Furniture, automotive and other major industries


Talent tops furniture industry wish list

West Michigan’s commercial furniture makers aren’t sitting on their hands waiting for change.

April 20, 2018
Sit across from any furniture executive these days, and you’ll hear about new products, the internet of things and federal actions affecting business — but the talent gap will dominate the dialogue. Read More

Medical company facing involuntary bankruptcy petition

April 20, 2018
Creditors of a medical company in the region have commenced involuntary bankruptcy proceedings against the business. Read More

Ranir hires CFO

April 19, 2018
A maker of oral care products has named a new chief financial officer with decades of experience in the consumer products industry. Read More

Brewery releases limited-edition stout

April 18, 2018
The reserve line of a brewery’s top beer is soaring to new heights. Read More

Partners hosting Machine Vision & Robotics Summit

April 18, 2018
A pair of partners are hosting a day-long series of free seminars Thursday on automation technologies. Read More

Firm selling vacant downtown plant

April 16, 2018
A real estate firm hopes to attract developers to a vacant plant in downtown Grand Rapids. Read More

Perrigo’s Amazon-exclusive brand grows

Pharmaceutical manufacturing company’s Basic Care line includes more than 60 products, up from 40 since August.

April 13, 2018
Perrigo is in the first year of selling a brand of pharmaceuticals exclusively on Amazon. Read More

Brand rolls out fridge and freezer for bulk storage

April 13, 2018
A household storage brand in the region has debuted two products to help consumers store large quantities of food and beverages for entertaining. Read More

Manufacturer acquires automation companies

April 13, 2018
A manufacturer in the region has acquired a pair of automation companies with customers in several industries. Read More

Dairy company investing $21.3M in West Michigan

April 12, 2018
A manufacturer of dairy products is planning to invest $21.3 million at its operation in the area. Read More