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2014-10-29 23:12:36

Coherix joins the Michigan Delegation Attending the Automechanika Shanghai International Trade Show December 9 – 12, 2014 displaying its robust 3D imaging solutions for lowering costs and improving throughput in manufacturing. Ann Arbor, Michigan (PRWEB) October 29, 2014 Coherix joins the Michigan Delegation attending the Automechanika Shanghai International Trade Show December 9 – 12, 2014, which is the world’s second largest international trade fair for automotive parts,...

2014-10-29 23:06:06

CWC, the Southeast’s largest office furniture dealer and Atlanta’s only Herman Miller Certified Dealer, announces the appointment of Kyle Ryan as Principal. Kyle will lead the sales team and drive revenue for CWC offices in Atlanta, Athens, Augusta, Columbus, Macon and Chattanooga, TN. ATLANTA, GA (PRWEB) October 29, 2014 CWC, the Southeast’s largest office furniture dealer and Atlanta’s only Herman Miller Certified Dealer, announces the appointment of Kyle Ryan as Principal....

2014-10-29 16:28:13

SOUTHFIELD, Mich., Oct. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Attorney Geoffrey Fieger announced today that the Michigan Court of Appeals has unanimously upheld his $144.5 Million Dollar Verdict in the case of Markell Vanslembrouck vs. William Beaumont Hospital, Case No. 2006-754585-NH in a 74 page opinion. According to the National Law Journal, the verdict was the largest of its kind in the U.S. for the year 2011. Fieger stated: "This decision not only assures that Markell, who is totally and...

2014-10-29 12:34:51

Study from CFI Group, sponsored by eBay Enterprise, finds consumers will increasingly use smartphones to assist with shopping this holiday season ANN ARBOR, Mich., Oct. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As consumers prepare to mark items off their wish lists this holiday season, they'll be shopping with a familiar friend in tow - their smartphones. Fifty-seven percent of consumers use their smartphones to assist shopping activities in store, according to new data from CFI Group's newest...

2014-10-29 12:22:09

DETROIT, Oct. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Ford Piquette Avenue Plant museum is partnering with the Model T Ford Club International to further promote awareness for the historic Model T. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20141029/155222LOGO The birthplace of the Model T, the recently restored 110-year-old Piquette plant in Detroit's mid-town area is now open to visitors and available for special events. With more than 4,000 members and 127 chapters worldwide, the Model T Ford...

2014-10-29 12:20:56

New role at FordDirect as company continues to grow DEARBORN, Mich., Oct. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- FordDirect, a joint venture between Ford Motor Company and its franchise dealers, today announced the appointment of Jeff Forrester as director of purchasing, a position within the newly created department at FordDirect. In his role, Forrester will be primarily responsible for vendor management and contracts, working with internal teams to achieve cost reductions, quality...

2014-10-28 20:22:33

NEW YORK, Oct. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- John Engler, president of the Business Roundtable (BRT) and former governor of Michigan, addressed attendees at the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Annual Business Meeting on Thursday, October 23, 2014. Mr. Engler highlighted the pressing need for continued focus on workforce development and related issues and praised ANSI for its work in this important area. The Annual Business Meeting, held this year at the FHI 360...

2014-10-28 12:22:05

AURORA, ON, Oct. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Magna International Inc. announced today the grand opening of DexSys, a new greenfield facility in Delta Township, Michigan, for the manufacture of automotive exterior products. Company officials were joined by Michigan Governor Rick Snyder, United States Senator Debbie Stabenow, members of local government, and executives from General Motors to celebrate the occasion. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20141028/154922) The...

2014-10-28 08:29:18

Excitement builds for 2015 on heels of successful inaugural tournament GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Oct. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- After a successful inaugural tournament that generated $600,000 for food pantries across the Midwest, the Meijer LPGA Classic presented by Kraft will return to Grand Rapids in 2015 for another week of community events and the best women golfers in the world. The tournament will be held July 20-26, 2015 at Blythefield Country Club, and will once again benefit the...

2014-10-28 08:23:03

The symbiosis of topology optimization and additive manufacturing will bring one of longest components ever manufactured by industrial 3D printing into space. The new component is stronger and weighs only half what its predecessor did. TROY, Mich., Oct. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Altair announced today that RUAG Space, with the support of Altair ProductDesign, has built a redesigned, optimized antenna support for an Earth observation satellite, to be produced using industrial additive...


Latest Michigan Reference Libraries

Ford Motor Company's Glass House
2014-04-13 07:51:53

The Ford Motor Company is an American automobile manufacturer with its  headquarters located in Dearborn, Michigan. It was founded by Henry Ford at 39 years old and incorporated on June 16, 1903. It is described by Forbes as "the most important industrial company in the history of the United States." Ford would go on to become one of the world's largest and most profitable companies and is one of the largest family-controlled companies in the world. Henry Ford made an attempt at an...

Cartercar 1912
2014-02-25 08:47:20

Cartercar is a vehicle manufacturer, founded by Byron J. Carter in 1905, Jackson, Michigan. The company moved to Detroit in 1906, then to Pontiac, Michigan from 1907 to 1915. Originally, Carter started his own company named the Motorcar Company in 1905 after leaving the Jackson Automobile Company. At the end of the year, he moved to Detroit due to financing. The company was renamed the Cartercar Company in 1907 when it relocated to Pontiac, Michigan and merged with the Pontiac High...

Ottawa National Forest
2013-12-24 11:52:01

Ottawa National Forest is a United States national forest that is located in the upper peninsula of Michigan. This forest holds 993,010 acres and encompasses many counties including Iron, Ontonagon, Marquette, and Baraga counties. The area was once inhabited by the Ojibwa people, who were known for gathering beaver pelts and trading or selling them with traders from Canada and eastern areas of the United States. When the fur trade declined, this forest and many others were sold in the Treaty...

Huron-Manistee National Forests
2013-11-01 12:56:11

Huron-Manistee National Forests are two national forests located in the lower peninsula of Michigan. The forests were combined in 1945 and hold 978,906 acres of public lands, wetlands, and other lands and waters. Huron National Forest, established in 1909, and Manistee National Forest, established in 1938, are not connected, but they had to be combined due to administrative issues. The Huron area is prone to fires, because of the large numbers of the highly flammable Jack Pine tree. The...

Isle Royale National Park
2013-04-18 00:37:38

Isle Royal National Park is located in the state of Michigan in the United States. The park contains 571,790 acres of land and water. Its mains feature is Isle Royale, the largest island in Lake Superior that stretches over forty-five miles. The park also contains four hundred smaller islands and the water that connects them. The park was established in 1940, designated as a Wilderness Area in 1976, and designated as an International Biosphere Reserve in 1980. Isle Royal once hosted a...

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  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
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