CHARLOTTE — Spartan Motors Inc. has divested its emergency response division to Milwaukee-based REV Group Inc. in a $55 million cash deal, effective Feb. 1.
NILES — Niles Steel Tank Co. has completed an 85,000-square-foot facility to grow manufacturing capacity for its Alloy Works specialty division that makes stainless steel vessels.
LANSING — Neogen Corp., a food and animal safety products manufacturer, has completed its third international acquisition this year with a deal for a U.K.-based firm.
A new program aims to incentivize small manufacturers to take on energy efficiency projects and “jump-start” energy waste reduction, ultimately helping them reduce their energy use, lower costs and become more competitive.
In the coming decade, the connectivity of smart factories will rely on next-generation 5G wireless technology.
GRAND RAPIDS — Tier 1 automotive supplier Gill Industries Inc. plans to close its Bond Avenue production facility in Grand Rapids by April 10, 2020, according to a notice filed with the state.
MARQUETTE — Easy Ice LLC, a commercial ice machine rental and servicing company, has been acquired by private equity firm Freeman Spogli & Co. of Los Angeles, Calif.
LOWELL — eMotion Controls Co., an automation controls system integrator and software company, has been acquired by a Kentucky firm.
BELDING — Guardian Capital Partners, a private equity firm based in Wayne, Pa., has partnered with the executive management team at Belding-based Flat River Group LLC to acquire the company.
MUSKEGON — Houston-based oil and gas industry supplier Cameron International Corp. is closing its Muskegon facility, according to a notice filed with the state.