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Founders deal will not change brand

Spanish brewer Mahou will own 30 percent of the local company.

December 19, 2014
(Watch for this story Monday morning on WZZM TV 13) With a $40 million expansion already in the works, Founders Brewing Co. made another play to solidify its position in the global beer industry last week. Read More

Inside Track: Scripps is energized by politics

The president of the MiEIBC has been a member of the Michigan House and previously worked on campaigns here and in Scotland.

December 19, 2014
For a guy who isn’t 40 yet, the president of the Michigan Energy Innovation Business Council seems to already have been there and done that. Read More

Auto suppliers expecting another good year

But how long will this slow and steady growth pace last?

December 19, 2014
West Michigan auto suppliers can look forward to another good year. Read More

Richard Lacks Jr. steps down as company president

First nonfamily member leader has solid experience with the supplier.

December 19, 2014
Richard Lacks Jr., president and CEO of Lacks Enterprises, announced earlier this month he would step down as president of the company Jan. 1. Read More

Grant fuels The Geek Group’s CNC programming

Haas Foundation contributes $50K that results in 10-week machining course.

December 19, 2014
A Grand Rapids-based makerspace is adding to its educational programming with the launch of a new CNC training course in January. Read More

Auto supplier wins Range Rover contract

December 19, 2014
The 2015 hybrid Range Rover will hit the road with lithium-ion batteries produced in the region. Read More

Businesses share $1.3M for worker training

December 18, 2014
More than 30 companies in the region have received state approval for grant funding to enhance the skills of their current and future workforces. Read More

Brewery sells minority stake to Spanish company

December 17, 2014
One of the region’s top breweries is selling a 30-percent stake in its business to a brewer based in Madrid — to set its sights on “multi-generational” international growth. Read More

Racecar supplier plans 138 jobs

December 17, 2014
A supplier of performance parts and accessories for racecars, hot rods, trucks and off-road vehicles is planning to expand its operation in the region and create 138 jobs. Read More

Aerospace supplier wins Boeing contract

December 16, 2014
The Boeing 777X jet, which is set to take to the skies in 2020, will have Grand Rapids ties. Read More