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PORTAGE — Staffing firm OnStaff USA is struggling to find applicants for the 400 open jobs it has available right now in Southwestern Michigan.

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Spurred on by the dearth of available manufacturing space across West Michigan, developers have started to add inventory in the region by building or expanding industrial parks.

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BATTLE CREEK — Over the last year, the Cereal City has experienced its share of bad headlines.

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BATTLE CREEK — Concerns over national security could spark wider access to a $100 billion industry for West Michigan manufacturers.

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Joe Sobieralski has been named interim president and CEO for Battle Creek Unlimited (BCU) following the abrupt departure of previous leader Marie Briganti in late June, according to a statement.

Published in In the News
Sunday, 12 June 2016 15:34

MiBiz Growth Report: June 13, 2016

Here is the MiBiz Growth Report for June 13, 2016.

• M&A: National Coatings Inc. in Traverse City was acquired by Color Masters Painting of Raleigh, N.C. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Established in 1996, National Coatings is a commercial and industrial painting company. Color Masters employs 120 people and will add 160 employees with the acquisition as it targets 2017 sales of $30 million, according to owner and founder Zeb Hadley. M&A firm Calder Capital LLC in Grand Rapids represented National Coatings and sourced the buyer.

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The home of the former Southwest Regional Rehabilitation Center in Battle Creek could reopen next year under new ownership if the potential sale to a Pennsylvania company goes through.

Published in Commercial Real Estate

BATTLE CREEK — Marie Briganti stepped into the role of CEO at Battle Creek Unlimited in May as the economic development organization goes through somewhat of a transitional period.

Officials in Battle Creek believe they have found the $25 million cure for what ails the Cereal City’s downtown.

Benton Harbor-based Cornerstone Alliance will hire a veteran economic development executive to run the organization as it seeks candidates to permanently fill the position.

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