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Great Lakes Management Services Organization, the company formed last spring with private equity firm Sterling Partners’ acquisition of Grand Rapids Ophthalmology, acquired Shoreline Vision in Muskegon.

Betten Baker acquires Cadillac dealership

Written by | Monday, 08 January 2018 16:30 |

A growing West Michigan dealership group has acquired a store in Cadillac.

Automotive supplier Gentex Corp. has taken an equity stake in Boulder, Colo.-based tech firm Yonomi as part of a $5 million Series A financial round.

Surpassing 100 procedures for both heart and lung transplants shows the steady progress made in the programs Spectrum Health launched earlier this decade.

Arconic to expand in Whitehall, create 38 jobs

Written by | Monday, 08 January 2018 11:17 |

Arconic Inc. will invest $10 million into its existing Whitehall-based facility that’s expected to create 38 jobs over the next several years, according to a statement.

Perrigo names new CEO

Written by | Monday, 08 January 2018 10:43 |

Uwe Rohrhoff, a veteran pharmaceutical industry executive who previously ran Germany’s Gerresheimer AG, was named today as the new president and CEO at Perrigo Co. plc.

GRAND RAPIDS — While Grand Rapids residents voted more than five years ago to decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana, city officials are still taking a “wait and see” approach to allowing medical marijuana facilities.

M&A activity should remain strong in 2018 and perhaps get a push from federal tax reform.

2018 M&A Outlook: A special report from MiBiz

Written by | Sunday, 07 January 2018 18:29 |

West Michigan companies remain active in the M&A market as they seek out growth, expansion and new lines of business. This special report examines the outlook for 2018 and offers a look back at activity last year.

MiBiz Growth Report: Jan. 8, 2018

Written by | Sunday, 07 January 2018 18:44 |

Here is the MiBiz Growth Report for Jan. 8, 2018: 

• M&A: Holland-based Lakewood Fab Tech LLC was acquired by Pewaukee, Wis.-based Venturedyne Ltd., the holding company for Holland-based Thermotron Industries, a manufacturer of environmental test chambers and vibration test systems. Thermotron was Lakewood’s primary customer, supplying the firm with various stainless steel components for its test chambers. The companies also are located across the street from each other. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Gentex founder Fred Bauer retires as CEO

Written by | Friday, 05 January 2018 15:42 |

Gentex Corp. founder, Chairman and CEO Fred Bauer has retired effective Dec. 31, ending a more than 40-year career with the automotive supplier, the company announced today in a regulatory filing.

Schuler Books Inc. plans to close its Lansing location in the Eastwood Towne Center next month.

The Farm Bureau Insurance of Michigan announced Thursday that Don Simon will be replacing Jim Robinson as company CEO, effective upon Robinson’s retirement June 1.

Foam fabricator G&T Industries Inc. has acquired Woodbury, Tenn.-based upholster Crane Interiors Inc.

Seeking to cuts losses from reduced Medicare funding, Sunset Retirement Communities and Services plans to close a rehabilitation center in Jenison and replace it with a memory center for dementia patients.

BlueJay Solutions Co. has moved into office space in southern Ottawa County.

Consumers Credit Union moves to new headquarters

Written by | Thursday, 04 January 2018 15:50 |

Nearly 150 Consumers Credit Union employees from four different locations have come together in one new three-story, 92,000-square-foot headquarters.

Mixed-use development keeps making its way to the Bridge Street corridor just west of downtown Grand Rapids.

A Mid-Michigan distributor of groundwater well equipment has been acquired by a publicly-traded national competitor.

Lakewood Fab Tech LLC has been acquired by the owner of its primary cross-town customer.

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