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Joe Boomgaard

Joe Boomgaard

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jboomgaard@mibiz.com

To meet the growing demands from thirsty consumers, Michigan-based craft brewers have rapidly scaled up production at their manufacturing facilities.

Palo Alto, Calif.-based electric vehicles maker Tesla Motors Inc. has acquired a West Michigan tool and die firm.

Three years after staving off bankruptcy with support from a government-backed loan, a Manistique-based manufacturer of recycled paper now plans to shut down its operations by Tuesday, March 24, according to a filing with the state.

As Byron Center-based SpartanNash Co. continues to focus on integrating the two food distribution and grocery retail operations that it merged 15 months ago, executives say they could be ready to consider additional acquisitions after another three months.

Nearly a year after Bell’s Brewing Inc. filed a federal trademark opposition against a small microbrewery in Sylva, N.C, the Kalamazoo-based company has found itself in the middle of a negative social media storm.

Based on strong hiring for electric vehicle production and the solar industry supply chain, Michigan ranked fourth in the nation in the number of new clean energy and clean transportation jobs in 2014.

The impact of a transformational 2013 merger drove full-year results for Byron Center-based  grocery retailer and food distributor SpartanNash Co.

A combination of an unexpected decline in business in China and foreign currency exchange headwinds related to the strength of the U.S. dollar hampered sales performance and job creation last year for Ada-based direct seller Amway Corp.

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