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2014-04-21 12:21:55

AUBURN HILLS, Mich., April 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- -- The Chrysler Foundation to provide more than $20,000 in booster funds to help teams power up for FIRST Robotics Championship in St. Louis, Mo. -- The Chrysler Foundation's 2014 commitment to FIRST Robotics increases to $229,000 The Chrysler Foundation will award more than $20,000 in booster funding to 12 Michigan high school robotics teams that are heading to the 2014 FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of...

2014-04-21 08:29:24

eTips provides a convenient option for obtaining certification through an innovative, self-paced program ARLINGTON, Va., April 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Health Communications, Inc. (HCI) today announced that eTIPS On Premise - Michigan, an online responsible alcohol training and certification program, was approved by the Michigan Liquor Control Commission (MLCC). Since 2001, the MLCC has required alcohol server training for licensees obtaining new on premise licenses or transferring...

2014-04-21 08:21:39

Projects to reduce water usage at power plants by 20 percent JACKSON, Mich., April 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As the country celebrates Earth Day on Tuesday, Consumers Energy is reducing its environmental footprint through a series of sustainability efforts focused at its generating plants across Michigan. By 2017, Consumers Energy expects to reduce water usage at its power plants by 17 percent and by 20 percent in 2020. At the D.E. Karn Plant near Bay City, a project is nearing completion to...

2014-04-20 23:00:23

Earth Day 2014 will mark the roll out of Michigan-based Battery Giant’s new community-focused free battery recycling program. Sterling Heights, MI (PRWEB) April 20, 2014 Environmentally conscious residents know that household batteries need to be recycled, but most recycling centers do not accept Alkaline, Sealed Lead Acid, Lithium, and other battery types because of their chemical components. “While 97% of automotive batteries are recycled, less than 20% of household batteries are...

2014-04-20 23:00:10

Fortis Energy Services, a leading national oil and gas service company providing oil and gas well services from completions throughout the production life cycle, announces expansion of corporate safety program with the appointment of Jeffrey Painter, CSHO as the new HSE Director. Bloomfield Hills, MI (PRWEB) April 21, 2014 Fortis Energy Services’ CEO, Nathan Conway has named Jeffrey Painter, CSHO as the new HSE Director (Health, Safety and Environment.). Fortis Energy Services Inc., a...

2014-04-18 23:04:39

Local Michigan insurance agency is proud to announce its new interactive website and marketing campaign. Farmington, MI (PRWEB) April 18, 2014 Michigan insurance agency, Farmington Insurance Agency, is excited to announce the launch of its new website and interactive digital marketing campaign. This new and improved way of marketing is designed to advance the way the agency connects with, markets to, and serves its community. Farmington Insurance Agency has partnered with Astonish – a...

2014-04-18 12:23:33

ATLANTA, April 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Small Business Administration is reminding small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and most private non-profit organizations of all sizes that May 12 is the filing deadline for federal economic injury disaster loans in Michigan as a result of frost and freezes between April 1 and June 19, 2013. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110909/DC65875LOGO The loans are available...

2014-04-17 23:13:33

Simply Eight® LLC announced today all four of their products – two chewy granola bars and two cookies - have now received the Non-GMO Project Verified Seal. Kalamazoo, Michigan (PRWEB) April 17, 2014 Simply Eight®, a Michigan-based company dedicated to simple foods, is pleased to announce that they have received the official Non-GMO Project Verified seal on their remaining three food products - Real Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies, Real Chocolate Chip Chewy Granola Bars...

2014-04-17 23:02:16

US Bio Carbon announces a new solution to the nitrates runoff problem. Grand Rapids, Michigan (PRWEB) April 17, 2014 Recently many countries, including the United States and Japan, have reached a state of diminishing returns regarding the use of artificial fertilizers, according to recent research done by Oregon State University. Artificial fertilizer can allow farmers to maintain land productivity in regions where the nutrient cycle is no longer completed efficiently due to pesticides...

2014-04-17 16:27:29

Van Andel Institute Hosts Second Annual Carol Van Andel Angel of Excellence Dinner and Awards Ceremony GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The second annual Carol Van Andel Angel of Excellence dinner and award presentation took place on April 17, 2014. The event, hosted by Van Andel Institute (VAI), honored individuals who have made a significant contribution to the Institute through volunteer service, philanthropy, special event support, innovation or scientific...


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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