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GRCC launches Fountain Hill Brewery, Peter’s Pub

Written by | Tuesday, 20 September 2016 13:57 |

One of Grand Rapids’ newest breweries will open on the campus of Grand Rapids Community College this academic year.

Grand Valley State University has received a $332,640 federal grant to train nurse practitioners to work in rural communities in Michigan.

Borgess Medical Center and its sister hospitals in Michigan are rebranding under a move by parent company Ascension Health to create a common brand identity.

Core Realty Holdings LLC, a Newport Beach, Calif.-based investment group, has acquired five nearly-full industrial properties around West Michigan.

FRUITPORT — A connection Chris Witham made five years ago at a trade show in Anaheim, Calif. culminated in a major investment that will position Motion Dynamics Corp. for growth in the medical device industry.

MiBiz Growth Report: Sept. 19, 2016

Written by | Sunday, 18 September 2016 15:56 |

Here is the MiBiz Growth Report for Sept. 19, 2016.

• M&A: Zeeland-based BiaCare Corp., a manufacturer of compression garments and bandages, was acquired by SIGVARIS Group, a Swiss maker of medical compression textiles. BiaCare was founded 12 years ago and employs 22 people in Zeeland, according to a statement. The company developed a range of compression products with velcro wraps to treat lymphedema, lipedema and chronic venous insufficiency. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. SIGVARIS pursued the acquisition as part of its international growth strategy for medically complex compression applications, calling BiaCare “a pioneering leader” in the segment. For BiaCare, the deal “significantly increases our ability to provide physicians and therapists the compression solutions they need,” according to President Keith Hoffman. 

VoiceGR seeking respondents for 2016 survey

Written by | Friday, 16 September 2016 15:50 |

The Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy at Grand Valley State University has put out a call for more responses to its 2016 VoiceGR survey.

Software development training company Grand Circus LLC will begin offering its “coding bootcamp” next month in West Michigan.

Metro Health would become part of the University of Michigan Health System by year’s end under a definitive agreement announced today.

Air-Way Manufacturing, a manufacturer of hydraulic fittings, has established a 20,000-square-foot office facility in North Carolina to support its subsidiary Hydra-Flex Inc.

Virginia-based Ferguson Waterworks has acquired Jackson-based Michigan Pipe and Valve’s Kalamazoo location.

Johnson Technology Inc., a subsidiary of GE Aviation, plans to invest more than $14 million in converting an existing warehouse into a manufacturing facility for nozzles and shrouds for commercial and military jet engines.

A new bill proposed in the Michigan Legislature could more than triple the state’s excise tax on beer.

Nonprofit education organization West Michigan Center for Arts + Technology (WMCAT) today announced a plan to move its headquarters to the emerging Bridge Street corridor.

With e-commerce sales on the rise, Mindscape hopes that a newly launched training and consulting division can help clients navigate the increasingly complex world of digital marketing.

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