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When Jim Hackett retired from the corner office at Steelcase Inc. in 2014, he told MiBiz the “narrative is still being written” about what he planned to do in the next phase of his professional life.

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After one of the largest political upsets in recent history, West Michigan automotive suppliers have started assessing how a Donald Trump presidency could affect their industry. 

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British voters wanted to send a message with the Brexit vote, and it was certainly heard loud and clear by manufacturers in West Michigan. 

Published in Manufacturing

LANSING — A Mid Michigan nanotechnology company seeks to raise $24 million through an initial public offering to fund operations as it continues to commercialize composite materials for rechargeable lithium-ion batteries and other uses.

Published in In the News

Ford Motor Co. has tapped board member and longtime Steelcase Inc. CEO Jim Hackett to lead and launch a new mobility subsidiary.

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The movement of people back to urban areas and the onslaught of new transportation options has forced traditional automotive manufacturers to take notice and plan for the future.

Published in Manufacturing

The focus on low-volume performance and luxury cars at the Detroit auto show could still signal opportunities for auto suppliers in West Michigan as more high-end technology filters down to mainstream models.

Published in Manufacturing
Sunday, 18 January 2015 22:00

Editor's Notebook: Ford Focused

As thousands of international journalists packed into Detroit’s crowded Cobo Hall last week for the annual North American International Auto Show, it was clear that the industry has started to act as if it has fully emerged from the doldrums of the recession and embraced the brave new world.

Published in Manufacturing

As production for the 2015 model year of vehicles ramps up, one West Michigan automotive supplier has capitalized on a recent capacity expansion to accommodate growth.

Published in Manufacturing

As automakers embrace lightweighting as a key strategy to meet more stringent efficiency standards, that’s led to a shift toward new materials and new production processes designed to take unneeded mass out of vehicles.

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