DEVELOPMENT NEWS

Madison Heights-Based Pop Culture Apparel Licensee Trevco Grows Lineup

Excerpt: A Madison Heights-based company that creates clothing emblazoned with Superman, Harry Potter and other pop culture brands has grown by acquisition. Apparel licensee Trevco acquired Sacramento-based accessories printing company Nothing Specific LLC, which does business as Graphics & More, according to a news release. Read more.

Oakland County Sends Delegation to D.C. as Foreign-Owned Investment Tops $1.5 Billion

Oakland County was sending a team of economic developers to Washington, D.C., June 10-12 for the SelectUSA Investment Summit to meet with international companies interested in expanding here. SelectUSA is a high-profile event dedicated to promoting foreign direct investment (FDI) in the United States. It attracts companies from all over...

Motor City Industrial in Hazel Park Acquires Smith Fastener in West Virginia

Excerpt: Hazel Park’s Motor City Industrial, a distributor of fasteners and related industrial products, has acquired Smith Fastener in West Virginia. This is the third acquisition by Motor City. Details of the transaction were not disclosed. Read more.

DexaFit Health Screening Company Opening First Michigan Location in Madison Heights, Plans Added Sites

Excerpt: Minnesota’s DexaFit, which offers body composition, cardiovascular fitness and metabolic health testing, has opened its first Michigan location in Madison Heights. Read more.

Fab’rik Boutique Plans Opening in Downtown Birmingham

Excerpt: Downtown Birmingham will soon welcome fab’rik at 123 W. Maple. The national boutique specializes in high quality women’s clothing and accessories. Read more.

Inside Look at ‘The James,’ Former School Turned Senior Living in Ferndale

Excerpt: Jack and Therese Moran met when they attended St. James Catholic School back in the 1940s.  In 1948 they married and had a family, including two daughters — Nancy Lareau and Terry Tyner — who were on hand for the ribbon cutting of the senior living facility where...

Free Parking in Royal Oak Decks, Pedicab Rides, Coming Next Month

Excerpt: Motorists will be able to park for free four days a week in all Royal Oak parking decks in June and get free bicycle taxi rides to downtown restaurants and other businesses. Sean Kammer, manager of the city’s Downtown Development Authority, said the free parking offer is for Thursdays...

Temple Israel Plans $4.5 Million Expansion in West Bloomfield

Excerpt: Temple Israel in West Bloomfield Township, which hails itself as one of the largest Reform Jewish congregations in the country, plans to undergo a $4.5 million expansion to help boost its offerings. Read more.

Swedish Company Moving into $14 Million High-Tech Center in Novi

Excerpt: Hexagon, a global advanced manufacturing technologies and products supplier, will be moving its manufacturing intelligence division employees into the new facility, which will be located within the Beck North Corporate Park. The AutonomouStuff and Safety Critical brands of Hexagon’s positioning intelligence division will also relocate to the new center. Read...

A Great First Year in Downtown Birmingham for St. Croix

Excerpt: Bob and Jan Nelson of Owosso have been shopping at St. Croix for more than a dozen years, and have always been happy with what they’ve found. So it wasn’t a big surprise to see the Nelsons follow them a year ago, when the men’s clothing store made its...

The Morrie is Coming to Birmingham This Summer, a ‘Roadhouse’ with Food, Drinks, Music

Excerpt: The Morrie is coming to Birmingham. Birmingham is getting a new restaurant with entertainment that is unlike anything else in the city. The Morrie, recently approved for a liquor license and live music permits, and for which construction is ongoing, is expected to open at 260 N. Woodward this summer. Read...

Multimatic Sales & Marketing Plans Advanced Vehicle Development Hub in Novi

Excerpt: With support from the Michigan Strategic Fund, Multimatic Sales & Marketing, Inc. is establishing an advanced vehicle development and driving simulation center in Novi. Read more.