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The facility — located at 4750 Dickman Road — produces cathode materials for use in lithium ion batteries. The materials have applications for electric cars, wind power, computers and other uses. According to the statement, 40 percent of TODA’s business is automotive, with 60 percent comprising energy storage, telecommunications and solar panels.

Grand Rapids-based Autocam Medical Devices LLC has acquired Southeastern Technology Inc. (SET), of Murfreesboro, Tenn. effective November 30, according to a statement.

Die Cad Group announces expansion in Greenville

Written by | Tuesday, 02 December 2014 10:08 |

The new facility, located at 106 S. Greenville West Dr., opened on Monday and will add needed capacity for the company to support its aggressive growth strategy, according to a news release.

Michigan State University (MSU) today announced a new graduate fellowship for its biomedical engineering program in the university’s College of Engineering, according to a statement.

CWD Real Estate Investment earlier today announced that it has purchased the 10-story, 153,000-square-foot building, located at 250 Monroe Ave. NW in downtown Grand Rapids. CWD made the purchase from the building's previous owners, Calder Plaza Investors, for an undsiclosed amount of money.

Founders Brewing Co. received more state incentives to help the company expand its production facility in Grand Rapids.

Zeeland-based education nonprofit Pyramid P20 has partnered with Grand Rapids-based Rockford Construction Co. to develop the 181-acre former Steelcase Pyramid building campus in Gaines Township, according to a statement.

A subsidiary of Grand Rapids-based Universal Forest Products Inc. (NASDAQ: UFPI) acquired an 80-percent stake in certain assets of Packnet Ltd. of Eagan, Minn., the company announced today.

Construction underway on new Start Garden space

Written by | Friday, 21 November 2014 10:05 |

Grand Rapids $15 million pre-seed capital fund Start Garden LLC will soon have a new home, according to news release. Construction is underway for its new “Startup Village,” on the second floor of the Trust Building at the corner of Ottawa Avenue and Pearl Street in downtown Grand Rapids.

ArtPrize Grand Rapids has signed an agreement with Dallas to effectively license the Artprize brand and technology platform to the Texas city starting in 2016.

Four West Michigan companies earned perfect scores on Human Rights Campaign’s (HRC) Corporate Equality Index.

A subsidiary of Grand Rapids-based Universal Forest Products Inc. (NASDAQ: UFPI) has acquired certain assets of Dallas-based Bigs Packaging and Lumber LLC, the company announced today.

Sturgis Bancorp Inc., the parent company of Sturgis Bank & Trust, plans to acquire the 132-year-old West Michigan Savings Bank in Bangor in a $4 million cash deal.

616 Development unveils Lofts on Monroe project

Written by | Thursday, 13 November 2014 11:47 |

The $22 million renovation of the 156,000-square-foot former furniture factory at 820 Monroe Avenue NW will be the developer’s largest project to date, according to a statement.

As West Michigan’s automotive dealer groups survey the competitive landscape, they’re finding it hard to pass up deals to add new stores, expand their geographic footprint and create attractive economies of scale.

Perrigo to acquire Omega Pharma for $4.5 billion

Written by | Thursday, 06 November 2014 10:06 |

Perrigo Co. plc would significantly expand its presence in Europe with the $4.5 billion acquisition of Omega Pharma NV, a Belgian-based producer of over-the-counter medications.

The Grand Rapids Downtown Market announced today that Traverse City-based Grand Traverse Distillery will open a tasting room in December.

Ascension Health stayed in the family to select a new chief executive for Borgess Health in Kalamazoo.

Kalamazoo-based Stryker Corp. has agreed to settle lawsuits in 39 states and involving thousands of patients who had to have defective hip implants surgically removed.

Office furniture index improves to 7-year high

Written by | Tuesday, 04 November 2014 09:15 |

A quarterly activity index for the office furniture industry in October reached its highest point in more than seven years.

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