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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.

Datum Industries expands into Kentwood facility

Written by | Wednesday, 18 March 2015 16:45 |

Grand Rapids-based Datum Industries LLC recently expanded its production capacity by moving its machining into a new 37,570-square-foot facility in Kentwood.

The fly fishing and lifestyle retailer will occupy 4,800 square feet in the newest building of Breton Village. Buildout will begin immediately and a fall opening is planned.

Jim Paparella, who comes to DABSJ after serving as the executive director of Child and Family Charities (Lansing) since 1997, will take the position beginning in May.

The patent is intended to allow for the expansion of the company’s green roofing systems used, for instance, at the LEED-certified headquarters of Grand Rapids-based Rockford Construction.

Three Kentwood-based educational programs are the recipients of a $35,000 grant from the Bosch Group, an automotive supplier.

Propane truck builder acquired by Canada PE firm

Written by | Wednesday, 18 March 2015 10:07 |

Two affiliated Michigan-based propane distribution truck manufacturers will be acquired by a private equity firm from Canada.

Grand Rapids-based Davenport University has named Dr. Pamela Imperato, Ph.D, its new Dean of the Donald W. Maine College of Business, according to a statement.

The new in-store locations will increase Huntington’s branch network in the state to 220 locations, raising the bank’s ranking from fifth to third-largest in Michigan in terms of the number of offices.

A new study shows that, despite the abundance of cranes in the sky constructing new apartment units around Grand Rapids, it’s not nearly enough.

On the same day it’s being honored for its impressive track record of growth, Holland-based JR Automation Technologies LLC announced it has new ownership. 

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