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Three young entrepreneurs want to leverage the strength of West Michigan’s medical device capabilities to commercialize new products that could help improve care in the developing world.

Steelcase Inc.’s new CEO told investors today not to expect any major course changes under his leadership.

A private equity-backed food processor with a significant presence in West Michigan has been acquired. 

Grand Rapids-based private equity firm Blackford Capital has acquired a Grand Haven company that custom designs and produces transformers and electrical components for industrial uses.

2015 is setting up to be a big year for the office furniture industry.

The race for engineering talent among manufacturers has companies interacting with possible candidates well before they even earn their degrees.

Holland-based technology design firm Twisthink LLC is experimenting with an unconventional strategy to bring a new lighting product to market.

Grand Rapids-based metal stamper and fabricator Proos Manufacturing Inc. is doubling the square footage it leases at the firm’s facility on Oak Industrial Drive.

Gill Industries acquires GR Spring & Stamping

Written by | Wednesday, 05 March 2014 22:10 |

A move to further diversify its business and enhance product offerings led Grand Rapids-based Gill Industries Inc. to acquire GR Spring & Stamping Inc. (GRSS).

As Brazil gains importance in the global automotive industry, the country is increasingly a consideration for component suppliers — even if few West Michigan companies have made the move there just yet.

Grandville-based MFP Automation Engineering Inc.’s focus on diversification led the company to a path of steady growth — and to the manufacturer outgrowing its existing facility.

A new office chair from Izzy+ offers what founder Chuck Saylor thinks is a new model for product design that’s predicated on the health and wellbeing of office workers.

Add volatile steel and commodity prices to the list of uncertainties facing West Michigan’s manufacturers — and in some cases contributing to higher prices for their customers.

As Johnson Controls Inc. pares down its automotive business to focus on core competencies in seating and batteries, West Michigan suppliers and some of the firm’s 4,600 employees in the Holland area will be getting acquainted with a trio of new owners.

After more than four decades in the office furniture industry and 13 years after founding Izzy+, Chuck Saylor plans to retire this summer and turn over leadership to a new generation.

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