Furniture, automotive and other major industries


Summit addresses road woes

Michigan receives D- grade in roads on American Society of Civil Engineers Infrastructure Report Card.

October 18, 2019
The first of a series of fall communication and coordination summits took place last week in Comstock Park to address the management of Michigan’s crumbling infrastructure. Read More

Flour mill rises to the challenge

Knappen Milling recently became the first women-owned and -led business of its kind in North America.

October 18, 2019
Twenty days before Black Tuesday and the start of the Great Depression, a farmer named Charles “Charlie” Brown Knappen incorporated a flour mill business in Augusta that his great-granddaughter now runs today. Read More

Inside Track: Reflecting company values

Comfort Research co-founder Matt Jung initially struggled to redefine his business’s beliefs.

October 18, 2019
Matt Jung said he believes in simplicity, not just for his company’s famously oversized beanbag chairs, but also for crafting a company culture that attracts and retains people who do the right thing, expect the best and find a better way, the company’s core values. Read More

Spirits maker distributing to California

October 16, 2019
A local distillery is heading to the Golden State. Read More

Wolverine Worldwide hires first chief merchant officer

October 16, 2019
Wolverine Worldwide has tapped an expert to fill a newly created role overseeing its merchandising growth strategy. Read More

GM and union reach tentative deal

October 16, 2019
DETROIT — Bargainers for General Motors and the United Auto Workers reached a tentative deal today that could end a monthlong strike that brought the company's U.S. factories to a standstill. Read More

Manufacturer building 36-acre campus

October 15, 2019
A maker of conveyor belt solutions is moving its local operation to a larger campus in the area. Read More

Inside Track: Bob Taylor helps lost veterans ‘find a new purpose’ in life

Owner of Alliant Enterprises assists veterans reacclimating into society.

October 11, 2019
As a former member of the U.S. Air Force, Bob Taylor understands what it means to be a military veteran and works to helps others like him. Read More

Clothing brands partner on collection

October 11, 2019
A pair of Michigan outdoor clothing brands are collaborating on a new collection. Read More

Carhartt opens first West Michigan store

October 11, 2019
A Michigan workwear retailer has opened a store in town. Read More