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GR dealer group acquires Davison store

Written by | Wednesday, 02 April 2014 09:22 |

Todd Wenzel Automotive has acquired Jim Waldron Buick GMC of Davison, the company said in a statement.

A subsidiary of Zeeland Farm Services, Inc. (ZFS) has some new land to work on. ZFS Ithaca LLC whose ownership is connected to the Zeeland-based agribusiness and transportation company has purchased a 435 acre parcel in Ithaca, located in the middle of the state.

Holland-based Starbuck Machining Inc. was one of a dozen Michigan companies selected by the Michigan Small Business Development Center (MI-SBDC) to receive the Best Small Business Award.

An international call center company plans to bolster its footprint in the West Michigan market with a new expansion.

Steelcase Inc. this afternoon reported sales of $2.98 billion for the 2014 fiscal year, a 4.2 percent increase over the prior year. Sales for the fourth quarter of FY 2014 that ended Feb. 28 increased by 8 percent to $779.4 million.

Maximize Technologies LLC and EGear USA merge

Written by | Tuesday, 25 March 2014 14:15 |

Two West Michigan technology firms are now one. Allendale-based Maximize Technologies LLC and Paw Paw-based EGear USA Inc. have combined to form Vector Tech Group LLC, according a release.

DWH to open Detroit office

Written by | Tuesday, 25 March 2014 12:11 |

Grand Rapids-based business consultancy DWH LLC plans to open a Detroit office, the company announced today.

A Grand Rapids developer is planning a 63-unit mixed-use development for the city’s west side neighborhood pending rezoning approvals from the planning commission.

Bronson Methodist Hospital plans to dip its toe into the retail medicine waters with the opening of a walk-in medical clinic at the Meijer Inc. store in Portage. 

Industrial Innovations Inc. of Wyoming has acquired the automation division of Benton Harbor-based Advance Products Corp., according to a statement. 

Herman Miller orders up 21 percent last quarter

Written by | Wednesday, 19 March 2014 16:45 |

Herman Miller Inc. reported solid sales and earnings growth for its most recent quarter.

Landscape Forms, Inc., a Kalamazoo-based manufacturer of outdoor furniture has introduced STRATA, a new line of benches and tables. The line is the first product by the company to use the proprietary Meldstone Ultra High Performance Concrete (UHPC). 

Grand Rapids-based Universal Forest Products Inc. announced today that a subsidiary would acquire certain assets of Container Systems Inc. of Franklinton, N.C., according to a statement.

A Grand Rapids group is hoping the Green Bay Packers’ business model will work for a different kind of football team: semi-professional soccer.

The industrial economy in the greater Grand Rapids area continues to experience slow growth. That is according to the results of a monthly survey conducted and compiled by economist Brian Long, the director of supply chain management research at the Seidman College of Business at Grand Valley State University.

Lakeland Specialty Hospital to close

Written by | Wednesday, 12 March 2014 11:30 |

Lakeland Health Care plans to close an aging nursing home and long-term care center in Berrien Center.

TiJu Ventures, LLC is proposing to open a SaladWorks franchise in the vacant storefront at 40 Ionia Avenue SW.

The Pure Michigan travel campaign generated 4 million trips to the state in 2013 by out-of-state visitors, according to an annual research report.

WMU med school to be named for Homer Stryker

Written by | Tuesday, 11 March 2014 13:36 |

Western Michigan University announced today that its School of Medicine will be named in honor of Homer Stryker, the founder of Stryker Corp. in Kalamazoo.

The Southwestern Michigan Association of Realtors is offering a total of $2,500 in grants for its Lighter, Quicker, Cheaper Placemaking Challenge. The grants will be awarded to community and neighborhood organizations that wish to create small, inexpensive projects that promote and improve ideas around live, work, play activities.

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