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Geological mapping could spur economic development, protect water quality
KALAMAZOO — Researchers at the Michigan Geological Survey hope a state grant will better position government, businesses and other stakeholders to understand the natural resources that lie under the ground.
Fresh Thyme Farmers Market as Meijer skunkworks?
With increasing demand for fresh, specialty groceries, Walker-based Meijer Inc. has started to look outside the big box retail format it’s known for, even if the retailer doesn’t like to admit it.
Expansion of WMU BTR Park gets federal funds
Newly-awarded federal funds will help Western Michigan University (WMU) move forward with the second phase of its high-tech business park.
New business offers four-legged solutions for weed control — not pesticides
A new line of defense in the proverbial fight between man and weeds may be gaining traction among farmers and other business in West Michigan. But instead of being based on chemicals or other manmade products, this solution is much more back to nature.
West Michigan family businesses adjust to new realities
The company CEO Marc Schupan runs today barely resembles the Schupan & Sons Inc. he took over more than 40 years ago following the sudden death of his father.
Western Michigan University President to retire in 2017
John Dunn will retire from his position as president of Western Michigan University on June 30, 2017.
WMU med school hits milestones toward full accreditation
KALAMAZOO — Achieving two key accreditation milestones this summer shows that the Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine at Western Michigan University is meeting expectations.
Colleges leverage apprenticeship model for medical careers
Amid growing demand for health care talent, the partners behind a medical assistant apprenticeship program now look to expand the model to other in-demand areas.
New MSU curriculum gets med students in front of patients early on
The Michigan State University College of Human Medicine wants to get medical students into the real world much sooner with the launch next month of an entirely new curriculum.
Biomedical programs breathe new life into Michigan downtowns
The emergence of life sciences-based higher educational institutions continues to have a discernible impact on ancillary development in urban areas across Michigan.
Banks feel the talent gap: Hiring curbed by gutted training programs, lack of interest among younger generations
Bankers say they hear it regularly from their clients: It’s gotten awfully hard to find good talent these days.
WMU student envisions fully autonomous machine shop
RICHLAND — As manufacturers turn to automation and robotics to speed production and increase efficiencies, one soon-to-be graduate of Western Michigan University aims to bring that technology to machine shops.
MiBiz Growth Report: May 2, 2016
Here is the MiBiz Growth Report for May 2, 2016.
- M&A: Brad Davis and Lynne Bosgraaf, both formerly executive team members at Grand Haven-based Light Corp., have acquired Ram Electronics Inc., a manufacturer in Fruitport of printed circuit boards, custom wire harnesses and other components. The deal came about as Ram’s previous owner, Don Neidlinger, looked to retire. Zeeland-based Rua Associates LLC advised Davis and Bosgraaf on the deal, the terms of which were not disclosed. The executives partnered with Mercantile Bank Corp. to structure a loan through the Michigan Economic Development Corp.’s collateral support program. The program provides collateral to fund down payments on expansions or mergers and acquisitions.
- M&A: Lansing-based Neogen Corp., a manufacturer of food and animal safety products, acquired Brazil-based Deoxi Biotecnologia Ltda, an operator of an animal genomics laboratory, according to a statement. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Deoxi’s management and staff will remain with the company.
Hendrickson to lead Perrigo as it wrestles with challenges in European operations
ALLEGAN — John Hendrickson assumed command at Perrigo Co. plc as the company faces problems in Europe that will cut into 2016 earnings.
Native Traits taps $825K investment to target seed producers
A Southwest Michigan biosciences firm plans to use a recent investment to move its cold weather- and drought-resistant seed technology from the research phase into developing new markets.
2016 Commercial Real Estate Projects That Matter
Most research firms project the commercial real estate market in West Michigan will maintain slow but steady growth in 2016.
SpartanNash names new CFO
Grocery distribution and retail company SpartanNash Inc. (Nasdaq: SPTN) has named Chris Meyers its new CFO, effective April 11.
WMU medical school closes on Innovation Center acquisition
The Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine completed the acquisition of the Southwest Michigan Innovation Center on Jan. 1. The medical school plans to use the Innovation Center to expand its research work.