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Displaying items tagged: ADAC Automotive

Monday, 15 November 2021 12:09

Lacks Enterprises forms joint venture with Texas firm to supply Toyota with exterior components

CASCADE TWP. — Tier 1 automotive supplier Lacks Enterprises Inc. has formed a joint venture with a fellow family-owned business in Texas to supply Toyota Motor North America with exterior components.

Published in Manufacturing
Thursday, 12 November 2020 14:15

Local American Institute of Architects awards focus on sustainability

Integrated Architecture LLC was among several local firms recognized at the Grand Rapids chapter of the American Institute of Architects’ 2020 awards, receiving multiple commendations for its design of the new ADAC Automotive headquarters. 

Sunday, 21 June 2020 17:53

Automotive suppliers welcome break from most 2020 auto shows

Auto manufacturers, dealers and OEMs will catch a break from the busy auto show circuit this year after the COVID-19 pandemic essentially wiped out the ability to hold crowded events.

Published in Manufacturing

Sunday, 01 March 2020 19:00

CONSIDER THE SOURCE: West Michigan manufacturers search for supply chain solutions amid coronavirus outbreak

The ongoing coronavirus outbreak in China is forcing West Michigan manufacturers to find creative solutions to avoid production disruptions.

Published in Manufacturing
Sunday, 09 February 2020 17:45

West Michigan manufacturers brace for disruptions from Chinese Coronavirus outbreak

A tooling engineer from Grand Rapids-based Tier-1 supplier ADAC Automotive was traveling in the Wuhan area of China when the Coronavirus public health crisis broke in late January. 

Published in Manufacturing
Sunday, 19 January 2020 14:18

ADAC joint venture accelerates radar technology for hands-free vehicle access

ADAC Automotive, a Grand Rapids-based Tier 1 automotive supplier, is working toward a new strategy that will bring supplier-initiated technological advances into the sector. 

Published in Manufacturing

Tuesday, 17 December 2019 12:40

Cascade Twp. to purchase former ADAC Automotive building

CASCADE TWP. — Cascade Township officials have voted to purchase a facility to use for its consolidated township offices.

Sunday, 10 November 2019 08:45

Q&A: Gene Hawkins Vice President of Engineering, ADAC Automotive

Gene Hawkins, vice president of engineering at ADAC, spoke with MiBiz about how the company is looking at R&D and where it sees the future of plastics in the automotive industry. 

Published in Manufacturing
Sunday, 27 October 2019 19:30

West Michigan auto suppliers brace for continued upheaval

Regardless of when the historic UAW strike against General Motors Co. ultimately ends, the disruptive effect of lost production and earnings will linger, putting further strain on an industry already flagged by slowing sales and tariff disputes with China.

Published in Manufacturing

Thursday, 24 October 2019 11:38

Cascade Township considers relocating government offices to ADAC headquarters facility

CASCADE TWP. — Cascade Township officials are exploring the use of a vacant manufacturing headquarters facility as a potential site for consolidated township offices. 

Sunday, 15 September 2019 13:17

West Michigan industrial vacancy remains at all-time low

GRANDVILLE — After searching for vacant sites in several other regions, the owners of Littlefoot Coffee Roasters LLC found space in Grandville that allows them to plant their roots back in Michigan and have room to expand in the future.

Sunday, 18 August 2019 19:00

AUTOMOTIVE ROUNDTABLE: West Michigan automotive suppliers stay steady, despite uncertainties

A decade into the economic recovery, the region’s automotive suppliers continue to ride the wave of vehicle sales volume in the North Amercian and global auto market. Yet, many are bracing for an impending downturn, which analysts predict will occur somewhere in the early 2020s. Primarily, suppliers are planning on weathering any upcoming downturn by banking on investments in new technologies, including electric vehicles and automation, whether through increased R&D spending or through acquisitions. 

Published in Manufacturing

Friday, 31 August 2018 20:48

JUST SAY NO? Despite legal framework, West Michigan economic developers avoid marijuana business

In politically conservative Calhoun County, Scott Fleming embraces the economic potential of legal marijuana businesses.

Published in Economic Development
Saturday, 21 July 2018 10:48

Manufacturers invest in cybersecurity to protect intellectual property

By making a significant investment in cybersecurity, West Michigan manufacturers can avoid having their sensitive information getting into the wrong hands. 

Published in Manufacturing
Saturday, 09 June 2018 17:08

Q&A: Jim Teets, ADAC Automotive

ADAC Automotive has launched one of the most ambitious capital projects in the manufacturer’s history. The Tier 1 supplier door of handles and exterior mirrors plans to invest roughly $23.5 million to build a new 56,000-square-foot corporate headquarters on Eagle Drive in Cascade Township, as well as expand its research and development facility by 24,000 square feet. With the move, ADAC plans to add 50 high-tech positions. MiBiz spoke with President and CEO Jim Teets about the investment, which comes during a period in which automotive sales are starting to flatten.

Published in Manufacturing

Sunday, 24 December 2017 15:22

Manufacturers work to address ‘image problem’ at root of talent crunch

GRAND RAPIDS — After a decade of growth in manufacturing, the sector still finds itself having to defend its worth to parents and high school counsellors.

Published in Economic Development
Sunday, 24 December 2017 15:09

EDITOR’S NOTEBOOK: Four perspectives on 2018

When Brad Davis looks ahead to 2018, he gets very excited about the future of his company, Zeeland-based Industrial Woodworking Corp.

Published in Economic Development
Sunday, 12 November 2017 15:35

Seabrook Plastics leverages technology, expands to produce larger parts

NORTON SHORES — Manufacturer Seabrook Plastics Inc. is leveraging its investment in technology to improve process repeatability and reduce non-value added cost.

Published in Manufacturing

Sunday, 08 January 2017 15:21

Oil and gas spurs renewed optimism among West Michigan manufacturers

After a strong 2016, most West Michigan manufacturers are looking ahead to this year with optimism that they will continue to grow as the economy expands. 

Published in Manufacturing
Sunday, 25 December 2016 20:36

Despite uncertainty, talent concerns, manufacturers remain bullish on economy

Even with the underlying uncertainty caused by the presidential election, West Michigan manufacturers remain generally optimistic about the year ahead. 

Published in Economic Development
Sunday, 07 February 2016 23:31

EVs continue to underperform in present era of cheap oil

Despite a growing number of plug-in electric vehicles on display at this year’s North American International Auto Show in Detroit, industry analysts say the segment has failed to reach the “aspirational” levels many had hoped.

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