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Footwear and apparel maker Wolverine World Wide Inc. has outlined for shareholders what it cost the company to deal with environmental issues related to its former tannery operations and waste disposal sites.

ChoiceOne Bank plans to open a new branch this fall in Rockford, further expanding its presence in the Kent County market.

Manufacturing Survey: Automation

Written by | Thursday, 08 February 2018 08:22 |

MiBiz and the Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center West (MMTC-West) would like to hear your thoughts, strategies and concerns related to manufacturing automation..

A West Michigan firm plans to invest $3.3 million into a large-scale commercial aquaponics farm south of Grand Rapids that will produce fresh salad mixes and locally raised fish.

Herman Miller CEO to retire by Aug. 31

Written by | Monday, 05 February 2018 18:05 |

Brian Walker will retire from Herman Miller Inc. by Aug. 31, ending a 29-year career at the office furniture manufacturer, including 14 years as president and CEO.

Office furniture manufacturer Steelcase Inc. expects to report a loss in its current quarter as a result of the effects of tax changes in the U.S. and France.

Agility Health Inc. will sell its physical therapy operations in the U.S. to a Tampa, Fla.-based management company in a deal valued at $45 million.

A Northern Michigan private-label food processor has sold a business line to Seneca Foods Corp.

MiBiz Growth Report: Feb. 5, 2018

Written by | Sunday, 04 February 2018 14:23 |

Here is the MiBiz Growth Report for Feb. 5, 2018

• M&A: Grand Rapids-based Alliance CNC Cutter Grinding Services Inc. was acquired by GWS Tool Group LLC of Tavares, Fla., according to a statement. Alliance CNC is a designer and manufacturer of tight tolerance drills, reamers and micro-tools. With the deal, GWS adds hole-making tool capabilities to its existing focus in round tools, endmills and inserts. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but Alliance CNC will continue to operate out of its Grand Rapids area plant with its existing management team. GWS Tool Group is a vertically integrated manufacturer of engineered cutting tools for the aerospace, defense, power generation, automotive and medical industries.

Small businesses use social media platforms largely for promotion, to connect with customers, drive growth and find and hire new employees.

Whirlpool Corp. will layoff an undisclosed number of employees at its West Michigan facilities.

Mingerink & Associates Inc., a manufacturer’s representative for nationwide brands to Midwest retailers and distributors, has been acquired by a private equity-backed firm.

Four West Michigan-based corporations rank among the top five most trustworthy public companies in the state, according to the findings of new research from Grand Valley State University.

With a string of acquisitions completed early in the year, executives at Meritage Hospitality Group Inc. (OTCQX: MHGU) say they will be on the lookout for the right transactions, but also take some time to integrate their recent deals.

One of the largest proposed developments in downtown Grand Rapids in recent years took a significant step forward on Thursday.

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