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A Pennsylvania provider of rehabilitation and long-term care still wants to enter the Michigan market after pulling out of the potential acquisition of the former Southwest Regional Rehabilitation Center facility in Battle Creek.

Precision Aerospace Corp. has acquired the assets of Comstock Park-based CNC Precision Machining LLC, according to a statement released today.

Over the course of 2015, the Zeeland-based economic development firm helped create 780 new jobs and facilitate $110 million of private investment among 22 companies in Ottawa County, according to a statement.

Gentex Corp. (NASDAQ: GNTX) has partnered with Tennessee-based TransCore to launch a vehicle-integrated tolling system for drivers using the country’s toll roads.

The readers of seem to have an unquenchable thirst for stories related to craft beer and retail. That’s the takeaway as we look back on the most-read stories published in 2015.

Cider producers in West Michigan and nationwide could have an easier time making and labeling their products under federal legislation that was signed into law on Dec. 18.

The end of the year provides us an opportunity to look back at all the winners and finalists MiBiz celebrated in four special awards programs. In 2015, we honored the top M&A Deals and Dealmakers, the Best Managed Nonprofits, the CFOs of the Year, and West Michigan’s Healthiest Employers.

Snyder signs data center legislation

Written by | Wednesday, 23 December 2015 16:29 |

Gov. Rick Snyder today signed legislation exempting co-located data centers from state sales and use tax, paving the way for the largest data center east of the Mississippi River to locate on a site south of Grand Rapids.

Revenue for Steelcase (NYSE: SCS) in the third quarter that ended Nov. 27 dipped to $787.6 million, a decrease of 1.5 percent from the same period in the previous year. At the same time, the company posted diluted earnings of 28 cents per share, missing the guidance offered in the previous quarter by 1 cent.

CHS Inc. opens new farm services center in Wayland

Written by | Wednesday, 23 December 2015 13:42 |

CHS-Hamilton Inc. has established a new farm services center in Wayland to serve member farmers in the region.

Neogen acquires rodenticide assets from Virbac

Written by | Wednesday, 23 December 2015 13:31 |

Neogen Corp. acquired the rodenticide assets of Virbac Corp., the North American affiliate of Virbac Group, a France-based animal health firm.

Meijer signs up as sponsor at new Detroit arena

Written by | Wednesday, 23 December 2015 13:27 |

Walker-based retailer Meijer Inc. will be one of two “landmark-level” sponsors at the new Detroit Red Wings arena and Detroit Events Center, which is currently under construction.

Despite recent Facebook posts that indicated major national retailers such as outdoor store REI and home goods retailer Crate & Barrel would set up shop at Knapp’s Crossing, the projects seem unlikely to happen — at least any time soon, according to the site’s developers.

Strong growth in the North American market shielded Herman Miller Inc. (NASDAQ: MLHR) from declining sales in its consumer and Europe and Latin America segments during its second quarter of 2016.

The YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids recently announced the retirement of its long-time president and CEO and the appointment of his successor.

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