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Farmington Hills’ Chassis Brakes International to Begin Production in NAFTA Region

Farmington Hills-based Chassis Brakes International, a global manufacturer of automotive brake systems and components, has announced production of brake calipers and rotors will begin at a new plant in Queretaro, Mexico for two major automakers with assembly operations in Mexico and the United States.

New Poll: Michigan Voters Rank Infrastructure Improvements as Top Concern

As Michigan prepares to elect a new governor and 148 members of the legislature this November, voters have rated fixing infrastructure — including roads, bridges, dams, drinking water and sewer systems, and more — according to a new survey of 600 residents conducted by full-service research firm EPIC-MRA for Fix MI State.

Van Buren Township’s Visteon Corp. Introduces DriveCore Autonomous Driving Platform at CES

Van Buren Township-based automotive cockpit technology company Visteon Corp. today announced its DriveCore autonomous driving platform at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. DriveCore is designed to accelerate the development and commercialization of autonomous driving technology and allow automakers to build future mobility solutions more quickly and in an open collaboration model.

Macomb Township’s Matick Toyota to Host Grand Opening Ceremony With Toyota Leadership During NAIAS...

Matick Toyota, Matick Automotive Group’s newest dealership on Hall Road in Macomb Township, today announced a grand opening ceremony from 4-6 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 18. The event will celebrate the dealership’s multi-million-dollar investment and move from Gratiot Avenue in Clinton Township.

Livonia-Based Masco Corp. Acquires Kichler Lighting and Mercury Plastics

Masco Corp., a manufacturer of branded home improvement and building products based in Livonia, today announced the signing of a definitive agreement to acquire The L.D. Kichler Co., a developer of decorative residential and light commercial lighting products, ceiling fans, and LED light systems for consumer and professional distribution channels.

TopGolf to Open Retail, Sports, and Entertainment Venue in Auburn Hills

TopGolf, a national retailer that combines technology with sports and entertainment, today announced its first Michigan location will be a 65,000-square-foot venue at I-75 and Joslyn Road in Auburn Hills.

Detroit-Based Adient to Bring Mobility Seating Solutions to 2018 Detroit Auto Show

Detroit-based automotive seating supplier Adient today announced it will showcase future mobility solutions during the 2018 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) from Jan. 15-18 at Detroit’s Cobo Center.

Middlecott Sketchbattle Experiment to Come to Detroit Jan. 16

The Middlecott Sketchbattle Experiment, known as the “Fight Club” of automotive design, will bring the industry’s creative community to St. Andrew’s Hall in Detroit on Jan. 16. Presented by BASF, the event was created by Brook and Judith Banham of Detroit’s Middlecott Design and Frank Schwartz of Advanced Automotive Consulting Services to celebrate and elevate design as a competitive skill.

Indiana’s Skyline and Troy-Based Champion Home Builders to Create Publicly Traded Factory-Built Housing Company

Troy-based Champion Enterprises Holdings and Elkhart, Indiana-based Skyline Corp. today announced a definitive agreement for the two companies to combine their operations. The combined company will be known as Skyline Champion Corp. which will offer manufactured, modular and park model homes, and commercial structures.

Detroit-Based Huron Capital’s Specialty Chemical Platform Investment Acquires US Coatings Inc.

Detroit-based investment firm Huron Capital today announced its ExecFactor platform Valentus Specialty Chemicals has acquired St. Louis-based US Coatings Inc. This represents the fifth acquisition for Valentus, which Huron Capital formed in partnership with CEO Ray Chlodney to pursue a buy-and-build investment model in the protective coatings industry.