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Carl Dunker

Carl Dunker

Contributing reporter

cdunker@mibiz.com

Food packaging may quickly get tossed in the trash when it comes time to eat what’s inside, but the technology inherent in much of that packaging is anything but garbage.

As lead times shrink and the cost advantages of importing products erode, many manufacturers are finding viability in on-shoring production to domestic sources.

While it took a big hit from the economic downturn and near-collapse of the American auto industry, Alliance CNC bounced back through equal doses of reinvention and diversification.

Sunday, 03 February 2013 22:36

Associated Rack continues GR expansion

Although Associated Rack just moved to Grand Rapids in October, the company has already expanded locally with a strategic acquisition.

Sunday, 27 January 2013 22:23

Denso continues bullish growth

One large Tier I automotive supplier with a major presence in Battle Creek plans to get even larger.

The extension of the wind production tax credit at the eleventh hour may please industry organizations, but the alternative energy party may still be over.

While the rest of the country fixated on the so-called fiscal cliff negotiations, behind the scenes, a quieter drama with potentially dire consequences was playing out with the package of legislation known as the Farm Bill.

As one local conveyor manufacturer looked to diversify, it ran into problems when one of its product’s main attributes also put it at a disadvantage in one key target industry: food processing.

The Michigan Manufacturers Association wants to tear down more barriers.

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