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Displaying items by tag: Amway Corp

Sunday, 11 September 2022 18:27

Family-owned biz retained workers during pandemic, prioritize tax changes, survey finds

survey this year of hundreds of U.S. family-owned businesses showed that owners prioritized keeping employees on the payroll even as the pandemic disrupted their business and that most regularly give to local charities.

Published in Economic Development
Tuesday, 28 June 2022 11:00

Whirlpool to divest Russian operations 

BENTON HARBOR — Appliance maker Whirlpool Corp. is selling off its operations in Russia. 

Published in Manufacturing
Wednesday, 20 April 2022 13:58

Amway sales rebounded in 2021 following COVID disruption, layoffs

ADA — Sales last year for multi-level marketing heavyweight Amway Corp. increased slightly from 2020, anchored by its popular brand of vitamins, minerals and dietary supplements.

Published in Manufacturing

Sunday, 16 January 2022 18:30

Software firms see spike in demand as pandemic drives more automation

Custom software firms are seeing increased demand for services as the COVID-19 pandemic prompts businesses in virtually all industries to take a hard look at their digital transformation plans.

Published in Manufacturing
Sunday, 29 August 2021 17:20

High school programs give West Michigan students a path to manufacturing careers

As the new class of students arrived at Northview Next this year, they may have noticed some new advanced manufacturing training tools. 

Published in Manufacturing
Sunday, 04 July 2021 16:40

Kent County officials want seat ‘at the table’ for GR amphitheater

GRAND RAPIDS — As city officials and private developers structure a property deal to advance plans for a downtown amphitheater, Kent County commissioners are seeking more involvement in a process on which they will ultimately vote.



Monday, 10 May 2021 16:16

Amway, Van Andel foundation contribute to India COVID-19 relief efforts

Amway Corp. and the David & Carol Van Andel Family Foundation last week announced a total of $750,000 to support COVID-19 relief efforts in India, where the country is seeing its worst surge yet overtake its health system.

Published in Economic Development
Thursday, 18 March 2021 16:36

Amway to cut 6% of global workforce, more than 800 jobs at Ada HQ

ADA — Global direct selling giant Amway Corp. is cutting 6 percent of its global workforce or about 900 people, most of whom are based at the company’s world headquarters in Ada, MiBiz has learned. 

Published in Manufacturing
Sunday, 14 February 2021 09:30

DeVos-backed PE fund to support Michigan companies

GRAND RAPIDS — A West Michigan capital investment fund that involves the family office for Doug and Maria DeVos wants to make long-term investments across a variety of industries with a goal of preserving and growing local companies and jobs.

Published in Economic Development

Sunday, 03 January 2021 11:51

MiBiz Growth Report: January 3, 2021

Here is the MiBiz growth report for January 3, 2021.

Published in Economic Development
Sunday, 22 November 2020 19:30

Business leaders seek COVID-19 response that preserves ‘lives and livelihoods’

Two hundred and forty six days passed between Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s first stay-at-home order to fight the COVID-19 pandemic and new state restrictions scaling back and closing some businesses.  

Published in Economic Development
Monday, 24 August 2020 10:57

Amway executive joins Herman Miller board of directors

Office furniture manufacturer Herman Miller Inc. (NASDAQ: MLHR) has voted to add an Amway Corp. executive to its board of directors.

Published in Manufacturing


Thursday, 23 July 2020 15:48

More than 600 GR hotel layoffs coming as county occupancy rebounds

GRAND RAPIDS — Kent County’s hotel occupancy has started to rebound since the early weeks of the COVID-19 pandemic, but a major downtown Grand Rapids hotel operator anticipates only being able to call back half of the 1,200 employees it furloughed in April.

Published in Economic Development
Sunday, 29 March 2020 18:55

Arsenal of health: Manufacturers shift operations to meet needs during pandemic

Demand for the mobile computer workstations produced by Walker-based health care furniture manufacturer Altus Industries Inc. had already begun to spike as hospitals started setting up quarantine and triage areas in preparation for an influx of COVID-19 patients. 

Published in Manufacturing
Friday, 20 March 2020 05:00

Spectrum Health collecting protective equipment to sustain supply

GRAND RAPIDS — Spectrum Health is seeking items like face masks and hand sanitizer in light of a national shortage of personal protective equipment for hospital workers and patients due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Published in Health Care

Monday, 24 February 2020 10:30

Amway sales dip 5 percent in 2019

ADA — Direct-selling giant Amway Corp. generated $8.4 billion in sales for 2019, down 5 percent from 2018, according to an announcement today.

Published in Manufacturing
Wednesday, 19 February 2020 14:47

Amway local layoffs continue, 50 more positions cut

ADA — Global direct-selling giant Amway Corp. is eliminating approximately 50 marketing and R&D positions in West Michigan in the final wave of local layoffs that began in 2018.

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, 10 November 2019 18:29

Ada gains steam with new businesses

ADA — After observing the revitalization of the Ada Village Business District, outdoor retailer Bill & Paul’s Sporthaus is expanding in the suburban community with a new 3,669-square-foot store. 

Wednesday, 16 October 2019 15:38

Amway sues unauthorized eBay seller for trademark infringement

ADA — Amway Corp. and parent company Alticor Inc. recently filed a trademark infringement lawsuit against an eBay Inc. seller based in Brooklyn, N.Y.  

Published in Manufacturing
Tuesday, 17 September 2019 16:59

Amway cuts 47 positions, more layoffs to come

ADA — Global direct-selling giant Amway Corp. has eliminated 47 information technology positions in another round of cuts to its workforce, the company confirmed to MiBiz. 

Published in Manufacturing

Sunday, 04 August 2019 19:19

Ex-Amway exec acquires 3 West Michigan Herman Miller dealerships

After a 40-year career at direct-selling giant Amway Corp., former Vice Chairman Bill Payne wanted to find a way to stay involved in the West Michigan business community. 

Published in Small Business
Sunday, 04 August 2019 17:17

Johnson Center initiative to identify, share best practices for board development

GRAND RAPIDS — The ability of many nonprofits to successfully meet their missions can be directly tied to those who sit on their boards.

Published in Nonprofits
Sunday, 07 July 2019 19:00

Lady Americana Midwest maintains king-sized share of regional hotel mattress market

GRAND RAPIDS — Nearly every guest who spends the night at a hotel room in downtown Grand Rapids sleeps on the same mattress. 

Published in Manufacturing

Tuesday, 04 June 2019 11:06

Orion Real Estate Solutions to develop 54-room boutique hotel in Rockford

Orion Real Estate Solutions has signed a letter of intent with the city of Rockford to build a new boutique hotel downtown on city-owned property at 12 S. Main St.

Monday, 29 April 2019 12:56

Amway institutes more layoffs in West Michigan, global operations

Global direct-selling giant Amway Corp. has started another round of cuts to its workforce, the company confirmed to MiBiz.

Published in Manufacturing
Monday, 11 February 2019 15:23

Amway sales up 2 percent in 2018, first growth in four years

For the first time in four years, sales for direct-selling giant Amway Corp. have grown on a year-over-year basis.

Published in Manufacturing

Monday, 03 December 2018 16:53

Amway cuts 45 management-level positions worldwide

Global direct-selling giant Amway Corp. has eliminated 45 management-level positions across various areas of the company including HR, supply chain, legal, IT, strategic planning, and finance.

Published in Manufacturing
Sunday, 11 November 2018 21:50

Tepid Yeti IPO gives DeVos firm cooler-than-expected payout

GRAND RAPIDS — A lukewarm initial public stock offering by drinkware and cooler-maker Yeti Holdings Inc. spelled a smaller-than-expected payout for a prominent West Michigan family office. 

Published in Finance
Sunday, 28 October 2018 14:53

For manufacturers, raising wages, offering education no silver bullet to talent constraints

Manufacturers are pulling out all the stops in an attempt to build a pipeline of talent for the future. 

Published in Manufacturing

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