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 ALLEGAN — Perrigo Co. plc intends to sell its Mexico and Brazil-based over-the-counter business to Boston-based global private equity firm Advent International.

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GRAND RAPIDS — As business leaders across industries grapple with their approach to the workplace in a post-pandemic era, The Economic Club of Grand Rapids provided insight on the topic from some of the most influential players in office furniture.

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Michigan’s economy should record “significant expansion” in 2021 after last year’s decline from the COVID-19 pandemic, although a global shortage of computer chips is “choking off” auto production during a period of high demand, according to a new economic outlook.

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SPARTA — A Tenneco Inc. auto manufacturing plant in Sparta is scheduled to close this summer, eliminating all 78 jobs at the facility.

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GRAND RAPIDS — Snack food company Utz Brands Inc. has acquired a partnering Grand Rapids-based tortilla chip manufacturer and its facility as part of a $41 million deal.

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ROCKFORD — After a promising first quarter with strong demand and e-commerce growth, global footwear marketer and licensor Wolverine World Wide Inc. is eyeing a “breakthrough” 2021.

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West Michigan’s industrial economy grew at a “significant pace” in April, although rising prices and material shortages continue to pose worries for purchasing managers.

Published in Economic Development

ALLEGAN — A sales spike in the early weeks of the COVID-19 pandemic followed by a mild flu season during lockdown restrictions reduced Perrigo Co. plc’s quarterly sales to start 2021.

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BATTLE CREEK — As the state transitions from mass COVID-19 vaccination sites to smaller, more targeted clinics to immunize the general public, onsite employer-hosted vaccination clinics are taking on a new importance.

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In a typical year, Matt Koning likes to have up to 210 vehicles listed and ready to sell across his four used car lots. Right now, his inventory is sitting at 110 — and he still feels fortunate to have that robust of a supply.

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