Southwest Michigan’s manufacturing sector has clipped along at a moderate but steady growth rate over the last year. That growth in Kalamazoo and Battle Creek has been buoyed by the expanding automotive industry, a trend that’s played out in the years after the depths of the recession.
When Southwest Michigan First looked to create a robust wellness program, the economic development agency wanted to add a level of thoughtfulness to its programming rather than focus on avoiding unhealthy behaviors or diets and eliminating sedentary lifestyles.
WHITE PIGEON, Mich. — Elkhart-based Forest River Manufacturing, an RV manufacturing staple in Indiana, is opening a new facility in White Pigeon, Mich. and bringing hundreds of jobs with it.
WHITE PIGEON – One of the area’s largest RV makers broke ground Wednesday in White Pigeon for a huge expansion project.
WHITE PIGEON — Elkhart-based Forest River Manufacturing formally breaks ground today on the company’s first Michigan location.
Located at 500 W. Chicago Road, White Pigeon, the new site will include three roughly 100,000-square-foot plants that will produce new lines, according to a news release. Forest River has yet to disclose what those new products might be, though, said Heather Baker, executive vice president of Southwest Michigan First.
Forest River will break ground this week on a new manufacturing facility in Michigan.
The Elkhart-based company announced plans in January to build three 100,000-square-foot facilities in White Pigeon and create 396 jobs in the next three years.
The winning companies of this year’s Best and Brightest elite awards and Best of the Best awards were announced today during an annual awards event honoring West Michigan businesses for their best practices in human resources.
West Michigan’s 2015 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For were recognized by the Michigan Business and Professional Association on May 7 for their innovation and best practices in human resources during an annual symposium and awards program at the JW Marriott in downtown Grand Rapids
WHITE PIGEON, MI — It wasn’t something that happened overnight. It was a long process. That was what members and guests at a meeting of the White Pigeon Rotary Club heard Wednesday about the arrival of Forest River Manufacturing to the village.
What are the 29 cities all “twentysomethings” should pick up and move to? Pack your bags … Kalamazoo, Michigan lands at #14!
PORTAGE, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) – It has gained popularity nationwide, and now a grocery store chain is bringing its first store to Michigan. And that landmark store is planting its roots right here in West Michigan. Newschannel 3 got an exclusive look inside the new Earth Fare store Tuesday. They haven’t made their first sale yet and already there’s lots of buzz.