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A Washington manufacturer owned by Grand Rapids-based private equity firm Blackford Capital plans to expand its capabilities in a transaction with a plastics company in Pennsylvania.

The Michigan Attorney General’s office plans to host a public forum next month to hear opinions on the proposed merger of Metro Health Corp. into a joint venture with Community Health Systems Inc.

A new expansion by Kalamazoo-based Tibbs Brewing Company Inc. promises to double its production capacity and streamline the company’s operations.

Visitors to Grand Rapids have a new option for lodging near Gerald R. Ford International Airport.

The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality has announced a $1 million grant to assist the city of Grand Rapids with cleanup efforts at the future site of the Biomedical Research Center being built by Michigan State University’s College of Human Medicine.

Six weeks ago, when Family Christian LLC first filed for bankruptcy, the retailer articulated a plan that would save the company and help it emerge from its proverbial mountain of debt.

The competitive landscape is changing for West Michigan companies.

Conceived two years ago as a car full of designers traveled back to West Michigan from a trade show, West Michigan Design Week is back for its second iteration. The weeklong series of events, which runs from Monday, April 6 through Saturday, April 11, features a variety of talks, exhibits and networking events.

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.

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