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HR/Talent: Recruit. Retain. Advance.

It was a little more than a year ago that Axios HR President Kellie Haines decided to give herself the day off.

Published in Supplements

After 23 years of active duty in the U.S. Army, Jason Schenkel faced an uncertain future when he retired from the military a little more than a year ago.

Published in Supplements
Sunday, 10 July 2016 13:45

MiBiz Growth Report: July 11, 2016

Here is the MiBiz Growth Report for July 11, 2016.

• M&A: Belding-based Robroy Enclosures Inc., a subsidiary of Robroy Industries Inc. of Verona, Pa., acquired the assets of Texas-based Attabox Industrial Enclosures, according to a statement. The deal complements Robroy Enclosures’ existing Stahlin Non-Metallic Enclosures brand of fiberglass electrical enclosures. Attabox makes engineered enclosures for the industrial, solar, electrical, telecommunications, HVAC, instrumentation/control, government, oil and gas, and construction markets. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. 

Published in In the News

Gov. Rick Snyder is asking state lawmakers to increase funding for the popular Skilled Trades Training Fund program as part of his budget for the 2017 fiscal year.

Published in Economic Development

As a nonprofit devoted to bridging workforce gaps in Southwest Michigan, Benton Harbor-based Kinexus focuses on thinking more like a for-profit company as it strives to help other businesses grow. The organization, which functions as the Michigan Works! provider for Berrien, Cass and Van Buren counties, believes that taking down silos and removing barriers in the areas of workforce, community and economic development have helped make it successful.

Published in Nonprofits

What began as a pilot program in 2014 to assist Michigan companies in training their workers has gained steam in its second year as growing manufacturers continue to clamor for help in retaining and attracting employees.

Published in Manufacturing

The city of Greenville in Montcalm County could serve as a case study of how the global economy affects the business climate in West Michigan.

Published in Manufacturing

Talent pipelines are more than just buzzwords among West Michigan companies looking to bolster their workforce development activities.

Published in Education

Jason Markham says he’s learning many lessons these days about running a long-standing business in a highly competitive industry.

Published in Manufacturing

Manufacturers in Southwestern Michigan have had access to powerful workforce development tools for years. The problem: Not many of the companies were familiar with the services the state made available to them.

Published in Economic Development
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