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Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapids to Break Ground on $70M Health Building

Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapids Wednesday announced it will break ground on a $70-million health building, to be located at 333 Michigan St. on the college’s health campus.

Dearborn’s Ford and India’s Mahindra Group Sign Agreements to Share Powertrain, Connected Car Solutions

Ford Motor Co. in Dearborn and Mahindra Group in India Wednesday signed two agreements to share powertrain and connected car solutions, further strengthening their partnership.

Troy’s AxleTech Partners With California’s Thor Trucks to Develop E-powertrain System

Troy’s AxleTech, a powertrain solution company, announced Tuesday it is working with California’s Thor Trucks, a fleet-focused transportation lab manufacturing fully electric commercial trucks, to develop a heavy-duty e-powertrain system.

The Henry Ford in Dearborn Announces $150M Campaign

The Henry Ford in Dearborn today announced it has launched a $150-million comprehensive campaign called The Innovation Project. It will help The Henry Ford build digital and experiential learning tools, programs, and initiatives to advance innovation, invention, and entrepreneurship.

Detroit’s Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Foundation Announces $200M Investment in Parks and Trails

The Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Foundation in Detroit today announced a $200-million investment in parks and trails in southeast Michigan and western New York. The gift honors the foundation’s namesake on his 100th birthday. Each region will receive $100 million.

China-based Drone Company DJI to Open First Michigan Location in Troy

DJI, a China-based civilian drone and aerial imaging technology company, Tuesday announced it will open Michigan’s first DJI Authorized Retail Store in Troy. The more-than-1,500-square-foot location will be in the parking lot of Oakland Mall.

Grand Rapids’ Davenport University to Open Detroit Campus

Grand Rapids-based Davenport University Tuesday announced its new Detroit campus will be at 3031 W. Grand Blvd. in Detroit. The new campus will be located on the first floor of Farbman Group’s New Center One building at W. Grand Boulevard and Second Avenue, and classes start in January 2019.

Detroit-based GM’s Chevrolet Prepares for SEMA With Shock Yellow 2019 Camaro, Performance Crate Engines

Chevrolet of Detroit’s General Motors Co. Tuesday announced the Shock yellow exterior color for the 2019 Camaro, as well as a trio of Chevrolet Performance’s newest crate engines. The Camaro and engines will be on display at the SEMA Show Oct. 30-Nov. 2 in Las Vegas.

Universal Logistics in Warren Acquires Utah’s Specialized Rail Service Inc.

Warren’s Universal Logistics Holdings Inc., an asset-light provider of customized transportation and logistics solutions, has acquired Specialized Rail Service Inc. in Utah. The purchase price was $12.3 million, subject to customary post-closing adjustments.

U-M in Ann Arbor Receives $20M Gift to Expand Michigan-Israel Research Partnership

The University of Michigan in Ann Arbor has received a $20-million D. Dan and Betty Dahn Foundation gift to expand collaboration among researchers at the university, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, and the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel.