Latest Michigan Stories

2014-07-16 08:29:08

Janet Olszewski joins statewide health insurance co-op at critical time in state's increasingly competitive insurance landscape EAST LANSING, Mich., July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Janet Olszewski, who managed $14 billion in annual resources during her tenure as Director of the Michigan Department of Community Health, is joining Consumers Mutual Insurance of Michigan as Senior Director for Strategic Initiatives and Public Policy, the statewide insurer announced today. She began her new...

2014-07-16 08:29:00

MHA Keystone Center adopts the ArborMetrix Cloud-based Analytics Platform to Measure Performance, Gain Critical Clinical Intelligence on Care Improvements, Cost Reductions ANN ARBOR, Mich., July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ArborMetrix, Inc., a leading provider of cloud-based healthcare analytics solutions, and the Michigan Health & Hospital Association (MHA) Keystone Center today announced a strategic partnership to use the ArborMetrix platform to identify care improvement and...

2014-07-16 08:21:37

AUBURN HILLS, Mich., July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Faurecia North America, the region's sixth-largest automotive supplier, celebrated the opening of its new North American Headquarters and Automotive Seating Technical Center in Auburn Hills, Michigan, today with a flag-raising ceremony. The new facility, which encompasses 278,000 square feet, includes a prototype metal shop; trim development lab; just-in-time (JIT) manufacturing lab; structural testing lab; environmental testing...

2014-07-15 08:21:51

JACKSON, Mich., July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of its commitment to delivering energy safely and reliably, Consumers Energy is increasing its work to keep trees away from electric lines in communities across Michigan. "Our work to keep electric lines clear is a vital part of our Promise to deliver the energy you need, whenever you need it. Fallen limbs or trees can cut power to hundreds or thousands of people at a time, and that's why you see crews at work throughout the year...

2014-07-14 23:09:35

Greater Grand Rapids Struck by Violent Storm on the Night of July 6th Farmington Hills, MI (PRWEB) July 14, 2014 Storage Pros Management LLC (http://www.TheStoragePros.com) announced today an offer of 45 days of free storage at any of its 10 Grand Rapids-area storage facilities for victims of the recent Tornado that struck the area on the night of July 6th. Storage Pros’ VP of Operations Peter Spickenagel commented that Storage Pros “is reaching out to the community in which we have...

2014-07-14 23:09:07

Advanced Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery, the nation’s largest dermatology practice, acquires dermatology clinic in Michigan. Maitland, Florida (PRWEB) July 14, 2014 ADCS Clinics (“ADCS”) announced it has completed the acquisition of The Grekin Skin Institute in Southfield, Michigan, a dermatology practice founded by Dr. Steven Grekin. Dr. Steven Grekin provides dermatological care within many segments of the medical market in Michigan. His primary mission is to create the vision...

2014-07-14 23:04:00

Leader in Enterprise and Emerging Technology Takes No. 1 Spot for Third Year in a Row Detroit, Michigan (PRWEB) July 14, 2014 Lochbridge, a leader in enterprise and emerging technology services, today announces it has once again topped the Crain’s Detroit Business list of largest mobile app developers in Michigan. The company, which has seen an estimated 40,500,000 total mobile app downloads as of May 2014, topped the list in 2012 and 2013 as Compuware Corporate’s Professional...

2014-07-14 16:20:35

Continuous investment in Michigan leads to job creation; increased R&D/engineering services for customers NORTHVILLE TWP., Mich., July 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Aisin, one of the world's leading Tier One automotive components manufacturers, will cut the ceremonial red ribbon today signifying the grand opening of the new North American Headquarters of Aisin World Corp. of America (AWA) and Aisin Technical Center of America (ATC-A). The renovated 200,000 square foot building is located...

2014-07-14 08:26:23

Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services Designates DataMotion an Approved Direct Vendor for Michigan Direct Marketplace EAST LANSING, Mich. and FLORHAM PARK, N.J., July 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Following a rigorous competitive evaluation, Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services (MiHIN) has designated DataMotion(TM), an innovative Health Information Service Provider (HISP), as an Approved Direct Vendor (ADV) for MiHIN and the Direct Marketplace for Michigan (DMM)....

2014-07-14 08:23:42

Raising Breast Health Awareness/ Supporting Breast Cancer Research DETROIT, July 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Detroit Tigers and the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute are teaming up for the third annual Pink Out the Park at the Detroit Tigers vs. Cleveland Indians game Friday, Sept. 12, at 7:08 p.m., at Comerica Park. The event raises awareness of breast health and also helps raise funds for breast cancer research at the Karmanos Cancer Institute....

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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