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Comstock Park-based Perrin Brewing Company LLC has been acquired by Oskar Blues Brewing Co. of Colorado, according to a statement.

Previous owner Dave Martin has re-acquired Lifts Ladders and Docks LLC and re-located the company from Portage to Schoolcraft, according to a statement.

Benton Harbor-based appliance manufacturer Whirlpool Corp. will become the exclusive supplier of home appliances for Dan Ryan Builders, effective May 1 of this year.

Start Garden LLC has launched a new business accelerator with six corporate partners to support startup companies seeking to design Internet-connected devices.

Henry Veenstra leaves Sept. 30, ending a 44-year tenure at the 57-bed Zeeland Community Hospital, including 41 years as CEO. Under his leadership, Zeeland Community built a new hospital on Chicago Drive that opened in 2004 and, in 2011, merged into Spectrum Health.

Kalamazoo construction rental firm acquired

Written by | Wednesday, 25 March 2015 10:16 |

Kalamazoo-based Rentalex of Michigan Inc. has been acquired by Sunbelt Rentals Inc. of Fort Mill, S.C., according to a statement. Rentalex is a provider of rental equipment, tools and accessories for contractors and homeowners that operates two locations in Kalamazoo.

Michigan’s tourism industry grew to a record $22.8 billion in 2014, generating a higher return on investment for the state’s Pure Michigan campaign, according to an annual analysis

Steelcase Inc. cites a shorter sales period and foreign currency translations for recording lower sales in its most recent quarter.

An Upper Peninsula hospital will pay $4.4 million to settle self-reported claims that its home health care business improperly billed Medicare for physical therapy that patients may not have needed.

Michigan State University projects another steady year for growth in the state’s $18.7 billion tourism industry.

ECIG completes 1-for-15 reverse split

Written by | Monday, 23 March 2015 17:46 |

A Grand Rapids-based maker of electronic cigarettes and other vaping products announced today that it completed a reverse stock split that its shareholders approved earlier this month.

At this morning’s Michigan Tourism Conference at DeVos Place in Grand Rapids, Lieutenant Governor Brian Calley, along with Travel Michigan vice president David West and representatives from Google, unveiled the new technology that will put sites such as the Mackinac Bridge, Ford Field and Sleeping Bear Dunes on Google Street View.

Kalamazoo-based Fabri-Kal Corp. announced last week that it would open a new production facility in Burley, Idaho by fall 2015.

Grand Rapids-based Lambert, Edwards & Associates Inc. has been contracted to provide investor relations counsel for Peak Resorts Inc. of Wildwood, Mo., according to a statement.

A 42-unit apartment building in Grand Rapids’ Heartside neighborhood has changed ownership.

Holland-based Hutt Logistics Inc., a trucking, logistics and warehousing company, has opened a new 67,000 square-foot cold food storage facility in Hudsonville.

Grand Rapids-based Kendall College of Art and Design has named veteran educator Leslie Bellavance as its new president.

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.

Grand Rapids-based Family Christian LLC quietly filed notice in bankruptcy court on Monday, withdrawing its motion to sell virtually all of its assets under Section 363 of the United States Bankruptcy Code.

The Zeeland-based Herman Miller (Nasdaq: MLHR) this afternoon reported sales of $516.4 million for the third quarter of its 2015 fiscal year, an increase of 13.3 percent from the $455.9 million in the same period a year earlier.

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