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Joe Boomgaard

Joe Boomgaard

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A West Michigan investment firm focused on the agricultural industry has acquired its second seed company in the last nine months.

Distributor Gordon Food Service Inc. is beefing up its Canadian operations with an expansion project in Quebec.

Talent issues dominate most business discussions these days, and that’s certainly true among entrepreneurs in Grand Rapids’ restaurant scene. 

A Kent County HVAC contractor turned to an acquisition to tap into additional talent and access new markets.

Two perfectly logical people can share an experience and still come to two entirely different conclusions.

Vander Heide, the current president of the Michigan Cider Association, said the cider industry fought hard to be included specifically in the new law’s language outlining the council’s governing board.

An update to Michigan law is bringing a more equitable approach to how license fees from craft beverage producers are spent. 

A West Michigan-based trucking firm that grew out of the bankruptcy of Gainey Corp. has new owners.

Saturday, 09 June 2018 17:08

Q&A: Jim Teets, ADAC Automotive

ADAC Automotive has launched one of the most ambitious capital projects in the manufacturer’s history. The Tier 1 supplier door of handles and exterior mirrors plans to invest roughly $23.5 million to build a new 56,000-square-foot corporate headquarters on Eagle Drive in Cascade Township, as well as expand its research and development facility by 24,000 square feet. With the move, ADAC plans to add 50 high-tech positions. MiBiz spoke with President and CEO Jim Teets about the investment, which comes during a period in which automotive sales are starting to flatten.

Friday, 08 June 2018 13:02

Mid-Michigan brewery to close Sunday

A West Michigan brewery is closing its doors this weekend after four years in operation.

The flurry of deals in the office furniture industry this week continued today with Steelcase Inc. announcing it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire a Texas manufacturer of education furniture. 

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