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While Steelcase Inc.’s first quarter earnings largely met executives’ expectations, the company projects a decline in revenues and orders in its second quarter, driven largely by uncertainty in the global market.

A combination of a rebounding North American market and robust performance from niche categories led to a strong finish for Herman Miller Inc.’s 2016 fiscal year.

The Right Place Inc. President and CEO Birgit Klohs has one word to describe her reaction to the United Kingdom’s decision yesterday to leave the European Union: Disappointment.

Neighborhood cafe and roastery Rowster Coffee Inc. is planning to introduce a new concept to the city’s West Side.

Grand Rapids law firm Varnum LLP has pledged another $1 million in free legal services to startups in Michigan.

A wedge-shaped parking lot in the middle of downtown Grand Rapids could be transformed into the site of the tallest building in Grand Rapids and one of the tallest in the state.

Grand Rapids-based Blandford Nature Center has launched the public phase of its $10.3 million expansion, renovation and endowment campaign.

Whirlpool to transition to new CFO in 2017

Written by | Thursday, 23 June 2016 11:18 |

After serving as the CFO and executive vice president of Whirlpool Corp. since 2012, Larry Venturelli will retire in early 2017.

Omega Construction Co. was acquired by Vic Laing of Belmont-based Broadwater Companies Inc., according to a statement.

Universal Forest Products Inc. expects to acquire Idaho Western Inc., a Nampa, Idaho-based distributor of building materials.

Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital exceeded a $16 million fundraising goal by nearly $1 million to support the recent expansion and renovation at its Grand Rapids campus.

German company Kion Group AG, an industrial truck, material handling and logistics automation equipment manufacturer, plans to acquire Dematic Corp. for approximately $2.1 billion in what executives described as a “landmark” transaction.

Metro Health Corp. would affiliate with the University of Michigan Health System in an arrangement that could bring a significant new player into the Grand Rapids-area health care marketplace.

Herman Miller Inc. has settled a lawsuit against Madison Seating LLC, a New York-based retailer that allegedly made unauthorized use of the office furniture manufacturers’ trademarks.

Coastal Automotive, a tier-1 supplier of high-tech foams for the automotive and aerospace industries, today announced plans to open a new manufacturing facility in Holland.

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