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Tim Keenan is managing editor of DBusiness magazine, DBusiness Daily News, Tech and Mobility News, Detroit 500, and Michigan Makers. Prior to joining DBusiness, he was a senior account executive at Campbell Marketing & Communications in Dearborn, working with the Motorcraft-Quick Lane racing teams in NASCAR and the NHRA. In other positions, he executed public relations and marketing strategies for several Tier One automotive suppliers. His journalism credits include The Football News-Basketball Weekly in Detroit, The Hardwood News in Lansing, Monday Morning Newspapers in Warren, and Ward’s Communications in Southfield. While at Ward’s, Mr. Keenan was part of a team that won the prestigious Jesse H. Neal Award in 1995. In late 2020, he published “Everybody Loves Mickey,” a biography of retired professional wrestler “Irish” Mickey Doyle. Mr. Keenan also is chairman of the Michigan Aviation Hall of Fame at the Air Zoo in Kalamazoo and is a volunteer for the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America in Daytona Beach, Fla. He is a graduate of Eastern Michigan University.
Fluid-Press manufactures hydraulic valves and integrated manifold blocks. // Courtesy of Fluid-Press

DexKo Global in Novi Agrees to Acquire Italy’s Fluid-Press Group

DexKo Global Inc., the Novi-based supplier of engineered trailer running gear, chassis assemblies, related components, and hydraulic brake applications, has agreed to acquire Italy’s Fluid-Press Group. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.Located in...
A major focus of Little Caesars’ Hawaiian expansion is giving opportunities to veterans. // File Photo

DBusiness Daily Update: Little Caesars Looking to Open 16+ New Stores in Hawaii by...

Our roundup of the latest news from metro Detroit and Michigan businesses as well as announcements from government agencies, including updates about the COVID-19 pandemic. To share a business or nonprofit story, please send...
Yamaha Marine Precision Propellers will manufacture and produce Sharrow Marine propellers at its facility in Greenfield, Ind. // Courtesy of Yamaha

Sharrow Marine, Yamaha Marine Precision Propellers Announce Agreement

Sharrow Marine in St. Clair Shores has selected Yamaha Marine Precision Propellers (YPPI) in Indiana to manufacture and distribute Sharrow’s novel propellers.Terms of the agreement allow YPPI to cast Sharrow Marine’s propellers in its...
Full-service restaurants are the preferred way of dining for most customers. // File Photo

DBusiness Daily Update: Study: Fast Food Customer Satisfaction Slipping, and More

Our roundup of the latest news from metro Detroit and Michigan businesses as well as announcements from government agencies, including updates about the COVID-19 pandemic. To share a business or nonprofit story, please send...
Charitable giving appears to be on the upswing after a slowdown during the COVID-19 pandemic. // Stock Photo

Survey: Fundraising Organizations See Record Jump in 2021 from 2020

Fundraising organizations experienced the largest one-year improvement in funds raised in the 10-year history of the Michigan Fundraising Climate Survey from Montgomery Consulting Inc. in Huntington Woods.A majority of this year’s respondents (59 percent)...
The Comerica Park statue of Willie Horton, named an honorary American League coach for the All-Star Game. // Photo by Tim Keenan

DBusiness Daily Update: Tigers Great Willie Horton Named Honorary American League All-star Coach, and...

Our roundup of the latest news from metro Detroit and Michigan businesses as well as announcements from government agencies, including updates about the COVID-19 pandemic. To share a business or nonprofit story, please send...
Invictus Innovation EV Technology announced plans to produce semi-conductor chips in Pontiac in the near future. // Courtesy of Invictus Innovation EV Technology

Invictus Innovation Outlines Long-term Plans for Chip Production in Pontiac

Invictus Innovation EV Technology outlined its long-term plans for advanced technology training and semi-conductor chip manufacturing today at its facility in Pontiac.The enterprise is focused on creating an entry way into advanced technology jobs...
Celesta Co. and Nurish Brands Inc. have partnered to launch a line of beverages designed for relaxation and sleep support. // Courtesy of Nurish Brands

Michigan Companies Partner to Create Sleep and Relaxation Products

Celesta Co. in Galesburg (east of Kalamazoo) and Nurish Brands Inc. in Royal Oak have partnered to launch a line of beverages designed for relaxation and sleep support.The products will utilize Celesta’s FDA-approved ingredients...
Ten companies pitched their products to judges in a “MicroMakers Pitch Event” at Lawrence Tech last week. // Courtesy of LTU

DBusiness Daily Update: Ten ‘Micro Makers’ Pitch to Become Next Big Thing at LTU,...

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An independent investigation of last summer’s flooding in Detroit determined that heavy and historic rainfalls exceeded the design capacity of the wastewater system. // Photo by Dan Austin

Report: Historic Rainfall, Not Defective Sewer System Caused 2021 Detroit Flooding

Heavy and historic rainfalls that exceeded the design capacity of the wastewater system caused the surface flooding and basement backups experienced in the city of Detroit last June and July.Those were the findings of...

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