SW Michigan

6:17 am
Fri July 18, 2014

Holland Area Plant Closing, Jobs Going to Mexico

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Mammoth Incorporated will close Holland Township plant in September
In the midst of economic rebirth throughout much of Michigan, particularly in the Holland area, it's rare to hear a midsize manufacturing plant is shutting down and exporting all of its jobs to Mexico for what its parent company refers to as "strategic and competitive reasons."Yet, that's precisely what is happening at Mammoth Inc.
6:09 am
Fri July 18, 2014

Only One Applicant for Downtown Battle Creek Food Vendor License So Far

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New ordinance allows up to seven food trucks to operate on Jackson Street
The lines on Jackson Street are painted and the ordinance is now on the books, but only one vendor has so far applied for a license since Battle Creek commissioners voted to allow food trucks downtown. "The current application volume is about what we expected," Jessica VanderKolk, the city's communications specialist, said in an email Thursday.
2:07 pm
Thu July 17, 2014

Kalamazoo County to Get "Smart" Electric Meters

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Consumers Energy customers can "opt out" of the program and keep their old meters, at a cost.
KALAMAZOO, MI - Kalamazoo County Consumers Energy customers should expect to see new "smart meters" installed by mid-2015 as the company accelerates plans to install 2.4 million new electric and natural gas meters statewide by 2017.
9:05 am
Thu July 17, 2014

More Problems Reported for Company Providing Food Service in Michigan Prisons

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80 Aramark workers have now been banned from prison property for various infractions
LANSING - In a development a state government spokesman described as "unprecedented," four Aramark prison workers at Bellamy Creek Correctional Facility in Ionia were fired Wednesday for having inappropriate sexual contact with inmates inside a walk-in cooler, a Corrections Department official confirmed.
8:33 am
Thu July 17, 2014

Upton Raises $2.4-Million for Campaign

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Democrat Paul Clements has brought in a little less than $500,000. Republican challenger Jim Bussler has raised in just under $5,000
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - With less than a month to go before the Republican primary, Congressman Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, has raised $2.446 million to campaign for Michigan's 6th District, according to reports filed with the Federal Election Commission.