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Meijer opens second store in Detroit

Written by | Thursday, 11 June 2015 12:25 |

The supercenter retailer has opened its second store in the Motor City, a 200,000 square foot store located on the city’s northwest side near the intersection of Grand River Avenue and West McNichols Road. The store sits on the site that formerly housed Redford High School, according to statement.

Hiring should remain strong in the Grand Rapids area during the coming months, especially for positions in the information technology field.

Milwaukee-based Johnson Controls Inc. (NYSE: JCI) may shed the remainder of its $22 billion automotive business.

A small community bank in Berrien County plans to issue stock and convert to a federal savings bank to drive future growth and profitability.

A Grand Rapids-based manufacturer of heat treatments and other coatings for the automotive, medical and aerospace industries plans to expand its production facility.

The Coldwater-based Southern Michigan will open the office as part of a development by Hinman Companies at West Kilgore Road and South Westnedge Avenue, next to the Lowe’s store.

Two urban redevelopment projects in Grand Rapids received approval for state financing assistance at today’s board meeting of the Michigan Strategic Fund (MSF).

Crystal Flash welcomes new leadership

Written by | Monday, 08 June 2015 16:28 |

Grand Rapids-based energy distributor Crystal Flash has appointed veteran executive Tom Olive as the company’s new president and CEO.

Klein Plastics to cut 74 jobs by December

Written by | Monday, 08 June 2015 16:15 |

Plastic injection molder Klein Plastics LLC will start closing down its Rockford production facility later next month.

Lake Forest, Ill.-based Brunswick (NYSE: BC) last week completed the planned divestiture of its Brunswick Bowling Products Inc. business in a management buyout involving BlueArc Capital Management LLC of Atlanta, McLean, Va.-based Gladstone Investment Corp. (Nasdaq: GAIN) and Capitala Finance Corp. (Nasdaq: CPTA).

Consumers Credit Union plans to begin construction this summer on a new, larger office that will expand its local footprint.

GMB Architecture gets new president

Written by | Thursday, 04 June 2015 17:02 |

Holland-based GMB Architecture Engineering will complete its leadership transition today as the firm’s president Harm Perdok retires. Perdok has spent 31 years at the firm, having spent the last 11 as president. GMB has grown to 90 employees and has offices in Holland, Grand Rapids and Indianapolis, according to a statement.

Grand Rapids-based Terryberry Co. LLC will invest approximately $2.6 million into its facility at 2033 Oak Industrial Drive, said company officials today at a press conference.

Grand Rapids-based Fox Motor Group LLC continues to grow. The automotive dealership chain announced in a statement today that it has acquired Seif Chevrolet, located at 632 East Main Street in downtown Caledonia. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Muskegon Community College continues to grow its presence in the lakeshore city’s downtown. Entrepreneurs Jon Rooks and Nick Sarnicola, as well as his wife Ashley, have donated the former Masonic Temple building at 396 West Clay Avenue in addition to a $200,000 permanent endowment for the college to use for its Entrepreneurial Studies program. 

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