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Russell Flats Apartment Complex to Open in Detroit’s Eastern Market in 2018

Jonna Luxury Homes in Birmingham is making its first foray into Detroit with the construction of Russell Flats in Eastern Market, an 82-unit apartment community that is slated to open in spring 2018. Construction on the nearly one-acre site will start next spring, and replace a metal, open-air structure.

Lear Appoints New Vice President to Lead Cyber Security for E-Systems

Southfield-based Lear Corp., a global supplier of automotive seating and electrical systems, has appointed André Weimerskirch as its new vice president of cyber security for its E-Systems segment, effective immediately.

Old Orchard Brands Releases New Line of Natural, Organic Juice Blends

Sparta-based Old Orchard Brands has launched a new line of organic, 100 percent juice in the shelf-stable and frozen juice aisle. The line does not contain genetically modified organisms (GMO’s).

GM Recycles Water Bottles into New Vehicle and Factory Components

As part of its Do Your Part water bottle recycling initiative, Detroit-based General Motors Co. has recycled 2 million water bottles from Flint residents, as well as an estimated 1.2 million bottles from GM facilities throughout metro Detroit, to turn them into engine covers, air filters for the company’s plants, and insulation to make coats for the homeless.

Fusion Coolant Systems in Canton Township Raises $1.3M in Funding

Fusion Coolant Systems, a University of Michigan startup based in Canton Township that develops coolant and lubricant technology, has raised $1.3 million in its first close of Series B funding. The funds will be used to expand Fusion's laboratory and grow its engineering and sales team.

Farmington Hills Haberdashery Launches Subscription Sock Service

The owners of the The Shirt Box, a Farmington Hills-based haberdashery, have launched a new subscription service start-up called The Sock HookUp, which delivers men’s socks directly to a subscriber’s or gift recipient’s door every month.

Troy’s Delphi Automotive Partners with Mobileye to Develop Automated Driving System for 2019

Delphi Automotive, an automotive technology supplier with its North American headquarters in Troy, has partnered with Mobileye, a supplier of vision-based sensing systems with U.S. offices in Jericho, N.Y., to develop an autonomous driving system that is expected to be production ready by 2019.

Detroit’s LevelEleven Secures New Primary Investor

Detroit-based LevelEleven, which creates sales performance platforms, has announced that The Ascent Group, also based in Detroit, has made a significant investment in the company. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

La-Z-Boy Releases New Stain Repelling Fabric

La-Z-Boy, a Monroe-based furniture production company, has released a new stain-repelling fabric called iClean.

Detroit Public Television Series on Aging by Producer Keith Famie to Air Nationally

The Embrace of Aging: The Female Perspective of Growing Old, a 13-part documentary series created by Keith Famie, executive producer and owner of Wixom-based Visionalist Entertainment Productions, will broadcast this winter on PBS stations across the nation.

Saint Joseph Mercy Health System Offers First Pritikin Cardiac Rehab Program in Michigan

St. Joseph Mercy’s Ann Arbor campus is now offering the state’s first Pritikin Intensive Cardiac Rehabilitation program to treat patients with cardiovascular diseases.

Wayne County Community College District Partners with Davenport University

Wayne County Community College District has partnered with Davenport University to include Davenport in the University Center at the district's Western Campus in Belleville.

Motor City Harley-Davidson in Farmington Hills Opens $15M Dealership Replacement

Motor City Harley-Davidson will open a new $15 million, 106,000-square-foot complex on Friday in Farmington Hills.

Detroit Apparel Retailer SMPLFD Moving to Gratiot Avenue Near Eastern Market

After selling its Detroit-themed clothing and wearables through wholesale and e-commerce channels, SMPLFD will open a store and printing operation along Gratiot Avenue, just south of Eastern Market. The store is set to open on Sept. 17, following a launch party the previous day.

WoodSpring Hotels to Open Franchise Location in Wixom, First in Michigan

Extended stay hotel brand WoodSpring Hotels has partnered with Grand Rapids-based developer M2B2 to build a new WoodSpring Suites location in Wixom. The new franchised location is the first of three that M2B2 plans to build in the region.
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The Outside Media Opine on the Motor City

Technology That Breaks the Car Industry Mold

Source: The Wall Street Journal

Charged for Battle

Source: Bloomberg Businessweek

Inside a College-Football Tragicomedy

Source: The Wall Street Journal

Detroit's Class Act

Source: Fortune

Whitacre's Crash at General Motors

Source: Financial Times

Dome Sweet Dome

Source: Bloomberg Businessweek

Another Chance for Alfa Romeo

Source: Financial Times

Detroit, Part One

Source: The Polis Blog

Hard Choices: Domino's CEO J. Patrick Doyle

Source: Bloomberg Businessweek

Alan Mulally’s Asian Sales Call

Source: Bloomberg BusinessWeek

Thinking About Shrinking

Source: The Economist

Ed Whitacre's Battle to Save GM from Itself

Source: Bloomberg Businessweek

Can China Save GM?

Source: Forbes Magazine

Signs of Hope

Source: NYTimes.com

25 Best Places to Retire

Source: CNN Money

Mayor Courts Resistance in Detroit

Source: The Wall Street Journal

The Triumph of Optimism

Source: Economist.com

Henderson's Strategy to Fix GM

Source: Businessweek.com

Mayor Courts Resistance in Detroit

Source: The Wall Street Journal online

How Marchionne Will Run Fiat-Chrysler

Source: Businessweek online

The Waxman-Pelosi Follies

Source: The Wall Street Journal Online

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