business

9:49 am
Thu May 8, 2014

Steelcase Closing North Carolina Plant

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Grand Rapids-based office furniture company expects move will save $5-million year when fully implemented
Steelcase Inc. plans to close a production plant in High Point, N.C. within two years and consolidate the work elsewhere. Part of an "ongoing strategy to improve the competitiveness and overall fitness of its business model," the move will cost the Grand Rapids-based Steelcase an estimated $8 million over three fiscal years, split evenly between workforce reductions, production moves and manufacturing consolidations, according to a filing with federal securities regulators.
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6:20 am
Thu May 8, 2014

Federal Grant Helps Saint Joseph Marina

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Officials say transient boat traffic won't interfere with commercial activity
ST. JOSEPH - This summer, boaters will be able to tie up at the Harbor Shores marina while they play a round of golf or have lunch at Plank's Tavern thanks to an almost $700,000 federal grant, said D. Jeffrey Noel, president of Harbor Shores.
12:40 pm
Fri May 2, 2014

Report Shows Tourists spent $18.7-Billion in Michigan in 2013

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Pure Michigan is preparing to launch new $6.2-million summer regional advertising campaign
Tourism spending continues to grow in Michigan. Visitors spent $18.7 billion dollars in the Great Lakes State in 2013, according to a yearly report by D.K. Shifflet & Associates. That includes a record $13.8 billion in leisure travel spending. In 2012, visitors spent $18 billion in Michigan. In 2011, they spent $17.7 billion.
8:10 pm
Thu May 1, 2014

Kellogg Revenue Falls in First Quarter

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Battle Creek-based company says it's focused on restructuring plan
Kellogg Co.'s revenue fell 3.1% in the first quarter as consumers in developed markets continued to turn away from breakfast cereal. The maker of Special K, Pringles and Pop-Tarts said it expects sales to resume growth in the current quarter after the company invested more in advertising.
10:28 am
Thu May 1, 2014

New Ford CEO to Take Over July 1

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Alan Mulally stepping down after eight years as company's CEO
Dearborn — Ford Motor CEO Alan Mulally will retire July 1 and the company's No. 2 executive Mark Fields will take the helm, the Dearborn automaker announced Thursday.

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