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Gentex Boeing 777x electronically dimmable windows EDWs

Manufacturer supplying dimmable windows to Boeing for new jet

A manufacturer in the area will supply dimmable windows for a Boeing passenger airplane that’s under development. Read More

Tech Defenders building

Tech company expands into new facility

A local tech company is showing off its new 73,000-square-foot home. Read More


Apple supplier grows statewide reach

A large supplier of apples expects to grow its market share in the state after acquiring part of a neighboring organization. Read More

Hudsonville Ice Cream Hazelnut Cinnamon Bun

Ice cream maker releases limited-edition flavors

An ice cream maker has released two limited-edition flavors — and it is planning to give away a year’s worth of ice cream. Read More

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Wolverine Worldwide expanding HQ

Wolverine Worldwide is adding three facilities designed to improve employee experience at its headquarters. Read More


American Storage plans to ‘make warehousing easy’

American Storage and Logistics is under new ownership and spent almost all of 2018 with the goal to “make warehousing easy.” Read More

Declining confidence prompts stock dip

West Michigan’s public stocks saw an average decline of 8.4 percent last year amid what Wall Street is calling the worst dip since the Great Recession. Read More

Even Cut Abrasive Company plant worker

Ohio manufacturer expanding into market

A manufacturer of specialty abrasive discs is relocating a portion of its company to the area and creating 52 jobs. Read More

GRCC DeVos Campus

College creates supply chain program

A local college has created a new program to prepare students for supply chain management. Read More

Function of Beauty facility Caledonia

Hair care company opening plant and call center

An out-of-state maker of hair care products is planning to open a manufacturing facility and call center in the area and create 150 jobs. Read More

Hyge toilet wipe

Startup touts a better toilet paper

A pair of entrepreneurs are hoping to roll out a new type of toilet paper. Read More

prescription drugs

Health system joins group making generic drugs

A West Michigan health system has joined an industry group working to make low-cost generic drugs through a new nonprofit organization. Read More

stack of newspapers bundle

Newspapers ceasing publication

The publication of several long-time community newspapers is ending soon. Read More

MacBook Pro man typing software code

Grand Rapids is the 51st 'best metro' for STEM pros

Grand Rapids has been ranked the 51st “best metro” for professionals in STEM occupations. Read More

Kimble mixer truck

Holding company sells vehicle group to private equity firm

An industrial manufacturing holding company has sold its vehicle group to an out-of-state private equity firm. Read More

Founders Brewing Co. Blushing Monk ale beer bottles

Brewery releases limited-edition ale

A local brewery is kicking off 2019 with the first of several limited releases. Read More


Drone firm glides into new space

While Battle Creek is mapping out a strategy to draw manufacturers of large military drones, one of the smaller players in West Michigan’s drone space is outlining the finer details and drawing on both military and civilian expertise. Read More

Online tool helps employees fulfill healthy living

A new year often brings with it new health and fitness resolutions. But those fall by the wayside for many people within a few months — or weeks. Read More

Ad agency doubles staff in first year of merger

Grand Rapids-based Media Place Partners has reached new heights since its June 2017 merger with Adtegrity. Read More

Ferris coffee headquarters tasting bar

Coffee company settling into new HQ on West Side

A local coffee company’s new 165,000-square-foot headquarters on the city’s West Side is in full operation. Read More