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Displaying items by tag: Michigan Technological University

Tuesday, 12 May 2020 16:07

GVSU plans to resume in-person classes for fall, cover $13M COVID-19 shortfall

ALLENDALE — Grand Valley State University is tentatively planning to resume in-person classes for the fall 2020 semester while absorbing an anticipated $13 million budget shortfall related to the coronavirus.

Published in Talent
Sunday, 01 March 2020 16:10

Groups work to build diversity, inclusion into outdoor recreation efforts

Some Grand Rapids residents have never stepped foot in the Grand River. In fact, a very small population of people currently use the river to recreate.

Published in Economic Development
Sunday, 02 February 2020 16:20

‘A NEW NORMAL’: Declining sportsmen’s dollars upend funding model for nature conservation, outdoor recreation

Michigan’s outdoor recreation industry of today looks much differently than it did a generation ago. 

Published in Economic Development

Sunday, 11 November 2018 20:02

Rule change opens access for smaller universities to get tech commercialization funding

Smaller public universities in Michigan will have to come up with less matching funding to secure state grants that support startup companies coming out of research labs.

Published in Economic Development
Sunday, 13 May 2018 19:00

GVSU searches for new president amid ‘remarkable’ change at state universities

Grand Valley State University’s search for a successor to President Tom Haas is the latest effort by a Michigan-based public university to secure a new leader.

Published in Talent
Sunday, 04 March 2018 18:38

Partners back effort to reintroduce long-extinct arctic grayling to Michigan rivers

A broad statewide partnership is examining what it would take to reintroduce a native fish that disappeared from Michigan waters more than 80 years ago.

Published in Economic Development

Sunday, 26 November 2017 16:04

MiBiz Growth Report: Nov. 27, 2017

Here is the MiBiz Growth Report for Nov. 27, 2017: 

• M&A: Norton Shores-based Nichols Paper and Supply Co. has acquired Indianapolis, Ind.-based Spectrum Janitorial Supply, a provider of cleaning supplies, in a move to continue expanding in the Midwest. Nichols, a distributor of janitorial cleaning supplies and shipping and packing equipment, closed on the transaction on Nov. 6, according to a statement. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Nichols’ previous acquisitions include Professional Sanitary Supply Corp., Kellermeyer Co. and Industrial Cleaning Supply Co. The company has offices in Grand Rapids, Detroit, Holland and Traverse City in Michigan, as well as two offices in Ohio.

Published in Breaking News
Sunday, 25 June 2017 20:00

Muskegon startup targets craft brewers with can-sealing machine

MUSKEGON — A startup business on the lakeshore is helping craft brewers globally to diversify the mix of packaged products they can sell via their taprooms.

Published in Manufacturing
Sunday, 19 March 2017 15:43

Federal legislation could bolster Michigan’s wood products industry

Legislation proposed earlier this month in the U.S. Senate could provide a boost to Michigan’s nascent advanced wood products industry.

Published in Manufacturing

Sunday, 04 September 2016 02:31

Manufacturing base key to growing state’s forest products industry, experts say

While many pieces still need to be assembled, Michigan’s growing forest products industry remains on track to transform into a robust and sustainable market. 

Published in Manufacturing
Sunday, 12 June 2016 15:29

Michigan Tech, MSU partner to drive development in state’s forestry industry

consortium of academics, government officials and industry leaders wants to refocus the state on wood products and create a hub for bio-materials produced from Michigan’s forests.

Published in Economic Development
Sunday, 29 May 2016 11:11

Going 3-D: Manufacturers say tech drives sustainability, revenue

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.

Published in Manufacturing

Sunday, 03 April 2016 15:20

Crowdfunding platform connects student startups to alumni dollars

GRAND RAPIDS — A new crowdfunding platform aims to connect student entrepreneurs at colleges and universities with people willing to invest money and time in their ideas.

Published in Breaking News