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 •  January 15

An auto supplier in the region has acquired an out-of-state manufacturer of aluminum parts. Grand Haven-based Shape Corp. said today it signed a purchase agreement to acquire Trenton, Ohio-based Magnode, a supplier of extruded aluminum products. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The acquisition is expected to close in early March. “Magnode is...

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 •  October 30, 2017

A West Michigan plastic parts supplier has acquired the assets of a Texas company out of bankruptcy. Holland-based Clarion Technologies closed the deal this month to acquire Garland, Texas-based GTM Plastics, which filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy earlier this year. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Clarion Technologies designs, engineers,...

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 •  August 4, 2017

Sustainability drives innovation at Cascade Engineering, and the plastic injection molding company is constantly driven toward innovation to better serve a wide variety of industries. Cascade Engineering was established by Fred Keller in 1974 with the vision of a sustainable company that benefitted the community. Jeff Totten, chief engineer for the...

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 •  April 27, 2017

A maker of equipment and components for plastics processing is expanding its plant in the area. DME Company, LLC, a subsidiary of Cincinnati-based Milacron, is consolidating operations from its Youngwood, Pennsylvania mold-technology fabrication plant, which will be shuttered. In addition to the consolidation, the organization, or Milacron DME,...

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 •  November 11, 2016

A look at the top half of an adjustable-height ErgoStation for manufacturing environments, featuring a fan, overhead light, outlet and fork-lift access points. A manufacturer has sold off its line of height-adjustable workstations and machine bases — as part of its strategy to focus on processes and products that improve the way plastic products...

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 •  September 12, 2016

Hudsonville-based Royal Technologies, a maker of plastic parts, also operates locations in Texas and Alabama. A supplier of injection-molded plastic parts to multiple industries is hosting a job fair on Wednesday to fill up to 50 positions. Hudsonville-based Royal Technologies Corporation, which serves industries such as automotive, furniture and...

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 •  August 22, 2016

Christina Keller. Courtesy Cascade Engineering The youngest daughter of Cascade Engineering’s founder has been named president of four of the company’s business units. Christina Keller has been appointed president of the Cascade Business Team, or CBT, which consists of four of Cascade Engineering’s nine business units. Fred Keller is the founder...

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 •  August 17, 2016

Courtesy CK Technologies A business unit of Grand Rapids-based Cascade Engineering has named a new president. CK Technologies, or CKT, a thermoplastics supplier to the commercial truck and bus industries in Montpelier, Ohio, has promoted Tony Kramer to president. The company supplies injection-molded plastic parts and assemblies, such as bumpers,...

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 •  August 15, 2016

Davalor Mold Corporation makes injection-molded plastic products and primarily serves the automotive industry. A local private equity firm has acquired a Michigan-based plastic parts supplier. Grand Rapids-based Blackford Capital said today that it has acquired Davalor Mold Corporation in Chesterfield, northeast of Detroit. The move brings the...

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 •  June 29, 2016

A box of house-blend coffee in compostable single-serve cups. A coffee company in the region is rolling out compostable single-serve coffee cups. Saugatuck-based Uncommon Coffee Roasters said last week that it has released k-cups that will decompose within 90 days of proper disposal. The cups are 2.0 Keurig compatible. The single-serve cups come in...