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Hicks Plastics Co. plant

Macomb Township’s Hicks Plastics Acquired by Sea Link International

Macomb Township’s Hicks Plastics Co., a Tier 2 supplier of injection molded and metallized automotive forward lighting components, has been acquired by Sea Link International of Plano, Texas, in an effort to bolster the...
Amplifinity software

Ann Arbor Referral Software Firm Amplifinity Acquired by Utah’s Impartner

Ann Arbor-based referral management software company Amplifinity has been acquired by Impartner, a relationship management firm in Salt Lake City, to help formalize management of emerging "shadow channel" partners, which are expected to explode...
Drew Brees

NFL Quarterback Drew Brees Becomes Partner in Ann Arbor Equity Firm Franworth

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees has joined Franworth, a franchised-focused growth equity firm based in Ann Arbor, as a partner and a member of its executive board. Brees, a multi-unit franchisee, will contribute to...
2020 Mustang Shelby GT500 rendering

Ford, JDRF to Raffle Off Custom-painted Shelby GT500 to Help Fund Diabetes Research

Ford Motor Co. in Dearborn is donating a custom 2020 Mustang Shelby GT500 adorned in one-of-a-kind Venom paint to JDRF that in turn will raffle it off to raise funds for Type 1 diabetes...
electric vertical takeoff and landing aircraft illustration

Emissions Alert

The notion that a small, electric-powered aircraft will spare the atmosphere of harmful emissions doesn’t hold up to reality.
David Coulter

Former Ferndale Mayor Coulter Sworn in as Oakland County Executive

Former Ferndale Mayor David Coulter has been sworn in as Oakland County executive to serve the remainder of the late County Executive L. Brooks Patterson’s term, which ends on Dec. 31, 2020. Coulter, a Democrat,...
Cadillac XT6

Cadillac Debuts New XT6 ‘Crew Ready’ Advertising Campaign

Cadillac today launched a new advertising campaign for the 2020 XT6 with a spot directed by “Arrested Development,” “Captain America,” and “Avengers” directors Anthony and Joe Russo and produced by their Bullitt studio. Titled “Crew...
Ford Ranger

Ford Introduces Ranger FX2 Package Adding Off-Road Capability to 2WD Pickup

Dearborn’s Ford Motor Co. is introducing a new FX2 Package for its two-wheel-drive Ranger pickup that will give the vehicle more off-road styling and capability. Aimed at more urban markets, the FX2 Package rides on...
Gage Cannabis Co. location

Michigan Cannabis Market Draws New Businesses, Infused Products, Megatron

Detroit-based Gage Cannabis Co. says it plans to open 13 provisioning centers in Michigan, the first at 1551 Academy St. in Ferndale on Aug. 30. The company says it expects to hire more than...
network wire

AT&T Invests $700M-Plus Over 3-Year Period to Boost Metro Detroit Area Networks

AT&T says it has invested more than $700 million in its metro Detroit area wireless and wired networks during 2016-2018, boosting reliability, coverage, speed, and overall performance for residents and businesses. The communications giant also...