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Displaying items tagged: Shape Corp

Sunday, 18 December 2022 18:00

Ottawa Co. leaders worry about attracting, retaining talent with incoming ‘Ottawa Impact’ majority

Roger Bergman and Doug Zylstra are preparing for a new term on the Ottawa County Board of Commissioners unlike any other.

Published in Economic Development
Wednesday, 30 November 2022 11:46

Public-private partnership aims to create 1,000 child care slots across Ottawa Co.

Ottawa County officials have signed off on plans to leverage $7.5 million in federal stimulus funds with nearly $25 million from the private sector to create 1,000 new child care slots in the next three years.

Published in Nonprofits
Sunday, 03 July 2022 18:04

2 new Shape partnerships bringing more sustainable materials to auto industry

West Michigan Tier 1 automotive supplier is leveraging two longstanding partnerships with overseas metal providers in an effort to bring more sustainable materials to the auto industry.

Published in Manufacturing

Sunday, 06 June 2021 17:30

Public health officials shift to a distributed approach to ensure COVID-19 vaccination rates continue to grow

In the nearly four months between late January and May this year, the West Michigan Vaccine Clinic at DeVos Place administered more than 230,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses.

Published in Health Care
Sunday, 17 February 2019 17:43

MCC invests in permanent campus in northwest Ottawa County

Buying a site in the Grand Haven area gives Muskegon Community College a permanent campus location in northwestern Ottawa County. MCC took possession this month of a former funeral home location on Lincoln Street in Grand Haven Township, just west of U.S. 31. The college paid $378,000 for the property, where it plans to invest another $432,000 in renovations and start hosting classes beginning this fall.

Published in Talent
Sunday, 19 August 2018 20:55

West Michigan auto suppliers embrace technology to meet automaker demands

ACME — As automakers race to incorporate more technology in their vehicles, automotive industry suppliers are starting to rethink their operations in West Michigan and beyond.

Published in Manufacturing

Saturday, 18 August 2018 17:48

West Michigan auto suppliers adjust to headwinds

ACME — In his role as president of Shape Corp., Mark White often deals with disruptions in navigating the Grand Haven-based Tier 1 automotive supplier through uncertain business conditions.

Published in Manufacturing
Sunday, 01 April 2018 10:21

MiBiz Growth Report: April 2, 2018

Here is the MiBiz Growth Report for April 2, 2018.

• M&A: A subsidiary of Universal Forest Products Inc. (Nasdaq: UFPI) plans to acquire “substantially all” of the operating assets of Marietta, Ga.-based North American Container Corp., a producer of packaging products, according to a statement. The deal should close by June 1. Terms of the deal were undisclosed. The acquisition will add steel, corrugated and hardwood packaging to Universal’s lineup of industrial products. North American Container, founded in 1967, operates nine manufacturing facilities in Georgia, South Carolina, Tennessee and Wisconsin and recorded 2017 sales of about $71 million. Universal Forest Products in February reported that it generated $3.9 billion in net sales with net earnings of $119.5 million for 2017.

Published in Breaking News
Friday, 23 March 2018 12:45

Ridgeview Industries to acquire Shape Corp. stampings facility

Automotive supplier Shape Corp. is selling its stamping operations facility in Spring Lake, the company announced Thursday.

Published in Breaking News

Sunday, 04 March 2018 18:33

Grand River Greenway adds to quality of life for Ottawa County

Snaking across eastern and northern Ottawa County on its way to Lake Michigan, the Grand River provides much more than a source of recreation and a home to aquatic wildlife.

Published in Economic Development
Sunday, 21 January 2018 13:09

MiBiz Growth Report: Jan. 22, 2018

Here is the MiBiz Growth Report for Jan. 22, 2018: 

• M&A: Bridgman-based Kruger Plastic Products has been acquired by Chicago-based private equity firm HC Private Investments, according to a statement. Kruger President Pat Brandstatter and VP of Engineering Dirk Kruger retained “significant stakes” in the custom injection molding company. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Grand Rapids-based Varnum LLP served as legal counsel to Kruger, which was advised on the transaction by BlueWater Partners LLC, a Grand Rapids-based investment banking and consulting firm.

Published in Breaking News
Monday, 15 January 2018 21:13

Shape Corp. acquires Ohio aluminum extruder

Automotive supplier Shape Corp. plans to acquire Trenton, Ohio-based Magnode Corp., a manufacturer of aluminum extrusion.

Published in Breaking News

Sunday, 20 August 2017 10:22

Balancing current needs with future investments, West Michigan auto suppliers plot strategies

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.

Published in Manufacturing
Sunday, 20 August 2017 10:20

Despite concerns over sales, auto suppliers remain active in M&A, experts say

As the pace of technological change intensifies for the automotive industry, suppliers are turning to acquisitions to reshuffle their businesses and prepare for the road ahead.

Published in Manufacturing
Monday, 19 June 2017 10:00

Shape Corp. launches advanced manufacturing education program at lakeshore school district

Automotive supplier Shape Corp. will invest $315,000 to create an advanced manufacturing education program at Grand Haven High School.

Published in Breaking News

Sunday, 13 November 2016 13:49

‘Collaborative enterprise’ New engineers need soft skills, business acumen to succeed, execs say

For today’s engineering graduates, technical expertise remains paramount, but companies are asking more of their young workers, especially when it comes to so-called soft skills and the basics of business. 

Published in Talent
Sunday, 21 August 2016 14:01

Cautious optimism continues as automotive industry evolves

The automotive industry rapidly approaches a convergence point. 

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, 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