In politically conservative Calhoun County, Scott Fleming embraces the economic potential of legal marijuana businesses.
By making a significant investment in cybersecurity, West Michigan manufacturers can avoid having their sensitive information getting into the wrong hands.
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.
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.
When Brad Davis looks ahead to 2018, he gets very excited about the future of his company, Zeeland-based Industrial Woodworking Corp.
NORTON SHORES — Manufacturer Seabrook Plastics Inc. is leveraging its investment in technology to improve process repeatability and reduce non-value added cost.
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.
Even with the underlying uncertainty caused by the presidential election, West Michigan manufacturers remain generally optimistic about the year ahead.
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.