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2014-08-26 16:20:26

Toyota to Invest $35 million, Add 250 Jobs in Region ANN ARBOR, Mich., Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ann Arbor SPARK provided critical support to Toyota Technical Center in York Charter Township, Mich., throughout its process of securing incentives from the Michigan Economic Development Corporation that will help the company expand in the region. Toyota has committed to investing $32.5 million in expanding its Technical Center, where it will add 250 jobs in the next five years. "We...

2014-08-13 08:31:06

ANN ARBOR, Mich., Aug. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- One of the most successful skills training programs in North America will mark a major milestone this year at Washtenaw Community College (WCC) in Ann Arbor, MI. For the past 25 years, a partnership between the United Association of Plumbers, Pipefitters, Sprinklerfitters, Welders and HVACR Technicians (UA) and WCC has produced thousands of certified and internationally recognized instructors in the piping industry. Photo -...

2014-08-12 12:22:43

Renowned Instructor Training Program Also Celebrating 25th Anniversary On WCC Campus ANN ARBOR, Mich., Aug. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Washtenaw Community College [WCC] and the United Association of Plumbers, Pipefitters, Sprinkler Fitters, Welders and HVACR Technicians [UA] will sign a historic 15-year contract extension for the renowned Instructor Training Program [ITP] during a ceremony August 13 at the Morris Lawrence Building on the WCC campus. The announcement was...

2014-06-17 12:34:42

ANN ARBOR, Mich., June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- TurtleCell, creator of the first protective case for the iPhone 5 and 5s with retractable headphones, recently graduated from its incubator space in SPARK Central to a new office in Ann Arbor. Prior to SPARK Central, TurtleCell, which was founded by graduates from the University of Michigan, was incubated at TechArb. A video on Ann Arbor SPARK's YouTube channel details TurtleCell's expansion:...

2014-06-06 12:26:22

Free Online Tool Offers Business Assessment, Benchmarks and Education ANN ARBOR, Mich., June 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ann Arbor SPARK, Washtenaw County, the A2Y Chamber of Commerce, and New Zealand-based QLBS have collaborated to launch the Virtual Business Advisor, a self-assessment tool that aims to assist entrepreneurs and early stage businesses as they work towards their next stage of growth. Ann Arbor SPARK was the catalyst for Virtual Business Advisor. In conjunction with...

2014-05-15 12:30:29

The kite network Hosts Third Annual Race to Raise Awareness for Grief Support Services ANN ARBOR, Mich., May 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Local non-profit organization, the kite network, will host its third annual 5K Fun Run and Family Walk this Saturday for runners of all levels and families. All funds raised will support the organization's mission to offer free grief support services to Washtenaw County area residents in need. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130515/NE14845LOGO...

2014-05-13 16:24:55

ANN ARBOR, Mich., May 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Akervall Technologies Inc., an Ann Arbor SPARK business accelerator client that makes the SISU Mouth Guard and SISU SOVA Night Guard, is expanding to a 15,000 sq. ft. facility in Saline, Mich. The new facility includes a wet lab for research and development, offices for management and sales, and a manufacturing area. A video on Akervall Technologies and its expansion is available online at...

2014-04-28 08:39:39

ANN ARBOR, Mich., April 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Virta Laboratories, Inc. was awarded Best of Boot Camp at the conclusion of Ann Arbor SPARK's 24(th) Entrepreneurial Boot Camp. Virta Labs was chosen as winner by a panel of investors and industry experts who rated Boot Camp participants' pitches. As Best of Boot Camp winner, Virta Labs received membership to the New Enterprise Forum (NEF) and a NEF coaching team for one year as well as an engagement with the Ann Arbor SPARK business...

2014-04-15 12:20:48

ANN ARBOR, Mich., April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ann Arbor SPARK, in collaboration with Redwood City, Calif.-based NestGSV, recently hosted a connected vehicle hackathon. Ann Arbor-based Hertz Alerts won the Hertz challenge track grand prize, an Xbox One Titanfall Bundle, as well as the Ann Arbor grand prize of $10,000 of business acceleration services from Ann Arbor SPARK and a TK1 development kit from NVIDIA. During the 26-hour event, teams at SPARK Central and NestGSV solved...

2014-03-19 16:22:21

ANN ARBOR, Mich., March 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- With support from Ann Arbor SPARK, XanEdu, Inc. is expanding its operations, investing more than $1 million in Ann Arbor and planning to hire over 50 people. As part of the expansion, XanEdu is consolidating its Michigan and Kentucky operations into its current Ann Arbor headquarters. Currently, XanEdu has 30 employees in Pittsfield Township. The jobs the company will add here will be in management, sales, and IT. A video detailing...


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grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'