DEVELOPMENT NEWS

Novi’s Cooper Standard Finalizes $266M Sale of Anti-Vibration Systems Business to Auburn Hills’ Continental

Excerpt: Cooper Standard, a Novi-based automotive supplier, has completed the sale of its anti-vibration systems business to Auburn Hills’ Continental AG for $266 million. Read more.

Beaumont Continues Urgent Care Center Expansion with Troy Location

Excerpt: A new Beaumont Urgent Care center opened March 25 along East Big Beaver Road in Troy. Beaumont Health and partner WellStreet, an Atlanta-based organization, are planning to have 30 urgent care centers open in southeast Michigan by the end of 2019, according to a news release from Beaumont. Read more.

Union Joints to Open Restaurant at Detroit’s Little Caesars World Headquarters

Excerpt: Restaurant group Union Joints will open a new location that will anchor the new Little Caesars world headquarters campus expansion at the corner of Woodward Avenue and Columbia Street in downtown Detroit. Read more.

Michigan Aetna Medicare Members to Have Access to Oak Street Health Locations Through New Partnership

Excerpt: Chicago-based Oak Street Health, a network of primary care centers providing value-based care to Medicare patients, has entered into a value-based network agreement in Michigan and Indiana with Connecticut’s Aetna, a CVS Health company. Read more.

Royal Oak’s First Panera Bread Coming to Woodward Corners

Excerpt: A coffeehouse with a massive indoor playground in downtown Royal Oak, a new Panera Bread on Woodward Avenue and a dessert shop in Ferndale that sells a 16-layer cake are some of the new businesses open or coming soon to southeast Oakland County. Read more.

Troy’s PPG Creates OEM Services Organization

Excerpt: Pittsburgh-based PPG, which operates a technical center in Troy, has created an OEM services organization that will offer a portfolio of technologies, technical services, and related capabilities. It will combine PPG’s customer service teams and will deliver a package designed to help OEMs reduce costs, increase productivity and meet...

Bloomfield Hills’ Method Development Plans $20M Mixed-Use Redevelopment Project

Excerpt: Bloomfield Hills-based Method Development has acquired five properties in Detroit’s Milwaukee Junction neighborhood. Construction on a $20-million, mixed-use redevelopment project is slated to begin in 2020. The deal closed in February, and the properties total more than 101,000 square feet on 1.76 acres. The plan is one of the...

Visioneering Inc. approved for $10 million expansion in Auburn Hills

Excerpt: Visioneering Inc. has been approved by the city of Auburn Hills for a new $10.2 million building expansion, according to the Inside Auburn Hills blog. Located at 2055 Taylor Road, the company designs and builds assembly tooling systems for the aerospace and defense industries. The 91,200 square-foot addition and parking...

Games4Life opens in Lake Orion; provides tabletop space for local gamers with demos

Excerpt: Games4Life, a new gaming shop that recently opened in Lake Orion, is positioning itself as a new tabletop space for local gamers by hosting several game demo events. The store, which hosted its grand opening celebration at 9 a.m. on March 16, kicked off by a demo of Savage...

Glass Studio Finds New Home in Waterford

Excerpt: A World of Glass, a Waterford staple since 1981, has moved to a new location. Co-owned by Dennis Phillips and Kathy Robichaud, the glass studio specializes in custom designs, repairs and restorations. The duo has worked on historic restorations at places like the Fox Theater, the Masonic Temple and...

Oakland County Commits $1M to Normandy Oaks

Excerpt: After almost four years of back-and-forth discussions, both the Royal Oak City Commission and the Oakland County Board of Commissioners approved a $1.1 million contract to help build a 40-acre park on the site of the former Normandy Oaks Golf Course. The three-year deal includes $521,250 for a trail...

Automotive supplier investing $17 million in Pontiac with new manufacturing facility

Excerpt: A Tier 1 automotive supplier is investing $17 million in the City of Pontiac to establish a new manufacturing facility. Korea-based erae AMS USA Manufacturing, LLC, a subsidiary of erae AMS Co., Ltd., which provides driveline systems, chassis, and electronics systems and components, wants to lease a facility closer...