Furniture, automotive and other major industries


Private equity firm invests in industrial bakery

April 24, 2017
A local private equity firm has invested in an Indiana industrial bakery — marking the first out-of-state investment by its Michigan Prosperity Fund. Read More

Businesses: Own your problems

Cascade Engineering’s Keller urges leaders to step in and promote societal and cultural shifts.

April 21, 2017
Businesses should relish the opportunity to play a role in the societal and cultural shifts in our country, according to Cascade Engineering Chairman Fred Keller. Read More

Whirlpool appoints board of directors

April 21, 2017
Whirlpool announced its board of directors for the next year following its annual stockholders meeting. Read More

Amway opens $2.5M business center on West Coast

April 20, 2017
Amway has opened a new $2.5-million business center on the West Coast to serve its independent business owners. Read More

Avoiding settlement agreements through higher-priority security interests

April 18, 2017
Last month, the U.S. Supreme Court decided a bankruptcy case that includes relevant lessons and considerations for lenders, investors and those manufacturers that finance the purchase of their goods. Read More

Appliance maker wins federal Partner of the Year award

April 17, 2017
A West Michigan appliance maker has been honored for its “sustained excellence” by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Read More

Towel Tracker wraps itself in technology

Grand Rapids-made technology helps health clubs, hotels and resorts in 17 states and Puerto Rico keep track of towel inventory.

April 14, 2017
When Steven Molewyk started Towel Tracker in 2009, his goal was to help health clubs cut down on towel theft. Read More

Expert: West Michigan ‘well-positioned’ in trade market

CEO of SafeSource Trading credits region’s diversity in advanced manufacturing, agriculture for good standing.

April 14, 2017
A Chinese expert believes much of the world is looking at trade all wrong, but West Michigan has a lot to gain. Read More

Footwear brand rolls out light 'safety-toe' work shoe

April 14, 2017
A long-time footwear brand in the area has released its lightest-ever “safety-toe” work shoe. Read More

Companies win Supplier of the Year award from GM

April 12, 2017
Several West Michigan auto parts makers have been named among General Motors' best global suppliers. Read More