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Sunday, 21 January 2018 13:09

MiBiz Growth Report: Jan. 22, 2018

Here is the MiBiz Growth Report for Jan. 22, 2018: 

• M&A: Bridgman-based Kruger Plastic Products has been acquired by Chicago-based private equity firm HC Private Investments, according to a statement. Kruger President Pat Brandstatter and VP of Engineering Dirk Kruger retained “significant stakes” in the custom injection molding company. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Grand Rapids-based Varnum LLP served as legal counsel to Kruger, which was advised on the transaction by BlueWater Partners LLC, a Grand Rapids-based investment banking and consulting firm.

Published in In the News
Monday, 15 January 2018 21:13

Shape Corp. acquires Ohio aluminum extruder

Automotive supplier Shape Corp. plans to acquire Trenton, Ohio-based Magnode Corp., a manufacturer of aluminum extrusion.

Published in In the News

GRAND RAPIDS — While the automotive sector may be nearing the end of a strong sales cycle, West Michigan-based suppliers remain bullish on the industry.

Published in Manufacturing

As the pace of technological change intensifies for the automotive industry, suppliers are turning to acquisitions to reshuffle their businesses and prepare for the road ahead.

Published in Manufacturing

Automotive supplier Shape Corp. will invest $315,000 to create an advanced manufacturing education program at Grand Haven High School.

Published in In the News

ALBION — A dispute over several large-scale solar energy projects forced a Southwest Michigan solar equipment manufacturer into bankruptcy earlier this month.

Published in Manufacturing

For today’s engineering graduates, technical expertise remains paramount, but companies are asking more of their young workers, especially when it comes to so-called soft skills and the basics of business. 

Published in Education

The automotive industry rapidly approaches a convergence point. 

Published in Manufacturing

The mood of the country as reflected in the major political parties suggests a sharp turn against global free trade. 

Published in Manufacturing

Automakers’ challenge in meeting regulatory requirements for Corporate Average Fuel Economy has two aspects: the technology side and the market side of the issue. 

Published in Manufacturing
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