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A partner at accounting and consulting firm Plante Moran, Joel Mitchell has a front-line look into how manufacturers are faring. Mitchell, who heads the manufacturing and distribution industry service team in Grand Rapids, said companies are bracing for disruptions and closely watching how passage of the federal tax reform bill could affect their businesses.

Published in Crystal Ball

As the craft brewing industry grows in Michigan and beyond, it has been met with a continual skepticism about whether the market can support even more producers. Every industry hiccup stirs talk of a craft beer bubble that’s on the verge of bursting. In separate interviews, MiBiz brought that discussion to three professional advisers to get their take on the state of the industry.

Published in Beer and wine

If ever there was a sign that the craft beer business has matured, it’s that the money has finally showed up and taken an interest in the industry.

Published in Beer and wine

Four and a half years after opening its first office in suburban Grand Rapids, the parent corporation of Grand River Bank wants to raise new capital — and it’s not alone among community banks in West Michigan.

Published in Finance

The latest proposed credit union merger in Michigan involves two growing institutions that come into the deal from positions of financial strength.

Published in Finance

Companies are increasingly turning to innovation to drive sales following the Great Recession, according to results of an annual survey.

Published in In the News
Thursday, 26 January 2012 10:13

Manufacturers ride the rebound

WEST MICHIGAN — The manufacturing sector grew in 2011 and there is no reason to believe that 2012 will be any different. That’s according to Rich Antonini, managing partner of Plante Moran who concentrates his practice on that sector.

Published in Manufacturing

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