Manufacturing

Furniture, automotive and other major industries

ARTICLES

Haworth moves swiftly toward sustainability goals

Plan is to include sourcing of 100 percent sustainable wood by the end of next year.

April 18, 2014
Global furniture manufacturer Haworth Inc. has committed to sourcing 100 percent sustainable wood and eliminating 56 dangerous chemicals from its products by the end of 2015. Read More

Test kitchen and production line could cook up new Michigan jobs

Officials hope it boosts sales in state by $400M and creates 1,000 jobs.

LANSING — Michigan food entrepreneurs would be able to take their idea and turn it into frozen meals on the shelves of local grocery stores using a proposed mock production line. Read More

Sign maker acquires longtime printer

April 18, 2014
A local printer with a 44-year history has been acquired by a Traverse City-based maker of large banners, signs and displays. Read More

Bank elects retired Steelcase CEO non-executive chairman

April 17, 2014
A bank with a large regional presence has elected the recently retired CEO of Steelcase the non-executive chairman of its board. Read More

Students turn lens on manufacturing

April 17, 2014
An annual high school student video competition aims to promote interest in the manufacturing industry. Read More

Rich DeVos pens autobiography

Many of the lessons the Amway co-founder has learned over the years still apply today.

April 11, 2014
Though he’s written four books previously, “Simply Rich” is Richard DeVos’ most personal so far. Read More

DTE truck causes outage for 1,800 Consumers Energy customers

April 10, 2014
| By AP
About 1,800 Consumers Energy customers in a local town lost power Wednesday after a DTE Energy truck drove through their downtown. Read More

E-cigarette maker rolls out $20M marketing campaign

April 8, 2014
An e-cigarette maker in the region is investing $20 million to market one of its brands internationally. Read More

Universal Forest Products acquires component manufacturer

April 7, 2014
A Universal Forest Products subsidiary has purchased certain assets of a building component manufacturer located in Locust, N.C. Read More

Food distributor expands territory

April 4, 2014
A local food distributor is expanding into the Southwest U.S. by acquiring a longtime distributor in Texas. Read More