When a career fair turned into a $10,000 disappointment, Jonathan DeWys could have walked away chagrined and started whining that the lack of skilled workers was hampering his company’s opportunities for growth.
Failure has been a catalyst in Rick DeVos’ evolution as an entrepreneur. With his $15 million Start Garden fund, he hopes to help fledgling entrepreneurs overcome their risk aversion and create the next generation of wealth-creating companies in West Michigan.
After a series of delays and an investigation into how the company spent federal stimulus funds, one major West Michigan advanced battery manufacturer says it is set to begin production later this year.
When Jack Nyenhuis decided to sell his prototyping and engineering company, he didn’t set out to be the prototypical example of how an acquisition is done.
Maybe the analysts were right.
GRAND RAPIDS — As Fox Motors expands into Chicago with a new Ford Lincoln store, the Grand Rapids-based dealership group is bringing along another West Michigan company to help build its first out-of-state dealership.
GRAND RAPIDS — The doctor has spoken: Today’s automobiles need to go on a diet.
GRAND RAPIDS — With the help of some local students, scenes from the plant floor will soon be headed to the silver screen.
As Fox Motors expands into Chicago with a new Ford Lincoln store, the Grand Rapids-based dealership group is bringing along another West Michigan company to help build its first out-of-state dealership.
Manufacturers want to show students that their perceptions of modern manufacturing plants are likely Hollywood fabrications.