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2014-08-18 08:22:56

PONTIAC, Mich., Aug. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A natural gas boot camp program between Consumers Energy and Oakland Schools is helping the energy company meet a critical employment need while providing marketable skills and permanent jobs to interested high school graduates. "This partnership with Oakland Schools is a win-win for all. Part of our promise to Michigan is to help create good-paying technical jobs like the ones offered through successful graduation from this natural...

2014-08-17 12:20:31

Will Match 100 Percent of Electricity with Renewable Energy BROOKLYN, Mich., Aug. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Michigan International Speedway is waving the green flag this weekend, making a commitment with the help of Consumers Energy to match 100 percent of its electricity use with renewable energy. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140817/136736 Officials from the racetrack, host to Sunday's Pure Michigan 400, and from Consumers Energy on Sunday announced plans to improve Michigan's...

2014-08-16 23:03:52

Magic Steel Sales, a flatrolled cold rolled, hot rolled, and coated products metals steel service center, has implemented STRATIX metal service center software from Invera, a metal industry software specialist. STRATIX was implemented at their head office location in Grand Rapids, MI, as well as the Decatur, AL location. Grand Rapids, MI (PRWEB) August 16, 2014 Benefits Magic Steel implemented a full complement of STRATIX features such as on-line production planning, shop floor receipt of...

2014-08-15 23:03:56

Masri Clinic for Laser Cosmetic Surgery Set to Be a Valuable, Online Resource for Patients Dearborn, Michigan (PRWEB) August 15, 2014 Dr. Haitham Masri and his staff at the Masri Clinic for Laser and Cosmetic Surgery is excited to announce the launch of their new website. Created using patient-friendly responsive design, Dr. Masri’s site is meticulously built to look sharp and clear on any device, including smart phones, tablets, laptops, and PCs. The responsive website provides...

2014-08-15 12:24:02

ANN ARBOR, Mich., Aug. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ProQuest LLC, a global information firm central to research, released its second quarter 2014 financial results (through June 30, 2014) on August, 14, 2014. On Tuesday, August 19, 2014 at 11 a.m. (ET), CEO Kurt Sanford and CFO Jonathan Collins will host a conference call for lenders and bond investors to discuss the results. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20120620/DE27948LOGO-a Call-in details are available on ProQuest's secure...

2014-08-14 23:03:51

Phoebe Hu, a high school participant in the U.S. Army Educational Outreach Program's REAP program, presented original research typically conducted by university researchers. San Francisco, CA. (PRWEB) August 14, 2014 Phoebe Hu, a high school student from Michigan, is presenting among university professors and researchers at the 248th American Chemical Society (ACS) National Meeting and Exposition this week in San Francisco, Calif. Hu completed this advanced-level research with support...

2014-08-14 16:22:57

Governor, Rick Snyder Recognized For Promoting, Protecting And Sustaining Michigan's Forests LANSING, Mich., Aug. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Michigan Forest Products Council (MFPC) announced that Michigan Governor, Rick Snyder received the annual Tuebor Award from the MFPC's board of directors. "Governor Snyder has been a leader for Michigan," said MFPC Chairman, Ron Salisbury. "Over the past ­­­four years, Governor Snyder has an accomplished record as a public servant,...

2014-08-14 16:20:36

TROY, Mich., Aug. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Meritor, Inc. (NYSE: MTOR) is helping preserve two pieces of history with a contribution to the Remembrance Rescue Project, which is focused on restoring and preserving former FDNY Rescue 4 and Rescue 5 from 9/11 - two of the first responder vehicles on the scene of the World Trade Center attacks almost 13 years ago. Both rescue trucks now tour the country as a traveling memorial and educational effort designed to keep the memory alive of...

2014-08-14 12:27:50

Entrepreneurs and Municipalities Poised to Capitalize on New Opportunities BIRMINGHAM, Mich., Aug. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Since its inception in 2008, medical marijuana users, police, prosecutors, judges and local municipalities have dealt with a maze of confusing legal interpretation. Michigan courts have helped to define the law, and now the Michigan legislature is poised to change it. House Bill 4271, passed in December 2013, will allow for marijuana "provisioning centers",...

2014-08-14 12:25:22

- The 11th Annual Paul W. Smith Golf Classic raised more than $500,000 net for Detroit PAL bringing the total to more than $4.5 M net DETROIT, Aug. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The 11th Annual Paul W. Smith Golf Classic on Monday, August 11 raised more than $500,000 in net proceeds for Detroit PAL. It brings the total amount raised from the event to more than $4.5M net over the last 11 years. The event, held at the historic Detroit Golf Club, is considered one of the most...


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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  • To take pains; labor assiduously with little progress.
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