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Detroit’s Fathead to Exclusively Distribute Tradeable and Teammate Brands for Major Sports Leagues

Fathead, a Detroit-based sports and entertainment brand known for its officially licensed, life-size wall graphics of professional athletes and team logos, today announced it has entered into an agreement with sports-licensed merchandise distributor SP Images of Franklin, Mass. to exclusively distribute their Tradeable and Teammate brands in retail channels across the country.

Association of Fundraising Professionals Greater Detroit Chapter Announces Awardees and Details of the 2018 National Philanthropy Dinner on Nov. 8

The Association of Fundraising Professionals Greater Detroit Chapter today announced the awardees and details of its annual National Philanthropy Day Dinner, to be held on Nov. 8 at The Henry Hotel in Dearborn.

Ann Arbor-based U-M’s Michigan Engineering Launches $10M Blue Sky Initiative

The University of Michigan’s Michigan Engineering in Ann Arbor Thursday announced its Blue Sky Initiative, a $10 million funding program designed to encourage high-risk, high-reward work.

Researchers at East Lansing’s MSU and Kalamazoo’s WMU Pinpoint Molecule to Control Sea Lamprey

Researchers at East Lansing’s Michigan State University, Kalamazoo’s Western Michigan University, and the University of Minnesota have discovered a fatty molecule that directs sea lamprey migration. The discovery could lead to better ways to control the destructive animals.

Ann Arbor’s University of Michigan Helps Fund Meteotsunami Wave Research on the Great Lakes

Great Lakes researchers are establishing an experimental network of air-pressure sensors around lakes Michigan and Erie to see if they can detect potentially harmful meteotsunami waves, thanks to funding from the University of Michigan-based Cooperative Institute for Great Lakes Research (CIGLR), which receives financial support from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

Beaumont Health Settles Investigation and Lawsuits Over Some Physician Contracts and Compensation Issues

Beaumont Health in Southfield today announced that three of its hospitals have entered into a settlement agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice, the State of Michigan, and four former employees to end an investigation and lawsuits over certain physician contracts and compensation issues.

Sanders Expands to Meet Rising Demand for Chocolates and Confections

To meet added demand, Sanders & Morley Candy Makers in Clinton Township today announced it has signed a lease to occupy additional warehouse space in Macomb Township.

Detroit Zoo Debuts New Home for Japanese Giant Salamanders

The Detroit Zoo in Royal Oak today opened its newest immersive experience, a home for Japanese giant salamanders in the National Amphibian Conservation Center.

The Michigan Theater in Downtown Ann Arbor Will Reopen in Mid-August Following a Renovation

The Michigan Theater Foundation today announced it will complete new renovations at the Michigan Theatre in downtown Ann Arbor, and will reopen in mid-August.

Ram and Jeep Propel Auburn Hills-based Fiat Chrysler Sales For July

Fiat Chrysler, based in Auburn Hills, reported a 6 percent increase in year-over-year sales for July.

SME Education Foundation in Southfield Partners To Provide Precision Measurement Training

Taking part in the National Coalition of Certification Centers (NC3) recent Leadership Summit, the SME Education Foundation in Southfield has announced a partnership with NC3, Snap-on Inc., and the L.S. Starrett Company to provide custom training in precision measurement for schools in the SME PRIME Schools network.

Ford Trucks Post Double-Digit Gains For July, Lincoln Navigator Sales Jump 65 Percent

Ford announced its sales for July, and while overall sales were down slightly since last year, the Dearborn-based automaker sold 194,026 vehicles last month, down 3.1 percent compared to July of 2017. However, the company saw strong sales in trucks, vans, and SUVs.

Chevrolet Debuts New Towing Features For 2019 Silverado 1500

Chevrolet, headquartered in Detroit, announced that the Silverado 1500 will introduce several levels of towing features for 2019.

Michigan Strategic Fund Announces Business Expansions Expected to Generate $115M in Private Investment

Three companies are expanding around Michigan with support from the Michigan Strategic Fund, the Michigan Economic Development Corp. announced today. Expansions by Arconic, Michigan Metal Coatings, and Diversified Engineering are expected to generate $115.2 million in private investment and create 91 jobs.

Pure Michigan Installs Tourism Murals by Sheefy McFly in Chicago

Pure Michigan today announced it is partnering with Detroit artist Sheefy McFly to install murals in Chicago as part of the Pure Michigan Seek AuthentiCITY campaign that showcases the unique cultures found in Michigan’s largest cities.

Clark Park in Southwest Detroit Completes Lighting Upgrades, New Features Planned

The Clark Park Coalition, a nonprofit group in southwest Detroit, today announced that work has been completed on the installation of 58 historic luminary light poles in the public square, bounded by I-75, Clark Street, West Vernor, and Scotten Street.

American Society of Employers’ Talent Symposium Set For September In Troy

The American Society of Employers (ASE), one of the nation’s oldest and largest employer associations, today announced its Talent Symposium will be held on September 13 at the MSU Management Education Center in Troy. The day-long event tackles one of the greatest issues organizations are facing today: talent acquisition and retention.

Detroit City Council Approves Bedrock and Woodborn Partners Residential Development in Brush Park

The Detroit City Council approved a development agreement on Tuesday that will pave the way for affordable housing investment across Detroit. Bedrock, in partnership with local developer Woodborn Partners, proposed a mixed-income neighborhood on one of Detroit’s largest vacant properties, the 22-acre former Fredrick Douglass public housing site in Brush Park.

Lansing-based Neogen Acquires Water Testing Firm Clarus Labs Inc.

Neogen Corp. in Lansing today announced it has acquired California-based Clarus Labs Inc. The acquisition provides Neogen products and greater access to the $400 million global water microbiology testing market. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Ann Arbor’s Fifth Eye Begins Testing Patient Vital Signs to Predict Potential Problems

Ann Arbor-based Fifth Eye has started testing a system that monitors the autonomic nervous system of hospital patients and predicts problems.

2019 Buick Regal Avenir Offers Sleek, Versatile Luxury

General Motors Co.’s Buick brand has announced the addition of the Regal Avenir, the fourth Buick globally to get an Avenir trim in less than a year.

Warby Parker Store Opening In Downtown Ann Arbor

Warby Parker, the popular retailer of eyeglasses, is opening a store at 304 South Main Street in downtown Ann Arbor on Saturday.

D.O.C. Founder Dr. Donald L. Golden Passes Away at 99 Years Old

Once referred to as an “Emperor of Eyeglasses” and a “Czar of Contact Lenses,” Detroit Optometric Centers (D.O.C.) founder Dr. Donald L. Golden passed away July 30 at the age of 99 – two months shy of his 100th birthday.

Troy’s North American Bancard Announces Payments Hub Merchant Portal

North American Bancard Holdings, a multi-faceted payment solutions provider in Troy, today announced the availability of Payments Hub, a new online merchant portal, to all businesses signed up for payment processing through NAB.

Troy’s Plex System Acquires DATTUS to Accelerate IIoT Adoption

Plex Systems, based in Troy, today announced it has acquired DATTUS Inc. a leader in Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) connectivity technologies. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Hertz Corp. Partners with Aptiv to Advance Mobility

Today, Hertz Corp. and its fleet management subsidiary, Donlen, announced a new strategic partnership with Aptiv, a global technology company enabling the future of mobility. Aptiv, formerly named Delphi, has a large presence in Troy.

Taubman Centers in Bloomfield Hills Reports Strong Second-quarter Results, Details South Korea Mall Project

Taubman Centers Inc. in Bloomfield Hills today announced that its Taubman Asia division will invest between $140 million and $150 million in a new 1.1-million-square-foot shopping mall in Anseong, Gyeonggi Province, South Korea, a high growth city in the Greater Seoul Metropolitan Area.

Genomenon in Ann Arbor Awarded NIH Grant to Further Scale the Adoption of Genomic Sequencing

Ann Arbor-based Genomenon, a leading genomic data search company that operates the world’s only comprehensive genomic-specific search engine, today announced it was awarded a Phase 2 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant by the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Detroit Mayor Appoints Former UAW-Ford Leader Jimmy Settles as Group Executive for Neighborhoods

James U. “Jimmy” Settles Jr., a life-long Detroit resident who started working at a Ford iron foundry in 1968 and worked his way up to vice president of UAW-Ford over a 50-year career, has been named the City of Detroit’s new group executive for neighborhoods, Mayor Mike Duggan announced today.

7 Credit Unions in Michigan Seek to Establish a Limited Purpose Financial Institution

Seven credit unions in Michigan today announced today they have formally applied with the Michigan Department of Insurance and Financial Services to establish a new limited purpose financial institution that will provide trust services primarily to credit union members.

Auburn Hills’ BorgWarner Creates Innovative Exhaust System To Reduce Hybrid Emissions and Boost Fuel Efficiency

BorgWarner, headquartered in Auburn Hills, today announced the development of its Exhaust Heat Recovery System (EHRS) that helps reduce emissions on hybrid electric vehicles and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles. The system will enter production later this year for vehicles from a major North American automaker.

Michigan’s Grand Valley State University Seeks to Develop Rapid Detection of E. Coli Bacteria

Grand Valley State University in Allendale, located west of Grand Rapids, today announced its research team will begin studying the effectiveness of a new method of detecting E. Coli bacteria that could improve the safety of agricultural food production in Michigan.

Novi’s DexKo Global Expands New Zealand Operations By Acquiring CM Trailer Parts

DexKo Global, headquartered in Novi, has signed an agreement to acquire CM Trailer Parts to expand its New Zealand operations. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Center For Automotive Research Management Briefing Seminars Opens Today in Acme

More than 1,000 attendees are expected at the Center for Automotive Research (CAR) Management Briefing Seminars July 31-Aug. 2 at the Grand Traverse Resort in Acme, near Traverse City.

Blog: The Revenge of Employees, Ghosting Employers is New Norm

From the days of Ebenezer Scrooge to Bill Lumbergh in “Office Space,” employers are typically portrayed in fiction as having the upper hand in the employer-employee relationship. For most employees, they feel that fiction is their sad reality.

Ann Arbor’s Groundspeed Analytics Announces $30M in Series B Funding

Groundspeed Analytics, an Ann Arbor-based insurance technology company specializing in artificial intelligence and data science solutions to the global commercial property and casualty insurance industry, Thursday announced a $30-million Series B funding round led by Oak HC/FT.

Detroit-based GM’s Maven Allows Users to Share Their Cars

Maven, a car-sharing platform powered by Detroit’s General Motors Co., has announced an expansion to include a peer-to-peer offering that enables owners and eligible lessees to earn money by renting their personal Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, or Cadillac car or truck model year 2015 and newer to driving members.

Former Lear CEO Matt Simoncini Joins Novi’s Cooper Standard Holdings Board

Novi’s Cooper Standard Holdings Inc., a global supplier of systems and components for the automotive industry, Thursday announced the election of Matthew J. Simoncini, now an adviser at Southfield-based Lear Corp., to its board of directors, effective Aug. 1.

Ada, Mich.’s Burke Porter Group Acquires Italian Company

Burke Porter Group, a global supplier of intelligent testing, instrumentation, and assembly systems and solutions near Grand Rapids, Thursday announced it has acquired Italy’s Galileo TP Process Equipment S.r.l. Full terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Automotive Cybersecurity Course to Roll Out for High School Students

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder has announced the creation of a high school curriculum focused on automotive cybersecurity training.

East Battle Creek’s Kellogg Foundation Names Faye Alexander Nelson Director of Michigan Programs

The W.K. Kellogg Foundation in East Battle Creek, Mich. has announced it has selected Faye Alexander Nelson as director of Michigan programs, effective Aug. 6.

Three Housing Developments Planned for Detroit’s Brush Park

Two new residential developments, The Brush 8 and Brush House, were announced today for Detroit’s historic Brush Park neighborhood by Detroit developer City Growth Partners and local officials.

MIAT College of Technology in Canton Township Offers Electro-mechanical Technology Programs

MIAT College of Technology’s Canton Township branch will now offer 12- and 18-month electro-mechanical technology programs, the college announced Tuesday. The first class will begin on Sept. 10.

Rochester Hills’ Wabco Moving Customer Care Center, Headquarters, to Auburn Hills

Wabco Holdings Inc., a global supplier of technologies that improve the safety, efficiency, and connectivity of commercial vehicles, has announced it will combine its headquarters in Rochester Hills and a new North American Customer Care Center, moving them both to Auburn Hills.

Report: SUV Preference On The Rise Overall, Not So For All Ethnicities, Age Levels, and Incomes

Consumer preferences toward SUVs continue to rise, and at a faster rate than they did five years ago, according to a loyalty and defection analysis from IHS Markit, a business information provider in Southfield.

Ann Arbor-based U-M’s MTRAC Awards $700,000 to 10 Technologies

The University of Michigan’s Michigan Translational Research and Commercialization (MTRAC) Innovation Hub for Advanced Transportation awarded $700,000 to 10 technologies with commercial potential aimed at addressing transportation issues and opportunities.

New Study Finds Lowering Blood Pressure Can Reduce Risk of Dementia, Mild Cognitive Impairment

Preliminary research findings released Wednesday at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference shows that aggressive lowering of high blood pressure reduces the risk of combined mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and dementia, Henry Ford Health System announced.

Dearborn’s Ford Creates Ford Autonomous Vehicles LLC for New Detroit Corktown Facility

Ford Motor Co. in Dearborn Tuesday announced it has created Ford Autonomous Vehicles LLC, an organization charged with accelerating its autonomous vehicle business to capitalize on market opportunities.

Chemical Bank Moves its Headquarters to Downtown Detroit, Plans to Build 20-story Office Tower

Chemical Financial Corp., the holding company for Chemical Bank, today announced it will immediately relocate its headquarters to its location in downtown Detroit at the 333 W. Fort Building. The bank was founded in 1917 in Midland.

General Motors Reports $2.4B in Second-quarter Profits

General Motors Co. in Detroit today announced second-quarter 2018 results reflecting profitability in all core operating segments and the second consecutive quarter of records for China and GM Financial. Results included the unfavorable impact of rising commodity costs and foreign currency devaluations in South America.

Pfizer to Create $465M Processing Facility in Kalamazoo County With Help From the Michigan Strategic Fund

The Michigan Strategic Fund board Tuesday granted a $1-million Michigan Business Development Program-based grant to the $465-million private investment expansion of New York-based Pfizer’s expansion of its manufacturing center. The center will be built at Pfizer’s Portage campus in Kalamazoo County.

Auburn Hills' Faurecia Invests in Music and Media Experience Company Subpac

Faurecia, an automotive technology company that operates a large technical center in Auburn Hills and has its global headquarters in France, Tuesday announced an investment in Subpac, a hardware and software technology platform that provides an immersive and customized music and media experience by silently transferring low frequencies directly to the body.

Auburn Hills-based FCA’s Sergio Marchionne Has Passed Away

Sergio Marchionne, former CEO of FCA in Auburn Hills, has passed away. FCA announced on Saturday Marchionne would not be able to return to work following complications after a recent surgery.

June Home Sales in Southeast Michigan Down, Median Sales Price Up

Home sales in southeast Michigan were down 9.1 percent in June year-over-year to 4,788 homes, while the median sales price increased 6 percent from last year to $218,875, according to RE/MAX of Southeastern Michigan’s June 2018 Housing Report.

Mahle in Farmington Hills Developing Motors for Electrified and Hybrid Vehicles

Farmington Hills’ Mahle Monday announced it is developing high-voltage traction motors for fully electrified vehicles, as well as 48-volt drive motors for new-generation hybrids.

Southfield’s Vesco Oil Corp. Acquires Ohio’s Acculube

Vesco Oil Corp., a distributor of branded automotive and industrial lubricants and a provider of environmental services in Southfield, today announced the acquisition of Dayton, Ohio’s Accurate Lubricants and Metalworking Fluids Inc. (Acculube). Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Standard and Poor’s Increases State’s Credit Rating

Standard and Poor’s has increased Michigan’s credit rating to AA from AA- with a “stable outlook,” the Michigan Department of Treasury announced Monday. The rating enables the state to borrow money at a lower interest rate, saving taxpayers millions of dollars.

Detroit’s Karmanos Cancer Institute to Open Location at McLaren Oakland in Pontiac

The Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute, headquartered in Detroit, Monday announced plans to open its 15th treatment location in Michigan at McLaren Oakland in Pontiac next month.

Royal Oak City Commission Approves Restaurant Change for Cantina Diablos and Red Fox

The Royal Oak City Commission Monday night unanimously approved a request from Royal Oak Good Times Food and Drink Inc. to convert Cantina Diablos and Red Fox to Diamond’s Steak and Seafood, and Pinky’s.

Detroit Auto Show to Move to June Starting in 2020

The North American International Auto Show today announced it will move from January to June in 2020, when it will start on June 8. The ability for participating brands to deliver exhibits and experiential opportunities outside of the Cobo Center will provide new avenues to showcase the products and technologies on display, the organizers say.

Marchionne of Auburn Hills’ FCA Steps Down in Face of Complications Following Surgery, Michael Manley New CEO

Auburn Hills’ FCA Saturday announced Sergio Marchionne, CEO, is unable to return to work after experiencing unexpected complications after surgery. The company’s board has named Michael Manley CEO. Manley will also assume responsibility for the NAFTA region.

Auburn Hills-based FCA’s Dodge Unveils 2019 Dodge Challenger

Auburn Hills’ FCA’s Dodge has unveiled its 2019 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack 1320. The car is drag-oriented and street-legal and is powered by the 392 HEMI V-8, which delivers 485 horsepower and 475 lb.-ft. of torque.

Detroit-based Platform OPNR Launches to Connect Musicians and Opening Set Opportunities

Detroit’s OPNR, a website and app built and engineered to support the independent music community, has announced its launch. The app is designed to connect musicians to opening set opportunities.

Clixie Media Partners With Google to Add Content for Android Partner Training

Clixie Media, an Ann Arbor-based technology company, has announced a new partnership with Google’s Android Partner Training division. The company will add interactive bookmarks, in-video quizzing, and conditional learning paths to Google’s video training content for Google partners.

Z Modular to Open Office in Troy

Z Modular, a division of Chicago’s Zekelman Industries and a shop for modular buildings and services that use a self-bracing structural system, has announced it will open an office in Troy to house its engineering, design, estimating, and sales teams. The scheduled opening date is Aug. 1.

Delta Introduces Face-Recognition Boarding Technology at DTW Gate

Delta and U.S. Customs and Border Protection Thursday announced the launch of Detroit Metro Airport’s first biometric boarding test that will allow customers to board aircraft using facial recognition technology.

Rochester’s Oakland University to Turn Bed and Breakfast Into Living Learning Community

The former Cobblestone Manor Bed and Breakfast in Auburn Hills will be leased to Oakland University in Rochester for Honors College students as part of an agreement between the Moceri family and the university, officials announced Thursday.

Roush Opening New Entertainment-focused Technical Center in Orlando

Livonia-based Roush, a global product development services supplier, is opening an Orlando-based facility to expand Roush Entertainment Systems’ ongoing support of the themed attraction industry.

MSU in East Lansing Partners With Royal Oak’s Detroit Zoo to Turn Animal Waste Into Clean Energy

Michigan State University in East Lansing Wednesday announced it has partnered with the Detroit Zoo in Royal Oak to build the first anaerobic digester at a zoo in North America. The digester will turn animal waste into clean energy capable of powering some of the zoo’s operations.

Detroit Native Pledges $1.9M to School of Medicine at Wayne State University

Karen Knopper, founder of Pet Suite Retreat, an animal boarding facility, has pledged $1.9 million to Wayne State University’s School of Medicine in Detroit. Knopper helped her father run Danny’s Markets, a Detroit grocery store.

Ann Arbor-based SkySpecs Conducts Automated Robotic Inspection on World’s Largest Offshore Wind Turbine Blades

Ann Arbor-based SkySpecs, a provider of robotics solutions for the wind energy industry, Wednesday announced a successful automated inspection of the world’s largest offshore wind turbine at Burbo Bank Extension in the Irish Sea. SkySpecs collaborated with Denmark’s Ørsted, a company specializing in developing and building offshore wind farms.

Oakland County Delivers $893M Budget Recommendation, Property Taxes May be Lowered

L. Brooks Patterson, Oakland County executive, today delivered his three-year, balanced budget recommendation with a five-year outlook to the Board of Commissioners. The total budget recommendation is about $893.3 million, and the county may lower property taxes to 4 mills in 2020, when it is projected that the Headlee rollback calculation will dip below the county’s current rate of 4.04 mills.

Michigan Dealer Jay Feldman to Open Ohio Chevrolet Dealership with Actor Mark Wahlberg

Hollywood actor, producer, and businessman Mark Wahlberg is partnering with Chevrolet dealer Jay Feldman, who owns and operates eight dealerships in metro Detroit and Lansing, to launch Mark Wahlberg Chevrolet in Columbus, Ohio.

Maker Faire Detroit to Return to the Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation

The ninth annual Maker Faire Detroit, a festival that will feature Tesla Coils, robots, rockets, virtual reality, 3-D printing, handmade crafts, life-size sculptures, hands-on activities, and demonstrations, will return July 28-29 to the Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation.

Ann Arbor’s U-M to Offer Course on Leadership Principles

Ann Arbor’s University of Michigan Ross School of Business Wednesday announced the launch of a 20-week course designed to equip leaders with the tools to learn and execute high-impact leadership principles, including positive leadership, talent management, and follow-through.

FIAT Brand Announces New Chrome Appearance Groups for Fiat 500L and 500X Models

FIAT announced Wednesday two new Chrome Appearance Groups for its 2018 Fiat 500L and 500X models. Both the Fiat 500L Chrome Appearance Group and Fiat 500X Satin Appearance Groups are available in FIAT dealerships now.

Detroit’s WildFire Launches to Incentivize User Referrals with Cross-App Virtual Currency

WildFire, a user growth platform and referral network in Detroit that helps apps spread, launched Wednesday. Built by games industry veteran Ken Johnson, WildFire provides a new method for app developers to get noticed in a convoluted app marketplace.

Highland Park-based Antique Touring Offers Sightseeing Tours in a Ford Model A

Antique Touring, a company based in Highland Park, today announced it has launched Detroit’s first-ever sightseeing tours in a Ford Model A. The two-hour tours depart from the Ford Piquette Avenue Plant museum at 461 Piquette St. and take guests on a scenic ride through Belle Isle.

Bloomfield Hills’ Cranbrook Institute of Science to Host Interactive Da Vinci Exhibition

The Cranbrook Institute of Science in Bloomfield Hills will host “Da Vinci Machines and Robotics,” an exhibition about the Italian Renaissance through the works of Leonardo da Vinci. The exhibition is presented by PNC Bank.

Detroit Red Wings and Detroit Pistons to Use Mobile Ticketing as Primary Entry Method

The Detroit Red Wings and Detroit Pistons today announced they will use Ticketmaster’s mobile ticketing as their primary method of entry for all home games at Little Caesars Arena, starting with the upcoming 2018-19 season.

Novi’s Lineage Logistics Receives $700M Investment

Lineage Logistics in Novi, a provider of temperature-controlled supply-chain solutions, today announced the $700 million acquisition of a significant minority ownership interest in the company.

Grand Rapids’ Meijer to Transition to LED Lighting by 2021

Grand Rapids-based Meijer announced Tuesday it plans to transition the interior lighting of all of its retail locations to LED by 2021 as part of its ongoing effort to increase sustainability. The company expects the change will reduce its lighting electrical use by as much as 50 percent annually.

Ann Arbor’s Swift Biosciences Introduces Swift 2S Turbo Library Kit to Boost Genome Research

Swift Biosciences, an Ann Arbor-based provider of library prep solutions for next-generation sequencing, today announced early access to its Swift 2S Turbo Library Kit, which offers fast, robust enzymatic fragmentation prep and flexible adapter options to produce high-quality libraries for production-scale genome sequencing.

Governor Rick Snyder, Canadian Officials Break Ground on Gordie Howe International Bridge

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder and Amarjeet Sohi, Canadian Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, today broke ground on the Gordie Howe International Bridge.

Detroit’s Vehicle Subscription Service Mobiliti Acquires Condor Detroit

Detroit’s Mobiliti, a national multi-dealer, multi-brand vehicle subscription service, today announced it has acquired Condor Detroit, a vehicle subscription company. The deal means southeast Michigan will be the fourth U.S. market where Mobiliti is operating.

HBPO in Troy Plans for Double-Digit Growth Rates with Assembly Plant in Michigan

Troy’s HBPO plans to expand its North American operations due in part to a growing demand from electric- and autonomous-vehicle manufacturers. The company expects to add an assembly plant in Michigan and double employment in North America within the next four years.

Southfield’s Denso Partners with Innovation Platform Plug and Play to Advance the Future of Mobility

Southfield’s Denso, an automotive supplier of technology and components, has announced today its Silicon Valley office’s partnership with Plug and Play, an innovation platform. DENSO joins 40 other automotive players, including Ford, Bosch, Nissan, and Toyota Financial Services, as corporate partners in Plug and Play’s Mobility Program.

West Michigan’s MarketLab Introduces CLIA-Waived Tests to Health Care Supply Network

MarketLab announced today that it has expanded its product portfolio to include hundreds of new CLIA-waived testing supplies to address an underserved need in the health care marketplace. The company is based in Caledonia, southeast of Grand Rapids.

Better Health Store Expands Belleville Location

The Better Health Store Monday announced the completion of a renovation and expansion of its Belleville store. The store is 2.5 times larger and will open to customers at 9 a.m. Friday, July 20.

FinTech Consortium to Open North American Hub and Incubator in Downtown Detroit

FinTech Consortium, a global network of financial and technology organizations, today announced plans to open Detroit FinTech Bay, its flagship North American hub and incubator. The hub will be housed in renovated space at the former First Independence Bank building at 44 West Michigan Avenue.

Henry Ford Health System Signs Agreements to Improve Stroke and Brain Injuries

NeuroTrauma Sciences (NTS), a biopharmaceutical company in Atlanta, and Henry Ford Health System in Detroit, today announced that a newly-formed subsidiary of NTS has entered into multi-year sponsored research and license agreements.

Kalamazoo-based Stryker Receives Pre-Market Approval For New Aneurysm Treatment

Stryker Corp. today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has granted pre-market approval (PMA) for the Surpass Streamline Flow Diverter to treat unruptured large and giant wide neck intracranial aneurysms.

UM: Lake Erie Will Likely Experience Harmful Algal Bloom This Summer

University of Michigan researchers and their partners predict that western Lake Erie will experience a harmful algal bloom of cyanobacteria this summer that is smaller than in 2017, yet larger than the mild bloom in 2016.

Michigan State University Receives FCC License for Experimental Next Generation TV

Michigan State University in East Lansing and WKAR have received a license from the Federal Communications Commission, or FCC, to launch an experimental Next Generation TV broadcasting station to focus on digital advancements and internet-based connectivity.

Triune Specialty Trailers Prepares to Host Conference at Wayne State University

Local specialty vehicle manufacturer Triune Specialty Trailers will co-host this year's Mobile Laboratory Coalition Conference (MLCC) in partnership with the MdBio Foundation, an educational non-profit based in Maryland. The conference will be held on Wayne State University's downtown campus from July 25-27, 2018.

Chinese Automobile Company to Open R&D Center in Farmington Hills

Guangzhou Automobile Group in China plans to invest more than $4.4 million in a new R&D facility in Farmington Hills, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder announced today.

Auburn Hills’ Faurecia to Open Production Facility in Toledo

Faurecia Interiors, which has its North American headquarters in Auburn Hills, Thursday announced plans to open a new production facility in Toledo. The facility is expected create more than 100 new jobs and officially begin production activity in April 2019.

Anna’s House Breakfast and Lunch Restaurant to Open in Ann Arbor

Oxford Companies, an Ann Arbor commercial real estate company, plans to bring an Anna’s House to Ann Arbor. The family-owned, award-winning breakfast and lunch restaurant is based in west Michigan.

Southfield’s Federal-Mogul Launches Textile Sleeving for Vehicle Crash Protection and Impact Resistance

Southfield’s Federal-Mogul Launches Textile Sleeving for Vehicle Crash Protection and Impact Resistance

Ann Arbor’s Kraig Biocraft Signs Agreements With Vietnamese Farms to Produce Mulberry

Kraig Biocraft Laboratories Inc. in Ann Arbor, a developer of genetically engineered spider silk-based fiber technologies for industrial and consumer applications, today announced its subsidiary, Prodigy Textiles, has signed three agreements with local farming cooperatives in Quang Nam province, Vietnam, to produce the mulberry necessary to support Kraig’s recombinant spider silk production.
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