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German-based Development Group Acquires Four Industrial Warehouse Structures in Midtown

A development team from Munich has acquired a collection of four industrial warehouse buildings at Second Avenue and York Street in Detroit’s Midtown district, just south of Next Energy. The group plans to convert the structures into a mixed-use development of residential lofts, retail spaces, rooftop gardens, and green alleys.

IBM Watson Clinical Imaging Review Coming to U-M Health System in Ann Arbor

IBM Watson Imaging Clinical Review, the first cognitive imaging offering from Watson Health, was introduced today at the Health IT Conference for 2017 (HIMSS17) in Orlando. As part of the debut, IBM announced the technology will be made available at the University of Michigan Health System in Ann Arbor.

New Rapid Breast MRI Developed in Flint Aides with Breast Cancer Detection

A new method for regularly screening women with dense breast tissue may potentially save thousands of lives by detecting cancer four to six years earlier than traditional mammographic technology allows. Based on research by Dr. David A. Strahle, chairman of Flint-based Regional Medical Imaging, the Rapid Breast MRI cuts scan time by 70 percent while significantly reducing costs.

Ford Mustang Stars in Remake of Classic French Film Set in Paris Using VR Technology

With 360 and virtual reality technology, French filmmaker Claude Lelouch used the Ford Motor Co. Mustang to put a 21st Century spin on a classic nine-minute film, called C’était un Rendez-Vous. The Mustang in the film is a 5.0 litre V8 fastback.

Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center Granted $1.2M for Lightweight Metal R&D

The Plymouth Township-based Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center has been awarded a $1.2 million federal grant over two years from the National Institute of Standards and Technology manufacturing extension partnership program to pilot an accelerated applied research and development program for the manufacturing of lightweight metals.

Prominent Chrysler Dealer in Richmond Dick Huvaere Passes Away at 72

Nationally prominent automotive dealer, businessman, community, and industry leader Richard F. "Dick" Huvaere passed away on Feb. 16 surrounded by his family in Key Largo, FL from a decade-long fight with pulmonary fibrosis. He was 72.

Southfield-based Lear Corp. Sponsors Mahindra Racing in Electric Car Championship

Southfield-based Lear Corp., a global automotive seating supplier, today announced for the first time its seating business is a sponsor of Mahindra Racing in the FIA Formula E Championship, the first global single-seater championship for electric cars.

Livonia-based Pet Supplies Plus Plans to Add 60 Stores This Year, Grow to 450 Locations

Livonia-based Pet Supplies Plus, the nation’s largest pet franchise, today announced it will open 60 stores this year. The expansion will give the franchise 450 locations throughout the country, more than half of which are independently-owned businesses.

Hazel Park-based Motor City Industrial Acquisition Propels Growth in Midwest and Southeast

Motor City Industrial in Hazel Park today announced it acquired EMCO Inc., a Charlotte, NC-based industrial distribution and service business. The purchase marks the second acquisition in Motor City Industrial’s strategy to combine companies with strong distribution capabilities in the industrial consumables and ancillary products sector.

Grand Rapids-based MC Sports to Liquidate All 66 Stores, Markdown Sales Underway

After over 70 years as a sporting goods and apparel retailer, Grand Rapids-based MC Sports filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Feb. 14 and today announced it will close its stores in Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, Wisconsin, and Missouri.

Ferndale’s GreenSpace Café to Host First Vegan and Vegetarian Speed Dating Event in Michigan

Ferndale-based GreenSpace Café, a plant-based vegetarian and vegan restaurant owned by Dr. Joel Kahn, a cardiologist, will host Michigan’s first speed dating event where participants can learn about and explore new markets, educational and recreational activities, and business opportunities.

Entrepreneur-YOU Conference Set for March 15 at Walsh College in Troy

Registration is now open for the sixth annual Southeast Michigan Women’s Entrepreneur-YOU conference, a collaborative initiative to help women become successful business owners. The event will be held at Walsh College in Troy on March 15, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Bloomfield Township-based Penske Automotive Completes Acquisition of U.K.-based CarShop

Bloomfield Township-based Penske Automotive Group, an international transportation service provider and leading retailer of vehicles, today announced the completion of the acquisition of CarShop. As one of the U.K.’s leading retailers of used vehicles, CarShop sells high-quality used vehicles at fixed retail prices as part of a transparent customer buying experience.

MSU Researchers Develop First Stretchable Integrated Circuit

Engineering researchers at East Lansing-based Michigan State University today announced the creation of the first stretchable integrated circuit made entirely out of an inkjet printer, raising the possibility of the inexpensive production of “smart fabric.”

Benton Harbor’s KitchenAid Introduces Limited Edition Artisan Black Tie Stand Mixer

Benton Harbor-based KitchenAid today announced a new look for the kitchen, the Artisan Black Tie Limited Edition 5-Quart Stand Mixer. The appliance is the company’s first monochromatic version, and features cast iron-like textured finishes and premium materials, including die cast zinc, satin, and black chrome.
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