SW Michigan

6:59 am
Thu September 26, 2013

Stryker to acquire Fort Lauderdale based medical device company

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Mako makes a robotic arm that helps surgeons more precisely implant replacement knees
Stryker agreed to acquire robotic-surgery technology supplier Mako for roughly $1.65 billion.
6:16 am
Thu September 26, 2013

Update: Airport director to receive 12 weeks of pay as part of resignation agreement

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Certain documents related to Cliff Moshiginis' employment won't be made public
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - Cliff Moshoginis may no longer be employed as director of the Kalamazoo/Battle Creek International Airport, but that doesn't mean he left the position empty handed. Details of voluntary resignation agreement between Moshoginis and the Kalamazoo County Aeronautics Board were made public Wednesday following the board's vote to accept Moshoginis' resignation.
9:19 pm
Wed September 25, 2013

"Breaking Bad" creator's next show "Battle Creek"

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Drama will be about two detectives in Battle Creek
Vince Gilligan, the creator and producer of one of the most-talked-about series in recent years, "Breaking Bad," is the hottest name in television. "Breaking Bad" is fresh off an Emmy win for best drama and drawing huge audiences as it builds toward the final episode of its five-season run on AMC on Sunday.
5:16 pm
Wed September 25, 2013

Auto supply company wants tax break for expansion

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Summit Polymers says the addition at the current plant would help retain about 200 jobs and possible create 23 more.
PORTAGE, MI - Summit Polymers is requesting a tax break from the city of Portage for a $5.69 million expansion that could create 23 new jobs. The company at 4750 Executive Drive is asking for a Public Act 198 tax break for building improvements that include a 55,000 square-foot addition on the south side of its plant.
3:46 pm
Wed September 25, 2013

West Hall razed on WMU's East Campus

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Built in 1915, West Hall was the second oldest building at WMU.
KALAMAZOO, MI - Demolition began Wednesday on historic West Hall on Western Michigan University's East Campus. At about 7:45 a.m., a construction crew from Bierlein Co. fired up a high-reach escalator and excavator equipment to pull down the circa 1915 building. Demolition was expected to be complete by Wednesday afternoon, construction workers told the Kalamazoo Gazette.