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Consumers Credit Union plans to begin construction this summer on a new, larger office that will expand its local footprint.

GMB Architecture gets new president

Written by | Thursday, 04 June 2015 17:02 |

Holland-based GMB Architecture Engineering will complete its leadership transition today as the firm’s president Harm Perdok retires. Perdok has spent 31 years at the firm, having spent the last 11 as president. GMB has grown to 90 employees and has offices in Holland, Grand Rapids and Indianapolis, according to a statement.

Grand Rapids-based Terryberry Co. LLC will invest approximately $2.6 million into its facility at 2033 Oak Industrial Drive, said company officials today at a press conference.

Grand Rapids-based Fox Motor Group LLC continues to grow. The automotive dealership chain announced in a statement today that it has acquired Seif Chevrolet, located at 632 East Main Street in downtown Caledonia. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Muskegon Community College continues to grow its presence in the lakeshore city’s downtown. Entrepreneurs Jon Rooks and Nick Sarnicola, as well as his wife Ashley, have donated the former Masonic Temple building at 396 West Clay Avenue in addition to a $200,000 permanent endowment for the college to use for its Entrepreneurial Studies program. 

After 15 years working with the industrial group in Colliers International’s Grand Rapids office, John Kuiper can now add President to his resume. According to a statement, effective June 1, Kuiper became President of the office and will retain his responsibilities as advisor to the industrial group.

Having completed Fox Motors’ Subaru dealership just to the east of the newest project in January, the construction manager is now constructing brand new, separate showrooms for the European luxury brands, according to Brent Gibson, Triangle’s vice president of operations.

Shipments from January to March grew 9 percent over the same period a year earlier to $2.39 billion and orders increased 8 percent to $2.35 billion, according to the Business and Institutional Furniture Manufacturers Association in Grand Rapids.

Craft beer enthusiasts throughout the Upper Midwest will have more opportunities to find Founders Brewing Co.’s products closer to home.

Aluminum production giant Alcoa Inc. (NYSE:AA) will expand its manufacturing of advanced titanium, nickel and 3-D printed parts for the aerospace industry from its Alcoa Power and Propulsion facility in Whitehall.

Wolverine World Wide names new CFO

Written by | Tuesday, 02 June 2015 08:46 |

Following the departure of Donald Grimes, Wolverine World Wide Inc.’s CFO of the last seven years, the Rockford-based marketer of footwear and apparel has appointed Michael Stornant as senior vice president, CFO and treasurer. 
The appointment is effective June 12.

Over-the-counter drug producer Perrigo Company plc plans to grow a “well established” portfolio of OTC brands it is acquiring from GlaxoSmithKline by leveraging the European operations from its recent Omega Pharma acquisition.

General Motors expects to breathe new life into previously idled production space at its Wyoming facility. The company plans to invest $119 million in a new production line that will occupy a 500,000-square-foot area of unused space at the south end of its facility — a former Delphi building — located at 2100 Burlingame Avenue in Wyoming, said Rick Demuynck, the plant manager for GM’s Grand Rapids Operations.

Chemical Financial Corp. closed May 31 on the $187.4 million acquisition of Lake Michigan Financial Corp., the parent company of The Bank of Holland and The Bank of Northern Michigan.

The restaurant will be located in the 85-unit Lofts on Monroe project being developed by 616 Development LLC on Monroe Avenue. Essence Restaurant Group owns Bistro Bella Vita, The Green Well and Grove.

Detroit-based law firm Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP, which has an office in Kalamazoo, has absorbed Schopf & Weiss LLP, a Chicago-based litigation firm, according to a statement.

Nearly three weeks after a previous deal unravelled that would have turned Steelcase Inc.’s pyramid campus into an educational site, the property has new owners.

A nonprofit subsidiary of the bankrupt Family Christian LLC has been selected as the winning bidder for the company’s assets, according to court documents filed Wednesday.

A portfolio company of a Detroit-based private equity firm Huron Capital Partners LLC has acquired Greater Kalamazoo Auto Auction (GKAA) of Schoolcraft, Mich.

City of Muskegon adopts form-based code

Written by | Wednesday, 27 May 2015 15:51 |

Muskegon has become the largest city in Michigan to formally adopt a development practice known as “form-based codes.”

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