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Truck supplier moving production from plants

January 19, 2017
A global supplier to the truck industry has announced plans to transition production from two lakeshore plants — a move that will impact hundreds of workers — as part of its North American restructuring. Read More

Food maker eliminating 250 jobs

January 18, 2017
A food maker in the region has announced that it will eliminate 250 jobs. Read More

Owner sells contract packaging company

January 18, 2017
A contract packaging and fulfillment company in the area has been acquired. Read More

Trade commission rules on washer 'dumping' case

January 18, 2017
An appliance maker in the region has been vindicated again in its claims that competitors were participating in unlawful “dumping” practices. Read More

GRBJ Podcast: Jon O'Connor and Kyle Van Strien of Long Road Distillers

January 17, 2017
Jon O'Connor and Kyle Van Strien — the co-owners of Long Road Distillers — are the featured guests in episode 17 of the GRBJ Podcast. Read More

American Seating says goodbye to the ballpark

Company intends to sell architectural fixed seating business to Irwin Seating; will focus on transportation seating.

January 13, 2017
American Seating announced its intentions to exit the fixed seating market, which includes seating for outdoor sports stadiums, auditorium and lecture halls, and performing arts theaters, earlier this month. Read More

New ownership leads company to best sales year

Interphase Interiors wins Best In Class distinction for fifth year in a row.

January 13, 2017
For Interphase Interiors, 2016 has been a terrific year. The company, which changed hands in 2015, said it logged its best sales year and was one of 30 Haworth dealerships to be awarded the 2016 Best In Class distinction. Read More

Michigan wineries diversify to stay fresh

While their central focus remains on wines, region’s vintners see importance of appealing to a wider crowd.

January 13, 2017
Big and small winemakers in the region have something in common: The need to stay relevant as Michigan’s beverage industry grows. Read More

Mixed reality presents opportunities for manufacturers

Technology allows digital objects to be viewed in physical environment.

January 13, 2017
Open Systems Technologies (OST) has a giant rocket ship and a purring orange cat sitting in its lobby. Read More

Man dies after break-room argument

January 13, 2017
| By AP
A man has allegedly fatally stabbed a co-worker during an argument while they were taking a break at a business in the region. Read More