FRUITPORT — A connection Chris Witham made five years ago at a trade show in Anaheim, Calif. culminated in a major investment that will position Motion Dynamics Corp. for growth in the medical device industry.
Here is the MiBiz Growth Report for Sept. 19, 2016.
• M&A: Zeeland-based BiaCare Corp., a manufacturer of compression garments and bandages, was acquired by SIGVARIS Group, a Swiss maker of medical compression textiles. BiaCare was founded 12 years ago and employs 22 people in Zeeland, according to a statement. The company developed a range of compression products with velcro wraps to treat lymphedema, lipedema and chronic venous insufficiency. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. SIGVARIS pursued the acquisition as part of its international growth strategy for medically complex compression applications, calling BiaCare “a pioneering leader” in the segment. For BiaCare, the deal “significantly increases our ability to provide physicians and therapists the compression solutions they need,” according to President Keith Hoffman.
The Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy at Grand Valley State University has put out a call for more responses to its 2016 VoiceGR survey.
Software development training company Grand Circus LLC will begin offering its “coding bootcamp” next month in West Michigan.
Metro Health would become part of the University of Michigan Health System by year’s end under a definitive agreement announced today.
Air-Way Manufacturing, a manufacturer of hydraulic fittings, has established a 20,000-square-foot office facility in North Carolina to support its subsidiary Hydra-Flex Inc.
Virginia-based Ferguson Waterworks has acquired Jackson-based Michigan Pipe and Valve’s Kalamazoo location.
Johnson Technology Inc., a subsidiary of GE Aviation, plans to invest more than $14 million in converting an existing warehouse into a manufacturing facility for nozzles and shrouds for commercial and military jet engines.
A new bill proposed in the Michigan Legislature could more than triple the state’s excise tax on beer.
Nonprofit education organization West Michigan Center for Arts + Technology (WMCAT) today announced a plan to move its headquarters to the emerging Bridge Street corridor.
With e-commerce sales on the rise, Mindscape hopes that a newly launched training and consulting division can help clients navigate the increasingly complex world of digital marketing.
Burr Oak Tool Inc. has entered a strategic partnership with Sistemi Meccanici Industriali, of Udine, Italy.
Thanks to an anonymous donor, the Manistee County Community Foundation (MCCF) this year increased its unrestricted endowment by $1 million and is now aiming for $2 million.
In naming its Excellence In Construction Awards winners yesterday, the West Michigan chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors Inc. (ABC) offered a glimpse at some finished products within the region’s expanding construction industry.
BiaCare Corp., a Zeeland-based manufacturer of compression garments and bandages, was acquired by SIGVARIS Group, a Swiss maker of medical compression textiles.
The Gilmore Collection, owners and operators of restaurant facilities like The B.O.B., today unveiled details for the under construction music venue in downtown Grand Rapids.
Medical device supplier Motion Dynamics Corp. has received a major capital investment from a Los Angeles-based private equity firm to support growth.
A 21,000-square-foot shopping center in southern Kent County has new owners.
Promotional Impact Inc. and its sister company Green Giftz will soon have a new headquarters.
Less than a year after shareholders of Perrigo Co. plc turned down a $26 billion hostile takeover bid, a New York City hedge fund wants the company to look at the potential sale of its generic drug business and to get more aggressive in improving performance.