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Troy’s Suburban Collection Acquires Somerset Buick GMC

The Suburban Collection in Troy has acquired Somerset Buick GMC, located at 1850 W. Maple Road in the Troy Motor Mall, from Somerset Buick GMC Inc. The dealership has been renamed Suburban Buick GMC of Troy. Details of the transaction were not disclosed.

University of Michigan Professor Prepares to Launch Spacecraft Probe to Predict Disturbances in Solar...

Justin Kasper, professor of climate and space sciences and engineering at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, is a principal investigator on the Parker Solar Probe, which is scheduled for launch Aug. 11 from Cape Canaveral Fla., the university announced Tuesday.

Dearborn’s Ford Uses Body-tracking Technology to Make Workstations Less Physically Stressful

Workers at Dearborn-based Ford Motor Co.’s Valencia Engine Assembly Plant in Spain are using a special suit equipped with advanced body tracking technology to record how assembly line workers move. Ford plans to use the results to design less physically stressful workstations.

Spartan Motors in Charlotte Introduces Turbocharged Fire Truck Cab and Chassis Design

Spartan Emergency Response, a business unit of Spartan Motors Inc. in Charlotte (southwest of Lansing) has introduced a turbocharged fire apparatus (fire truck).

Detroit’s Henry Ford Health System Launches Direct to Employer Health Care Contract with General...

Henry Ford Health System in Detroit Monday announced its first-ever Direct to Employer health-care contract, which it made with Detroit’s General Motors Co. The agreement will deliver health-care management and wellness services to salaried GM employees and their families throughout the region.

Ann Arbor’s U-M Researchers Reduce Gene to Prevent Tumor Growth in Lung Cancer

Researchers at the Ann Arbor-based University of Michigan have identified a gene that, when inhibited or reduced, will minimize or prevent human non-small cell lung cancer tumors from growing.

Lighted Nameplates and Badges Increase in Importance as Auto Industry Grows

As automotive products become more global and competitive, company nameplates have become more important, according to officials at Lapeer Plating and Plastics in Lapeer. The company manufactures high-visibility auto components, including nameplates.

MSU Professor Partners With Nevada’s GB Sciences to Study Treatment of Parkinson’s, Other Diseases,...

GB Sciences Inc. in Las Vegas Monday announced it has signed an agreement to initiate research collaborations with Norbert Kaminski, professor of pharmacology and toxicology at East Lansing’s Michigan State University, to study the effects of GB Sciences’ cannabis-based compounds on Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, and HIV-Associated Neurocognitive Disorders.

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.

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.