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2014-10-28 08:21:04

Announces Closure of Ocala, Florida Facility CHARLOTTE, Mich., Oct. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Spartan Motors, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPAR) ("Spartan" or the "Company") today announced further details of its Emergency Response strategic plan. Spartan will make additional investments to upgrade business processes and production capabilities as part of its strategic plan to improve the performance of the Emergency Response business. The Company will also close its fire truck body assembly facility in...

2014-10-27 23:11:47

In an effort to provide excellent customer support, Next Generation Enrollment today announced the opening of its second call center in Las Vegas, Nevada. The call center will provide support for the company’s growing member and provider services. ADA, MICHIGAN (PRWEB) October 27, 2014 Next Generation Enrollment, a full-service benefits administration company, announced today the opening of a new call center in Las Vegas, Nevada, creating up to 50 jobs by 2016. The call center...

2014-10-27 23:10:08

International speaker and FEA expert, Vince Adams will provide his tips to designing durable, innovative products Novi, Mich. (PRWEB) October 27, 2014 Join Tata Technologies, premier Autodesk Gold Partner, during a one day seminar on Tuesday, November 11 at the Inn at St. Johns in Plymouth, Mich. to gain expert insight on Finite Element Analysis (FEA). FEA is a computerized method for predicting how a product reacts to real-world forces, vibration, heat, fluid flow, and other physical...

2014-10-27 16:27:48

Nearly half of mothers say they check the labels always or very often for added/total sugars, according to new U-M National Poll on Children's Health ANN ARBOR, Mich., Oct. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Mothers are more likely than fathers to read nutrition labels when considering food and drink purchases, according to the latest C.S. Mott Children's Hospital National Poll on Children's Health. Results from the poll showed that 40 percent of mothers say they read the nutrition...

2014-10-27 16:21:39

Law Enforcement, Auto Insurers and Community Leaders Celebrate Achievements at 29th Anniversary Breakfast LIVONIA, Mich., Oct. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Help Eliminate Auto Thefts (H.E.A.T.) - which operates Michigan's statewide auto theft tip line - recently celebrated its 29th anniversary with an awards ceremony at the GM Heritage Center in Sterling Heights. Honored with Investigator of the Year awards were the Detroit Police Department - Conspiracy and Metro Squads; Grosse Pointe Park's...

2014-10-27 16:21:29

CHARLOTTE, Mich., Oct. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Spartan Motors, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPAR) today announced that its Board of Directors has declared a cash dividend of $0.05 per share of common stock. The Charlotte, Mich.-based manufacturer of custom chassis, emergency response and delivery and service vehicles reported its semi-annual dividend will be payable on December 18, 2014 to shareholders of record at the close of business on November 13, 2014. "Declaring this dividend...

2014-10-27 12:27:36

DEARBORN, Mich., Oct. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Carhartt, America's premium work wear brand since 1889, is launching its national fall integrated advertising campaign focused on the brand's durable water repellent Rain Defender® technology available in select outerwear, sweatshirts, pants and accessories. Beginning today, the multi-week campaign will tout "Trust your gear. Not your weatherman" across multiple broadcast and digital mediums through December. To view the multimedia...

2014-10-27 12:24:54

New emissions control equipment dramatically improves air quality MONROE, Mich., Oct. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- DTE Energy has completed a project at the Monroe Power Plant to significantly reduce emissions and improve air quality in the region, making the coal-fired plant one of the cleanest in the country. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140924/148236 The Monroe plant is the first in Michigan to operate best-in-class systems that reduce nitrogen oxide emissions by about 90...

2014-10-27 12:23:44

American Gas and Oil Presents Grand Prize Winner With A Year of Fuel GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Oct. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Local CITGO Marketer American Gas and Oil and CITGO Petroleum Corporation recently awarded the grand prize winner of the Good Stuff Giveaway. Michelle Wolf of Cedar Springs, Mich., received a year's supply of fuel in the form of $2,500 in CITGO Gift Cards at the Burton CITGO station in Wyoming, Mich. on Oct. 8. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20141027/154482...

2014-10-27 08:27:57

Addition of Respected Clinical Trials Company Expands MPI Research Capabilities to Include Human Phase I Testing MATTAWAN, Mich., Oct. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- MPI Research today announced it has acquired the assets of Kalamazoo, Mich.-based Jasper Clinical Research & Development, Inc. Jasper is a respected clinical research organization that provides early-stage human clinical testing of promising new drugs, and is well known to pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies...


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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barghest
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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