West Michigan News

December 09, 2010
Marc Schupan has quietly watched his competitors come and go, always staying true to the core belief set by his late father, Nelson, who founded Schupan & Sons, Inc. in 1968.

Category: Entrepreneurship, Innovation, Kalamazoo, Manufacturing, Sustainability, WestMichigan

June 17, 2010
Stryker Corps.' patient handling and emergency medical equipment building in Portage -- home of manufacturing and divisional headquarters office space -- has been recognized for the way it has reduced its impact on the environment.

Category: AlternativeEnergy, Innovation, Manufacturing, Sustainability, Technology, WestMichigan

May 27, 2010
Harlan Byker is offering a window to the world that's a lot more efficient than yours or mine.

After 12 years of painstaking steps and blind alleys, Byker is ready to scale up manufacture in metro Grand Rapids of a film for windows that automatically dims when heated by sunlight -- potentially saving property managers of office buildings vast sums of money spent on air conditioning.
Category: AlternativeEnergy, Community, Design, Entrepreneurship, GrandRapids, Innovation, Manufacturing, Sustainability, Technology, WestMichigan

August 03, 2006

Think about Grand Rapids-area architecture. A lot of new construction is going on. There are so many cranes overlooking downtown today, you’d think we were living in Beijing.


Let’s look a little closer at some of these glamorous attention getters: certainly, The Lacks Cancer Center. The Rapids' Central Station. The new Metropolitan Hospital. But also, look at some smaller projects: The Helmus Building. Keystone Community Church. The East Hills Center (of the Universe.). What do all these destinations have in common?



Category: AlternativeEnergy, Community, GrandRapids, Innovation, Manufacturing, Sustainability, Technology, WestMichigan