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GRAND RAPIDS — One West Michigan electronics manufacturer plans to leverage a recent deal in Europe to further capitalize on the growing electronics manufacturing market.

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Sunday, 03 April 2016 15:54

MiBiz Growth Report: April 4, 2016

Here is the MiBiz Growth Report for April 4, 2016:

• M&A: Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio-based Americhem Group acquired Vi-Chem Corp. of Grand Rapids, according to a statement. Vi-Chem is a supplier of plastic compounds for injection molding, extrusion and blow molding applications. Its customers include companies in the automotive, medical and industrial sectors. Terms of the deal, which closed March 18, were not disclosed. Americhem, a manufacturer of color and additive plastic compounds for the polymer industry, will maintain Vi-Chem’s Grand Rapids operations, where the company employs 85 people. 

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Electronics manufacturer Firstronic LLC is planning to increase capacity at its Grand Rapids facility with the help of a $200,000 performance-based grant.

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As companies across Michigan are locked in an intense search for talent, one new state program aims to make it easier for companies to hire, train and retain skilled workers.

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Yesterday, officials from Thomas M. Cooley Law School and Western Michigan University formally signed a long-awaited affiliation agreement at the WMU campus. The boards of WMU and Cooley approved the proposal earlier this year.

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