DEVELOPMENT NEWS

Southfield’s Bluewater Technologies Group to Build $34M Headquarters in Novi

Bluewater Technologies Group Inc. in Southfield, a systems integrator and provider of creative technology for events, announced plans to relocate its headquarters to Novi from Southfield in summer 2020. The new location will be a new ground-up construction, and work is expected to begin next month. The new headquarters will...

Why Small Businesses Are Betting on Berkley

Excerpt: For Berkley resident Paul Gunnel, there isn’t anywhere he would rather live. The GM employee moved to the city from Commerce Township after he and his wife started looking for a place to raise a family. “We were looking for a good community that was affordable,” Gunnels said. Berkley ticked...

Mahr Inc. Opens New Regional Customer Service Center in Wixom

Excerpt: Mahr Inc. hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony July 26 for its new Midwest regional customer service center, located in the Alpha Tech Park in Wixom, the company announced in a press release. Mahr Inc., a part of the global Mahr Group, manufactures measuring instrumentation used in industrial metrology by...

IAC Group Expands its Operations in England to Service Jaguar Land Rover

IAC Group, a global supplier of automotive components and systems that has its North American headquarters in Southfield, will increase its presence in Elmdon, U.K., by expanding its headliner manufacturing facility in the region. The facility is strategically located close to the production site and will be solely used...

$78 Million in Construction Approved at OU, New Arts, Athletics Facilities

Excerpt: Oakland University’s athletics and arts facilities are next in line for an update as four new construction projects were given the green-light at a recent board of trustees meeting. Varner Hall, home of the university’s School of Music, Theatre and Dance, and a portion of the Student Athlete Development...

Charlotte-Based Spartan Motors Launches Detroit Truck Manufacturing in Madison Heights

Charlotte-based Spartan Motors Inc. has announced the launch of Detroit Truck Manufacturing, a captive channel supplier of fabricated aluminum cabs for Spartan’s fire trucks as well as the cab and chassis product it supplies to more than 40 OEM fire truck manufacturers. It is in Madison Heights, and renovation...

K9 Training Center Building $4 Million Headquarters for Scent-Detection Dogs

Excerpt: A scent-detection training center for dogs is breaking ground on a $4 million renovation and moving to Auburn Hills this summer, according to the city’s development blog. Elite Detection K9, a Leader Dogs for the Blind company, plans to transfer its headquarters from Rochester Hills to what was previously an...

Oxford-Based Nonprofit Crossroads for Youth Wins Residence Makeover

Excerpt: Northern Flooring and Interiors in Lake Orion has named Crossroads for Youth as the official recipient of the Design for a Difference makeover. Crossroads for Youth is an Oxford-based nonprofit which provides at-risk children ages 7-17 a safe environment to receive counseling, therapy, educational aid and support. The Design for...

ARCH Global Precision Announces Acquisition of Siem Tool Company

ARCH Global Precision, a Jordan Company platform company headquartered in Bloomfield Hills that is focused on manufacturing precision cutting tools, precision machined components and medical implants and instruments, has acquired Siem Tool Company, located in Latrobe, Pa. Siem Tool is a manufacturer of customized solid carbide drills, end mills,...

Top 10 Coolest Rehabs in Metro Detroit

Excerpt: For rehab royalty Ann Stevenson and Curt Catallo, repurposing Metro Detroit’s iconic structures is about more than just good business. Co-owners of Union Joints, the couple are behind restaurants like the Berkley hot spot Vinsetta Garage (located in a former auto garage), Clarkston Union (in a former church), Fenton...

Superior Electric Great Lakes Co. Opens Renovated Troy Headquarters

Troy employee-owned electrical contractor Superior Electric Great Lakes Co. last week officially opened its newly renovated, 50,000-square-foot headquarters at 1740 E. Maple Rd. More than 150 guests and employees took part in a ribbon-cutting ceremony for what the company calls one of the most advanced engineering departments of any electrical...

Esports Team Opens New Video Game Center in Auburn Hills

Excerpt: A new video game center has opened in Auburn Hills. GAMETIME Detroit, a 10,000-square-foot gaming facility, will offer gaming experiences from PC to console to virtual reality for all ages. It's also the new home of Detroit-based multi-gaming esports group the Renegades, located at 3880 Lapeer Road. The space is...