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Oliver Thomas in Birmingham, which in 2017 launched a line of handbags and accessories, has announced that it won a complete victory in a lawsuit filed last year by MZ Wallace Inc. in New York over the right to use a diamond quilted pattern on its handbags.
Folktellers in Royal Oak has announced that it launched a pilot called the Transmedia Storytelling Program for school children with an interactive YouTube Video Contest based upon their new “Excerpts from an Unknown Guidebook Series.”
Aptiv, which operates a large mobility technology center in Troy, today announced it signed a commercial partnership agreement with Affectiva, a Boston-based MIT Media Lab spin-off and leader in Human Perception artificial intelligence (AI).
General Motors Co. in Detroit today announced the appointment of Mark Reuss as president, effective immediately. Reuss currently leads the Global Product Group and Cadillac, and will now assume responsibility for the Quality organization.
Armaly Sponge Co. in Walled Lake, which produces and distributes the popular Brillo brand and is a global leader in consumer household cleaning products, and Armaly ProPlus brand America’s Best Soft Tools, the No. 1 brand in professional and do-it-yourself surface preparation, finish, and cleaning, today announced it has acquired Acme Sponge Co.
Stoneridge in Novi Receives Federal Exemption Approval for Camera Monitor System on Commercial Vehicles
Stoneridge Inc. in Novi today announced the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration approved its exemption application to federal law in late-December. The move allows the company’s MirrorEye Camera Monitor System ("CMS") to be installed as an alternative to conventional rear-vision mirrors currently required on commercial motor vehicles in the United States.
The Hudson-Webber Foundation in Detroit today announced more than $3.1 million in grants for projects that support small business development and long-term neighborhood stability, fund new research into the connection between immigration and neighborhood revitalization in Detroit, expand physical and program enhancements to the Detroit riverfront, and support initiatives to develop and strengthen Detroit’s community development system.
Downtown Detroit has never looked better, at least in many decades. But more work needs to be done, from adding a major soccer stadium to improving aging public amenities like the Thomas Alva Edison Memorial Fountain in Grand Circus Park, if we are to tout ourselves as a world-class city.