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The Right Place to open applications for $25K training grants

The Right Place will host a webinar next month to help companies apply for $25,000 in funding from the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) to offset career training costs.

Haviland hires VP of finance

A chemicals manufacturer recently hired a new vice president of finance.

MMA launches MFG Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Initiative

The Michigan Manufacturers Association (MMA) will look to build a stronger and more diverse pipeline of talent in the manufacturing sector through a new initiative.

Stryker inks $3B deal to acquire Vocera Communications

Stryker signed an agreement to acquire a provider of clinical communication and workflow solutions for the health care industry in a deal valued at over $3 billion.

Tramec Sloan acquires Penz Products

A Holland manufacturer and distributor of products for heavy-duty commercial vehicles and industrial applications acquired a similar company based in Indiana.
AP

Michigan gets initial small shipment of COVID-19 pills

LANSING — Michigan has received an initial, small federal shipment of COVID-19 pills that can be taken at home, state health officials said Friday.

Experts analyze supply chain ‘mess’

A group of experts came together recently to target action steps companies can take in response to the supply chain crisis.

Program helps companies expand export strategies

Michigan’s manufacturing and technology executives have a little time left to apply for a virtual, 13-week program to help accelerate their export strategies in 2022.

Stryker rolls out new time-saving surgical equipment

Stryker is making foot and ankle doctors’ jobs easier.

Boating emerges as top outdoor activity

Many industries have been negatively impacted by the pandemic, but there is at least one industry that has benefited from it.

Supply Chain Solutions restructures executive team

Supply Chain Solutions completed a restructuring of its team to aid its evolution from a third-party logistics provider to a full-service supply chain solutions company with a global customer base.

Waséyabek Development Co. acquires Safari Circuits

Waséyabek Development Co. now is the majority owner of an Otsego-based electronics manufacturer.

Manufacturer building new headquarters

A car wash manufacturer for Tommy’s Express franchisees is constructing a new $32.6 million facility in Holland.

Gentex partners with eSight to develop mobile electronic eyewear

Gentex is partnering with a vision enhancement technology provider on an offering designed to help people with visual impairments.

Staffing firm hosting ‘New Year, New Career’ event all week

Express Employment Professionals of Grand Rapids is hosting a hiring event all week on behalf of over 100 employers to fill more than 500 light industrial and skilled trades jobs.

UFP Industries acquires Advantage Label & Packaging for $16M

UFP Industries added labels and labeling equipment to its industrial packaging offerings through the acquisition of a Grand Rapids company.

Michigan International Auto Show returns to DeVos Place

The 24th annual Michigan International Auto Show will be held Feb. 3-6 at DeVos Place at 303 Monroe Ave. NW in downtown Grand Rapids.

UFP Industries acquires Ultra Aluminum Manufacturing for $25M

UFP Industries expanded its fence and railing offerings with a recent acquisition.

Lakeshore Advantage tallies economic development impacts in 2021

An economic development nonprofit in 2021 supported 21 companies as they announced $259 million in private investment and the planned creation of 694 jobs in the region.
AP

Strike at Kellogg comes to a close; workers to return Monday

A strike at Kellogg Company that has gone on since early October ended after workers voted to ratify a new labor contract at the company’s four U.S. cereal plants.
AP

Michigan governor signs $1.5B in business incentives

LANSING — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed legislation Monday to spend $1.5 billion on economic development efforts for businesses, including possible funds to build a General Motors factory to manufacture electric vehicle batteries in the Lansing area.

Pop-Tarts launches new doughnut-inspired flavors

Pop-Tarts added two new doughnut-inspired flavors to its on-the-go breakfast lineup.

X-Rite implements 2022 Pantone Color of the Year

Color science and technology company X-Rite and partner Pantone introduced the official spectral color value for its 2022 Color of the Year.

Developer breaks ground on $14 million manufacturing facility

Robert Grooters Development recently broke ground on a $14 million industrial facility in Norton Shores.

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