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Italian company picks West Michigan for first North American plant

March 29, 2017
An Italian maker of silicone films has chosen to invest $20 million in West Michigan on its first North American plant. Read More

Brewery releasing 15-packs of IPA

March 29, 2017
More locally made 15-packs of beer are on their way to retailers. Read More

Companies investing $173M in dairy plant

March 28, 2017
A state-backed, $3.7-million upgrade to a 100-acre dairy processing plant in the area is expected to spur a $173-million investment by a pair of dairy companies. Read More

Brewery releasing limited-edition Mexican Spice Cake stout

March 28, 2017
A West Michigan brewery will release a new variant of its best-selling beer this weekend. Read More

Truck supplier closing plant and laying off workers

March 27, 2017
A global supplier to the truck industry is closing a plant in the region, a move it said will affect all of its employees there. Read More

Inside Track: A life of purpose

Rich Sorota’s gambit of experience with high-profile companies lays foundation for current job as CEO of Ranir.

March 24, 2017
Having a purpose is important to Rich Sorota, which is why his current role as president and CEO of Ranir is the best of his career. Read More

Rifle maker expands operation

March 22, 2017
A maker of AR-15 and AR-10 rifles, parts and accessories in the area has expanded. Read More

Procter & Gamble sues company for patent infringement

March 22, 2017
Procter & Gamble has filed suit against a local maker of oral care products, alleging patent infringement. Read More

Brewery releasing specialty beer

March 22, 2017
A brewery in the area is releasing a highly rated specialty beer this weekend, including two aged vintage versions. Read More

Brewery releases 'Beer the Change' report

March 21, 2017
A local brewery has released its “Beer the Change” report. Read More