Manufacturing

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ARTICLES

Appliance manufacturer rolls out new energy-efficient line

Greenville firm offers beverage centers, refrigerators, keg dispensers, wine cellars and more.

October 24, 2014
A Greenville-based manufacturer of under-the-counter refrigeration appliances will release its largest collection of products Nov. 1, all of which are 40 percent more efficient than its previous product line and exceed new U.S. Department of Energy standards. Read More

Consumers also investing big at Ludington

October 24, 2014
Consumers Energy is spending about $400 million at the Ludington Pumped Storage facility a couple miles south of Ludington on Lake Michigan. Read More

Consumers Energy reaches settlement with EPA

It will spend more than $2B to reduce air pollution.

October 24, 2014
(Watch for this story Monday morning on WZZM TV 13) Consumers Energy reached a major settlement in federal court in September with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Justice that will require the utility to spend more than $2 billion upgrading equipment to reduce air pollution at its coal-fired plants. Read More

Wolverine Worldwide appoints woman to board

October 24, 2014
The latest member of Wolverine Worldwide's board of directors is a senior executive at a Fortune 500 software maker. Read More

Brewery interviews for more than 100 jobs

October 22, 2014
Beer jobs keep popping up in the region. Read More

Footwear division opens pop-up store

October 22, 2014
A footwear division from the area has opened its first North American pop-up store. Read More

Inside Track: Perseverance trumps upbringing for Blackford Capital director

Jeff Helminski experienced being poor as a youngster and decided that would not be his lot in life.

October 17, 2014
In high school, Jeff Helminski told his class he was going to be an entrepreneur like Donald Trump. Read More

Brewers join push to save Great Lakes

Water conservation conference is coming to Grand Rapids this week.

October 17, 2014
Grand Rapids is a hub of water conservation efforts this year. Read More

Fuel shortage addressed

October 17, 2014
Crystal Flash, the West Michigan-based heating and transportation fuel company that is one of the largest family-owned propane distributors in Michigan and 22nd in the nation, says it is ready for a repeat of the winter of 2014. Read More

Auto plant achieves landfill-free status

October 17, 2014
An automaker’s plant in the area is now a landfill-free operation after a waste-reduction initiative that its plant manager calls “smart business strategy.” Read More