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Exlterra in Hazel Park Debuts Revolutionary “Hazl" Drill Technology

Hazel Park-based environmental technology company Exlterra today announced the introduction of “Hazl,” a revolutionary drilling rig which utilizes durable, yet light-weight components. Hazl’s narrow frame weighs less than 3,000 pounds and includes a pivoting rear axle, 360-degree turn capability, and a 12-foot usable stroke on a telescopic tower.

FEV in Auburn Hills Will Shuttle Attendees in Autonomous Vehicles at the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show

FEV, an Auburn Hills-based powertrain and vehicle engineering company, will introduce several smart vehicle technologies at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas next month (Jan. 9-12), including the FEV Smart Vehicle Demonstrator. 

Kelly Services Projects Metro Detroit’s Top Jobs

Going into 2018, Kelly Services, a workforce management solutions company based in Troy, has revealed the jobs expected to be in highest demand.

Detroit CIOs Plan to Increase Tech Hiring from 2017

Troy-based Robert Half Technology today announced its Information Technology Hiring Forecast and Local Trend Report, which indicated 20 percent of surveyed Michigan CIOs plan to add full-time technology professionals to their teams in the first half of 2018. This represents a 4 percent increase compared to a year ago.

Faurecia in Auburn Hills Invests in Alsentis Smart Surfaces

Faurecia, an automotive equipment supplier which has its North American headquarters in Auburn Hills, today announced an investment in Holland-based touch technologies company, Alsentis. The investment will support technology in Smart Surfaces — touch panels for appliance, consumer, automotive, and industrial applications.

Report: Artificial Intelligence Continues to Shape Retail Experiences

In a new report, Livonia-based media and marketing services company Valassis has predicted what 2018 will hold for marketers and retailers including borderless shopping and growth in artificial intelligence (AI).

Bedrock Breaks Ground on $1B Hudson’s Development

Bedrock Inc. today broke ground on a $1-billion mixed-use development on the site of the former Hudson’s Department Store along Woodward Avenue in downtown Detroit. The start of construction follows years of planning and preparation that will result in a one-million-square-foot development that will include create Michigan’s tallest building at 800 feet, residences, retail space, conference centers, presentation theatres, and a skydeck.

Southfield-based Denso Acquires InfiiniteKey Inc. to Advance Keyless Automotive Experience

Southfield-based automotive systems and component supplier Denso today announced the acquisition of Holland, Mich.-based InfiniteKey Inc., along with several key patents and development resources. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Horizon Global Corp. in Troy to Acquire Brink Group from H2 Equity Partners

Troy-based Horizon Global Corp., a manufacturer of branded towing and trailering equipment, today announced a definitive agreement to acquire the Brink Group from H2 Equity Partners for $199.4 million.

Peloton Technology Demonstrates Driver-Assistive Truck Platooning System on I-96

Peloton Technology, a developer of connected and automated vehicle systems for U.S. and global freight carriers, hosted a live demonstration earlier this week of driver-assistive truck platooning on I-96 in Novi.

Olympia Development of Michigan Invests $30M in Temple West Mixed-Use Building Detroit Invests $30M in Temple West Mixed-Use Building

Olympia Development of Michigan today announced the beginning of construction on a new 285,000-square-foot, multi-story mixed-use building at the southwest corner of Temple and Park in The District Detroit.

Detroit’s Entrepreneurs of Color Fund Receives $18M Investment

The Entrepreneurs of Color Fund, a fund for minority-owned small businesses in Detroit, has tripled in size with an $18 million investment from the Detroit Development Fund (DDF), JPMorgan Chase, and the W.K Kellogg Foundation (WKKF).

American Center for Mobility in Ypsilanti Township Opens for Testing

The American Center for Mobility (ACM) today announced it has opened its state-of-the-art proving grounds for testing, with Visteon Corp. in Van Buren Township and Toyota Research Institute in Ann arbor on site to begin testing operations, and others scheduling for next week.

Auburn Hills-based Continental Automates Electric Vehicle Charging, Creates Mobile Power Bank

Auburn Hills-based automotive supplier Continental will demonstrate two new battery charging systems to maximize the advantages of electric vehicles, including an automatic wireless charging system that transfers power inductively, next month (Jan. 9-12) at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

G2 Consulting Group in Troy Earns Second Amazon Contract in Metro Detroit

As Amazon weighs where to build its second North American headquarters (H2Q), Troy-based G2 Consulting will provide construction engineering services for an 850,000-square-foot Amazon distribution center currently underway in Shelby Township.
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The Outside Media Opine on the Motor City

Charged for Battle

Source: Bloomberg Businessweek

Inside a College-Football Tragicomedy

Source: The Wall Street Journal

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

Detroit's Class Act

Source: Fortune

Thinking About Shrinking

Source: The Economist

Alan Mulally’s Asian Sales Call

Source: Bloomberg BusinessWeek

Can China Save GM?

Source: Forbes Magazine

Ed Whitacre's Battle to Save GM from Itself

Source: Bloomberg Businessweek

Hard Choices: Domino's CEO J. Patrick Doyle

Source: Bloomberg Businessweek

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

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How Marchionne Will Run Fiat-Chrysler

Source: Businessweek online

The Waxman-Pelosi Follies

Source: The Wall Street Journal Online

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