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Spencer Johnson retires in June 2015 after 30 years as president of the MHA and a 40-year career in health care policy and advocacy. Brian Peters, the association’s executive vice president, will succeed Johnson.

 Chemical Bank looks to bolster its presence in West Michigan with its first downtown Grand Rapids branch.

Traverse City-based Britten Studios, Inc. has acquired Grand Rapids sign and display printer, JAROB Inc. All 60 JAROB employees in Grand Rapids will now become part of Britten Design.

Dr. David Rosen has resigned as president of Kendall College of Art and Design effective 5 p.m. today.

Beginning this month, a surplus liquidation of equipment will be held for the assets of the Benteler Automotive Corporation plant in Grand Rapids that closed in June. St. Louis, MO. asset management company Stewart B. Milner & Associates will be conducting the online surplus auction of forklifts, cranes and presses.

Grand Rapids-based drug discovery firm Tetra Discovery Partners LLC will partner with the Broad Institute's Stanley Center for Psychiatric Research in Cambridge, Mass., the firms announced today.

Walker manufacturer Tubelite Inc. has increased capacity at its facility in Reed City, according to a release. The company, which makes storefront, curtainwall, entrance and daylighting systems, has a 245,000 square foot facility in the town north of Grand Rapids.

Michigan State University today released a request for qualifications to developers for the new biomedical research facility it’s planning at the former Grand Rapids Press site and neighboring properties.

Newhall Klein, Inc., a Kalamazoo marketing agency, has won the 2014 Best Food Industry Mobile Application award by the Internet Advertising Competition, dedicated to online advertising.

Grand Rapids-based Universal Forest Products, Inc. (Nasdq: UFPI) has finalized a deal to purchase a 50 percent ownership stake in East Texas-based sawmill operator Upshur Forest Products, LLC.

Gordon Food Service acquires Texas company

Written by | Wednesday, 02 April 2014 12:06 |

A West Michigan food distributor is planning to enter the Texas market with the acquisition of a Houston-based firm.

GR dealer group acquires Davison store

Written by | Wednesday, 02 April 2014 09:22 |

Todd Wenzel Automotive has acquired Jim Waldron Buick GMC of Davison, the company said in a statement.

A subsidiary of Zeeland Farm Services, Inc. (ZFS) has some new land to work on. ZFS Ithaca LLC whose ownership is connected to the Zeeland-based agribusiness and transportation company has purchased a 435 acre parcel in Ithaca, located in the middle of the state.

Holland-based Starbuck Machining Inc. was one of a dozen Michigan companies selected by the Michigan Small Business Development Center (MI-SBDC) to receive the Best Small Business Award.

An international call center company plans to bolster its footprint in the West Michigan market with a new expansion.

Steelcase Inc. this afternoon reported sales of $2.98 billion for the 2014 fiscal year, a 4.2 percent increase over the prior year. Sales for the fourth quarter of FY 2014 that ended Feb. 28 increased by 8 percent to $779.4 million.

Maximize Technologies LLC and EGear USA merge

Written by | Tuesday, 25 March 2014 14:15 |

Two West Michigan technology firms are now one. Allendale-based Maximize Technologies LLC and Paw Paw-based EGear USA Inc. have combined to form Vector Tech Group LLC, according a release.

DWH to open Detroit office

Written by | Tuesday, 25 March 2014 12:11 |

Grand Rapids-based business consultancy DWH LLC plans to open a Detroit office, the company announced today.

A Grand Rapids developer is planning a 63-unit mixed-use development for the city’s west side neighborhood pending rezoning approvals from the planning commission.

Bronson Methodist Hospital plans to dip its toe into the retail medicine waters with the opening of a walk-in medical clinic at the Meijer Inc. store in Portage. 

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