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2014-09-22 12:22:23

Show will highlight new sealing solutions for the wind power industry PLYMOUTH, Mich., Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Manufacturers and operators place high demands on sealing systems in wind power facilities. The key requirements include minimal friction, optimized wear behavior and reliable operation at low temperatures. The systems are used to seal blade and main bearings, as hydraulic seals in pitch cylinders and as oil seals in main gears. Specialists from Freudenberg-NOK...

2014-09-22 08:21:01

AUBURN HILLS, Mich., Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- -- Chrysler 200 Factory Tour, an interactive online experience using Google Maps Business View technology, takes consumers inside the Sterling Heights Assembly Plant (SHAP) for a first-of-its-kind virtual tour inside the factory that builds the all-new 2015 Chrysler 200 -- The virtual tour, with 360-degree interactive films and photography, lets users get up-close to aspects of the assembly...

2014-09-22 08:20:49

Free Course in Ann Arbor Teaches Defensive Driving Skills, Dangers of Distractions TORRANCE, Calif., Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A little time with their parents can help open up new independence for Michigan teens. Toyota will host its free TeenDrive365 teen driver experience at Washtenaw Community College in Ann Arbor (4800 E Huron River Drive) to help new drivers and their parents build safer habits behind the wheel. This is the second time Toyota has brought the program to...

2014-09-22 08:20:43

-- United Way Campaign Chair and GM President Dan Ammann and United Way President and CEO Michael J. Brennan lead Torch Lighting Ceremony on Hart Plaza DETROIT, Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- General Motors President Dan Ammann, who also serves as United Way for Southeastern Michigan's Campaign Chair, kicked off the annual community giving campaign today with a symbolic torch lighting ceremony on Detroit's Hart Plaza. Ammann announced a $42 million fundraising goal,...

2014-09-22 04:21:51

One-stop clinic to open in 2016 featuring multispecialty health care services DETROIT, Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Officials from the Wayne State University Physician Group (WSUPG), along with The Ferchill Group and Midtown Project LLC, will hold a groundbreaking ceremony Sept. 22 celebrating the construction of a new five-story, $68 million medical office building at 3750 Woodward Ave. in Detroit. The project aligns with the economic revitalization of Detroit and the Midtown...

2014-09-19 23:06:34

Living Art Returns to ArtPrize with Bigger and Bolder Planted Wall Exhibit Grand Rapids, Michigan (PRWEB) September 19, 2014 Last year, artist Dave MacKenzie debuted his unique brand of living art using a 1,400 square foot living wall system containing 2,500 plants at ArtPrize®, the world’s largest publicly voted art contest. This year, Dave is back with a bigger and more intricate design. Entitled ‘Breathe,’ the living mural is home to more than 3500 plants and reaches over...

2014-09-19 12:20:45

Low emissions through use of innovative seals PLYMOUTH, Mich., Sept. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reductions in particulate matter and nitrogen oxide emissions have become a global challenge that no truck or bus manufacturer can avoid. With its Low Emission Sealing Solutions (LESS), Freudenberg-NOK Sealing Technologies is offering an answer to the demands for greater fuel savings, lower emissions, reduced maintenance costs and a longer operating life - even under harsh environmental...

2014-09-18 23:08:19

The Henry Ford is proud to announce that Thomas Edison’s Menlo Park Laboratory, located in Greenfield Village, has been recognized by the American Chemical Society (ACS) as a National Historic Chemical Landmark. Dearborn, Mich. (PRWEB) September 18, 2014 The Henry Ford is proud to announce that Thomas Edison’s Menlo Park Laboratory, located in Greenfield Village, has been recognized by the American Chemical Society (ACS) as a National Historic Chemical Landmark. Edison’s Menlo Park...

2014-09-18 20:23:02

DETROIT, Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Meridian Health Plan of Michigan is the number one Medicaid HMO in Michigan and ninth in the nation according to NCQA's Medicaid Health Insurance Plan Rankings 2014-2015. Meridian earned the highest possible rating of five out of five for Consumer Experience, Prevention, and Treatment. "Being ranked the number one Medicaid plan in the State of Michigan is a testament to the great work our staff does on a daily basis," said Jon Cotton,...

2014-09-18 20:22:53

Support will create a new clinic and professorship with focus on patients with special needs ANN ARBOR, Mich., Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The University of Michigan School of Dentistry recently received two generous gifts to help create a new clinic and professorship aimed at improving access to health and dental care for patients with special needs. As part of their clinical training, students in the school work with a broad range of patients, including those with...


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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Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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