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An in-depth look at specific West Michigan industries.
Acquisition of Tennessee firm should bring combined 2015 revenues to $100M.
A Grand Rapids-based medical device company is looking to expand into the contract/manufacturing market by adding to its customer base with the acquisition of a Tennessee-based manufacturer. Read More
Holland Home affiliation leverages technical, financial and administrative infrastructure.
A new organization is taking a different approach to the end-of-life journey by emphasizing honest communication between patient and physician and serving as a resource for those navigating complex medical and emotional decisions. Read More
Originally built for engineering and manufacturing innovation, it now will house area students.
With a new model for collaborative education, the team behind Pyramid Campus plans to renovate the Steelcase Pyramid upon closing of a $7.5 million sale anticipated early next year. Read More
Seed sensor is engineered to produce critical information for farmers.
The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers has recognized a West Michigan product as “one of the year's most innovative designs in engineering products or systems for the food and agriculture industries.” Read More
A specific plan will go a long way toward creating happy holidays.
The holiday season is here and with it comes many stresses, including shopping, dinner preparation, kids home for winter break and figuring out holiday plans. Read More
Court rulings, depending on factors, aren’t always so cut-and-dried, either.
Along with mounds of snow and freezing cold temperatures, winter also brings a rise in workers’ compensation claims. Read More
Federal courts have dealt a double defeat to the state in job discrimination-related suits by former employees. Read More
The frigid weather at the start of the year delayed the mortgage season in Michigan.
Dodd-Frank and the polar vortex both bedeviled the mortgage industry in Michigan in early 2014, but home buying has definitely picked up and is predicted to continue through 2015. Read More
It is now the fourth largest bank domiciled in Michigan.
There were some trying moments for Mercantile Bank Corp. over the past 16 months, but it may be smoother sailing ahead for the Grand Rapids-based organization, which just reported results of its first full quarter after a major merger with Firstbank Corp. of Alma. Read More