Furniture, automotive and other major industries
A West Michigan intelligent systems integration company hired a new leader.
Whirlpool, Dow and Reynolds Consumer Products teamed up on a joint project to provide much-needed respirators for health care workers fighting COVID-19.
An Austrian furniture components supplier recently chose a new president for its North American headquarters based in Kentwood.
A local maker of oral care products is donating more than 160,000 toothbrushes to regional nonprofits.
The Business and Institutional Furniture Manufacturers Association (BIFMA) rolled out an online training portal for delivering accreditation courses to members.
A Grand Rapids-based drug company signed an agreement to be acquired by a Japanese pharmaceutical company, including the rights to a drug in development for treating Alzheimer’s disease.
A family-owned holding company in the region acquired an out-of-state packaging manufacturer.
A West Michigan technology manufacturer is launching a new line of UV-C treatment lights for disinfecting emergency service vehicles.
Wolverine Worldwide appointed a new president to oversee its women’s lifestyle and sneaker brand.
The Advanced Manufacturing Expo (AME) shows in Grand Rapids and Detroit were postponed until July 2021.
A local maker of vehicle lighting and control systems has a new technology partner in Ireland.
A conveyor manufacturer is launching a line of specialty conveyors built to handle items that traditional lines can’t.
A company that makes leather goods is shifting to a custom-branded products model for other businesses.
Wolverine Worldwide selected a new president for its “work and rugged casual” footwear brand.
Holland-based LG Chem Michigan Inc. announced it donated over 50,000 masks to local and state first responders.
A fresh new, birthday-inspired Pop-Tarts snack is about to hit the shelves at area retailers.
Fleetwood Group is rolling out a technology solution to help prevent employees from spreading COVID-19 while on the job.
Gill Industries is a few steps closer to wrapping up its four-year consolidation plan.
As a company that prides itself on its flexibility and innovation, PADNOS has launched a staffing firm that provides employee labor to customers that need it.
Knowing life won’t just resume “business as usual” after the economy reopens, a local furniture dealer is working to help companies shift their floor plans and/or provide remote workers with home office furnishings.
West Michigan’s economic development agency launched a directory of businesses that are supplying in-demand personal protective equipment.
A workforce development agency will conduct phone interviews this week as it seeks to help more than 30 West Michigan employers fill over 100 positions.
A bunch of classic Kellogg’s cereal varieties are available as “jumbo-size” snacks.
Kentwood-based Autocam Medical partnered with researchers at the University of Michigan and a 3D printing company to develop a device that allows ventilators to safely treat two patients at once.
Express Employment Professionals of Grand Rapids is hosting a virtual hiring event next week on behalf of local employers looking to fill “hundreds” of positions.