The Michigan governor’s race pits two very different candidates against each other.
Since the beginning of 2013, several of the West Michigan region’s public companies have been gobbling up acquisitions at a rapid pace. The half-dozen companies below have been among the most active, completing 30 acquisitions with a combined value of more than $12.9 billion over the past 21 months.
The structure of the “transformational” merger last year that created SpartanNash Inc. set the Byron Center-based company on a course to take advantage of the growing consolidation trend in the supermarket industry.
Kalamazoo-based Zeigler Auto Group Inc. has acquired the Rosen Nissan store in Gurnee, Ill., said President Aaron Zeigler.
Revue Holding Company Inc. – the parent company of MiBiz – announced today that it has acquired the assets and operations of Dogs Unleashed, a lifestyle publication for dog owners and canine enthusiasts.
Grand Angels recently invested in three companies: Ablative Solutions in Kalamazoo, Tetra Discovery Partners in Grand Rapids, and Altus Brands in Grawn, near Traverse City.
Grand Valley State University wants to expose students in non-design related fields to the tenets of design thinking, and they’ve tapped a veteran executive to explore how best to accomplish that goal.
U.S. automotive sales are about 1 million units below where they should be given the long-term historical patterns in the industry.
Since the dawn of the automotive industry more than a century ago, suppliers have come to expect production to have its ups and downs, but generally rise over the long term — much like the stock market. But that period of unbridled growth could come to an end within a generation.
The state’s senior automotive adviser has one simple request for industry and supply chain executives: “Bring a buddy back.”