster the “due care” responsibilities property owners face when developing land. Read More