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Precision Aerospace Corp. has acquired the assets of Comstock Park-based CNC Precision Machining LLC, according to a statement released today.

Over the course of 2015, the Zeeland-based economic development firm helped create 780 new jobs and facilitate $110 million of private investment among 22 companies in Ottawa County, according to a statement.

Gentex Corp. (NASDAQ: GNTX) has partnered with Tennessee-based TransCore to launch a vehicle-integrated tolling system for drivers using the country’s toll roads.

The readers of MiBiz.com seem to have an unquenchable thirst for stories related to craft beer and retail. That’s the takeaway as we look back on the most-read stories published in 2015.

Cider producers in West Michigan and nationwide could have an easier time making and labeling their products under federal legislation that was signed into law on Dec. 18.

The end of the year provides us an opportunity to look back at all the winners and finalists MiBiz celebrated in four special awards programs. In 2015, we honored the top M&A Deals and Dealmakers, the Best Managed Nonprofits, the CFOs of the Year, and West Michigan’s Healthiest Employers.

Snyder signs data center legislation

Written by | Wednesday, 23 December 2015 16:29 |

Gov. Rick Snyder today signed legislation exempting co-located data centers from state sales and use tax, paving the way for the largest data center east of the Mississippi River to locate on a site south of Grand Rapids.

Revenue for Steelcase (NYSE: SCS) in the third quarter that ended Nov. 27 dipped to $787.6 million, a decrease of 1.5 percent from the same period in the previous year. At the same time, the company posted diluted earnings of 28 cents per share, missing the guidance offered in the previous quarter by 1 cent.

CHS Inc. opens new farm services center in Wayland

Written by | Wednesday, 23 December 2015 13:42 |

CHS-Hamilton Inc. has established a new farm services center in Wayland to serve member farmers in the region.

Neogen acquires rodenticide assets from Virbac

Written by | Wednesday, 23 December 2015 13:31 |

Neogen Corp. acquired the rodenticide assets of Virbac Corp., the North American affiliate of Virbac Group, a France-based animal health firm.

Meijer signs up as sponsor at new Detroit arena

Written by | Wednesday, 23 December 2015 13:27 |

Walker-based retailer Meijer Inc. will be one of two “landmark-level” sponsors at the new Detroit Red Wings arena and Detroit Events Center, which is currently under construction.

Despite recent Facebook posts that indicated major national retailers such as outdoor store REI and home goods retailer Crate & Barrel would set up shop at Knapp’s Crossing, the projects seem unlikely to happen — at least any time soon, according to the site’s developers.

Strong growth in the North American market shielded Herman Miller Inc. (NASDAQ: MLHR) from declining sales in its consumer and Europe and Latin America segments during its second quarter of 2016.

The YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids recently announced the retirement of its long-time president and CEO and the appointment of his successor.

Perrigo to acquire generic acne treatment products

Written by | Thursday, 17 December 2015 10:16 |

Perrigo Co. plc (NYSE: PRGO) plans to buy the generic products of the acne treatment Retin-A from Matawan Pharmaceuticals LLC, according to a statement.

After more than three decades in the banking industry, Michelle Van Dyke will become the president of Heart of West Michigan United Way.

Dane Systems to be renamed JR Automation

Written by | Wednesday, 16 December 2015 12:33 |

Dane Systems is a business unit of Holland-based JR Automation Technologies LLC, a manufacturer of custom automation equipment.

Eastown redevelopment receives state support

Written by | Tuesday, 15 December 2015 14:50 |

The Michigan Strategic Fund board today approved Brownfield tax credits and a Community Revitalization loan to support the redevelopment of The Kingsley Building in Grand Rapids’ Eastown neighborhood.

GM to invest $43M in Grand Rapids facility

Written by | Tuesday, 15 December 2015 12:34 |

As part of General Motors’ commitment to invest $1 billion by 2030 in Michigan, the Detroit automaker announced today that a portion of the money will be dedicated to the company’s West Michigan operations.

Property management and development firm Maplegrove Property Management LLC has detailed its plans for a mixed-use project at the 2.25-acre, 234 Market Ave. site in downtown Grand Rapids.

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