Trends, products and advances


Stryker partners with GE business

June 23, 2017
A maker of medical devices and equipment has partnered with GE’s 3D printing business to enhance its supply chain. Read More

Medical device maker acquiring company for $701M

June 19, 2017
A West Michigan maker of medical devices and equipment is acquiring a Canadian medical imaging company for $701 million. Read More

Herman Miller debuts smart desk technology

Sensors embedded in office furniture keeps records of desk utilization, helps workers reach activity goals.

June 16, 2017
Herman Miller showcased a new product meant to track human needs last week at NeoCon in Chicago. Read More

Facebook partners with tech company to train 3,000 people

June 12, 2017
Facebook is partnering with a tech company with a West Michigan presence to train 3,000 people. Read More

Steelcase to showcase Microsoft-infused workspaces

Grand Rapids-based furniture manufacturer will display workspaces using technology at NeoCon.

June 9, 2017
A partnership with Microsoft is at the forefront of Steelcase’s approach to NeoCon. Read More

Nonprofit wins grant for tech training program

June 8, 2017
A local nonprofit has earned a grant from a foundation to support technology training for working individuals. Read More

Coders producing Beer City Code

June 6, 2017
A Microsoft evangelist will headline a coding event this weekend in Grand Rapids. Read More

Tech company renovates new space

May 31, 2017
A growing software company has completed a renovation of its new office in Grand Rapids. Read More

Politics and tech talent

May 25, 2017
Our current leadership has stated that Americans come first, but as the tech industry relies on global talent and is already facing a pending talent shortage, this stance poses major recruiting challenges. Read More

Ford appoints ex-Steelcase exec as president and CEO

May 22, 2017
Ford Motor Company has appointed a former CEO of Steelcase to lead the company. Read More