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Dow Chemical in Midland Partners with USA Luge Team at Winter Olympics

Dow Chemical Co. in Midland, a division of DowDuPont Inc., today announced it was working with the USA Luge team and its engineers to develop advanced sleds used at the Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang in South Korea, which runs through Sunday.

January Homes Sales in Metro Detroit Fall 3.4 Percent, Median Sales Price Rises 6.8 Percent

Home sales in January in metro Detroit fell 3.4 percent to 3,080 units, as compared to 3,187 sales in the same period last year, according to RE/MAX of Southeastern Michigan in Troy. During the same period, the median sales prices rose 6.8 percent to $186,007, from $174,219 in January 2017.

Cantoro Italian Trattoria to Open in May in Former Tre Monti Space in Troy

Cantoro Italian Market and Trattoria in Plymouth Township today announced it will open a new trattoria at 1695 E. Big Beaver Road in Troy, behind the San Marino Club in the space formerly occupied by Tre Monti. The announcement was made by Cantoro Italian Market and Trattoria owners and brothers John and Michael Fallone.

Domino's Pizza in Ann Arbor Township Reports 2017 Revenue of $2.8B, Net Income of $277.9M

Domino's Pizza Inc. in Ann Arbor Township, which last year became the largest pizza company in the world based on global retail sales, today announced 2017 fiscal revenue of $2.8 billion, up from $2.5 billion in 2016.

Top Area Chefs to Host 7-course Dinner Benefitting Detroit Prep Elementary School

On April 30, Grey Ghost Detroit chefs John Vermiglio and Joe Giacomino will partner with six of Detroit's chefs to host a seven-course dinner event called Chef's Schoolyard. The event will benefit Detroit Prep, a public charter school for kindergarten-second grade students located in Detroit.

Great Lakes Water Authority in Detroit Partners with U-M, MSU, and WSU on Wastewater Sensors, R&D

The Great Lakes Water Authority in Detroit, which provides water and wastewater services to 127 municipalities in southeast Michigan, today announced it is partnering with the University of Michigan, Wayne State University, and Michigan State University on using wastewater sensors, regenerative energy, and improving water quality tracking.

Consumers Energy Announces Clean Energy Goal of 80 Percent Reduction in Carbon Emissions, Zero Coal by 2040

Jackson-based Consumers Energy and CMS Energy announced yesterday Consumers Energy's plans to reduce carbon emissions by 80 percent, eliminate the use of coal to generate electricity, and have more than 40 percent of the energy produced come from renewable sources and energy storage by 2040.

Invictus Equity Group Acquires Controlling Interest in Detroit's St. Regis Hotel, Swanson Family Continues Ownership Position

Invictus Equity Group, a Detroit-based investment company, has acquired a controlling interest in Detroit's Hotel St. Regis. Tony Saunders, an Invictus partner, says Roy Roberts, former executive vice president of General Motors, is investing with Invictus in the St. Regis and that a previous owner of the St. Regis, the O'Neil D. Swanson Family, will continue with a significant ownership position in the hotel.

RedLine Athletics Set to Open Multiple Youth Athletic Training Centers in Michigan

RedLine Athletics, which operates youth athletic training centers that includes coaching from former professional athletes, today announced it will open 12 locations in Michigan, with the first opening next month in Farmington Hills (24800 N. Industrial Drive).

Detroit's DTE Energy Reports 2017 Revenue of $12.6B, Net Income of $1.1B

DTE Energy in Detroit on Friday reported 2017 revenue of $12.6 billion, up from $10.6 billion in 2016, while net income was $1.1 billion last year, compared to $868 million in 2016. The earnings were higher primarily due to better results in the nonutility businesses, the company said.

University Of Michigan School Of Education in Ann Arbor Receives $4.3M Gift

Grand Rapids business and community leaders Mike and Sue Jandernoa donated $4.3 million to Ann Arbor-based University of Michigan School of Education's TeachingWorks organization. The bulk of the gift, $3 million, will be used to expand a partnership in Grand Rapids to coach teachers, particularly in math education.

Autoliv Announces New Electronics Spin-off To Be Named Veoneer

Autoliv Inc., a leader in automotive safety systems, today announced that the new electronics spin-off company will be named Veoneer.

Dearborn's EnvisionTEC and Arizona's AvaDent Digital Dental Solutions Partner to Offer Dentures Made Digitally

Dearborn-based EnvisionTEC, a company that makes dental 3-D printers and materials, and Arizona-based AvaDent Digital Solutions, a digital denture company, today announced a new partnership to offer a complete digital workflow solution for digital dentures, from impressions and digital design to try-in and final restoration.

University of Michigan In Ann Arbor Explores Tradeoffs Of Autonomous Vehicles

The Ann Arbor-based University of Michigan today released the findings of a study analyzing the efficiency of self-driving vehicles. The study concluded that these vehicles have a net reduction in lifetime energy use.

Detroit's American Axle & Manufacturing Reports Record Sales of $6.3B in 2017

On Friday, Detroit-based American Axle & Manufacturing, a major automotive supplier, reported its financial results for the fourth quarter and full year 2017. The results showed AAM had a record year in 2017 with total annual sales of $6.3B and a net income of $337.1 million (5.4 percent of sales).

Saint Joseph Mercy Health System and Michigan Medicine Finalize Terms for JV of St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea

Saint Joseph Mercy Health System (SJMHS) and Ann Arbor-based University of Michigan's Michigan Medicine have signed a definitive agreement, effective immediately, to create a master affiliation and a joint venture for the 133-bed St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea hospital (SJMC). The joint venture is to expand surgical and inpatient services at the hospital.

University of Michigan-Dearborn Selects Domenico Grasso as Next Chancellor, Starts Aug. 1

Domenico Grasso, an engineering professor who also served as provost and chief academic officer at the University of Delaware, has been selected as the next chancellor of the University of Michigan-Dearborn. His appointment is effective Aug. 1.

Governor Snyder's Education And Talent Summit To Focus On Educators And Job Providers Partnership

The Governor's Education and Talent Summit, planned for March 12 and 13 in Novi, will emphasize the importance of educators and job providers working together to develop a workforce ready for 21st-century careers and lifelong learning. The summit will be held at the Suburban Collection Showcase at 46100 Grand River Ave.

MSU Attracts Autonomous Vehicle R&D Firm, Focus on Data Fusion and AI

The Michigan State University Foundation has announced Applied Research Associates Inc. (ARA) in Albuquerque has opened an innovation center within the University Corporate Research Park (UCRP) in Lansing. The opening marks the beginning of a research partnership with MSU's College of Engineering.

LIFT Reports Michigan Lightweighting-Related Employment Level Grows for Eighth Consecutive Year

Detroit-based LIFT, Lightweight Innovations for Tomorrow, today released a report announcing that 2017 marks the eighth consecutive year advanced manufacturing employment growth in Michigan.

Michigan Department of Agriculture Launches Digital Portal for Export Opportunity Analysis

The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development's (MDARD) International Marketing Program has partnered with Euromonitor International to create MIAgExport.com, a website that provides Michigan's exporting agriculture companies with updated export opportunity analysis reports and a new interactive market tracker.

Marygrove College in Detroit Stabilized, Exploring Transition to P-20 Campus

The Kresge Foundation in Troy today announced it has invested $16 million over the last two years to stabilize and preserve Marygrove College and its campus in northwest Detroit. Over the last few years, Marygrove has faced significant financial and operational challenges.

Michigan Innovation Hub Provides $1.8M to Accelerate Biomedical Innovations

The Michigan Translation Research and Commercialization for Life Sciences Innovation Hub, or MTRAC, is providing more than $1.8 million in funding to be used across Michigan to accelerate biomedical innovations.

Lapeer Plating and Plastics Forms New Management Team to Market Auto Products

Lapeer Plating and Plastics (LP+P), a manufacturer of Class A, high-visibility components for the auto industry, today announced it has formed a new management team and a strategic vision to be the supplier of choice in the markets it serves.

Atlas Oil in Taylor Rolls Out Branded Trucks Honoring Military Personnel, First Responders, and Veterans

Atlas Oil in Taylor, which delivers more than 1.0 billion gallons of fuel annually to customers in 47 states, has started to roll out "We Support You" themed trucks to honor the country's active military personnel, first responders, and veterans.

Detroit's DTE Energy Spent Nearly $1.7B With Michigan Businesses in 2017

DTE Energy in Detroit today announced it spent nearly $1.7 billion with Michigan businesses in 2017 and created or sustained 5,100 jobs across the state. The company says it has spent more than $7.5 billion with local suppliers and created 16,000 jobs in the past eight years.

All-new 2019 Ram 1500 Lone Star, from Auburn Hills-based FCA, Launches at Dallas Auto Show

Ram, a brand of FCA, which has its North American headquarters in Auburn Hills, unveiled the 2019 Ram 1500 Lone Star edition at the Dallas Auto Show on Wednesday.

Urban Science: U.S. Auto Dealers Average Sales Per Store Declines While Retail Network Remains Stable

Urban Science, a global retail consulting firm headquartered in Detroit, released statistics and insights Wednesday from its 2017 Automotive Franchise Activity Report (FAR), indicating continued stability in the number of automotive dealerships in the United States.

XG Sciences in Lansing Works with Callaway on New Golf Ball Technology Using Graphene Nano-materials

XG Sciences Inc. in Lansing, a manufacturer of high-quality graphene nano-materials and custom nano-materials that has sold its products in 47 countries, today announced a collaboration with Callaway Golf Co. on two new product offerings: Chrome Soft and Chrome Soft X golf balls.

Mobility Fluid Company Seeva in Detroit Headed by Father-and-Daughter Team Receives $2M in Seed Funding

Seeva, a Detroit-based company with offices in Seattle that designs visibility systems for mobility platforms, today announced it has raised $2 million in seed funding. The investment will be used to both expand its team and develop new product solutions in the mobility space.

Royal Oak-based Motor City AutoSpa to Open Second Location

Motor City AutoSpa in Royal Oak, a vehicle detailing and paint-protection company, is slated to open a second location on Feb. 21. The new climate-controlled facility will also be in Royal Oak at 4300 Delemere Court (near Coolidge Highway and Normandy Road). The new facility offers 9,400 square feet of space.

Detroit Zoo to Add Major New Nature Center in Macomb County

The Detroit Zoological Society today announced that Macomb County will be the location of the new Great Lakes Nature Center. The focus of the new center will be on water and wildlife of the Great Lakes.

Largest-ever Michigan Aerospace Summit to be Held at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit on Feb. 21

The largest aerospace business gathering ever organized in the state, the Pure Michigan Business Connect (PMBC) Aerospace Summit, will be held on Feb. 21 at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit. Michigan is the No. 2 state in the nation for aerospace manufacturing attractiveness, according to a 2017 study by PwC.

Study Finds Detroit Ranks Among Best and Worst of Country's Middle Market Firms

The Middle Market Power Index: Best U.S. Metropolitan Areas for Middle Market Firms from American Express and Dun & Bradstreet was released Feb. 8 with Detroit ranking very low in some categories and very high in others.

American Center for Mobility Partners with MSU, Texas A&M on Professional Driver Workforce Study

The American Center for Mobility in Ypsilanti Township has commissioned a workforce study being undertaken by Michigan State University and the Texas A&M Transportation Institute to begin to understand and quantify impacts on today's transportation jobs from the introduction of autonomous vehicles.

AI Firm Clinc in Ann Arbor Plans to Double in Size, Moving to Larger Offices

Clinc, a conversational artificial intelligence platform for financial institutions in Ann Arbor, today announced it is moving to a larger headquarters, plans to double the size of its staff to 100 employees this year, has hired a chief growth officer, and is opening an office in London.

IoT TechConnect Conference in Troy to Increase Awareness of Opportunities, Threats Posted by Internet

The Internet of Things (IoT) TechConnect conference, to be held on April 4 at the Troy Marriott, will provide attendees with a greater understanding of the opportunities and threats posed by IoT. As more devices connect to the internet, there are more opportunities for hackers to get into computer systems. The event will focus on IoT companies, experts, and training in Michigan.

Art Van Elslander, founder of Art Van Furniture in Warren, Passes Away

Art Van Elslander, founder and former chairman of Art Van Furniture Inc. in Warren, one of the most iconic and successful home furnishing and bedding companies in the Midwest, passed away today. He was 87 years old and had recovered from cancer but died of complications related to the disease. Funeral arrangements are still pending.

General Motors Begins to Open GM World at its Renaissance Center Global Headquarters

General Motors Co. has started to open GM World, a new experiential installation in the atrium of its global headquarters at the Renaissance Center in downtown Detroit.

Columbia Street Development in Downtown Detroit Set to Open This Year

Olympia Development of Michigan in Detroit is set to open Columbia Street, a mixture of 10 retail stores and restaurants set on the ground floor of the historic Fox Theatre and Office Building and the upcoming world headquarters for Little Caesars Pizza, this year. The European-style street is located between Woodward and Park avenues.

Dearborn-based Ford Motor Co. Increases Production of Lincoln Navigator, Ford Expedition

Ford Motor Co., headquartered in Dearborn, is increasing production of two of its full-size SUVs to meet surging demand.

Ferndale's Valentine Distilling Co. to Invest $1M In Whiskey Production Expansion

Ferndale-based Valentine Distilling Co. today announced it will invest $1 million to expand its operations, including the acquisition of a custom-made, 1,500-gallon still imported from the Italian distillation company, Frilli. The new still will have the capacity to produce 1,000 barrels of whiskey a year.

Grand Rapids-based Organic Grocery Delivery Service Expands to Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor

Doorganics of Grand Rapids today announced an expansion into the metro Detroit and Ann Arbor regions. The company plans to open a distribution facility in the region in the coming months.

Detroit Fintech Challenge Launched in Partnership with TechTown Detroit

Kyyba Innovations, a second stage business accelerator in Farmington Hills, in partnership with Techtown Detroit, today announced the launch of the inaugural Detroit Fintech Challenge to identify game changing innovations in the financial services industry.

Ford Unveils 2019 Transit Connect Wagon at Chicago Auto Show, Targets Boomers

Ford Motor Co. is banking on Baby Boomers and word-of-mouth advertising to sell its newest Transit van, the Transit Connect Wagon. The automaker hopes to capitalize on the "magic bus" nostalgia of the '60s and '70s with its new offering.

DoorDash Arrives In the Detroit Area, Offers Delivery From More Than 1,500 Local Restaurants

San Francisco-based DoorDash, a technology company that connects customers with local restaurants through door-to-door delivery, is entering the metro Detroit marketplace. Available now in Novi, Farmington Hills, Birmingham, Clawson, Troy, Rochester Hills, Sterling Heights, Mount Clemens, Warren, and Oakland and Macomb counties, DoorDash will deliver from more than 1,500 local restaurants.

Detroit's Quicken Loans to Partner with Airbnb to Offer Mortgage Refinancing for Hosts

Quicken Loans Inc. in Detroit has entered into an initiative with California's Airbnb that will allow Airbnb hosts to apply to refinance their mortgage.

Michigan DNR Seeks Qualified Bidders to Operate Golf Practice Facility on Detroit's Belle Isle

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR), which operates Belle Isle under a 30-year lease with the city of Detroit, is seeking qualified companies to operate and maintain the golf practice range and driving range at Belle Isle State Park in Detroit.

High-Speed Internet Coverage to be Upgraded Across 10 Michigan Counties in the Great Lakes Bay and Thumb Region

Wisconsin-based FiSci Technologies, a company that provides LTE infrastructure as a service, and Air Advantage have announced a multi-year deal upgrading wireless network coverage for the thousands of residents in Michigan's Great Lakes Bay and Thumb Region.

Gov. Rick Snyder's 2019 Budget Highlights Education, infrastructure, and the Environment

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has proposed a $56.8 billion-budget to the House and Senate Appropriations Committees. The budget is a 0.6 percent increase from the previous year. The 2019 general fund is expected to stay at $10 billion, and inflation for fiscal year 2019 is estimated to be 1.9 percent.

Bedrock to Acquire and Develop Former Detroit Police Department HQ in Partnership with Pike Pointe Holdings

The former headquarters of the Detroit Police Department, located at 1300 Beaubien in Detroit's Greektown neighborhood, is slated for redevelopment by Bedrock in partnership with Pike Pointe Holdings, a subsidiary of Syncora Guarantee Inc.

Hyde Park Prime Steakhouse to Open in Northville Township

Ohio-based Hyde Park Restaurant Group has announced plans to open a Hyde Park Prime Steakhouse in Northville Township. Located at Northville Village Center, the freestanding, 7,000-square-foot restaurant will feature three private dining rooms and seat 200 guests.

Oakland County Draws Record $1.2B in Investment Representing 62 Companies and 9,500 Jobs in 2017

In his State of the County address on Wednesday, Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson announced 2017 was a record year, with 62 companies investing $1.2 billion and creating 9,500 jobs, while retaining 8,400 jobs.

Design Firms to Compete for Right to Transform Detroit's West Riverfront Park

Detroit's West Riverfront Park is in for a facelift, starting with the West Riverfront Park Design Competition. Four design firms, Gustafson Guthrie Nichol of Seattle, Hood Design Studio of California, James Corner Field Operations of New York, and Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates of Brooklyn today presented their designs.

Livonia's Masco Corp. Reports 2017 Revenue of $7.6B, Operating Profits were $1.2B

Masco Corp., a large home improvement and building products company based in Livonia, today reported 2017 revenue was $7.6 billion, up four percent from 2016.

Dominic S. Moceri Built a Legacy of Giving

Dominic S. Moceri, 86, Hall of Fame Builder and Developer of residential communities in southeastern Michigan, passed away of natural causes amongst his loving family at his Florida residence on February 7, 2018. Mr. Moceri, who was born in Detroit in 1931, was known as the "Silent Giant" and forever changed the landscape of the region.

Greenblendz in Auburn Hills Partners With Amcor in Ann Arbor to Introduce Environmentally-Friendly Packaging

Greenblendz in Auburn Hills and Amcor, an Australian-based company that has a large manufacturing footprint in Ann Arbor, have partnered to use LiquiForm technology in consumer packaging for the first time.

Detroit Labs Creates App Allowing Musicians to Fine-tune Sound Equipment

Detroit Labs, a mobile app development company in the central business district, has partnered with audio equipment manufacturer Electro-Voice to build a companion app to the ELX200 speaker system.

Detroit Medical Center First to Use New Stent for Blocked Blood Vessels

The Detroit Medical Center today announced it was the first in Michigan to offer patients with coronary artery disease a new treatment option for vessels that are difficult to stent, or open.

Genomenon in Ann Arbor Partners With Saphetor of Switzerland in Data Sharing Program

Ann Arbor's Genomenon Inc., a genomic literature search engine company, and Lausanne, Switzerland's Saphetor S.A., a precision medicine analysis company, today announced an agreement to share genomic variant data over their software platforms.

Dates Announced for 2019 North American International Auto Show in Detroit

Public days for the 2019 North American International Auto Show are Jan. 19-27 at Cobo Center in downtown Detroit, the Detroit Auto Dealers Association announced today. The Press Preview days are Jan. 14-15, Industry Preview days are Jan. 16-17, and the Charity Preview will be held on Jan. 18 (6-9 p.m.)

GM Taps Into Midsize SUV Market With New Turbocharged Chevrolet Traverse RS

Detroit-based General Motors Co. has released the 2018 Chevrolet Traverse RS, a turbocharged midsize SUV.

Detroit Sees First Gain in Assessed Residential Property Values in 17 Years

Detroit officials have announced that for the first time in at least 17 years the city's residential property values have seen a net increase, reflecting increasing property values as the city's revitalization spreads. According to the city, nearly 60 percent of residents will see 2018 assessments rise by 10 percent or less.

New State of Auto Insurance Report lists Michigan, Detroit as Most Expensive for Car Insurance Rates

According to the Zebra's annual State of Auto Insurance Report released today, Michigan is listed as the country's most expensive state for auto coverage, while Detroit is the country's most expensive city.

Bob Bury to Step Down as Executive Director of Detroit Historical Society, Search for Successor Underway

Thomas C. Buhl, chairman of the board of trustees of the Detroit Historical Society, today announced Bob Bury, executive director and CEO, will leave the organization at the end of the current fiscal year (June 30, 2018). Bury has led the Society since 2002.

New York City-based The Hummus and Pita Co. to Open Five Restaurants in Metro Detroit

New York City-based The Hummus and Pita Co., a Mediterranean restaurant, has announced it will be expanding to Michigan. The company says it has signed a five-unit franchise deal to open locations in Detroit, Ann Arbor, Troy, Warren, and Canton Township.

Illinois-Based Bentley's Pet Stuff to Expand into Michigan, Acquires Green Pawz Pet Supply in Ann Arbor

Bentley's Pet Stuff, headquartered in Illinois, today announced the acquisition of Ann Arbor-based Green Pawz Pet Supply. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. As part of its entry into Michigan, Bentley's plans to open eight to 10 stores in the state within the next year, with initial planned locations in the Grand Rapids and Kalamazoo areas.

Ford Adds Titanium Elite Package For Edge SUV

Ford Motor Co. in Dearborn announced today that it is adding a new package for its 2019 Edge lineup. The automaker debuted its Edge ST Version at the North American International Auto Show last month. This month at the Chicago Auto Show, it will debut its Titanium Elite package.

Ann Arbor's Online Tech Acquired by Media Company Schurz Communications

Online Tech in Ann Arbor today announced it has been acquired by Schurz Communications Inc., an Indiana-based news and information company. Online Tech supports IT infrastructure for businesses and specializes in hybrid cloud, colocation, disaster recovery, and offsite backup services. It currently serves almost 500 clients across the United States, including Henry Ford Health System, Pet Supplies Plus, and John Deere.

Deloitte's 2018 Global Automotive Supplier Study Forecasts Transportation Disruption

Deloitte, a global advisory firm which operates a large practice in Detroit, today released its 2018 global automotive supplier study. The study focuses not just on top industry performers, but also on the suppliers who are giving shareholders the best returns.

Gov. Rick Snyder Encourages Statewide Recycling with Executive Directive, Initiative Launch

Gov. Rick Snyder today signed an Executive Directive that will require all facilities owned, managed, or leased by the state to provide on-site recycling within one year of the directive's signing. Gov. Snyder also announced the launch of Re:Source, an initiative to triple Michigan's recycling rate. It promotes the use of recycled materials in economic and business opportunities.

Renovation Underway on Historic Detroit Life Building Behind Fox Theatre

The restoration of the historic Detroit Life Building’s ornate façade is now under way in The District Detroit, the 50-block area that includes Little Caesars Arena, Comerica Park, and Ford Field. The building is owned by Olympia Development of Michigan, a division of Ilitch Holdings Inc. in Detroit.

U-M Center for the Discovery of New Medicines in Ann Arbor Awards Funding for Seven Drug Discovery Projects

The University of Michigan Center for the Discovery of New Medicines in Ann Arbor today announced it awarded funding for seven new drug discovery projects. U-M faculty will lead the research.

Michigan Venture Capital Association Launches 2018 Fellows Program

Michigan Venture Capital Association (MVCA), a nonprofit trade organization in Ann Arbor that seeks to boost the capital and talent available to grow the state’s entrepreneurial and investment community, today announced the launch of its 2018 Venture Fellows Program with support from Michigan Economic Development Corp (MEDC).

U-M Survey: U.S. Consumer Sentiment Remains High, More Economic Growth Projected

Consumer sentiment in the United States has remained largely unchanged for more than a year at very favorable levels, according to a new University of Michigan Surveys of Consumers released today.

Detroit Economic Growth Corp. Launches Program to Help Detroit Businesses Develop Export Strategy

Detroit Economic Growth Corp. (DEGC), a quasi-public development agency, today announced the launch of "Built in Detroit." The goal of the program is to support companies competing in the global economy.

Gov. Rick Snyder Announces New Proposal To Improve Michigan's Water Infrastructure

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has announced a plan to improve Michigan's water infrastructure by investing $110 million annually for critical updates.

Novi-Oliver/Hatcher Construction Opens Office in Downtown Detroit

Oliver/Hatcher Construction in Novi, which has built projects for Amazon, Ernst & Young, and Miller Canfield, today announced the opening of a new office in downtown Detroit in the 1001 Woodward Building at Woodward and Michigan avenues.

Merrell, a Division of Wolverine World Wide Near Grand Rapids, Launches New Thermo Rogue Hiker Boot

Rockford-based Merrell, an outdoor performance brand, today announced the launch of a new hiker boot, Thermo Rogue. The boot utilizes PrimaLoft insulation technology and features the Arctic Grip Dura outsole in partnership with Vibram.

Detroit Public TV Debuts Documentary About Detroit Industrialist and NFL Team Owner Ralph C. Wilson Jr. on Sunday

The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation and Detroit Public Television will air a new documentary, "RALPH," focused on the life and legacy of Detroit native and lifelong resident, Buffalo Bills owner and philanthropist, Ralph C. Wilson, Jr.

Quicken Loans Inc. in Detroit Reports it is the Nation's Largest Home Lender, Launches new Super Bowl Ad

Detroit-based Quicken Loans Inc. today announced it became the nation's largest residential mortgage lender in the fourth quarter of 2017, surpassing close to 30,000 lenders (commercial banks, savings and loans, credit unions, mortgage bankers, mortgage brokers) across the country.

Ford and FCA U.S. Sales Down in January, GM Sales Up Slightly

An extended expansion of sales in the auto industry is slowing down, and the Big 3 automakers were affected in January. Sluggish sales numbers were the norm to start the year as automakers rolled back holiday incentives and a severely cold winter gripped several parts of the country.

DowDuPont Inc. in Midland Reports 2017 Net Income of $4B Following Merger

With the backdrop of one of the largest mergers in recent times, the new DowDuPont Inc. in Midland today announced $62.5 billion in net sales last year, up from $48.2 billion in 2016 when Dow Chemical was a standalone company. During the same annual periods, net income was $4.0 billion last year, up from $1.5 billion in 2016.

Auto Supplier Danlaw in Novi Debuts Through Glass Integrated V2X Antenna

Danlaw Inc., an automotive supplier in Novi, today announced the release of its Through Glass Integrated V2X (vehicle to infrastructure) Antenna. The antenna pairs with DSRC devices to enable vehicle-to-vehicle, and vehicle-to-infrastructure communications.

The Promise of Small-Scale Manufacturing in Detroit Highlighted in New Research

New research from the Urban Manufacturing Alliance (UMA) features the growth potential of the manufacturing sector in Detroit. The research, from State of Urban Manufacturing: Detroit Snapshot, comes from the second of a six-city series produced by UMA. The program provides unique data on city-based manufacturing, emphasizing makers and small-scale manufacturers.

Voice Activated In-Store Shopper Tool Launched by The Mars Agency in Southfield

Southfield-based The Mars Agency, a full-service global marketing agency, today announced it has launched the first virtual voice-powered shopping assistant, called "Bottle Genius Powered by Smart Aisle" using Alexa.

Wayne County Community College District in Detroit to Build $25M Health and Wellness Center

Wayne County Community College District in downtown Detroit will break ground tomorrow on a new $25 million building that will focus on health, wellness, education, and real-world career opportunities. The new WCCCD City Center will be located at Fort and Howard streets, next to the WCCCD Downtown Campus. Completion of the facility is scheduled for spring, 2019.

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder Announces Proposal to Improve Environment, Boost Recycling

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder today announced a proposal to invest $79 million annually to help renew Michigan's environment and protect public health. The proposal serves as a replacement to the expired Clean Michigan Initiative Bond, which cleaned thousands of contaminated sites. Several thousand more contaminated sites still exist statewide.

Detroit Convention Bureau Debuts New Ad Campaign, Announces $200M in Expo and Sports Events in 2018

The Detroit Metro Convention and Visitors Bureau (DMCVB) today debuted a new advertising campaign, "Detroit: It's Go Time," at its annual membership meeting at Sound Board at the MotorCity Casino Hotel.

Honeywell in Plymouth Township and LG Electronics Demo Automotive Cybersecurity Solution

Honeywell, which operates a large manufacturing facility in Plymouth Township, and LG Electronics Inc., which operates a technical center in Troy and will open a battery manufacturing facility in Hazel Park this year, today announced they have signed a memorandum of understanding to develop and demonstrate a new automotive software technology and infrastructure solution to address threats associated with the increase in vehicle connectivity technology.

Michigan Opera Theatre Chairman Rick Williams Receives National Award

Michigan Opera Theatre today announced that its chairman, R. Jamison "Rick" Williams, will be honored with a 2018 National Opera Trustee Recognition Award from Opera America.

Mopar in Center Line and Dodge//SRT Announce Joint NHRA Sponsorships

Mopar in Center Line and Dodge//SRT, part of FCA US, which has its North American headquarters in Auburn Hills, are once again teaming up and taking aim at world titles in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, armed with an increased commitment to Top Fuel star Leah Pritchett and renewed support of two-time Funny Car champion Matt Hagan for the 2018 season

Auburn Hills-Based FCA to Deliver Thousands of Chrysler Pacifica Hybrids to Waymo's Self-Driving Service

Today, FCA US, which operates its North American headquarters in Auburn Hills, announced that it will supply thousands of Pacifica Hybrids to Waymo to support the launch of the world's first driverless ride-hailing service. Waymo is owned by Google.

Smart Machinery Manufacturer Burke Porter Group in Grand Rapids Acquires Titan Inc.

Burke Porter Group in Grand Rapids, a global manufacturer of intelligent machinery, today announced that it has acquired Titan Inc. in Sturtevant, Wis. (near Kenosha), a leader in the design and manufacture of test stands and production assembly systems.

Gov. Rick Snyder Signs Executive Order to Enhance Statewide Broadband Access

A comprehensive plan to improve access to broadband services in Michigan will be developed under an Executive Order signed by Gov. Rick Snyder. The Executive Order creates the Michigan Consortium for Advanced Networks, which is directed to establish a roadmap to help strengthen statewide broadband access and connectivity.

Roseville's GLR Advanced Recycling Opens Operation in Battle Creek, More Deals Planned

By April, GLR Advanced Recycling in Roseville plans to complete the acquisition of three new yards in southeast and mid-Michigan, including a car buying and processing operation in Battle Creek. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Report: Small, Local Merchants Will Benefit the Most from Super Bowl Parties

Valassis, a direct mail company in Livonia, today released survey findings on the shopping behavior of those planning to host a party for Super Bowl LII on Sunday. The survey shows 73 percent of this year's party hosts expect to spend more than $50 on food and supplies, providing a lucrative market for retailers, restaurants, and grocers.

At Home Opens New Home Décor Superstore in Roseville

At Home Group is planning to open its newest store on Jan. 31 in Roseville.

Ford China CEO Jason Luo Resigns After Five Months On The Job

Ford Motor Co. in Dearborn today announced that its China CEO, Jason Luo, has stepped down from his position, a job he'd held for just five months. Luo resigned suddenly, citing personal reasons.

Cold Juice Producer Drought Adding Production Kitchen in Berkley, Launches Business Consulting Practice

Royal Oak-based Drought, a producer of USDA organic, cold-pressed juices, has launched a new arm of its business called Drought Solutions. Services are aimed at small businesses that are seeking to resourcefully expand their operations, including food preparation, manufacturing, distribution, business planning, and growth strategies.
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