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MorningStar Farms Cheezeburger vegan

Food brand commits to 100-percent vegan offerings

A vegetarian food brand has announced it is converting to a 100-percent vegan portfolio. Read More

Stryker global headquarters

Stryker acquires medical device company

Stryker has acquired a company that will complement its orthopedic and surgical divisions. Read More

Vail Rubber Works plant equipment

Rubber parts maker building $8.3M plant

A manufacturer of rubber parts plans to build a new $8.3-million plant in the region. Read More

precision grinding shop tool maker machine

Tool and die company files for bankruptcy

A company in the area that supplies tooling, dies and related services to the auto industry has filed for bankruptcy. Read More

Environmental organizations nix ‘zero coal’ plan

(As seen on WZZM TV 13) Consumers Energy’s “zero coal” plan has come under scrutiny as a handful of environmental organizations have recommended the Michigan Public Service Commission revise it as it stands. Read More

Cybersecurity and Industry 4.0: struggles and strategies for manufacturers

Many have considered the past two years to be the worst years for data breaches and cyberattacks, largely due to the rise in ransomware and other crippling security attacks. Read More

Composite Builders plant workers

Manufacturer doubling HQ

A maker of advanced fiber materials is moving its headquarters in the region. Read More

overflowing beer

Brewery closing doors

A Grand Rapids brewery is shutting its doors after 13 years in business. Read More

Bissell headquarters

Bissell expanding HQ and adding 100 jobs

A maker of cleaning products is investing $10 million to expand its headquarters in the area and create 100 jobs. Read More

battery re-manufacturer workers Dynamic GBS

Battery company merges with manufacturer

A battery company serving the automotive industry has merged with an out-of-state manufacturer. Read More

Merrell Gridway

Wolverine Worldwide partners with Chinese company

Wolverine Worldwide has signed a joint venture agreement with a Chinese sportswear company to help it make inroads in Asia. Read More

Hudsonville Ice Cream pint-size flavors

Ice cream maker releasing flavors in pints

Seven ice cream flavors made by a West Michigan company will soon be available in a new size. Read More

Wabash Container Corporation web screenshot

Holding company acquires container business

A West Michigan holding company of packaging suppliers has acquired an out-of-state container business. Read More

Gonzo's BiggDogg Brewing and Saugatuck Brewing Co. employees at Gonzo's

Breweries agree to merge

Two West Michigan breweries are joining forces. Read More

Staffing Firms

Manufacturer closing plant

A maker of products for the food and beverage industries is ending its local manufacturing operations and laying off 107 workers. Read More

Embody web screenshot

VC fund invests in medical startup

A venture capital fund in the region is investing in a medical startup on the East Coast. Read More

SXSW Michigan

Michigan House expands scouting collaborative

Michigan House, an experiential platform in its fifth year at South by Southwest, is opening its doors a little wider this year. Read More

Furniture exec forecasts positive 2019

Haworth saw 5 percent revenue growth in 2018 and expects another year of cross-segment growth in 2019. Read More

City Built Brewing Company Soldadera Porter beer glass

Brewery partners with coffee company on beer

Two Grand Rapids beverage makers have joined forces on a specialty brew. Read More

Lisa Curtis

Kellogg fund participates in $5M round for superfood startup

Kellogg Company’s venture fund has invested more in a West Coast food startup. Read More