Heightened volatility in order patterns coupled with uncertainty in the global economy and geopolitical environment contributed to flat performance at Herman Miller Inc.
A combination of increased sales and growth by acquisitions over the past year resulted in strong performance for Neogen Corp. in the second quarter of its 2017 fiscal year.
After acquiring Wisconsin-based Bemis Manufacturing Company in October, Custom Profile Inc. will now relocated the company’s operations to West Michigan.
Gabriel North America, a manufacturer of upholstery fabrics based in Denmark, plans to open its first North American sales and manufacturing office in Grand Rapids.
Tim Brown, president and CEO of Palo Alto, Calif-based IDEO has joined the board of directors at Steelcase Inc.
Developers of an apartment project along the Grand River north of downtown Grand Rapids secured state backing.
Developers expect to begin construction early next spring on a $52.7 million office and residential project in Kalamazoo that could create a “tipping point” for downtown development.
Medical device manufacturer Stryker Corp. expects to invest $130 million to build a new R&D campus in Portage.
Ferris Coffee & Nut Co. will consolidate its operations under one roof in Grand Rapids with the purchase of the former American Seating building at 601 7th St. NW
The Michigan Legislature on Thursday passed a pair of sweeping, bipartisan energy bills that just days before had divided business groups over whether the policy changes would negatively impact ratepayers.
Sigma Machine Inc. plans to invest $27.8 million in an expansion project that will increase the company’s presence in the Midlink Business Park in Comstock Township.
Holland-based New Holland Brewing Co. and Los Angeles-based Pabst Brewing Co. have announced a deal aimed at increasing New Holland’s sales and distribution.
Metro Health and the University of Michigan Health System say they’ve reached a final affiliation agreement.
Spartan Motors Inc. has acquired Smeal Fire Apparatus Co. of Snyder, Neb. in a deal that will position Spartan as the fourth largest manufacturer of fire trucks and components in North America.
With President and CEO Peter Kjome departing in February, the Grand Rapids Symphony has appointed Peter Perez as interim president and CEO.
Here is the MiBiz Growth Report for Dec. 12, 2016:
• M&A: Blue Wolf Capital Partners LLC, a New York-based private equity firm, has acquired the North American operations of New Zealand-based Tenon Limited. The company will be based in Grand Rapids and operate under a new name, Novo Building Products LLC. Novo is a manufacturer and distributor of speciality building products. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Wolverine World Wide Inc. is preparing to bid on a military contract that could result in it producing the Saucony brand of athletic shoe at its Big Rapids facility.
The West Michigan Auto Auction received the first Auction of the Year award from the National Auto Auction Association last month for “its excellence in community service,” according to a statement.
HOLLAND — Children who attend the Little Hawks Discovery Preschool often get an insider’s view of their environment simply by getting outside.
State House lawmakers killed a Senate bill earlier this month that would have provided sportsman’s clubs an exemption from state and local property taxes.
LOWELL — The early excitement built up over a renewable energy facility in Lowell had begun to fade roughly a year ago, and formally ended on Dec. 1 when local officials moved to permanently cut ties with its operator.
The University of Michigan Health System’s acquisition of Metro Health appears on track to close in the near future.
Metro Health Hospital and two hospitals owned by Spectrum Health were ranked among the nation’s top hospitals by The Leapfrog Group, a national health care quality and safety advocate.
Tim Parker wasn’t actively looking for a new opportunity when he came across a LinkedIn posting that intrigued him.
By and large, 2016 made for a record year for many in West Michigan’s commercial real estate and construction sectors.
NEW TROY — After a large bet on the oil and gas industry went south several years ago, Vickers Engineering Inc. struggled to position itself for growth.
After months of depressed oil prices, West Michigan manufacturers with operations in the oil-and-gas industry could soon experience a reprieve.
KALAMAZOO — The U.S. Air Force could rely on satellites designed by Western Michigan University students to diagnose issues with high-tech propulsion systems in space.
WYOMING — Stakeholders looking to redevelop one of West Michigan’s most storied industrial sites and attract high-quality manufacturing jobs have brought on a new partner.
GRAND RAPIDS — Detroit-based Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP wants to build a presence in the Grand Rapids market based on the talent the law firm can attract.
More than 12,000 amateur athletes and their traveling companions from around the Great Lakes will descend on greater Grand Rapids next summer when the region hosts the State Games of America.
Entergy Corp. announced this morning that it will close the Palisades Power Plant in Southwest Michigan.
Peter Kjome, the president and CEO of Grand Rapids Symphony, has accepted a position as president and CEO of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra.
Blue Wolf Capital Partners LLC, a New York-based private equity firm, has acquired the North American operations of New Zealand-based Tenon Limited.
Lynx Network Group Inc. will become part of Cleveland-based Everstream Solutions LLC in a deal set to finalize in January 2017.
Five West Michigan companies rank among the top performing organizations in the nation for providing an inclusive environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) workers.
Universal Forest Products Inc. has purchased its second Australian firm.