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GRAND RAPIDS — Facing a future in which the role of the traditional automobile is changing, officials in Grand Rapids continue to evaluate long-term mobility investments, particularly when it comes to parking.

Published in Design Build
Sunday, 15 February 2015 22:00

Editor's Notebook: Corporate Inclusion

When the state launched the Michigan Design Council last month, its aim was to unite the various industrial design industries around the state to promote Michigan’s prowess in the high-value sector that’s closely linked with advanced manufacturing.

Published in Manufacturing

The newly created Michigan Design Council continues to recruit board members from key industrial design companies across the state, including bringing in more representatives from West Michigan-based firms.

Published in In the News

Automakers use national and regional auto shows to generate excitement and make statements about their products and brands.

Published in Manufacturing
Sunday, 18 January 2015 22:00

Editor's Notebook: Ford Focused

As thousands of international journalists packed into Detroit’s crowded Cobo Hall last week for the annual North American International Auto Show, it was clear that the industry has started to act as if it has fully emerged from the doldrums of the recession and embraced the brave new world.

Published in Manufacturing
Sunday, 04 January 2015 21:00

Sexy sheet metal

With more than 500 production and concept vehicles on display from a range of global automakers, the North American International Auto Show in Detroit is the must-see car show of the year.

Published in Downtime
Sunday, 02 February 2014 14:16

Ford puts the F-150 on a diet

Any car redesign is a major undertaking, but when the automobile in question has been the best-selling vehicle in North America for more than three decades, the stakes are particularly high for the automaker.

Published in Manufacturing

Nearly every industry has felt the disruptive power of technology, and it turns out that the automotive sector is no exception. The current period of tech-fueled disruption could cause chaos — and opportunity — for the automakers, traditional suppliers and their new technology partners from Silicon Valley.

Published in Manufacturing

While the 189-mph, 560-horsepower Audi RS7 hatchback can power from a standstill to 60 mph in about 3.7 seconds, it’s a rare breed of car enthusiast that can afford to drop the expected $100,000 to buy one.

Published in Manufacturing
Sunday, 03 February 2013 22:33

Stability returns to auto outlook

After a half-decade on the roller coaster, U.S. automakers are preparing for a slow, steady ride that could yield strong profits for carmakers and their suppliers throughout the rest of the decade.

Published in Manufacturing
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