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Dublin- and Allegan-based Perrigo Company plc announced two transactions today, one to expand into the women’s health category and another to out-license a group of preclinical assets it acquired in the deal for Elan Corp. last year.

While other semi-professional basketball teams have come and gone from West Michigan, the Grand Rapids Drive — backed by the National Basketball Association and the Detroit Pistons — aims to prove it has staying power.

Metrics for the honor include “commitment to sustainable architecture, number of Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Accredited Professionals and project recognition,” according to a release by the firm.

North American sales up for Steelcase

Written by | Wednesday, 24 September 2014 14:43 |

Steelcase Inc. today reported quarterly sales of $786.7 million, an increase of 3.8 percent from the same period a year earlier.

Kalamazoo-based Zeigler Auto Group Inc. has acquired the Rosen Nissan store in Gurnee, Ill., said President Aaron Zeigler.

Comerica Bank’s economic activity index for Michigan grew 6.7 percentage points in July to 133.7. The July reading was the third straight monthly improvement in the index after six months of declines.

Michigan’s Small Business Development Center will hold a Small Business Resources and Information Day on Friday, Sept. 26 from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Grand Rapids-based information technology company Data Strategy LLC announced a merger with Network Storage Inc. of Indianapolis, Ind.

Mark Sellers, owner of Hopcat, Stella’s Lounge, McFaddens and Grand Rapids Brewing Company, will launch The Shrunken Head next summer, according to a news release.

A key acquisition that closed toward the end of July lifted Herman Miller Inc. to solid sales growth in its most recent quarter

Grand Rapids-based retailer Meijer Inc. agreed to pay a $2 million civil penalty in a settlement with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), according to a statement.

Grand Rapids-based Scott Group Custom Carpets LLC has acquired Hokanson Carpets Inc. of Texas, according to a statement.

After more than four decades, there will be a new leader with the title of CEO at Grand Rapids-based manufacturer Cascade Engineering Inc.

Muskegon Community College plans to buy the former Muskegon Chronicle building at 981 Third Street for its long-awaited downtown campus, MiBiz has learned. 

The Charter Group in Grand Rapids changed its name to Charter Capital Partners and formed a new Financial Institutions Practice in partnership with Olejniczak Advisors in Grosse Pointe Farms in suburban Detroit, a consulting firm specializing in transaction advisory, valuation and strategic consulting.

Revue Holding Company Inc. – the parent company of MiBiz –  announced today that it has acquired the assets and operations of Dogs Unleashed, a lifestyle publication for dog owners and canine enthusiasts.

A study released today by Grand Rapids Whitewater estimates the net annual economic impact for the proposed Grand Rapids Whitewater project will run between $15.9 million and $19.1 million.

Saugatuck Brewing expands to Minnesota

Written by | Friday, 05 September 2014 09:05 |

A new distribution deal will bring Saugatuck Brewing Co.’s line of beers to the Land of 10,000 Lakes.

Grandville-based machine building and tooling company Reliable Automation Inc. has acquired its own space after leasing for the previous six years.

Grand Rapids-based medical device company Sisu Global Health was awarded $250,000 in the Saving Lives at Birth development exchange in Washington, D.C., a program sponsored by USAID and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, among others.

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