A decades-old provision in Michigan’s liquor laws has many of the state’s craft brewers crying in their beers. Their license fees, however nominal, go to fund agricultural research and promotion of the state’s grape and wine sector — not the beer industry or its agricultural supply chain of hops and barley.
The craft beverage industry in West Michigan is looking quite frothy these days.
Kalamazoo-based distributor Imperial Beverage Co. relocated its Southeast Michigan warehouse facility from Plymouth to a 25,000-square-foot building in Livonia, according to a statement.
Nearly three weeks after a previous deal unravelled that would have turned Steelcase Inc.’s pyramid campus into an educational site, the property has new owners.
A nonprofit subsidiary of the bankrupt Family Christian LLC has been selected as the winning bidder for the company’s assets, according to court documents filed Wednesday.
To meet the growing demands from thirsty consumers, Michigan-based craft brewers have rapidly scaled up production at their manufacturing facilities.
Money is pouring into the craft beer industry these days, as players from across the capital spectrum open their spigots to fund startups, expansions and a growing number of liquidity events.
Palo Alto, Calif.-based electric vehicles maker Tesla Motors Inc. has acquired a West Michigan tool and die firm.
The $19.6 billion craft beer business is truly a manufacturing industry.
Three years after staving off bankruptcy with support from a government-backed loan, a Manistique-based manufacturer of recycled paper now plans to shut down its operations by Tuesday, March 24, according to a filing with the state.