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.

Published in Talent

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. 

Published in Talent

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. 

Published in Talent

The emergence of life sciences-based higher educational institutions continues to have a discernible impact on ancillary development in urban areas across Michigan.

Published in Talent

Bankers say they hear it regularly from their clients: It’s gotten awfully hard to find good talent these days.

Published in Finance

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. 

Published in Manufacturing
Sunday, 01 May 2016 09:36

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.
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ALLEGAN — John Hendrickson assumed command at Perrigo Co. plc as the company faces problems in Europe that will cut into 2016 earnings.

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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.

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Most research firms project the commercial real estate market in West Michigan will maintain slow but steady growth in 2016. 

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