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Tim Keenan

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.

Hazel Park’s Motor City Industrial Acquires Smith Fastener of West Virginia

Motor City Industrial of Hazel Park has acquired West Virginia-based Smith Fastener, increasing the company’s product and service offerings, and broadening its customer base. Terms were not disclosed.

Wayne State, Microsoft Team to Strengthen Employability in Detroit

Wayne State University and Microsoft Corp. today embarked on a partnership to improve employability in Detroit. The pilot program is designed to foster job-ready, employable talent for high-demand technical positions such as cloud computing, data analytics, cybersecurity, AI, engineering, and more.

Ford Unveils Redesigned, More-powerful 2020 Explorer SUV

Ford Motor Co. Wednesday introduced its all-new 2020 Explorer — a complete redesign of America’s best-selling SUV — that the automaker says now features more power, space, and smart technologies.

PowerPlus Mouthguard from Traverse City Dentist Helps Boost Athletic Performance While Reducing Concussions

PowerPlus Mouthguard, developed by a Traverse City dentist and manufactured in Gaylord, is the newest evolution of protective gear designed to maximize both the safety and performance of athletes participating in all sporting activities.

American Concrete Institute Opens Middle East Regional Office in Dubai, UAE

The Farmington Hills-based American Concrete Institute opened its new regional office in Dubai, United Arab Emirates on Jan. 6, marking the organization’s first physical presence outside of the United States since its founding in 1904.

Steel Industry to Demonstrate its Role in Future of Mobility at Detroit Auto Show

The American steel industry is showcasing the role of advanced high-strength steel in the architecture of mobility in the Steel Market Development Institute’s exhibit Jan. 14-17, when the global media and the automotive industry has exclusive access to the North American International Auto Show at Cobo Center in downtown Detroit.

Ford Says All of its Vehicles Will “Talk and Listen” by 2022 via 5G...

Ford Motor Co. is all in when it comes to adopting Qualcomm’s 5G cellular vehicle-to-everything technology, saying it plans to add C-V2X to all of its vehicles by 2022 in a blog post written by Don Butler, executive director of Ford’s connected vehicle platform and product.

Lear and Gentherm Partner to Advance Thermal Seating Solutions

Southfield’s Lear Corp. and Northville Township’s Gentherm today announced a strategic joint development partnership to drive the future of passenger thermal seating solutions.

San Francisco Investment Firm Acquires Warren’s Lipari Foods

San Francisco investment firm H.I.G. Capital has acquired Warren’s Lipari Foods from Connecticut-based Sterling Investment Partners and other unnamed shareholders. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Detroit’s Huron Capital Completes Equity Investment in WD Lab Grown Diamonds

Detroit private equity firm Huron Capital says it has made a significant equity investment in Washington D.C.-based WD Lab Grown Diamonds, a producer of large, ultra-high-quality laboratory grown diamonds for the jewelry, scientific, and industrial markets.