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Monday, 24 August 2020 09:53

Grand Rapids to resume autonomous shuttle service

GRAND RAPIDS — A free autonomous shuttle service that launched last year in Grand Rapids but has been sidelined during the COVID-19 pandemic plans to resume service Aug. 31 with added safety precautions.

Published in Economic Development
Sunday, 16 August 2020 18:50

Auto suppliers tackle disruptions with new ways of working, innovation

The topic of the day at this year’s Center for Automotive Research (CAR) Management Briefing Seminars was predictable.

Published in Manufacturing
Sunday, 07 June 2020 18:50

Pandemic forces mobility firms to pivot, renew focus on rider safety

Shared transit presents unprecedented risks as communities and businesses around the state reopen and people come out of isolation following a months-long shut down because of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Published in Manufacturing

Tuesday, 26 May 2020 12:21

State-backed mobility pilot programs to test three new technologies in West Michigan

Three mobility programs with a reach into West Michigan received $230,000 in state grant funding intended to address public health concerns brought on by the coronavirus. 

Published in Manufacturing
Thursday, 07 May 2020 17:06

GHSP launches product using UV light to disinfect vehicles

GRAND HAVEN — Auto supplier GHSP has launched a line of products for emergency and transport vehicles that uses ultraviolet light to disinfect and kill germs, including pathogens such as the coronavirus that causes COVID-19.

Published in Manufacturing
Sunday, 29 March 2020 18:50

Race to add hospital capacity keeps West Michigan manufacturers on the job

ZEELAND — As Brad Davis tracked news about the spread of the coronavirus in early March, he cautioned his production team at MedViron LLC that the company might need to shut down to do its part with social distancing.

Published in Manufacturing

Sunday, 29 March 2020 18:30

CRISIS MODE: West Michigan execs talk leadership strategies amid pandemic

As a global pandemic began to hit West Michigan, executives around the region stepped up to lead their organizations and their employees through the time of crisis. 

Published in Economic Development
Monday, 23 March 2020 08:08

Everything Begins with Design

When it comes to manufacturing, a low-cost product does not have to be synonymous with a low-quality product. That was a main takeaway from a recent webinar hosted by the Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center-West, MiBiz  and The Right Place. The webinar on Design for Manufacturing and Assembly — often referred to as DFMA — brought together West Michigan manufacturing executives to discuss the importance of intentional product design in manufacturing. 

Published in Sponsored content
Monday, 25 November 2019 10:16

JSJ Corp. sells Dake to PE-backed Laguna Tools

GRAND HAVEN — After being part of the JSJ Corp. portfolio of companies for nearly 80 years, metalworking equipment and machine tool maker Dake Corp. has new owners. 

Published in Manufacturing

Sunday, 11 August 2019 12:00

GHSP to expand, relocate headquarters to Holland

HOLLAND — Automotive supplier GHSP is expanding and moving its headquarters and engineering laboratory to the Holland Technical Center, MiBiz has learned. 

Published in Manufacturing
Sunday, 25 November 2018 21:04

Up-and-coming med device firms exemplify industry’s rise in West Michigan

Against the backdrop of West Michigan’s nascent medical device industry and an expanding array of resources, high-tech health care startups are finding the tools they need to start and grow their businesses in the region.

Published in Health Care
Friday, 17 August 2018 04:00

Auto supplier GHSP to open new tech hub in Grand Haven

A West Michigan automotive supplier GHSP Inc. is planning to move into an advanced tech hub in Grand Haven.

Published in Breaking News

Sunday, 20 August 2017 10:26

A balancing act: Automotive suppliers in West Michigan brace for cyclical changes, emergence of new tech

ACME — A decade into the economic recovery, West Michigan-based automotive suppliers are having to look ahead and prepare for a period of declining new vehicle sales.

Published in Manufacturing
Sunday, 05 February 2017 16:23

Auto suppliers proceed with caution amid threats to NAFTA

Following through with campaign promises, the Trump administration has set its sights on renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). 

Published in Manufacturing
Sunday, 05 February 2017 16:13

Ripple Effects: West Michigan auto suppliers capitalize on push for advanced technologies

As the automotive industry pursues cutting-edge technological breakthroughs in autonomous driving and vehicle electrification, West Michigan suppliers must ensure they’re not left behind. 

Published in Manufacturing

Sunday, 27 November 2016 15:44

Business as usual, for now: West Mich. automotive suppliers adopt wait-and-see approach

After one of the largest political upsets in recent history, West Michigan automotive suppliers have started assessing how a Donald Trump presidency could affect their industry. 

Published in Manufacturing
Sunday, 16 October 2016 19:08

Auto Focus: Surviving in the Automotive Industry

The automotive industry has been very good for West Michigan, in spite of the challenges that it has dished up for component suppliers over the last several decades. 

Editor’s note:
 
After more than 13 years of writing the Auto Focus column for MiBiz, Melissa Anderson plans to retire as a columnist, effective immediately, as she winds down her storied career in automotive analysis and research. In the short term, she and her husband plan to travel in the Southern Hemisphere. “I have enjoyed writing the column and it has been a good long run,” Anderson said. Anderson’s business intelligence on the automotive industry will be missed. “Melissa was our ideal business columnist because she was able to talk with a lot of knowledge about trends in the global automotive industry while also providing a lot of local context, examples and data,” said MiBiz Publisher Brian Edwards. MiBiz will continue its search for a new automotive/manufacturing columnist throughout the coming months.

Published in Manufacturing
Sunday, 24 July 2016 14:04

AUTO FOCUS: Automotive suppliers equipped for free trade

The mood of the country as reflected in the major political parties suggests a sharp turn against global free trade. 

Published in Manufacturing

Sunday, 01 May 2016 12:06

Manufacturers remain bullish on EVs despite flight to trucks and SUVs

Automakers have witnessed a resurgence in interest for trucks and SUVs as gasoline prices continue to hover around $2 per gallon in many areas of the country. 

Published in Manufacturing
Sunday, 06 March 2016 14:31

Evaluation of fuel economy standards muddied by cheap gas, demand for trucks

Automakers’ challenge in meeting regulatory requirements for Corporate Average Fuel Economy has two aspects: the technology side and the market side of the issue. 

Published in Manufacturing
Sunday, 07 February 2016 23:25

West Michigan automotive suppliers respond to frenetic increase in new model launches

Automakers’ desire to quicken the pace of new vehicle launches has sent shock waves through the industry’s supply chain.

Published in Manufacturing