Category Archives: Michigan

iRule lets you rule your house.

DETROIT — iRule began six years ago when Itai Ben-Gal was dissatisfied with an iPhone app. The company now has about 25 employees, 20,000 customers and more than $1 million in revenues and sales. iRule is based in the M@dison Building in downtown De ...

PackSpec expanding in Romulus, adding 70 jobs.

ROMULUS, Mich. — PackSpec plans to invest $5.6 million and add up to 70 jobs in Romulus. The company is a manufacturer of corrugated and fiberboard packaging. It plans to redevelop a building for its packaging, manufacturing and assembly operations ...

UAW signs Ford Motor contract, guaranteeing 8,500 jobs.

DETROIT — The approximately 52,000 rank-and-file UAW workers at Ford Motor’s U.S. facilities have ratified a new, four-year contract with the automaker. The agreement includes $9 billion in U.S. product commitments, about half earmaked for plant ...

MEDC, Citizens Bank award 70 micro-grants in Detroit.

DETROIT —  A total of $175,500 was distributed through 70 micro-grants to members Michigan’s small business and entrepreneur community. The awards announcement was made at Detroit’s historic Eastern Market. The grants will be used for new equip ...

Nike to open Detroit Community Store this spring.

DETROIT — Nike plans to open a two-level, 22,000-square-foot storefront along Woodward Avenue in downtown Detroit this spring. The company’s sixth Community Store will feature Nike’s performance products and experiences. The Community Store ...

Stahls’ moves global HQ to Sterling Heights.

STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich. — Stahls’ has relocated its global headquarters to a new 51,000-square-foot facility in Sterling Heights. The company is a manufacturer of garment decoration equipment for professional, college and high school sports leagues, ...

Saudi Aramco opens research center in Novi.

NOVI, Mich. — The U.S. subsidiary of Saudi Aramco has opened a 50,000-square-foot research and development center in Novi. This is one of three centers the Saudi Arabian energy and chemicals company has recently opened in this country. Saudi Aramco ...

Outdoor Adventures hiring 30 for Bay City call center.

BAY CITY, Mich. — Outdoor Adventures has moved its corporate headquarters to an historic building in downtown Bay City. The camping resort business has renovated the 75-year-old Kresge building, best known for its bright red wrap-around facade at the co ...