A tooling engineer from Grand Rapids-based Tier-1 supplier ADAC Automotive was traveling in the Wuhan area of China when the Coronavirus public health crisis broke in late January. 

Published in Manufacturing

In the coming decade, the connectivity of smart factories will rely on next-generation 5G wireless technology. 

Published in Manufacturing
Thursday, 19 September 2019 11:25

Whirlpool to sell Italy-based plant

BENTON HARBOR — Home appliance manufacturer Whirlpool Corp. is selling off a manufacturing facility in Italy.

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BENTON HARBOR — A new campaign aims to stanch Berrien County’s population losses and attract thousands of new residents over the next decade. 

Published in Economic Development
Friday, 21 June 2019 11:39

MiBiz Growth Report: June 24, 2019

Here is the growth report for June 24, 2019.

Published in Finance

BENTON HARBOR — As real estate activity picks up in Southwest Michigan, officials in the Benton Harbor area are hoping a developer will take interest in renovating a historic downtown building. 

As the manufacturing industry begins to get “its mojo back,” Miles Free thinks danger might lie ahead for the sector, especially if the federal government imposes tariffs on key raw materials.

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President Trump’s recent decision to impose tariffs on imported washing machines and solar panels will raise prices for consumers and eliminate more jobs than they create, experts say.

Published in Economic Development

BENTON HARBOR — Faced with declining sales and changing customer buying habits, Midwest Timer Service Inc. needed to make some changes to its business.

Published in Manufacturing
Wednesday, 21 June 2017 11:41

Fettig steps down as CEO of Whirlpool

Jeff Fettig will step down as the CEO of Whirlpool Corp. after leading the Benton Harbor-based manufacturer of consumer products since 2004, according to a statement.

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