- change ups
An in-depth look at specific West Michigan industries.
An industry insider says construction is booming and there are lots of jobs available.
The head of the Associated Builders and Contractors of Michigan says the abrupt closing of Lamar Construction in no way reflects a slowdown in the Michigan construction industry. Read More
Lamar Construction of Hudsonville, one of the larger commercial/industrial construction companies in West Michigan, filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy July 11, indicating in court documents it has more than 200 creditors and debts of $10 million to $50 million, with estimated assets between $10 million and $50 million. Read More
Competition tops list, but there are concerns about skilled employees, too.
Michigan’s publicly traded manufacturing companies consider competition and consolidation to be their biggest risks in 2014. Read More
The Kentwood tornado adds to winter ice damage still being repaired.
(As seen on WZZM TV 13) Like many other insurance agents in the Grand Rapids region, Mike Brouwers’ phone was ringing off the hook a week ago, a result of the tornado that ripped through the densely populated suburb of Kentwood Sunday evening. Read More
A rebounding economy has firms looking for quick expansion, but there are risks involved.
A local risk management firm is seeing a trend toward mergers and acquisitions as businesses gain confidence in economic stability. Read More
WMIPEI develops plan to use student teams to augment services.
Michigan’s largest federally qualified health center may be welcoming a pilot program this fall where students from different health care backgrounds and academic institutions will work as a team at the clinic. Read More
Hospitals are incorporating the same lean principles used in manufacturing.
Representatives from national health care organizations were given a tour to see how manufacturing techniques are being implemented at a Grand Rapids-based health system. Read More
Being on a waiting list has its advantages, however, allowing time for planning a move.
When looking into retirement communities, most people likely are looking at the last move they’ll ever make. Read More