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Voters in Van Buren County cleared the way for South Haven Health System to become part of Bronson Healthcare Group at the start of the new year.

Vanerum Stelter acquired by Texas firm

Written by | Wednesday, 09 November 2016 09:28 |

Educational furniture maker Vanerum Stelter LLC of Grand Rapids has been acquired by MooreCo Inc., a Temple, Texas-based office furniture manufacturer.

U.P. power plant sold to Wisconsin firm

Written by | Tuesday, 08 November 2016 14:40 |

Traxys Power Group has sold the L’Anse Warden Electric Co. power plant to Green Bay, Wis.-based Convergen Energy.

TreeHouse Foods to lay off 100 in Battle Creek

Written by | Tuesday, 08 November 2016 10:13 |

TreeHouse Foods Inc. said last week that it will downsize its workforce at its Battle Creek plant over a 15-month period starting in January 2017.

Spectrum Health plans a ceremonial groundbreaking Tuesday for a new medical campus within the Ada Village development.

GRAND RAPIDS — Residents of Michigan’s second largest city needn’t fear their drinking water. 

SpartanNash Co. is expanding its capacity in produce distribution and fresh-prepared foods with the acquisition of an Indianapolis firm.

The proposal to build Grand Rapids’ tallest tower has cleared its last major hurdle.

A newly-formed real estate investment firm has acquired three shopping centers in Greenville, northeast of Grand Rapids.

Grand Rapids Mayor Rosalynn Bliss met today with leaders of local nonprofits to announce GRgives, a city-wide Giving Tuesday campaign.

Mercy Health’s CEO attributes the low grades received in a semi-annual report card on hospital patient safety to an “administrative mistake” that he says is getting fixed.

Nestle Waters North America plans to invest $36 million into an expansion at its Ice Mountain bottling plant in Mecosta County, roughly 50 miles north of Grand Rapids.

Eleven hospitals in West Michigan were among 29 statewide to receive a top grade in the latest report card on patient safety.

Extol Inc. has sold its ErgoStation product line of height-adjustable tables and machine bases to Indiana-based Precise Mold & Plate.

NEW BUFFALO — A trademark dispute between two craft brewers has turned into a holy war of sorts. 

MiBiz Growth Report: Oct. 31, 2016

Written by | Sunday, 30 October 2016 17:16 |

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

• M&A: Ferris Coffee & Nut Co. has acquired Kalamazoo-based Lush Gourmet Foods, a maker of flavored peanuts and almonds. Grand Rapids-based Ferris Coffee & Nut Co. will allow Lush Gourmet to operate under its original brand, according to a statement. Lush Gourmet founder Bisera Urdarevik will join Ferris Coffee & Nut Co. as the company’s creative director of product development. Lush Gourmet’s production will be transferred to Ferris Coffee & Nut Co.’s Grand Rapids headquarters in early 2017, according to the statement. Urdarevik created Lush Gourmet in 2011 while studying as a culinary student at Kendall College in Chicago. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. 

A newly formed partnership will move forward on a long-planned apartment renovation project in the popular Eastown neighborhood of Grand Rapids.

The Eastown Business District is poised to get its second brewery.

Telehealth provider RespondWell LLC of Grand Rapids has been sold to Zimmer Biomet Holdings Inc., a producer of musculoskeletal health care products.

The opening of a neurology clinic in Grand Haven could become the first of multiple satellite sites for Mercy Health Hauenstein Neurosciences.

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