Manufacturing

Furniture, automotive and other major industries

ARTICLES

Craft culture pops for soda distributor

Brix Soda is patterned after beers from such breweries as Founders and New Holland.

August 26, 2016
The craft culture in Grand Rapids is so strong it has convinced a soda distribution company to make its own soda. Read More

Diaper company on top of explosive growth

After humble beginnings, Ada-based Smart Bottoms now sells products globally.

August 26, 2016
For those who have ever changed a diaper, prepare for the tale of a West Michigan company to cheer for. Read More

Whirlpool names retired general to board

August 26, 2016
A recently retired general in the U.S. Air Force has joined the board of Whirlpool Corporation. Read More

Brewery releases 15 packs

August 25, 2016
A brewery in the area is releasing a pair of its beers in 15 packs. Read More

Automation supplier plans new facility

August 24, 2016
A maker of automated machinery in the region is planning to build a new 40,000-square-foot facility and create 60 jobs. Read More

Cascade Engineering names president of four business units

August 22, 2016
The youngest daughter of Cascade Engineering’s founder has been named president of four of the company’s business units. Read More

Finishing company leases half of industrial building

August 22, 2016
A local metal and plastic finishing company is expanding its operation. Read More

Appliance maker doubling Midwest facility

August 22, 2016
An appliance maker in the region is planning to nearly double the size of an out-of-state facility. Read More

Innovation investment called lacking

Survey finds large companies talk big but perform little follow-up.

August 19, 2016
In order for innovation to be more than an impressive word thrown around in quarterly meetings, resources need to be appropriated for it. Read More

Downtown hosts Maker Faire

August 19, 2016
Robots, rockets and a racecar are just a few of the items that will be on display downtown this weekend during the Grand Rapids Mini Maker Faire. Read More