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American cities, including Detroit, invest heavily in autonomous vehicle tech

June 28, 2017 |

A huge race is underway. It’s not a car race, but it does involve cars. 

American cities are vying to be the country’s hub for autonomous vehicles, according to a recent article in the Detroit Free Press. And they’re doing so … Read More

The Hottest Industry Right Now Is Storing All Your Stuff

June 15, 2017 |

Thanks to you and all those online purchases, investors see the self-storage industry as a sure-bet. 

A day hardly passes without the U.S. retail industry sustaining fresh wounds as malls and outlets shut their doors. Americans are still shopping, though—online, in their pajamas—and … Read More


June 13, 2017 |

Throughout the dismal presidential campaign, the plight of America’s manufacturing sector played a central role. Yet despite all the concerns raised about factory jobs leaving the country, all but 18 of the country’s 70 largest metropolitan regions have seen an … Read More

FACTON Expands U.S. Headquarters In Troy, Michigan

May 23, 2017 |

FACTON, the leader in Enterprise Product Costing for manufacturers, will double its office size and headcount at its U.S. headquarters in Troy, Michigan.

According to company officials, FACTON already doubled the staff in 2017, and is looking to hire several … Read More

Ford to add 800 jobs in Michigan to build transmissions

May 22, 2017 |

DETROIT—Ford said Friday that would invest $350 million in its Livonia, Mich., plant and add 800 jobs there to expand its lineup of transmissions.

The automaker said the investment will support the production of a new transmission for front-wheel-drive vehicles.

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Auto supplier bringing 430 jobs to Macomb County

May 18, 2017 |

An international auto supplier is betting big on Macomb County.

Grupo Antolin of Spain is investing $61.2 million in a plant to produce, assemble and sequence door panels for the next-generation  Ram pickup and will create  430 jobs, according to the company.

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Aldi to Renovate 20 Metro Detroit Stores, Invest $28M by 2019

May 16, 2017 |

Global discount supermarket chain Aldi today announced stores across metro Detroit will begin restorations, as part of the company’s nationwide plan to remodel and expand more than 1,300 stores nationwide by 2020. More than $28 million of the company’s $1.6 … Read More

Plymouth Township Sees increase in Industrial Values, Lures 70 Jobs, $52M Investment

May 16, 2017 |

PLYMOUTH TOWNSHIP, MI — Manufacturing jobs are on their way to Plymouth Township. Oerlikon-Metco is bringing 70 jobs and investing $52 million into the construction of a 79,000-square-foot facility on Concept Drive.

The Swiss-based company, which is involved in a … Read More