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With the automotive industry headed for a period of plateauing sales and a potential slowdown, manufacturers could find opportunities to diversify by supplying Michigan’s aerospace sector.

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When Alan Hartline purchased Kingma’s Market four years ago, he pivoted away from a corporate world in which he was at the “mercy of quarterly earnings and Wall Street.”

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DETROIT — The push to offer autonomous driving, innovate new mobility options and differentiate models with new technology has upended many parts of the automotive industry.

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Manufacturers are finding they increasingly have to focus on an aspect of their business that doesn’t involve making a product.

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Two advertising services companies have joined forces in a bid to create a “one-stop shopping” experience for their clients.

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After running as lean as possible in the years following the recession, West Michigan manufacturers are embracing acquisitions as a strategy to add capacity and meet customer demand. That was the case for Grand Rapids-based Mill Steel Co. when it acquired certain assets of S&S Steel Services Inc. of Anderson, Ind.

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Mergers and acquisitions among global automotive suppliers should maintain the robust pace they reached in 2015 as the industry heads into the new year. That’s according to Ernst and Young’s recent Automotive Capital Confidence report published in November in which executives said they expected the global M&A market to “thrive” into 2016.

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Experts predict uptick in auto supplier M&A

Amid an improving automotive market, suppliers with easy access to capital and more deployable cash on their balance sheets are turning to mergers and acquisitions to drive growth.

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Mergers and acquisition activity in the automotive industry in 2013 declined to its lowest volume in more than a decade, according to a new analysis by PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP.

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A combination of commercial and government work and projects to implement new technology has aerospace suppliers in West Michigan flying high.

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