Wayne County Executive Warren C. Evans has introduced a new draft transit plan for the region, and has asked the Regional Transit Authority of Southeast Michigan for feedback with the goal of placing it on the November ballot for voter approval.
St. Joseph Mercy Oakland in Pontiac, a member of Saint Joseph Mercy Health System, is the first hospital in the U.S. to receive distinction as a Thrombectomy-Capable Stroke Center (TSC), a new certification program from The Joint Commission.
OrthoNOW, a national orthopedic care franchise, today announced it has awarded its first master franchise agreement in Michigan to Kelly Olin, an entrepreneur who plans to open 32 centers across the state within the next five years.
The Block Restaurant along Woodward Avenue, located just south of the Garden Theatre in Detroit's Midtown district, is looking at expanding across the region and eyeing locations in Royal Oak, St. Clair Shores, and other communities.
Livionia-based Valassis and RetailMeNot, both wholly owned subsidiaries of Harland Clarke Holdings, today announced the rebrand of Valassis' RedPlum consumer-facing print portfolio to RetailMeNot Everyday, including direct mail and the free-standing insert (FSI) coupon book.
Ford Motor Co. in Dearborn today announced it has plans for an all-new lineup of connected cars, SUVs, and hybrids. By 2020, Ford says it will offer North America's freshest lineup among all full-line automakers, with its average showroom age dropping from 5.7 to 3.3 years as it replaces three-quarters of its lineup and adds four new trucks and SUVs.
Ford Motor Co. in Dearborn today announced its Ford Co-Pilot360, which it touts as the most advanced suite of standard driver-assist technologies among full-line brands, aims to help people around the world more safely and confidently face congested roads.
After more than a year of building test vehicles for development of its self-driving technology, General Motors Co. in Detroit today announced it will build production versions of its Cruise AV at its Orion Township assembly plant.
The Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Foundation in Detroit and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology today announced that the foundation will support the MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy and its annual Inclusive Innovation Challenge (IIC).
Plex Systems, a cloud ERP for manufacturers which has its headquarters in Troy, today announced it achieved a record year in 2017, with nearly 600 manufacturers now running Plex programs in approximately 2,000 facilities around the world.
StockX in Detroit, an online "stock market of things" for consumer products, today announced the launch of StockX Charity IPOs, a charity initiative aimed at partnering celebrities with nonprofit civic causes. StockX, founded in 2016 by Josh Luber, Greg Schwartz, and Dan Gilbert, is part of the Quicken Loans family of companies.
Nexteer Automotive, a Tier 1 supplier in Auburn Hills, reported financial results for 2017, with revenue reaching nearly $3.9 billion, an increase of 1 percent compared with 2016. Nexteer also had an operating profit of $428 million (a 3.1 percent increase over 2016) and a net profit of $352 million (an increase of 19.4 percent from 2016).
Eckhart, founded in Michigan in 1958 as a supplier to global manufacturers, today announced it has opened a 47,000 square-foot Advanced Technology Center in Warren. The new center will serve as the company’s technology showcase.
New battery-electric platforms, along with the promise of solid-state technology, are powering the emerging autonomous vehicle industry, but reaching a critical mass will have to wait for the next energy crisis.