Furniture, automotive and other major industries


New construction continues to rise

Inventory finds its way onto market despite costs to build at an ‘all-time high.’

August 17, 2018
New construction is heating up across West Michigan’s industrial landscape as manufacturing continues to thrive and quality inventory becomes scarce. Read More

Food distributor investing $51M in Quebec expansion

August 17, 2018
A locally based food distributor is nearing the home stretch of a $51-million expansion in Canada. Read More

Brand designs 'flexible' garage storage line

August 16, 2018
A storage brand in the region has rolled out a garage organization product line designed to eliminate clutter and create more room for parking. Read More

Furniture maker appoints next CEO

August 16, 2018
A furniture maker in the region has selected a longtime retail clothing chain executive as its next CEO. Read More

Cleanroom manufacturer relocates to Grand Rapids

August 15, 2018
A company that designs and builds cleanrooms to ISO standards has moved its headquarters from a suburb into the city. Read More

Perrigo enters into licensing agreement for OTC nasal spray

August 14, 2018
Perrigo has signed an exclusive licensing agreement that allows it to seek regulatory approval to sell an over-the-counter nasal spray. Read More

Private equity firm acquires die manufacturer

August 13, 2018
A local private equity firm has acquired a die manufacturer based near Lansing. Read More

Furniture industry eyes threats

Executives now more worried about tariffs and trade war side effects than health care costs.

August 10, 2018
Michael A. Dunlap & Associates’ latest report shows commercial furniture executives are starting to worry. Read More

Perrigo plans to 'separate' business unit

August 9, 2018
A drug maker in the region plans to "separate" its prescription pharmaceuticals business from the company. Read More

Co-op leases space for brewery

August 9, 2018
A brewing cooperative has secured the site for its first brewery. Read More