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Laurie Harbour compares life in today’s manufacturing industry to a game of whack-a-mole as company leaders find themselves addressing one problem only to encounter another.

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NORTON SHORES — Seabrook Plastics Inc., a molder of plastic parts primarily for the automotive and defense industries, recently finalized the sale of its company to a fellow lakeshore-based plastic parts manufacturer.

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ZEELAND — Economic development firm Lakeshore Advantage was one of 10 organizations to receive Michigan Strategic Fund grants to promote Industry 4.0 adoption and readiness among area manufacturers.

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U.S. Sen. Gary Peters foresaw the pain points the country’s manufacturers would encounter during the COVID-19 pandemic and he’s actively pushing legislation he thinks could make the industry more resilient.

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Gilbert Rhode’s vision from nearly a century ago fits today’s changing furniture design landscape as Herman Miller Inc. proposes to buy competitor Knoll Inc.

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After serving with global office furniture maker Steelcase Inc. for 25 years, and the last seven as CEO, Jim Keane recently announced he would step away from his leading role this fall when he will be replaced by executive vice president and incoming CEO Sara Armbruster.

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ZEELAND — Despite numerous challenges in its operating environment, Zeeland-based automotive supplier Gentex Corp. managed to record its second highest sales quarter in company history.

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GRAND RAPIDS — Wood products manufacturer UFP Industries Inc. credits strong market conditions and success in implementing its strategic plan for driving what CEO Matt Missad described as “unprecedented growth” in the first quarter. 

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ZEELAND — A Colorado-based manufacturer that specializes in designing, manufacturing and servicing control systems for the aerospace industry plans to expand its operations in Zeeland.

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GRAND RAPIDS — Global furniture maker Steelcase Inc. announced today its timeline for a transition at the company’s top executive role.

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