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ARTICLES

Founders uses window of opportunity

Brewer is ready to roll after culmination of $40 million project.

June 26, 2015
Despite growing to be the 17th largest craft brewery — No. 23 overall — in the country last year, Founders Brewing Co. is about to embark on a scale that is new to the company. Read More

Whirlpool and Kohler team up on zero water waste

Goal is to turn existing homes into self-sustaining systems.

June 26, 2015
Home appliance manufacturer Whirlpool Corp. has announced plans to join forces with a manufacturer of kitchen and bath products on a zero waste initiative. Read More

Export economic development tool is down to the wire

The deadline for reauthorization of the federal Export-Import Bank is Tuesday.

June 26, 2015
Tomorrow’s expiration of the federal Export-Import Bank’s charter — if Congress does actually let it happen — will have “an impact right here in the Grand Rapids area,” according to U.S. Sen. Gary Peters, D-Michigan. Read More

Auto supplier invests $25M in plant

June 26, 2015
A maker of lithium-ion batteries for the auto industry plans to invest $25 million in its plant in the region and host a job fair on Tuesday. Read More

Appliance maker expands craft coffee line

June 26, 2015
An appliance maker is rolling out a trio of products to help coffee lovers “bring the coffee house experience into the home.” Read More

Microwaveable bowl wins 5x5 Night

June 25, 2015
An experienced pitch competitor won the first re-booted 5x5 Night. Read More

Homebrewers rank West Michigan brews among 'Best Beers' in US

June 25, 2015
A number of beers from the region are considered some the “Best Beers” in the nation by homebrewers. Read More

Food maker invests $10.7M in expansion

June 24, 2015
A maker of baked goods and snacks is planning a $10.7-million expansion in the area that's expected to create at least 91 jobs. Read More

Automation supplier invests $2M in expansion

June 24, 2015
A supplier of automation equipment and software to multiple industries is building a new plant in the area as it expands. Read More

Brewery releases experimental beer

June 24, 2015
A brewery is going extra hoppy with its latest special release. Read More