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Ford Brings 600 Employees to Wagner Place in Downtown West Dearborn, Announces Commercial Tenants

Ford Motor Co. today announced it has started moving 600 employees into Wagner Place along Michigan Avenue in downtown West Dearborn. The project included the renovation of the historic Wagner Hotel at Michigan and Monroe Street, about a mile west of the automaker’s global headquarters, along with new space.

Detroit’s StockX Expands to Europe With West London Authentication Center, Platform Updates

Detroit-based StockX, the world’s first stock market of things, today announced its expansion to the European market. The company’s platform has conducted international business in 200 countries for the past two years.

Delta Offers Two Detroit Metro Flights With New A220-100 Aircraft, Service Launches in 2019

Delta Air Lines Inc. today announced it will begin offering domestic business routes on the new A220-100 aircraft, a state-of-the-art narrow body jet with amenities that match a widebody aircraft.

Randazzo in Macomb Township Acquires Lansing’s Hager Fox Heating and Air Conditioning

Randazzo Mechanical Heating and Cooling in Macomb Township has acquired Hager Fox Heating and Air Conditioning in Lansing. The transaction closed on Sept. 28, and financial details were not disclosed.

Universal Robots in Ann Arbor Unveils Box-making Robot

Ann Arbor’s Universal Robots, a company that develops collaborative robots, or cobots, that work safely alongside workers with no need for safety guarding in most scenarios, Wednesday announced it has created the first solution for random robotic case erecting, the XPAK ROBOX. The new cobot erects any box in its suite on-demand without changeover.

Skyway Precision Inc. in Plymouth Township Acquires South Carolina’s Bellwright Manufacturing Inc.

Plymouth Township’s Skyway Precision Inc. today announced it has acquired South Carolina’s Bellwright Manufacturing, a manufacturer of computer numerical control machined components for the commercial truck, agricultural, utility vehicle, automotive, and appliance markets. Details of the transaction were not disclosed.

Michigan Capital Advisors Invests in Fusion Coolant Systems to Aid Manufacturers

Michigan Capital Advisors, a private equity firm in Bloomfield Hills focused on the automotive and transportation-related industries, today announced it has partnered with Material Impact, a Boston-based venture capital firm, in a joint investment in Fusion Coolant Systems (FCS) in Canton Township. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Ferndale-based Bollinger Motors Previews All-electric B2 Pickup

Ferndale’s Bollinger Motors Wednesday unveiled a preview of its newest vehicle design: an all-electric, all-wheel drive B2 pickup truck.

Beaumont Health’s Breast Care Center in Dearborn Launches Nation’s First Advanced Imaging Technology for Women with Dense Breasts

Southfield-based Beaumont Health today announced that its comprehensive breast cancer screening program at the Beaumont Breast Care Center in Dearborn is the first facility in the nation to install the Invenia Automated Breast Ultrasound (ABUS) 2.0 from GE Healthcare.

Michigan State University Opens Factory in Mexico to Control Mosquito Populations

East Lansing’s Michigan State University Wednesday announced it has opened a facility in Mexico that produces millions of male mosquitoes. The work at the facility, which is supported by a $1-million grant from USAID, will use the insects to control the mosquito population.

Filmmaker Keith Famie’s Dementia Documentary Returns to DPTV, 2019 Projects Include Cancer and Blessed Solanus Casey

Wixom-based Detroit Public Television (DPTV) has announced it will broadcast an encore of documentary filmmaker Keith Famie’s film, “Those on the Front Lines of Alzheimer’s and Dementia,” on two different dates.

Detroit’s Workforce Intelligence Network, OneMagnify Bring Apprenticeship Program to Metro Detroit

The Workforce Intelligence Network for Southeast Michigan (WIN) Wednesday announced a partnership with OneMagnify in Detroit to bring Apprenti, a U.S. Department of Labor-registered IT apprenticeship program, to its operations in Detroit.

Detroit’s General Motors Appoints Jami Miscik to Board, Unveils 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

Detroit’s General Motors Co. today announced a new member to its board of directors and unveiled its all-new 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500.

William Davidson Foundation Makes $1.7 Million Donation to the Belle Isle Aquarium

The Belle Isle Conservancy today announced that the William Davidson Foundation in Troy has awarded a three-year, $1.7 million grant to stabilize, restore, and modernize the Belle Isle Aquarium.

Monroe’s MBT Financial Corp. Acquired by Indiana’s First Merchants Corp.

MBT Financial Corp. in Monroe will merge with and into Indiana’s First Merchants Corp. in a 100-percent stock transaction valued at about $290.9 million, the companies announced today. Upon completion of the merger, Monroe Bank and Trust will merge with and into First Merchants Bank.
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Managed IT Services are an investment – and as with all investments, it's only normal to consider the return it can bring. And when it comes to Managed IT Services, there are a number of benefits that directly translate into cost savings.
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True Warrior

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Keen Tuning

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Dynamic Duo

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The Outside Media Opine on the Motor City

Let Syrians Settle Detroit

Source: The New York Times

Larry Page Looks Ahead

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Detroit Homes Still Selling for $1

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The Death and Life of Detroit

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Matty Moroun, Detroit's Border Baron

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