Chemical Financial Corp. doubled earnings for the first quarter, the second full three-month period for the company following its $1.7 billion acquisition of Talmer Bancorp Inc. last summer.
An affiliate entity of Rockford Construction Company Inc. today received approvals and state Brownfield funds from the board of the Michigan Strategic Fund to move forward with its proposed “superblock” on Grand Rapids’ west side.
Founders Brewing Co. plans to expand beyond its physical Grand Rapids roots and open a taproom and brewing facility in the Motor City.
Service Express Inc., a provider of hardware maintenance services for data center infrastructure based in Grand Rapids, acquired Delta Computer Services Inc. in Farmingdale, N.Y.
Fast-growing insurance broker Acrisure LLC named D. Michael Sherman as president.
GRAND RAPIDS — Blackford Capital has entered the baking business.
Contrary to a report in an international brewery trade publication, Founders Brewing Co. has no plans to repurchase some of its shares from its Spanish investors.
Rockford Construction Company Inc. continues to expand its presence on the west side of Grand Rapids.
A Farmington Hills-based hotel operator continues to look at southwestern Kent County as a target for continued growth in hospitality.
Waterworks Car Wash LLC in Grand Rapids has sold to a Arizon firm with a growing presence in Michigan.
As it continues its streak of acquisitions, Meritage Hospitality Group Inc. (OTCQX: MHGU) remains on a growth trajectory.
Orion Construction Company Inc. today announced the formal completion of its most recent mixed-use residential project.
Marshall Excelsior Co. has been acquired by Harbour Group, a St. Louis-based private equity firm.
Mercantile Bank Corp.’s net income dipped in the first quarter, the result of one-time events.
Here is the MiBiz Growth Report for April 17, 2017.
• M&A: Dallas-based America’s Auto Auction has acquired West Michigan Auto Auction of Wayland and Parma-based Interstate 94 Vehicle Auction as part of the company’s larger acquisition strategy. The Texas company closed on the deal April 1. Both West Michigan Auto Auction and Interstate 94 Vehicle Auction were owned by Carl Miskotten, who will remain as the general manager of both facilities, according to a report in Auto Remarketing. Prior to the deal, America’s Auto Auction acquired seven facilities from Baton Rouge, La.-based Auction Broadcasting Co. in January 2017. The company operates a total of 21 auction locations across the U.S. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
In Michigan and two neighboring states that passed Right to Work laws, wages have grown slower than in three other Great Lakes states that have preserved collective bargaining rights.