West Michigan-based manufacturing executives think 2019 marks a good time to take a pause from the recent breakneck pace of capital investments and acquisitions to focus on operations. That’s the general consensus from local manufacturing leaders across a range of industries who participated in a forward-looking roundtable discussion with MiBiz earlier this month.
Cascade Engineering Inc. has tapped Christina Keller, daughter of founder and chair Fred Keller, to lead the family-owned plastic-injection molding manufacturer.
Companies and job-placement organizations in West Michigan say an executive order signed by Gov. Rick Snyder comes as a good first step in addressing the state’s skilled trades shortage.
A handful of West Michigan executives find that practical business experience can carry over from the boardroom to the classroom.
GRAND RAPIDS — While the automotive sector may be nearing the end of a strong sales cycle, West Michigan-based suppliers remain bullish on the industry.
Sentiment among automotive suppliers improved during the first part of 2017 as executives regained some degree of certainty following the results of the presidential election.
The Highland Group of Grand Rapids LLC, a digital marketing firm headquartered in the Cherry Hill neighborhood, has earned certified B Corporation status, according to a statement.
West Michigan office furniture manufacturers could soon be incorporating scrap wood into the production of their products through a new partnership with Michigan Technological University.
While plummeting oil prices over the last month have led to relief for consumers at the pump, the news has been mixed for West Michigan manufacturers, particularly for suppliers of the oil-and-gas industry.
The owner and operator of restaurants Bistro Bella Vita, The Green Well Gastro Pub and Grove, as well as an unopened eatery in the Monroe North neighborhood, has become the first restaurant group in the nation to achieve the designation.