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Universal Forest acquires $9M packaging supplier

November 26, 2014
Universal Forest Products has expanded its industrial packaging business in the Midwest. Read More

Brewery secures funds for $40.4M expansion

November 25, 2014
A brewery embarking on a major expansion project is sourcing funds from multiple sources. Read More

Construction supplier creates 'Top 100' tool

November 25, 2014
If you’re looking for a present for a new homeowner who loves do-it-yourself projects, a local company might have the tool for you. Read More

Amway releases Global Entrepreneurship Report

November 24, 2014
Amway has released its Global Entrepreneurship Report — which examines whether entrepreneurs are born or made and what drives someone to launch a business. Read More

Lakeshore chamber names Small Business Person of the Year

November 20, 2014
The chairman of an electronics maker that's lighting up with business is the Small Business Person of the Year at the lakeshore. Read More

Bank names manufacturing CEO to board

November 19, 2014
A bank has appointed the CEO of a publicly traded manufacturer in the area to its board. Read More

Universal Forest acquires $50M lumber supplier

November 18, 2014
A Universal Forest Products subsidiary has acquired “certain assets” of a Texas-based maker of industrial wood and packaging products. Read More

Gill Industries' goal: a $1 billion company

The manufacturer marks 50 years with big plans for the future.

November 14, 2014
(As seen on WZZM TV 13) Gill Industries is in the midst of a yearlong celebration marking its first 50 years in business, and the company has a lot to celebrate. Read More

E-cigarette maker extends distribution with Berkshire Hathaway subsidiary

November 14, 2014
Editor’s note: This article has been removed at the request of ECIG, in accordance with a blackout period and SEC rules related to its planned listing on the NASDAQ. Read More

Brewery names COO

November 13, 2014
A major local brewery continues to shift around its front office. Read More