Universal Forest acquiring $303M consumer environments company

Universal Forest Products is buying an out-of-state maker of consumer environments with about $303 million in annual sales.Grand Rapids-based Universal Forest Products said today...

The Mitten State pulls up a chair

The Lower Peninsula makes a great chair.The state that’s home to Furniture City is actually becoming a piece of furniture itself, thanks to a...

Delivery service brings IKEA to your door

Planning a trip to IKEA? There is a delivery service in town that will make the trip for you.Via Logistics has been making trips...

Seating maker selling division and laying off 80

A local seating maker is selling a division to a competitor in town and laying off about 80 workers.Grand Rapids-based American Seating said this...

Firm plans renovation of downtown landmark

With its largest tenant moving out, now is a good time for an extensive makeover of one of the largest buildings in downtown Grand...

Spring Parade of Homes maps 2013 listings

Koetje Builders, Gary Byker and Jannel Joppie, Muston Construction, Advanced Homes, Cutting Edge Builders and Sable Homes — along with a host of other...

Furniture maker sells to Texas company

A local furniture maker has been acquired by a Texas company.MooreCo in Temple, Texas said this week it has completed its acquisition of Grand...

Developer plans fairytale complex

A local developer is hoping new residents to the area will soon be able to live like royalty.On Monday, July 13, the Grandville City...

Engineering firm issues bonuses after tax reform

A local architecture engineering firm has issued bonuses to all of its employees following tax reform.Grand Rapids-based Fishbeck, Thompson, Carr & Huber, or FTCH,...

CWD announces major hotel in downtown Grand Rapids

(As seen on WZZM TV 13) The Grand Rapids skyline will soon have another major hotel defining it.CWD Real Estate, a major Grand Rapids-based...

Exhibitors Building to house office space

The Exhibitors Building has been an underutilized and mostly forgotten building attached to the Amway Grand Plaza for decades, but a portion of the...

Holding company shutting down furniture brand

A diversified West Michigan holding company is closing a furniture brand it has owned since 2001.Grand Haven-based JSJ Corporation, whose portfolio includes manufacturing, distribution...

West Side restaurant doubling capacity

A West Side restaurant that opened in 2016 is planning to double its seating capacity this winter.The Søvengård in Grand Rapids, at 443 Bridge...

Execs buy construction firm

A local construction firm has new owners.Grand Rapids-based Wolverine Building Group said today that long-time employees Aaron Jonker and Curt Mulder purchased the firm...

Developer plans $32M apartment building

A local developer aims to breathe new life into a historic building in the region.Heritage Tower at 25 W. Michigan Ave. in downtown Battle...

Knape & Vogt acquires CompX furniture operations for $59M and Diamond Storage Concepts

Knape & Vogt celebrated the New Year by announcing it has acquired companies in Canada, Taiwan and Nevada.CompX (NYSE MKT:CIX) sold its furniture parts...

Restaurateur envisions Grand Rapids housing project

A restaurateur is considering converting the site of a historic Grand Rapids mansion into a housing development.Greg Gilmore, CEO of The Gilmore Collection in...

East Hills church converts to apartment building

While churches have long served as spiritual homes, one in Grand Rapids’ East Hills neighborhood will be converted into new living spaces.Brookstone Capital of...

California manufacturer picks West Michigan for plant

A California maker of wood planking for interior design applications is planning to expand its business with a new manufacturing and distribution facility in...

Future of city’s skyline shaped by past and present

With several new buildings going up in the downtown and older structures being brought back to life, the developers and architects working on the...

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