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The acquisition comes as part of Unique Fabricating’s (NYSE: UFAB) overall growth strategy of tapping customers in new markets and product segments, CEO John Weinhardt said in a statement.

Perrigo acquires skin care products brand

Written by | Tuesday, 01 September 2015 14:01 |

Continuing to buy as it prepares to fend off a hostile takeover bid by Mylan N.V., Perrigo Co. plc acquired the ScarAway brand from Enalus LLC, a marker of over-the-counter skin care products including treatments for scars.

GRAND RAPIDS — Despite a prolonged, controversial and contested bankruptcy process, Grand Rapids-based Family Christian Stores has emerged from Chapter 11 with a humble growth strategy and the backing of nearly all of its former creditors.

GRCC establishes partnership with WMU

Written by | Friday, 28 August 2015 10:55 |

Grand Rapids Community College has partnered with Western Michigan University to create a seamless path for its students to transfer into the university’s programs, according to a statement.

Mylan N.V. will proceed with a hostile takeover attempt of Perrigo Co. plc. The company says more than the required two-thirds of shareholders voted today to back the $32.7 billion unsolicited offer for Perrigo.

Lansing-based Neogen Corp. (NASDAQ: NEOG) acquired the stock of United Kingdom-based Lab M Holdings today, according to a statement.

Brothers Bruce and Dan Israel have taken over the team, which competes in the United States Hockey League, a Tier 1 junior hockey league. The Israel brothers, both from the Detroit area, have retained general manager John Vanbiesbrouck and head coach Todd Krygier.

In a letter to shareholders, Perrigo Chairman and CEO Joe Papa accused Mylan of threatening to delist Perrigo shares should it secure a controlling interest in the company in a hostile takeover attempt.

East Coast investors acquired The Lofts at 5 Lyon, a student housing and retail property located at the northwest corner of Lyon Street and Division Avenue in the city’s downtown.

A little over a month after the owners of Kalamazoo Beer Exchange filed a trademark infringement lawsuit against a North Carolina tech firm, the two companies have settled their differences out of court.

SpartanNash announces second quarter earnings

Written by | Friday, 21 August 2015 09:04 |

Byron Center-based grocery retailer and food distributor SpartanNash Co. released its second quarter earnings late Wednesday, posting gains in operating profit and exceeding earnings expectations.

Lee Steel acquired by Ohio company

Written by | Friday, 21 August 2015 08:58 |

Toledo-based Union Partners I LLC has acquired the assets of Novi-based Lee Steel Corp.’s facility in Wyoming, Mich., as well as the working capital assets of the firm’s Romulus facility.

New industrial space planned in Grand Rapids

Written by | Thursday, 20 August 2015 13:32 |

Amid growing demand for industrial space in the greater Grand Rapids area, developers plan to construct two new buildings in Alpine Township. Grand Rapids-based Kelting Investment Properties LLC plans two new buildings at 1019 4 Mile Road NW to help meet the demand for quality industrial space in the region.

Muskegon Community College acquires YMCA building

Written by | Thursday, 20 August 2015 10:10 |

The board of trustees for Muskegon Community College on Wednesday approved the acquisition of the Muskegon YMCA building for a new Health and Wellness facility. The cost for the college to acquire the site at 900 West Western Ave. is $1.17 million.

Zeeland-based Herman Miller Inc. has filed legal action against a New York-based retailer that it says made unauthorized use of company trademarks in selling used office furniture products.

Adtegrity releases second quarter earnings

Written by | Wednesday, 19 August 2015 13:42 |

Citing a struggling growth strategy, Grand Rapids-based digital advertising firm Adtegrity Inc. (Pink Sheets: ADTY) today announced “disappointing” quarterly results.

WMU to offer food service administration degree

Written by | Wednesday, 19 August 2015 13:42 |

Western Michigan University’s Grand Rapids campus will offer a new bachelor’s degree program for those seeking a management position in the food industry, according to a news release. The degree program will begin this fall.

The deal, which evolved over the course of the last six months, will combine Plenty’s experience in the graphic design and visual communication field with the resources of the larger Fairly Painless organization, said Dottie Rhodes, previously the principal owner of Plenty.

MittenBrew.com transitions to new ownership

Written by | Tuesday, 18 August 2015 15:40 |

GRAND RAPIDS — MittenBrew LLC, an Ada-based online niche Michigan craft beverage publication, is under new ownership.

East Lansing-based Medical Advantage Group, a provider or health care consulting services for physicians, acquired Health Care Management in July, according to a statement.

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