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GRAND RAPIDS — Like many West Michigan-based manufacturers, Wolverine Coil Spring Co. has adopted an all-hands-on-deck approach to counter industry stereotypes and address talent-attraction challenges. 

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Wednesday, 11 April 2018 14:39

Dairy processor to expand Wyoming plant

A dairy processor plans to expand its existing facility in West Michigan.

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Over the last few years, manufacturers have developed extensive in-house training programs in a move to combat skilled worker shortages.

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GRAND RAPIDS — With Cascade Die Casting Group Inc. purchasing up to a dozen new robots every year, the company has realized its investments can’t stop with just the equipment.

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Business and local government advocates aren’t always aligned on policy issues, but both groups say 2018 will require concerted efforts to attract and retain talent in Michigan.

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GRAND RAPIDS — A coalition of West Michigan employers and educators wants to bring more people into the tech sector through an outreach initiative intended to grow the talent pool.

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GRAND RAPIDS — Based on the success of prior technology workshops, a local nonprofit plans to leverage its partnership with a Detroit-based training firm to support a bootcamp specifically for women.

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California Closets plans to establish a new manufacturing facility in Grand Rapids in a bid to support customers in the country’s eastern portion.

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Amid growing demand for health care talent, the partners behind a medical assistant apprenticeship program now look to expand the model to other in-demand areas. 

Published in Education
Sunday, 29 May 2016 11:53

MiBiz Growth Report: May 31, 2016

Here is the MiBiz Growth Report for May 31, 2016. 

  • M&A: Sun Capital Partners Inc., a Florida-based private equity firm, has acquired convenience store operator Admiral Petroleum Co. and Lemmen Oil Co. in Coopersville. Admiral operates 130 Admiral gas stations and convenience stores in Michigan and Indiana, plus nine under the Lemmen brand name. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Sun Capital named Jeff Turpin, a 20-year veteran of the convenience store industry, as CEO. Turpin previously served as chairman and CEO of VPS Convenience Store Group, a former portfolio company of Sun Capital.
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