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Mitch Galloway

Mitch Galloway

Johnson Controls International plc is reviewing whether it should sell or spin off its battery division to focus on its main HVAC and building electronics business, company officials said this week.

Alcoholic beverage distributor Imperial Beverage Co. will enter the Upper Peninsula market after acquiring Bayside Beverage earlier this week.

GRAND RAPIDS — The new generation of agricultural leaders across West Michigan will likely look different than your grandfather’s farm.

As the manufacturing industry begins to get “its mojo back,” Miles Free thinks danger might lie ahead for the sector, especially if the federal government imposes tariffs on key raw materials.

CALEDONIA — A Hastings-based manufacturer of fire suppression equipment needed a new home that would allow its business to expand and meet the demands for its growing line of sprinklers.

GRAND RAPIDS — Many West Michigan mold manufacturers are looking to get ahead of the oncoming wave of employee retirements by hiring more employees this year.

NORTON SHORES — One growing Lakeshore area manufacturer didn’t have to look far when it came time to find a new place to consolidate its operations.

Until business leaders can come together to address industry problems, companies “will not succeed.”

Over the last few years, manufacturers have developed extensive in-house training programs in a move to combat skilled worker shortages.

Sunday, 18 February 2018 19:46

Tech center targets next generation

Backed by $432,000 in new state funding, the Kent Career Tech Center aims to expose more students to career opportunities in the skilled trades.

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