Manufacturing

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ARTICLES

Plastics maker invests $14M in expansion

July 2, 2015
A maker of plastic parts for multiple industries is planning to expand its plant in the area and create 54 jobs. Read More

Die casting maker acquires company

July 2, 2015
An international maker of die casting parts based in Arkansas has acquired a company in the region. Read More

Brewery triples capacity

July 1, 2015
An upstart brewery in the region is tripling its capacity. Read More

Seating maker names fourth-generation CEO

June 30, 2015
A 107-year-old seating maker is undergoing a leadership change this week, as the family owned business welcomes a fourth-generation leader to the helm. Read More

West Michigan companies rank on Fortune 500

June 30, 2015
Four West Michigan companies are standing among the nation’s Fortune 500. Read More

Founders uses window of opportunity

Brewer is ready to roll after culmination of $40 million project.

June 26, 2015
Despite growing to be the 17th largest craft brewery — No. 23 overall — in the country last year, Founders Brewing Co. is about to embark on a scale that is new to the company. Read More

Whirlpool and Kohler team up on zero water waste

Goal is to turn existing homes into self-sustaining systems.

June 26, 2015
Home appliance manufacturer Whirlpool Corp. has announced plans to join forces with a manufacturer of kitchen and bath products on a zero waste initiative. Read More

Export economic development tool is down to the wire

The deadline for reauthorization of the federal Export-Import Bank is Tuesday.

June 26, 2015
Tomorrow’s expiration of the federal Export-Import Bank’s charter — if Congress does actually let it happen — will have “an impact right here in the Grand Rapids area,” according to U.S. Sen. Gary Peters, D-Michigan. Read More

Auto supplier invests $25M in plant

June 26, 2015
A maker of lithium-ion batteries for the auto industry plans to invest $25 million in its plant in the region and host a job fair on Tuesday. Read More

Appliance maker expands craft coffee line

June 26, 2015
An appliance maker is rolling out a trio of products to help coffee lovers “bring the coffee house experience into the home.” Read More