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Nick Manes

Nick Manes

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Wednesday, 06 November 2013 19:18

Q&A: Tom Ryan, Smashburger

West Michigan native Tom Ryan is at the helm of a fast-growing burger chain that aims to take a very different approach from the competition typical in the fast food sector. 

If there is one rule that manufacturers have learned in the wake of the recession, it’s that serving a diverse customer base can be key to a company’s survival.

A newly-formed joint venture between the Grand Valley State University Center For Entrepreneurship and Innovation and Saginaw Valley State University wants to encourage agricultural technology startups to drive innovation in Michigan.

Being a diversified company that serves 15 different industries has its benefits, even if ease of forecasting is not one of them.

While analysts at PwC, Deloitte and others expect commercial aircraft to continue growing from last year’s record revenues, the same cannot be said for the defense segment of the industry.

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

Wednesday, 09 October 2013 21:00

Q&A: Nick Nicolay, Kar's Nuts

Kar’s Nuts, an 80-year-old Detroit snack food company, has been slowly growing to national success. What began as one woman roasting peanuts to sell outside the old Tiger Stadium has now turned into a national operation. Kar’s has about 175 employees and expects to do more than $90 million in sales this year.

Executives at Seabrook Plastics Inc. eschew the notion that manufacturers need to be running near capacity to be profitable.

Contrary to widespread belief, Asia does not have a lock on electronics manufacturing.

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