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Ford Motor Co. in Dearborn Thursday announced it is increasing its Ford GT production to 1,350 vehicles, up from the original 1,000 cars allotted in 2016. The shift comes after more than 6,500 applicants signed up to purchase the sports car.
Metro Detroit home sales were down 6 percent year-over-year in September, when 4,196 were sold, down from 4,462. Sales are also down from 5,133 in August, according to the RE/MAX of Southeastern Michigan September 2018 Housing Report.
Detroit’s Henry Ford Health System Partners With California Company to Increase Automation in Laboratories
Detroit’s Henry Ford Health System (HFHS) Wednesday announced a research and development partnership with California’s Sakura Finetek USA to increase the automation level of its core anatomic pathology laboratories. Increased automation is expected to boost the quality of results, reduce turnaround time, minimize errors, and lessen the need for human intervention.
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, 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 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.
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.
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-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.