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Lear Completes Acquisition of Grupo Antolin’s Automotive Seating Business

Southfield-based automotive seating and electrical systems supplier Lear Corp. today announced the completion of its acquisition of Grupo Antonlin’s seating business, which has annual sales of more than $300 million and operations in five countries in Europe and North Africa.

Report: Blue Cross’s New Model Reduces Hospital, Emergency Center Use

After reviewing three years’ worth of claims data for adult patients in 2,218 physician practices statewide, a study published this month in Health Services Research has concluded that the Patient-Centered Medical Home model created by Detroit-based health insurance company Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan has reduced hospital and emergency room use and cost, by focusing on managing care for those with chronic conditions.

KitchenAid Expands Black Stainless Collection of Major Appliances

Following the announcement of the limited edition black matte standing mixer, Benton Harbor-based KitchenAid today announced the expansion of its line of black stainless major appliances to include several new built-in and freestanding ranges and refrigerators. Originally launched in 2015, the collection will feature a total of 54 appliance models by the end of summer, including refrigerators, wall ovens, ventilation hoods, dishwashers, under-counter beverage centers, and more.

Kraemer Design Group to Serve as Architect, Historic Consultant on Detroit Free Press Building Reno

Detroit-based Kraemer Design Group (KDG), an architecture, interior design, and creative firm, has been chosen as architect of record, as well as the historic consultant on the former Detroit Free Press building renovations.

Detroit Experience Factory Offers 16 New Tours This Summer

Since its founding in 2006, the Detroit Experience Factory (DXF) has taken more than 85,000 people to see what Detroit has to offer, and the company is celebrating the milestone by adding 16 new tours to its summer lineup. Some of the new tours include a QLINE tour, neighborhood walking tours, Detroit-themed bus tours, small business tours, and an art in the market tour.

Brazen Sports Signs Multi-Year Partnership With U.S. Practical Shooting Association

Detroit-based Brazen Sports today announced a multi-year partnership with the United States Practice Shooting Association (USPSA) during the 146th national meeting of the National Rifle Association. As part of the partnership, Brazen Sports will be the official timepiece as well as a national sponsor.

Report: Oakland County’s Economy Reaches “Cruising Altitude,” Add 44K Jobs

An economic outlook report compiled by economists at the University of Michigan released today indicates that following a job growth rate of 2.4 percent from 2009-2016, Oakland County is projected to see job growth of an average of 2 percent for the next three years, and the addition of 44,000 jobs by 2020.

Detroit Aircraft Corp. to Make On-Demand Air Travel Public with MOBi Air Vehicle

Detroit Aircraft Corp. today announced the creation of AirspaceX, an air mobility company that will deliver affordable, on-demand air travel, connecting cities, suburbs, and surrounding airports worldwide.

FCA US Expands 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Lineup with Addition of Touring Plus Model

Auburn Hills automaker FCA US today announced the addition of the Touring Plus model to the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica lineup, extending the appeal of the minivan to more customers.

Dow Chemical’s Middle East Joint Venture Achieves Commercialization of Plastics Franchise

Midland-based Dow Chemical Co. today announced that Sadara Chemical Co., its joint venture in Saudi Arabia, has achieved a milestone in the commercialization of the company’s plastics franchise.

Alibaba to Host Gateway Conference for U.S. Businesses, Farmers, and Entrepreneurs in Detroit

Detroit-based business technology and infrastructure company Alibaba Group has announced Gateway ’17, an inaugural conference to help U.S. businesses, farmers, and entrepreneurs explore growth opportunities and reach millions of Chinese consumers.

Detroit Riverfront Conservancy Announces Headliners For River Days Festival

The Detroit Riverfront Conservancy (DRFC) has announced the GM River Days festival from June 23-25 will feature a musical lineup including Ann Wilson of Heart and a local tribute band FiftyAmpFuse on Friday evening.

Detroit Auto Show Will Extend AutoMobili-D to Public Days in 2018

Auto enthusiasts attending the North American International Auto Show in Jan. 2018 will not only see the latest vehicles, but potentially gain the chance to design or build the next generation of vehicles and technologies.

Michigan’s Spartan Motors Announces Partnership With Ranger Design

Spartan Fleet Vehicles and Services, a business unit of Charlotte-based Spartan Motors Inc., today announced a partnership with Ranger Design, a commercial van outfit manufacturer for mobile professionals at the National Association of Fleet Administrators (NAFA) Institute and Expo at the Tampa Bay Convention Center.

Treetops Resort in Gaylord Nears Completion of $4.5M Renovation, Will Sell Home Lots

Treetops Resort in Gaylord today announced the renovation of its 190 hotel rooms will be completed in May, while updates to the common areas, a new lobby with food and beverage service, and exterior improvements will be done by Labor Day.
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