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ARTICLES

Italian auto supplier invests $78.4M in plant, 254 jobs

July 23, 2014
A brake systems maker is planning to invest more than $78.4 million to build a plant and create 254 jobs in the region. Read More

Auto supplier invests $65.5M in plant, 420 jobs

July 23, 2014
A local auto supplier is investing $65.5 million to build a plant in the Lansing area that will create 420 jobs. Read More

Tool and die company plans 35 jobs

July 23, 2014
A tool and die company is planning to create 35 jobs in the area with the help of $6.3 million in private activity bond financing approved by the state. Read More

Diversified manufacturer acquires auto supplier in $300M deal

July 22, 2014
A diversified manufacturer based in Johnson City, Tenn. is acquiring a local auto supplier in a $300-million deal. Read More

Mini Maker Faire calls for makers

July 22, 2014
An informational session will take place on Wednesday for an event this summer that will showcase West Michigan’s do-it-yourself makers. Read More

Kawasaki Engines names SVP

July 21, 2014
A former general manager of Kawasaki Engines is returning to Grand Rapids this month to serve as the division’s senior vice president. Read More

Cooks for the Cure serves dinner parties

July 18, 2014
What do KitchenAid, Susan G. Komen, celebrity chefs and you have in common? Read More

Furniture maker acquires retailer for $154M

July 18, 2014
An office furniture giant is growing its higher-margin consumer business by acquiring the largest premium furniture retailer in North America for $154 million in cash. Read More

Wolverine Worldwide closes 140 stores in 'strategic realignment'

July 16, 2014
The Rockford-based footwear maker Wolverine Worldwide is planning to close 140 stores as part of a new “strategic realignment plan.” Read More

Contract manufacturer plans $3.3M expansion, 45 jobs

July 16, 2014
A contract manufacturer for the medical device and biotechnology industries is planning a 20,000-square-foot expansion that will add up to 45 jobs. Read More