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Detroit’s Huron Capital Partners Acquires Vermont-based Novelty Sock Company

Detroit’s Huron Capital Partners, a lower-middle-market private equity firm, today announced its socks and apparel accessories platform, IQ Brands, has acquired Wheel House Designs, a producer of novelty socks to stores and boutiques throughout North America. The deal marks the fourth add-on acquisition for the IQ Brands platform. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Universal Robots in Ann Arbor Unveils Box-making Robot

Ann Arbor’s Universal Robots, a company that develops collaborative robots, or cobots, that work safely alongside workers with no need for safety guarding in most scenarios, Wednesday announced it has created the first solution for random robotic case erecting, the XPAK ROBOX. The new cobot erects any box in its suite on-demand without changeover.

Detroit’s StockX Expands to Europe With West London Authentication Center, Platform Updates

Detroit-based StockX, the world’s first stock market of things, today announced its expansion to the European market. The company’s platform has conducted international business in 200 countries for the past two years.

Skyway Precision Inc. in Plymouth Township Acquires South Carolina’s Bellwright Manufacturing Inc.

Plymouth Township’s Skyway Precision Inc. today announced it has acquired South Carolina’s Bellwright Manufacturing, a manufacturer of computer numerical control machined components for the commercial truck, agricultural, utility vehicle, automotive, and appliance markets. Details of the transaction were not disclosed.

Randazzo in Macomb Township Acquires Lansing’s Hager Fox Heating and Air Conditioning

Randazzo Mechanical Heating and Cooling in Macomb Township has acquired Hager Fox Heating and Air Conditioning in Lansing. The transaction closed on Sept. 28, and financial details were not disclosed.

Detroit’s Workforce Intelligence Network, OneMagnify Bring Apprenticeship Program to Metro Detroit

The Workforce Intelligence Network for Southeast Michigan (WIN) Wednesday announced a partnership with OneMagnify in Detroit to bring Apprenti, a U.S. Department of Labor-registered IT apprenticeship program, to its operations in Detroit.

Ferndale-based Bollinger Motors Previews All-electric B2 Pickup

Ferndale’s Bollinger Motors Wednesday unveiled a preview of its newest vehicle design: an all-electric, all-wheel drive B2 pickup truck.

Michigan State University Opens Factory in Mexico to Control Mosquito Populations

East Lansing’s Michigan State University Wednesday announced it has opened a facility in Mexico that produces millions of male mosquitoes. The work at the facility, which is supported by a $1-million grant from USAID, will use the insects to control the mosquito population.

Filmmaker Keith Famie’s Dementia Documentary Returns to DPTV, 2019 Projects Include Cancer and Blessed...

Wixom-based Detroit Public Television (DPTV) has announced it will broadcast an encore of documentary filmmaker Keith Famie’s film, “Those on the Front Lines of Alzheimer’s and Dementia,” on two different dates.

Detroit’s LIFT to House North America’s First Linear Friction Welder

Manufacturing Technology Inc. (MTI) in Indiana Tuesday announced it has shipped North America’s first linear friction welder capable of full-sized part development, the LF35-75, to Detroit’s Lightweight Innovations for Tomorrow (LIFT).

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