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GM, Honda launch fuel cell production at Michigan site

Posted By: The Detroit News on January 25, 2024.  For more information, please click here to read the source article. General Motors Co. and Honda Motor Co. have launched commercial production of jointly developed fuel cells systems at their manufacturing site here, the companies said Thursday. Workers at the Fuel Cell System Manufacturing LLC plant, the first large-scale […]

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Wood County leaders relieved First Solar buys vacant building

Posted By: The Toledo Blade on January 18, 2024.  For more information, please click here to read the source article. Wood County leaders said Thursday they were relieved that a reliable local company had purchased the massive former Peloton building and surrounding land. First Solar Inc. — headquartered in Arizona but with much of its domestic panel manufacturing, […]

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Novi battery startup Our Next Energy launches pilot production at new plant

Posted By: The Detroit News on November 1, 2023.  For more information, please click here to read the source article.   Our Next Energy, a Novi-based battery startup, said Wednesday that it’s launched pilot production of lithium iron phosphate batteries at its new plant in Van Buren Township. The startup plans to supply battery cells for customers in […]

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Landmark real estate deal reaches conclusion

Posted By: The Blade on October 14, 2023.  For more information, please click here to read the source article. Decades after the city of Toledo tried to attract investment for a new Jeep plant by buying parcels of land south of the Ohio Turnpike to Fallen Timbers, the property has been developed, rezoned, and sold to invested businesses. […]

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American Battery Solutions in Lake Orion to Supply EV Batteries to Bus Manufacturer

Posted By: DBUSINESS on October 4, 2023.  For more information, please click here to read the source article. American Battery Solutions (ABS) in Lake Orion, which designs and manufactures modular battery solutions for the transportation, industrial, and commercial sectors, has signed a multi-year contract with Canadian bus manufacturer NFI Group Inc. The contract call for supplying custom battery […]

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SIGNATURE ASSOCIATES ARRANGES SITE FOR NEW SMTAUTOMATION PLANT IN BRUCE TOWNSHIP, MICHIGAN

BRUCE TOWNSHIP, MI — October 10, 2023 — Signature Associates is pleased to represent SMTAutomation in the purchase of the 5.94 acre site on 33 Mile Road in Bruce Township, Michigan for their new 40,871 square foot plant. Officially located at 14100 33 Mile Road, this new plant is expected to generate a capital investment […]

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Norwegian company set to bring $400M investment, 500 jobs to Plymouth Township

Posted By: Hometown Life on September 26, 2023.  For more information, please click here to read the source article. Nel Hydrogen, a Norwegian hydrogen company that makes renewable hydrogen for fuel, has chosen Plymouth Township as the location of its new manufacturing facility, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced in a press release Tuesday. The venture reportedly will create 517 jobs and invest $400 […]

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Metro Detroit sees boom in industrial development

Posted By: Detroit News on August 17, 2023.  For more information, please click here to read the source article. One recent afternoon, workers at LM Manufacturing in southwest Detroit stood at their stations on the production line, each doing their part to assemble seating for the Ford Bronco and Ford Ranger. After launching production last month, three shifts […]

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Company commits to largest hydrogen storage plant in North America in Genesee County

Posted By: mlive on August 28, 2023.  For more information, please click here to read the source article. Plastics Omnium has confirmed it’s chosen Grand Blanc Township to build the largest hydrogen storage manufacturing plant in North America. The company announced on Monday, Aug. 28, that it will design, develop and produce high-pressure hydrogen storage systems for medium […]

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First Solar plans new manufacturing plant

Posted By: The Toledo Blade on July 27, 2023.  For more information, please click here to read the source article. Solar power equipment manufacturer First Solar, which operates three northwest Ohio plants, will open its fifth American factory in 2026 at a location to be determined, the company said Thursday. Tempe, Ariz.-based First Solar Inc.’s announcement comes as […]

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Loc Performance Announces Major Expansion in Lapeer

Posted By: DBUSIENSS on July 20, 2023.  For more information, please click here to read the source article. Loc Performance in Plymouth Township, a leading provider of military vehicle systems, today announced a significant expansion at its facility in Lapeer. The cost and size of the project was not disclosed. Overall, the company provides track systems, mechanical systems, armor […]

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American Seating announces move to GR’s southside

Posted By: woodtv.com on July 19, 2023.  For more information, please click here to read the source article. American Seating is one of those iconic names in Grand Rapids’ West Side manufacturing history. From concert halls to church pews to theaters, they did it all back in the day. “We’ve been there in that very location 137 years. […]

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$2.6M expansion planned by rapidly growing Muskegon cleaning equipment company

Posted By: mlive on May 25, 2023.  For more information, please click here to read the source article. A rapidly growing cleaning equipment company is doubling its size in Muskegon with a $2.6 million addition. Pacific Floorcare is constructing a 36,000-square-foot manufacturing facility addition onto its existing building that is of equal size, according to company President Bill […]

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New Horizons plans $13M expansion of Toledo bakery

Posted By: The Toledo Blade on May 9, 2023.  For more information, please click here to read the source article. New Horizons Baking Company plans to invest more than $13 million to add a second English muffin production line at its North Toledo facility, economic development officials announced. The company has said it plans to add at least […]

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Ancor Automotive to Open Software Innovation Hub in Troy

Posted By: DBUSINESS on March 8, 2023.  For more information, please click here to read the source article.   Ancor Automotive, a Tier 1 automotive supplier of data management and VIN-specific label solutions, announced its plans to open a software innovation hub this May in a 2,000-square-foot space within its current global headquarters at 2360 Bellingham Dr. in […]

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Ford details $3.5 billion electric vehicle battery plant to be built in Marshall

Posted By: The Detroit News on February 13, 2023.  For more information, please click here to read the source article. With a single multi-billion-dollar battery investment, Ford Motor Co. is signaling that Michigan will play a central role in the Dearborn automaker’s bid to secure its electric-vehicle supply chain and ramp up EV production. The Blue Oval confirmed […]

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Gentex to open production facility in Grand Rapids

Posted By: The Lakeshore West Michigan on February 12, 2023.  For more information, please click here to read the source article. Ottawa County’s largest employer is expanding into Kent County. Gentex Corporation has announced plans for a new satellite production facility that will bring 50 new jobs to the Madison Square neighborhood of Grand Rapids. By broadening its […]

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Peloton Still Seeking a Buyer for Its $400 Million Factory in Ohio

Posted By: CoStar on February 1, 2023.  For more information, please click here to read the source article. Exercise equipment provider Peloton Interactive is still hunting for a buyer for the 1.2 million-square-foot factory that it built in Ohio, but never used, as the industrial market faces headwinds. The New York-based company, which has been trying to bounce […]

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Cepton in Troy Closes on $100M Investment from Japan’s Koito Manufacturing

Posted By: DBUSINESS on January 23, 2023.  For more information, please click here to read the source article. Cepton Inc., a Silicon Valley provider of high performance lidar solutions with a Center of Excellence in Troy, has completed its previously announced $100 million investment from its long-term automotive Tier 1 partner and current shareholder Koito Manufacturing Co. Ltd. […]

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Mara Technologies Secures Credit, Will Open Manufacturing Facility in Holly

Posted By: DBUSINESS on January 12, 2023.  For more information, please click here to read the source article. FrontWell Capital Partners Inc. in Toronto announced the closing of a CAD $25 million secured credit facility with Mara Technologies Inc. and Mara Technologies USA Inc., which is in the process of launching a new state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Holly. […]

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EGLE awards $5.8 million to clean up four Detroit sites for redevelopment

Posted By: The Detroit News on January 5, 2023.  For more information, please click here to read the source article. Four contaminated properties in Detroit, including the former American Motors Corp. headquarters site, will receive financial help for cleanup after the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy approved $5.8 million in brownfield grants, loans and tax […]

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Church & Dwight to Invest $50 Million in Northwest Ohio

Posted By:  Regional Growth Partnership, Northwest Ohio.  For more information, please click here to read the source article.   Church & Dwight Co., Inc., has announced that it intends to move forward with an expansion project at its facility in the village of Old Fort, Ohio, involving at least $50 million in new investment and the creation of […]

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Oregon to consider advanced manufacturing zoning change

Posted By: The Toledo Blade on December 5, 2022.  For more information, please click here to read the source article.   The dream of a buffer zone between Oregon’s residential neighborhoods and heavy industry centers might soon become a reality. At 7 p.m. on Dec. 19, the Oregon city council will hold a public hearing to consider a […]

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Electric truck maker Via Motors eyes HQ move from Utah to Auburn Hills

Posted By: The Detroit News on October 25, 2022.  For more information, please click here to read the source article. John Boyd and Gary Stephens of Signature Associates are proud to have been a part of this deal.   Via Motors, an electric vehicle manufacturer, is considering relocating its headquarters from Utah to Auburn Hills to grow its […]

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Michigan Strategic Fund Approves Projects Totaling 1,869 Jobs, $550M in Investment

Posted By: DBUSINESS on October 26, 2022.  For more information, please click here to read the source article.   The Michigan Economic Development Corp. (MEDC) in Lansing announced Michigan Strategic Fund (MSF) approval of a wide range of new projects, that, in total, could create 1,869 jobs and generate more than $550 million in investment in the state. […]

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Economic developers inventory top 10 large West Michigan properties to help lure projects

Posted By: MiBiz on October 18, 2022.  For more information, please click here to read the source article.   Three economic development organizations serving a 13-county region in West Michigan have narrowed nearly 150 properties down to 10 sites that would be suitable for potentially large industrial or advanced manufacturing projects. The roughly eight-month effort comes as state […]

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Michigan startup investing $1.6B in EV battery gigafactory, creating 2,112 jobs

Posted By: mlive on October 5, 2022.  For more information, please click here to read the source article. Signature Associates’ Jim Montgomery and Joe Hamway are proud to have been a part of this deal.   A Michigan startup is getting a $200 million state grant for a new $1.6 billion electric vehicle battery gigafactory in Wayne County. The […]

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Detroit poised to land 500-job parts plant at AMC site, Duggan says

Posted By: The Detroit News on October 12, 2022.  For more information, please click here to read the source article.   Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan said Wednesday the city is “about to land” a 500-job auto parts plant on the site of the former American Motors Corp. headquarters site on Plymouth Road on Detroit’s west side. “We are […]

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Italian RV, boat fixture manufacturer opening North American HQ in Cascade Township

Posted By: MiBiz on September 20, 2022.  For more information, please click here to read the source article.   An Italian manufacturer of luxury RV and boat fixtures plans to open its North American headquarters in Cascade Township with a $7.3 million investment that could create 130 jobs. State and local economic development officials today announced Tecnoform USA’s plan […]

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Mecosta County, township officials approve 30-year Renaissance Zone incentive for potential battery project

Posted By: MiBiz on September 26, 2022.  For more information, please click here to read the source article.   A trio of Mecosta County municipalities have approved a 30-year tax incentive to help lure a multi-billion dollar electric vehicle battery manufacturing facility that promises more than 2,000 jobs. Officials from the county, Big Rapids Charter Township and Green […]

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GR nonprofits to redevelop former industrial site with housing, offices, ‘tiny home’ community

Posted By: MiBiz on August 31, 2022.  For more information, please click here to read the source article.   A pair of Grand Rapids nonprofits plan to redevelop a vacant furniture manufacturing building on the city’s south side into housing and office space and also construct an onsite tiny home community. Mel Trotter Ministries and Next Step of West Michigan — […]

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Logistics hub set to blossom on former mall site

Posted By: The Toledo Blade on September 9, 2022.  For more information, please click here to read the source article.   The site of the former North Towne Square in Toledo will have new life as a distribution and manufacturing hub. NorthPoint Development is planning three giant logistic and manufacturing warehouses on the 58-acre site near I-75 and […]

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Dana Thermal Products Announces $44 Million Investment In Auburn Hills

Posted By: Inside Auburn Hills on August25, 2022.  For more information, please click here to read the source article. Signature Associates’ Greg Hudas and Joe Hamway are proud to have been a part of this deal.   Dana Thermal Products, a subsidiary of Dana Incorporated, a global leader in thermal management technologies for the mobility industry, has announced […]

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Southeast Mich. important in plane manufacturing, U.S. defense, state leaders say

Posted By: The Detroit News on August 19, 2022.  For more information, please click here to read the source article.   Defense and state leaders stressed the importance of southeast Michigan manufacturing companies at an event Friday in Macomb County highlighting the region’s role in manufacturing F-35 fighter planes. Michigan has about 600 aerospace-related companies and employs more industrial designers […]

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Toledo Region Ranked #5 Manufacturing Hub In U.S.

Posted By: RGP Northwest Ohio on August, 2022.  For more information, please click here to read the source article.   Recognizing the historical strength of the Toledo metropolitan workforce and its advancement with new technologies, Business Facilities magazine has ranked the local MSA as the No. 5 Manufacturing Hub in the United States. The Toledo region’s ranking in […]

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Keller Logistics Constructing Two Spec Buildings in Northwest Ohio

Posted By: RGP Northwest Ohio.  For more information, please click here to read the source article. A leading third-party logistics provider is taking aggressive steps to attract new business to Northwest Ohio. Keller Logistics has confirmed plans to construct two spec buildings in neighboring counties, with visions of drawing heavy job-creating opportunities tied to advanced manufacturing. Keller Logistics […]

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Hudsonville Ice Cream, Coastal Container plan Holland expansions totaling $87.7M

Two newly announced business expansions in Holland are poised to generate $87.7 million in private investment and bring 138 new jobs to the area. State officials today announced expansion plans for Holland-based Coastal Container Corp. and Hudsonville Creamery and Ice Cream Company LLC. Hudsonville Creamery, which manufactures ice cream for its own brand as well as other national […]

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Michigan leaders eye Marshall area land in push for big projects

Michigan officials have increased their focus on a 1,700-acre “megasite” in the Marshall area as the state pursues large and yet-to-be-named economic development projects, according to interviews and records obtained through the Freedom of Information Act. The effort to lure companies to the site, which is near the interchange of Interstate 94 and Interstate 69, […]

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Libbey Glass announces deal to exit Europe

Toledo-based Libbey Glass announced that it is entering into an agreement to sell its European operations. Libbey said that in addition to its European operations, the same agreement includes selling the Royal Leerdam and Crisal Glass brands to Anders Invest Co-Invest Fund 3 CoöperatiefU.A. Libbey’s European operations, representing a small portion of Libbey’s global market […]

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Franklin Partners purchases sprawling Site 36 in Wyoming for future manufacturers

Franklin Partners LLC purchased the sprawling former General Motors stamping plant in Wyoming known as Site 36 late last month for $5.25 million and plans a new industrial development on the property for multiple manufacturers. Grand Rapids- and Oak Brook, Ill.-based Franklin Partners, doing business as Franklin Site 36 LLC, bought the 74-acre site from the city […]

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SIGNATURE ASSOCIATES AWARDED THE EXCLUSIVE LEASING FOR UP TO 1 MILLION SQUARE FEET OF NEW CONSTRUCTION

Eastland Commerce Center will offer three state-of-the-art industrial facilities   HARPER WOODS, MI — Signature Associates is pleased to announce the exclusive leasing representation of the Eastland Commerce Center in Harper Woods. This new Class A warehouse, distribution, and manufacturing campus will include three-buildings ranging from 200,000 square feet to 536,000 square feet, tilt-up concrete […]

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Detroit planners working on industrial property survey

The city of Detroit has, by far, the most new industrial construction underway out of anywhere else in the region. Some 2.75 million square feet is in the ground, according to a fourth-quarter report from the local office of New York City-based brokerage house Newmark. That’s the future. But what about all of its industrial past? That’s the […]

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New auto supplier factory to be built in Warren, create high-paying jobs

A new factory to supply battery materials to electric vehicles will be built in Warren, creating jobs that will pay an average of $40 an hour. Graphex Technologies and Emerald Energy Solutions said Tuesday they will build a 150,000 square-foot graphite processing facility at Emerald Business Park on Hoover Road near 8 Mile Road and Groesbeck Highway. The facility, which will cost $50 […]

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Eastland Center site marketed for industrial tenants as demolition proceeds

As demolition of the former Eastland Center shopping mall proceeds, developers of a $94 million project to reuse the property in Harper Woods have named a leasing agent to market the 80-acre site for potential tenants. Signature Associates said Thursday it will exclusively lease space for the development, known as the Eastland Commerce Center, at […]

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Oregon officials propose new zoning district for advanced manufacturing

Oregon officials are crafting a new zoning district they believe will attract new businesses and form a buffer between residential areas and heavy industry. The proposed “advanced manufacturing” district is designed for high-quality and attractive manufacturers, said Mike Beazley, Oregon city administrator. The idea, Mr. Beazley said, is to move away from more heavy-industry sites, […]

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Auto supplier joint venture to bring 390 jobs to Bedrock-owned site in southwest Detroit

Bedrock announced Tuesday that LM Manufacturing, a joint venture between Magna and LAN Manufacturing, will lease 296,000 square feet of manufacturing space on its Sakthi Industrial Campus to produce automotive seating. The project is expected to create 390 jobs. Bedrock said Tuesday the lease is its first major industrial development and highlights the ongoing demand for […]

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Dana project planned for Napoleon

Projects recently approved by the Ohio Tax Credit Authority include one in northwest Ohio involving Dana, Inc., the Ohio governor’s office announced. Dana Light Axle Manufacturing LLC expects to create 175 full-time positions, generating $7.4 million in new annual payroll as a result of the company’s new project in Napoleon, the announcement stated. Dana Light […]

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State board OKs giving GM $824 million to lure $7 billion in EV investments

General Motors Co. and battery maker LG Energy Solution won tax incentives exceeding $824 million for up to $7 billion in new capital investment expanding GM’s EV and battery production in Michigan. The incentives include a first-of-its-kind $600 million direct taxpayer grant from the state of Michigan for GM and its partner that will subsidize the […]

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Lansing City Council endorses tax breaks for GM battery plant

Lansing City Council on Monday moved forward with supporting a $2.5 billion investment from General Motors Co. for a battery cell manufacturing plant near its Delta Township assembly plant. Council approved a resolution recommending the formation of a renaissance zone for the development in an application to the Michigan Strategic Fund. Granting a renaissance zone exempts persons and property […]

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Extruded Aluminum Corporation spending $30.4M to expand

An aluminum extrusion product manufacturer is investing $30.4 million to expand in Belding in a move expected to add 38 jobs. Extruded Aluminum Corporation (EAC) will be expanding at its current location at 7200 Industrial Drive in Belding, said The Right Place, in collaboration with the Ionia County Economic Alliance (ICEA) and the Michigan Economic […]

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Lake Orion electric vehicle battery business expands as industry readies to boom

An electric vehicle battery business in Lake Orion has become a success story and earned a visit from Governor Gretchen Whitmer Monday. Subhash Dhar is the founder and chairman at American Battery Solutions. Despite a pandemic — the company is thriving in its manufacturing production of lithium-ion batteries. This comes as the US makes a […]

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L3Harris announces $2.6M expansion in Cascade Township

L3Harris Technologies Inc., a global tech company that supplies the defense industry, has announced a nearly $2.6 million expansion in the Grand Rapids area. The Melbourne, Fla.-based L3Harris — which specializes in technology that ranges from missile warning and defense systems to electronic warfare and autonomous systems — announced today that it is investing $2.58 […]

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New production facility expected to create 135 jobs in Defiance

The Regional Growth Partnership has announced a new $49-million Defiance manufacturing facility expected to start operations early next year. APackaging Group (APG), an Azusa, Calif.-based cosmetics packaging company, is expected to hire 135 people to produce up to 500 million plastic dispensing pumps for the health and beauty industries at the new facility, the Northwest […]

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Owens Community College celebrates opening of $9.6 million Dana training center

Owens Community College officials opened the $9.6 million Dana Advanced Manufacturing Training Center doors to a majority of students with little fanfare last spring, but they made up for lost time Wednesday with a ceremony to celebrate the building project’s completion and showcase the facility’s new modernized features. Crowded together under a canopy in front of the […]

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New MiEN Co. HQ planned at former Baker Furniture building along GR riverfront

Education-focused furniture manufacturer MiEN Co. plans to consolidate its Walker-based operations into a new headquarters at the former Baker Furniture property along the Grand River in Grand Rapids. The parcel at 1661 Monroe Ave. NW was purchased on Aug. 16 for $6.3 million by Remco Realty LLC, which is registered to MiEN Co. President and CEO Remco Bergsma, […]

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Jiffy Mix maker plans new 120K-square-foot warehouse in Chelsea

Chelsea will soon make room for a whole lot more Jiffy Mix. Chelsea Milling Co., the family-owned maker of baking mixes shipped across the country, hopes to break ground on a new, 120,000-square-foot warehouse in the spring. When they’re not in “baking season” in the fall and winter, the company stores hundreds of thousands of its […]

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6 Michigan Industries With A Good Economic Outlook

Knowing which industries have a good economic outlook can help you to make savvy career choices. Whether you’re starting out or you’re thinking about your next promotion, choosing a sector or specialty that’s primed for growth can provide you with job security and lucrative opportunities. Similarly, if you’re a budding entrepreneur and you dream of […]

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Cooper-Standard’s new Northville headquarters sells for $42 million

Cooper-Standard Automotive Inc.’s new Northville headquarters building has sold for $42 million to a New York City-based buyer. Northville Township public records list REIS-Northville LLC, registered to David Schostak of Livonia-based developer and landlord Schostak Bros. & Co., as the seller of the building at 40300 Traditions last month and Hamilton Northville LLC, which has […]

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Two West Michigan businesses to expand, bring 319 jobs to the area

Two West Michigan companies, Gen3 Defense & Aerospace and Blackmer, are expected to expand their operations in Grand Rapids, bringing 319 jobs and $15.5 million investment to the area. The expansions were announced Wednesday by The Right Place and the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC). Gen3 Defense & Aerospace, an engineering company with a focus […]

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Coca-Cola to close Detroit plant by year’s end, idle up to 131

Great Lakes Coca-Cola Bottling is closing its Detroit facility by the end of the year as it consolidates operations with its Grand Rapids site, officials said Wednesday. Up to 131 employees at the plant are expected to lose their jobs. “After careful consideration, we made the difficult decision to consolidate our Detroit production operations into […]

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Auto supplier Lear to create hundreds of jobs at old Cadillac Stamping site

Auto supplier Lear Corp. said Friday that it plans to set up a seat manufacturing operation with “hundreds” of new jobs at the location of the former Cadillac Stamping Plant on Detroit’s east side. The Southfield-based supplier would presumably be a tenant in the new $48 million, 684,000-square-foot manufacturing center that is planned for the 43-acre site at 9501 Conner St. The center is […]

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Ford to build $100 million Ion Park battery lab in Romulus with tax breaks

Ford Motor Co. on Tuesday said its Ion Park battery lab, first revealed in April, will be based in Romulus at an existing facility. The automaker on Tuesday received approval from the Michigan Strategic Fund to transfer an existing Renaissance Zone that had been utilized by A123 Systems Inc. to help establish the 200,000-square-foot facility, which Ford […]

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Car wash company building $30M headquarters in Holland

VisionQuest Companies plans to begin construction this month on a a $30 million headquarters near the corner of M-40 and Waverly Road. VisionQuest, which owns car wash companies and manufactures car wash equipment, says the new building is expected to be complete by fall 2022. It includes 75,000 square feet of office space and a […]

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TriMas in Bloomfield Hills Expands Packaging Business with New Ohio Facility

Bloomfield Hills-based TriMas Corp. announced today that Rieke Packaging Systems, part of the TriMas Packaging Group, is expanding its North American manufacturing presence by building a 230,000-square-foot facility in New Albany, Ohio, with operations set to commence in the second quarter of 2022. The new facility will be located near Rieke’s current New Albany manufacturing […]

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Eastland Center developer also aims to develop GM’s Warren Transmission Plant site

The developer who earlier Thursday confirmed its plans to tear down the Eastland Center mall in Harper Woods is also attempting to buy and redevelop General Motors Co.‘s idled Warren Transmission Plant, Crain’s has learned. Riverside, Mo.-based developer Northpoint Development LLC has the 123-acre site at 23500 Mound Road under contract to purchase, with the deal expected to […]

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McLouth Steel plant demolition done; now Moroun family looks to market site

A real estate development company owned by the Moroun family has completed a massive two-year-long demolition of the once sprawling McLouth Steel plant complex along the Detroit River in Trenton. Crown Enterprises Inc., the Warren-based real estate development arm of the Moroun family’s business interests, is now looking to market the 260-acre piece of riverfront […]

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Flex-N-Gate to invest $52 million, create 245 jobs in Troy

Flex-N-Gate to invest $52 million, create 245 jobs in Troy

Flex-N-Gate Group plans to invest $52 million and add 245 new jobs in Troy, where it is building out a new 205,000-square-foot plant. The Illinois-based tier one auto supplier will produce sequenced plastic fascias and welded underbody rear rails in the former AxleTech plant at 1400 Rochester Road, according to a Thursday news release from […]

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First Solar plant could boost industry — if feds assist

Excitement enveloped greater Toledo two weeks ago as executives of First Solar Inc. said they intend to construct a 1.8 million-square-foot plant — their third high-tech solar panel-making operation in northern Wood County — starting in the second half of this year. Politicians and economic development officials alike were thrilled by the decision that should […]

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Wisconsin manufacturer bringing new plant, jobs to Hazel Park instead of Romulus

Signature Asssociates was proud to be a part of this transaction. Wisconsin-based Mayville Engineering Co. has changed the location of a previously announced plant to Hazel Park, where it plans to invest up to $45 million and hire 390 employees. The contract manufacturer previously said it would invest $51.5 million to set up in a former A123 […]

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Mission Design & Automation wraps $5M expansion

Mission Design & Automation is opening a new 50,000-square-foot facility next month and plans to add at least 109 high-tech jobs. The Holland-based custom industrial automation and robotics integrator Mission Design & Automation said last week that it is completing a new facility at 9696 Black River Court in Holland that will house office and manufacturing space […]

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Autocam Medical building new $60M headquarters in Kentwood

A global contract manufacturer of precision surgical and medical components and devices is investing $60 million through 2024 to build a new global headquarters and manufacturing facility in Kentwood. Kentwood-based manufacturer Autocam Medical said Wednesday that it is investing $60 million through 2024 to expand its manufacturing footprint and capability in West Michigan with a new 100,000-square-foot […]

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First Solar to build 3rd plant, add 500 jobs

Displaying high confidence in the U.S. solar industry in general and northwest Ohio specifically, solar panel maker First Solar Inc. said it will invest $680 million to build a third factory in the Toledo area by 2023, doubling its production capacity and creating 500 jobs. First Solar, headquartered in Tempe, Ariz., said construction of the […]

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