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JACKSON — Michigan’s second-largest electric utility says it is developing a program to meet the needs of large energy users who want more of their electricity to come from renewable sources

Published in Energy
Tuesday, 15 December 2015 12:34

GM to invest $43M in Grand Rapids facility

As part of General Motors’ commitment to invest $1 billion by 2030 in Michigan, the Detroit automaker announced today that a portion of the money will be dedicated to the company’s West Michigan operations.

Published in In the News

The lithium-ion battery cells for the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt could soon be produced in West Michigan. That’s according to industry analysts who cite a recent strategic partnership between LG Electronics Inc. and General Motors (GM) to produce several components for the Bolt as evidence of a new product line at Holland-based LG Chem Michigan Inc.

Published in In the News

West Michigan engineering and design firms have embraced the mentality that “it takes a village” when it comes to innovating and producing new products.

Published in Manufacturing

The globalized workforce has reshaped how universities in West Michigan and beyond educate their engineering students.

Published in Education

Although fears over China’s stalling economy sent global stock markets reeling in late August, experts say the impact to West Michigan’s manufacturers will be complex — and not necessarily all negative.

Published in Manufacturing

As new car sales continue to grow, automakers and their suppliers have shifted into investment mode to meet increasing production schedules, lifting their self-imposed moratorium on increasing capacity in the post-recession era.

Published in Manufacturing

General Motors expects to breathe new life into previously idled production space at its Wyoming facility. The company plans to invest $119 million in a new production line that will occupy a 500,000-square-foot area of unused space at the south end of its facility — a former Delphi building — located at 2100 Burlingame Avenue in Wyoming, said Rick Demuynck, the plant manager for GM’s Grand Rapids Operations.

Published in In the News

The state’s economic development organization wants to better promote Michigan’s long-established industrial design cluster as it seeks to attract new corporate investment in the state.

Published in Economic Development

As production for the 2015 model year of vehicles ramps up, one West Michigan automotive supplier has capitalized on a recent capacity expansion to accommodate growth.

Published in Manufacturing
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