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Thursday, February 14, 2019
For the third straight year, Oakland University received a gold ranking, the highest possible rating for veteran-friendliness from the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency (MVAA). The organization recognizes institutions of higher learning for dedication to student veterans and dependents using their G.I. Bill and other educational benefits.    Based on a variety of factors, the schools on this ...read more
Categories: Community, Education, General News Article
Monday, February 11, 2019
Troy, Michigan– Marsh & McLennan Agency LLC (MMA) recently appointed Geoff Brieden as a vice president with the health and benefits practice in Troy, Mich. In his new position, Brieden identifies best practices and strategic solutions that optimally fit his clients’ group benefit needs.   Prior to joining MMA, Brieden owned Kane Atwood Group Services for over ten years, assisting employers ...read more
Categories: Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments, General News Article
Monday, February 11, 2019
Orbex has introduced the world’s largest metal rocket engine 3D printed in a single piece on the SLM®800. Founded in 2015, the UK-based spaceflight company develops small satellite launch vehicles and introduced Prime, their revolutionary and environmentally-friendly rocket at the grand opening of their new headquarters in Forres, Scotland. The novel Orbex launcher not only uses 100% renewable ...read more
Categories: General News Article, New Partnerships, New Product or Service Offering
Monday, February 11, 2019
SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Brooks Kushman Shareholder John LeRoy was quoted in a Law360 February 7, 2019 article, “The Next Big Patent War? It Likely Won't Be In Detroit.” The article discusses whether the auto industry will follow the example of smartphone companies, engaging automakers in patent battles over emerging technologies like self-driving and connected cars. The number of patents awarded to ...read more
Categories: Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments, General News Article
Friday, February 08, 2019
Dearborn, MI – Henry Ford College will host a Regional Validation Workgroup meeting on Friday, February 22 for Industry 4.0 standards through the Smart Automation Certification Alliance (SACA). These standards will be the basis for a nationally-recognized, occupation-driven Industry 4.0 certification.  Henry Ford College is seeking industry leaders to participate in the Technical Workgroup. ...read more
Categories: Education, Event Announcement, General News Article, New Partnerships, New Product or Service Offering
Thursday, February 07, 2019
The automotive industry’s only award dedicated to vehicle lightweighting in four categories; Full Vehicle, Module, Enabling Technology and The Future of LightweightingTROY, Mich. – Altair, (Nasdaq: ALTR) a global technology company providing solutions in product development, high-performance computing and data intelligence, and the Center for Automotive Research (CAR), invite  submissions for the ...read more
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Wednesday, February 06, 2019
Lambda Research Corporation Joins Altair Partner AllianceTROY, Mich. – Altair (Nasdaq: ALTR), a global technology company providing solutions in product development, high-performance computing and data intelligence, is pleased to welcome Lambda Research Corporation to the Altair Partner Alliance (APA). Altair offers on-demand, complementary access to a broad spectrum of software applications from ...read more
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Monday, February 04, 2019
TROY, Mich. — From now on, it’s just Basso. Formerly Basso Design Group, Michigan’s leading marketing agency, has dropped “Design Group” from its name.  The goal was to better position its brand as a full-service marketing agency that helps customers solve their most pressing challenges associated with growing business.  “We’re not limited by only design, only digital marketing, only print, only ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Company Milestone
Monday, February 04, 2019
Pontiac, MI - DASI Solutions is excited to announce that one of their senior Application Engineers, Quinton Rocke, has been selected to conduct a technical presentation at the upcoming SOLIDWORKS World conference. Attracting upwards of 5,000 engineers from around the globe, this year’s conference will be taking place in Dallas, Texas. Quinton, a 16-year technical veteran inside the SOLIDWORKS ...read more
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Monday, February 04, 2019
Puerto Rican Parrots photo caption: Puerto Rican parrots at Iguaca Aviary in El Yunque National Forest, Puerto Rico. Photo courtesy of Pablo Torres-Baéz, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.  Researchers at Oakland University led an international effort to map and analyze the DNA of three Amazon parrot species, with the goal of preserving the birds from extinction. Taras Oleksyk, Ph.D., assistant ...read more
Categories: Education, Community, General News Article
Friday, February 01, 2019
Chicago, IL – Global architecture and engineering firm Ghafari Associates is excited to announce the completion of American Airlines’ Hangar 2 at Chicago O’Hare International Airport, the longest clear span, dual threshold airline hangar in the world. The new facility was unveiled at a grand opening celebration on January 25 attended by Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Ghafari team members, and over 200 ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Event Announcement
Friday, February 01, 2019
Todd Piersol, Executive Vice President, is proud to announce that Brown & Brown of Detroit raised $1,750 for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society during their fourth quarter Blue Jean Day fundraiser. Every Friday, the office’s 70+ teammates have the option of wearing blue jeans to work in exchange for a $5 donation to the non-profit of the quarter.  Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an ...read more
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Thursday, January 31, 2019
Brunel is excited to announce the opening of a new office location in Clarkston, Michigan, right outside of Detroit. This new office strengthens Brunel's US presence and offers a location to support the Automotive, Aerospace and Manufacturing industries in Michigan and across the US. With over 25 years of automotive staffing, Don Whitaker, Business Development Manager adds, "We're excited to ...read more
Categories: General News Article, New Office/Location, New Product or Service Offering
Wednesday, January 30, 2019
Livonia, Mich. --- The American Society of Employers (ASE), one of the nation’s oldest and largest employer associations, released the organization’s 2018 Educational Assistance and Tuition Reimbursement Survey today. The last time this survey was conducted was 2015.  2018 Starting Salaries for Co-op Students and Recent College GraduatesSurvey Highlights: 71% of organizations reported that they ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Education
Wednesday, January 30, 2019
DETROIT, Mich.– This month an exciting initiative takes flight, the Top 100 Women in Cyber and Mobility. Launched in last December by The NEXT Education, a training and certification company specializing in Connected Mobility and Cyber Security, the new initiative is honoring extraordinary women for their excellence in these rapidly evolving fields. As cities progress toward Smart City ...read more
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Tuesday, January 29, 2019
Reliance One announced today that their Irving, TX office was named one of Dallas / Fort Worth’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For in 2019. Reliance One accepted the award at the Winner Celebration held on January 28th at the Dallas Marriot Quorum.  The Best and Brightest Companies to Work For competition highlights and honors organizations in the Dallas or Fort Worth area that show their ...read more
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Tuesday, January 29, 2019
Ino-Tek, Inc. (www.ino-tek.com) is pleased to announce that Kendall Nightlinger, Senior Code Specialist for Hazardous Materials and Life Safety has been awarded the prestigious Albert Cohen Award by the American Society of Sanitary Engineering – Michigan Chapter.   Ken Nightlinger is a nationally recognized expert in the application of Building and Fire Codes for the safe design and operation of ...read more
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Friday, January 25, 2019
New mid-market solution accelerates time-to-market   TROY, Mich. – Altair (Nasdaq: ALTR) unveiled Altair SimLab sT, a turn-key solution for the mid-market, to more than 170 channel partners attending the company’s annual Global Partner Summit in Dubai.  Altair SimLab sT enables a broad community of designers and engineers to leverage multiphysics simulation to confidently explore design ...read more
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Wednesday, January 23, 2019
DETROIT — Detroit Mercy Theatre Company will present a devised theater piece Feb. 1-3 at The Marlene Boll Theatre inside the Boll Family YMCA.   The project, entitled American Privilege, was made possible in part by a $15,000 grant from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs as part of its Project Support Program.   “Detroit Mercy Theatre Company is excited to receive this grant ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Education
Wednesday, January 23, 2019
 Beaumont Health is sensitive to the needs of the more than 5,000 Michigan-based federal workers affected by the partial government shutdown. Many are not receiving paychecks.  Therefore, retroactive to midnight, Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018, Beaumont Health will waive emergency center and urgent care center copays and deductibles for federal workers who have been furloughed or are working without ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Government, Community
Tuesday, January 22, 2019
Trion Solutions, Inc., selected again as one of the nation’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For®by the National Association for Business Resources  Fourth-consecutive year that Trion Solutions has been named  TROY, Mich. – Each year the National Association for Business Resources (NABR) selects companies as the United States’ Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® that excel at ...read more
Categories: Company Milestone, Company Awards/Honors, General News Article
Friday, January 18, 2019
Orbitform partners with ASK to protect data against cyber-attacks.   LANSING, Mich.— Orbitform, a leader in Michigan manufacturing design, riveting, forming, fastening, and assembly equipment, is proactively working to protect its organization and increase its cybersecurity posture with Live Security Monitoring through Application Specialist Kompany (ASK), an IT managed services and ...read more
Categories: General News Article, New Partnerships
Friday, January 18, 2019
Livonia, Mich. ---- ASE, a not-for-profit employer association that serves as a source for information and support on all matters affecting employment, recently announced that it would expand the instructor-led courses it offers into Mount Clemens and Lansing. “We are very excited to extend our reach to these areas in Michigan,” stated ASE President & CEO Mary E. Corrado.  “As our membership ...read more
Categories: Education, General News Article, New Product or Service Offering
Friday, January 18, 2019
Geometric Solutions announced today that it has been recognized by Siemens PLM Software for achieving Smart Expert Partner status. The Siemens PLM Software Smart Expert Partner initiative recognizes Solution Provider Partners who successfully fulfill a comprehensive vetting and validation process that distinguishes them as market leaders with demonstrable business, product and industry ...read more
Categories: Community, Company Awards/Honors, Company Milestone, General News Article
Friday, January 18, 2019
GlobalAutoIndustry.com’s latest Audio Interview, “International Business Travel: Keys to Staying Safe and Compliant” https://globalautoindustry.com/international-business-travel-keys-to-staying-safe-and-compliant/ features Marian Pierce, Director of Business Travel at MSI Global Talent Solutions where she is responsible for leading strategic and operational initiatives for business traveler ...read more
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Friday, January 18, 2019
9th Generation Detonation Synthesis Nanodiamond Crystals are now available. Our proprietary 9th generation refining process minimizes the need for complex processes and sophisticated equipment to effectively use nanodiamond crystals. Our 2-6 nm (initial crystal size) crystals are available in powder form and often require only high shear mixing to include them in many products or processes. This ...read more
Categories: Company Milestone, General News Article, New Product or Service Offering
Thursday, January 17, 2019
Former Michigan Supreme Court Justice Kurtis T. Wilder has rejoinedButzel Long, where he practiced earlier in his career.  He rejoins as Of Counsel.  Justice Wilder served on the Michigan Supreme Court following his appointment by Governor Rick Snyder on May 9, 2017.  Prior that time, Justice Wilder served as a judge on the Michigan Court of Appeals from December 1998 to May 2017 and a judge of ...read more
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Thursday, January 17, 2019
TROY, Mich. – Troy-based Trion Solutions, a Professional Employer Organization (PEO) that manages HR administration for more than 600 small- to mid-size businesses throughout the United States, has promoted Robert Naglick, CPA, to Chief Financial Officer and Reuben Rienstra as Vice President-Corporate Controller.  The announcement was made today by Trion Co-founder and President David L. Stone and ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Company Milestone, Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments
Thursday, November 29, 2018
Commercial Progression, the largest Drupal web development agency in Michigan, is now Symmetri Technology. This new name honors the relationship established when the company was acquired by, and merged with, Symmetri Marketing Group of Chicago, Illinois. In 2016, Commercial Progression joined Symmetri Marketing Group, a full-service B2B brand and digital marketing agency. For organizations ...read more
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Wednesday, November 28, 2018
Dearborn, MI – In this rapid-fire Q+A, Ki discusses a wide array of topics ranging from the firm’s approach to business development and how Ghafari promotes an inclusive culture to succession planning and personal career highlights.  “My career has never been static,” she says. “I enjoy what I do and bring that enthusiasm to the table on a regular basis. I love seeing the energy around new ideas ...read more
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Thursday, October 04, 2018
PLYMOUTH, MI– The Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center (The Center) has developed a comprehensive, introductory-level Manufacturing Process Development course designed for those new to the manufacturing industry. Spanning two days with four half-day sessions, the course introduces attendees to such topics as Quality Management Systems, Problem Solving Skills, Lean Manufacturing and Culture & ...read more
Categories: Education, General News Article, New Product or Service Offering
Monday, September 24, 2018
The firm’s interactive consulting and team management approach allowed for timely decisions regarding the facility’s spatial, operational, and environmental dynamics.  Dearborn, MI - Plastics industry leader INCOE Corporation USA announced a successful move into their new 138,000 SF global headquarters in Auburn Hills, Michigan. The $20+ million state-of-the-art facility was designed to improve ...read more
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Tuesday, September 18, 2018
The following Berry Moorman attorneys have been named to the 2018 Super Lawyers list:Donald F. Carney Jr. – Estate and Trust LitigationSheryl A. Laughren – Employment and LaborJohn J. Schrot Jr. – Family LawHarvey B. Wallace II – Estate Planning and ProbateSuper Lawyers is a research-driven, peer-influenced rating service of outstanding lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition ...read more
Categories: Company Awards/Honors, Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments, General News Article
Wednesday, August 29, 2018
Taking an operations-focused approach, Ghafari team members are helping clients elevate their performance and efficiency.  Dearborn, MI – Bill Herrmann, Vice President of Ghafari Productivity Solutions group shares how the firm partner with their clients to help them operate more efficiently. “At a high level, we’re focused on generating value for our clients by developing and implementing lean ...read more
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Tuesday, August 28, 2018
The Wayne State University Mike Ilitch School of Business is pleased to announce the receipt of a generous gift from alumnus Russell Belinsky and the Belinsky Family Trust, which will be used to launch the Belinsky Entrepreneurial Learning Laboratory (BELL) this fall. The $500,000 gift will provide resources, insights, and expertise to help launch sustainable, investment-ready student startups, ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Education, New Partnerships, New Product or Service Offering
Friday, August 24, 2018
Russian Entrepreneur Shares Expertise with Detroit Business Community Contact: Faris Alami, CEO         Phone: 248-688-5353faris.alami@myisminc.com International Strategic Management (ISM) in Troy, together with Global Ties Detroit and Automation Alley, is honored to host Maria Knyazeva, a Russian, at the Automation Alley in Troy. Maria is an Exchange Fellow ...read more
Categories: Education, New Partnerships, New Product or Service Offering, Community, General News Article, Event Announcement
Thursday, August 23, 2018
Dearborn, MI - Ghafari’s industrial engineering team recently produced a simulation for a food processing client using FlexSim’s discrete event simulation software. Facing a compressed schedule, we were able to quickly illustrate and evaluate the planned sortation line process for the client’s warehouse and gather valuable throughput and utilization data. Using FlexSim, we stress-tested our ...read more
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Monday, August 20, 2018
Ted Oberlies Discusses the Importance of Strengthened Investments in Technology for Worker Productivity Senior Vice President of Ghafari’s Aviation Group, Ted Oberlies, was quoted in an article about improvements in U.S. worker productivity that appeared in The Wall Street Journal. Titled “U.S. Worker Productivity Improves at Best Pace in Three Years”, the article cites strengthened investments in ...read more
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Thursday, August 09, 2018
Annual list showcases the 10 Best Collaboration Solution Providers. Menawat & Co. selected for its expertise in providing cutting edge cybersecure technology solutions and services.   Xplorex IT (www.xplorexit.com) - Enterprise Technology Magazine has chosen Menawat & Co. (www.menawat.com) for its 10 Best Collaboration Solution Providers list 2018. The positioning is based on evaluation of ...read more
Categories: Company Awards/Honors, General News Article, New Product or Service Offering, Company Milestone, Government
Tuesday, August 07, 2018
During the 2018 winter semester, the entrepreneurship and innovation certificate program recently launched by the Mike Ilitch School of Business offered a course designed to provide insights and direct experience in addressing challenges of bringing research-based innovations to market and preparing for a capital raise. The course, Special Topics: Technology Commercialization (EI 5900-002 / EI ...read more
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Friday, July 13, 2018
Oxford, MI -  Barron Industries is part of the Farnborough International Airshow Trade mission sponsored by the Michigan Economic Development Corporation. Barron, an Oakland County based manufacturer of precision machined investment castings, is a first-time exhibitor at  the biennial airshow southwest of London, England  starting Monday, July 16.Barron Industries will be part of the Michigan ...read more
Categories: Company Milestone, General News Article
Friday, July 06, 2018
The one-million-square-foot facility will be the largest thin-film solar module facility in the United States  Dearborn, MI - Global architecture, engineering, and process design firm Ghafari Associates is set to design the new First Solar module manufacturing plant in Lake Township, Ohio. The one-million-square-foot facility will sit on a greenfield site and once complete will be the largest ...read more
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Thursday, July 05, 2018
Wayne State University has announced that Avalon International Breads will operate a retail location in the new home of the Mike Ilitch School of Business. The café is set to open before fall classes begin at the end of August. The popular Detroit-based bakery will occupy approximately 700 square feet on the first floor of the building at the southwest corner of Woodward and Temple in the ...read more
Categories: General News Article, New Partnerships, Education, New Office/Location, New Product or Service Offering
Thursday, June 28, 2018
NOVI, Mich. - Sterling Insurance Group – a Top 200 Insurance Firm out of 37,000 nationwide – was proud to be a sponsor of this year's Management Information & Business Show, hosted by the Association of Michigan CPAs (MICPA).  The 2-day event is MICPA’s largest of the year, and typically draws in over 1,000 CPAs from across the state. This year’s theme was Bright Ideas Illuminate. “Sterling ...read more
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Thursday, June 21, 2018
Facility enhancements designed around patient comfort and accessibility with new spa-influenced theme   Dearborn, MI - Global architecture and engineering firm Ghafari Associates has been awarded a contract to provide comprehensive architectural and engineering services for the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute at the Lawrence and Idell Weisberg Cancer Treatment Center in Farmington Hills, ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article
Wednesday, June 20, 2018
STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich. - Sterling Insurance Group – a Top 200 Insurance Firm out of 37,000 nationwide – is pleased to announce Scott McInerney - Commercial Producer & Certified Risk Architect – has earned his CIC credit.Congratulations to Scott McInerney! Recently, Scott earned his CIC (Certified Insurance Counselor) designation. There are 5 segments that are required to pass, which include 2 ...read more
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Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Wayne State University’s undergraduate degree program in global supply chain management is among the nation’s top 25, according to Gartner, a leading industry research company that releases rankings every other year. WSU is a new entrant, included on the list for the first time in 2018 alongside Pennsylvania State, Rutgers, Syracuse, Ohio State and Arizona State universities. Programs are ...read more
Categories: Company Milestone, General News Article, Company Awards/Honors, Education
Monday, June 18, 2018
STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich. - Sterling Insurance Group – a Top 200 Insurance Firm out of 37,000 nationwide – was pleased to support the Greater Michigan Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association’s 2018 Spring Soiree. The event brought in a record-breaking amount of donations this year, raising almost $70,000 for the Association. "Having lost both my Father and Grandmother to this horrible disease, this ...read more
Categories: Company Awards/Honors, General News Article, Community, Event Announcement
Friday, June 15, 2018
Yousif B. Ghafari Profiled in American Dreams Special Report  Dearborn, MI – June 15, 2018 - Yousif B. Ghafari, Chairman and Founder of Ghafari Associates, was profiled in a Crain’s Detroit Business special report called “American Dreams”. The report features ten entrepreneurs that represent a cross-section of countries, industries, and stories and have all made a positive impact on their ...read more
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Friday, June 08, 2018
Global firm is recognized for work at O’Hare International Airport valued at $162 million  Chicago, IL – June 1, 2018 – Global architecture and engineering firm Ghafari Associates was ranked among the top 10 architectural firms of the past year by The Real DealChicago, coming in at #7. Ghafari made this list for its extensive work at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport, which is collectively ...read more
Categories: Company Awards/Honors, General News Article
Tuesday, June 05, 2018
MADISON HEIGHTS, Mich. - Sterling Insurance Group – a Top 200 Insurance Firm out of 37,000 nationwide – along with Auto Owners Insurance was a sponsor of the Association of Builders and Contractors of Southeast Michigan (ABC SEMI) Annual Excellence in Construction (EIC) Awards. It was a night to put on your best attire and enjoy good friends and food while recognizing the best that the ...read more
Categories: Company Awards/Honors, Event Announcement, New Partnerships, Community, Education, General News Article
Monday, June 04, 2018
STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich. - Sterling Insurance Group – a Top 200 Insurance Firm out of 37,000 nationwide – has published their summer edition of their bi-annually published Risk & Business magazine.The magazine features articles written by each of the agency’s commercial insurance and employee benefit producers, as well as the firm’s two principals.  Article topics were hand-selected to cover hop ...read more
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Wednesday, May 30, 2018
Strategically redistributing rainwater for efficiency and cost savings An article written by Gary Winslow, Manager of Ghafari’s Paint Group, appeared in Industrial Maintenance + Plant Operation. Titled “How a GM Plant Turned Raindrops into Dollars”, the article discusses how General Motors, working with Ghafari engineers, implemented a solution at one of their Detroit-area plants that ...read more
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Friday, May 25, 2018
STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich. – Sterling Insurance Group – one of the fastest-growing Insurance Brokerages in the country – led a Sexual Harassment in the Workplace course at the Association of Michigan CPAs (MICPA) CPE Mega Conference on Wednesday, May 23. Sterling Insurance Group’s Senior Vice President and Commercial Insurance Producer, Andrew Turnbull, presented the course from an ...read more
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Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Assessment – Key Activities for Risk Mitigation  Dearborn, MI - Ghafari’s Andy Cannon, Director of Business Consulting, and Bill Salatino, Director of Manufacturing Consulting, are co-presenting at a professional development / knowledge-sharing event hosted by the Industrial Asset Management Council’s (IAMC) Kohler chapter.  In their presentation – titled “Due Diligence and Asset Assessment – ...read more
Categories: Event Announcement, General News Article
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Global engineering and architecture firm continues to rank among the best in the industry  Dearborn, MI - Ghafari ranked among Engineering News-Record’s (ENR) “Top 500 Design Firms” for the 28th consecutive year. The leading voice on the engineering, architecture, and construction industry, ENR surveys firms in key markets and ranks them based on annual revenue. The “Top 500 Design Firms” lists ...read more
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Wednesday, May 09, 2018
Will politics make U.S. manufacturing great?Dearborn, MI - Ghafari’s Process Engineering Group President, Larry Denton was recently featured in an article by Engineering News-Record. Titled “Will Politics Make U.S. Manufacturing Great?”, the article discusses the anticipated impact of political efforts to alter trade and tax policies on manufacturers’ willingness to increase their investment in ...read more
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Friday, May 04, 2018
The Combined Resources Strengthen the Firm’s Corporate and Commercial Design Strategic DirectionDearborn, MI - Ghafari Associates, Engineering News-Record Midwest’s “2017 Design Firm of the Year”, is proud to announce that it has acquired Concept Design Group, an award-winning architectural and interior design firm based in Grand Rapids, Michigan.The acquisition will expand Ghafari’s Western ...read more
Categories: New Office/Location, General News Article, New Partnerships
Friday, April 27, 2018
Mike Ilitch School of Business students will manage $2 million portfolio to gain real-world investment experience The Kresge Foundation and Wayne State University officials today announced a $2 million student-managed investment fund that complements a course designed to teach students the essentials of portfolio management and stock evaluation and selection. The fund is a carve-out of the ...read more
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Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Executive Vice President Ray Clark and Global Director of Design Joe Gonzalez speaks to ENR  Dearborn, MI - Ghafari Executive Vice President Ray Clark and Global Director of Design Joe Gonzalez were both quoted in a recent Engineering News-Record article about how manufacturing sector clients are seeking highly flexible facilities that enable greater process efficiencies and collaboration among ...read more
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Thursday, April 19, 2018
 Innovators in healthcare, healthcare access or healthcare economic models from around the metro Detroit area will gather May 2-3 at Wayne State’s Scott Hall for the first Ignite to Innovate! Global & Urban Health Innovation Competition.Each innovation entry is $0. Six innovators will be invited to give a platform presentation with the remainder able to present a poster or video at a table in ...read more
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Monday, April 16, 2018
Scott Adams Discuss Ways to Improve Project Efficiencies with BIMDearborn, MI - Ghafari Associates Director of Virtual Design + Construction was featured in an article by USGlass News Network highlighting key points from a recent webinar hosted by Engineering News-Recording.In this webinar, called “Leveraging BIM and Virtual Reality for Project Efficiencies”, Adams discussed some of the ways ...read more
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Tuesday, April 03, 2018
Michael Greiner, a fourth-year doctoral student in management at the Wayne State University Mike Ilitch School of Business, has accepted a tenure-track faculty position in management at Oakland University in Rochester, MI, effective August 15, 2018.  Greiner defended his dissertation proposal on May 15, 2017, and is currently scheduled to defend his dissertation, "The political landscape: A new ...read more
Categories: Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments, General News Article, Education
Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Robert Forsythe, dean of Wayne State University’s Mike Ilitch School of Business, will be the keynote speaker for the DBusiness Breakfast Series presented by Plante Moran on April 3 at the Gem Theatre. Forsythe will join DBusiness magazine and DBusiness Daily News Editor R.J. King and members of the magazine's Century Club (business and organizations 100 years or older). Forsythe will provide an ...read more
Categories: Education, General News Article, Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments, Event Announcement
Tuesday, March 06, 2018
Design Systems, Inc. University (DSIU) has launched!  We are excited to formally roll out the formation of our training programs to our client base designed to teach the next generation of engineers in all aspects of manufacturing engineering and the development of manufacturing facilities – some things you just can’t learn out of a textbook!  DSIU has courses in place ranging from conveyors to ...read more
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Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Wayne State University Mike Ilitch School of Business global supply chain management students took second place in the 37th annual Operation Stimulus Conference and Case Competition, hosted by the Denver Transportation Club. The competition featured 19 teams from 17 schools. The team was coached by Lori Sisk, professor of supply chain management, who was also awarded Educator of the Year by the ...read more
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Tuesday, February 06, 2018
The Wayne State University Mike Ilitch School of Business Global Supply Chain Management program is vying for a position among the nation's top supply chain programs as part of the Gartner Research survey. Industry professionals invited to rank Wayne State among top supply chain programs now through Feb. 12.  The industry survey is one key input to Gartner’s semiannual rankings of supply chain ...read more
Categories: Company Awards/Honors, Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments, Education, General News Article
Friday, January 05, 2018
First class future law enforcement leaders seated todayMayor, Chief say training future departmental leaders will be instrumental in sustaining Detroit’s ongoing crime reductionGoal is to train 100 officers over the next three years The Detroit Police Chief James Craig and Wayne State University President M. Roy Wilson today announced the launch of the Wayne State University Detroit Police ...read more
Categories: Community, Education, New Partnerships, New Product or Service Offering, Government, General News Article
Wednesday, January 03, 2018
Associate Professor of Global Supply Chain Management Bertie Greer has been named associate dean for strategy and planning at the Wayne State University Mike Ilitch School of Business. She will officially start the position on Monday, Jan. 8.  "Bertie brings her experience in administration and reaccreditation to the position," said Ilitch School Dean Robert Forsythe. "I am delighted to have her ...read more
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Tuesday, December 12, 2017
The Wayne State University Mike Ilitch School of Business is proud to announce a $123,000 contract with the Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG) to determine whether regulatory burdens spur or stall innovation in the auto industry. Through this major grant, Ilitch School researchers will construct a database of corporate responsibility practice types, along with an analysis of their costs ...read more
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Thursday, November 30, 2017
The Wayne State University Mike Ilitch School of Business welcomed Scott Tainsky, associate professor of management and director of sport and entertainment management, to the faculty in the fall semester. With Tainsky on board, Wayne State M.B.A. students can now pursue a concentration in sport and entertainment management, and undergraduate classes are also being offered.  Tainsky earned his ...read more
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Wednesday, November 15, 2017
The Mike Ilitch School of Business at Wayne State University has formed an industry advisory board to support its Global Supply Chain Management (GSCM) program. The advisory board is a council of business leaders in the supply chain field that will serve in an advisory role to the GSCM program. The board will provide advice on industry needs, strategic direction, national ranking strategies, ...read more
Categories: Education, Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments, General News Article, Community, New Partnerships
Thursday, October 19, 2017
Marick F. Masters, professor of management in the Mike Ilitch School of Business and director of Labor@Wayne, received a $50,000 grant from the National Academy of Arbitrators Research and Education Foundation to produce two videos pertaining to employment mediation and employment arbitration.  “Employment mediation and arbitration are dispute-resolution techniques used increasingly to resolve ...read more
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Tuesday, October 17, 2017
(Grand Rapids, Michigan) – US Signal, a Midwest-based IT solutions provider, today announced the addition of object storage to its portfolio of cloud storage solutions. The new service provides a cost-effective method for storing large quantities of non-transactional or unstructured data, making it ideal for uses cases such as long-term file retention of archive data or backup datasets. It can ...read more
Categories: New Product or Service Offering, General News Article
Monday, October 09, 2017
Better boards make better nonprofits. And better nonprofits make better communities. That’s why the Wayne State University Mike Ilitch School of Business and Aly Sterling Philanthropy, a full-service consulting firm based in Toledo, are coming together to offer a proven, one-of-a-kind program for training nonprofit board members. Called the Board Member Accelerator Series (BMA), the program ...read more
Categories: Education, New Partnerships, New Product or Service Offering, Community, General News Article, Event Announcement
Thursday, October 05, 2017
Ally, a leading digital financial services company, has been named key sponsor and partner of the Mike Ilitch School of Business Corporate Mentor Program. The Corporate Mentor Program affords Mike Ilitch School of Business students the opportunity to be matched with a professional corporate mentor and work one-on-one throughout the entire academic year. “The Corporate Mentor Program is a ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Education, New Partnerships
Thursday, September 28, 2017
(Grand Rapids, Michigan) – Grand Rapids, Michigan-based US Signal  today announced it has enhanced its popular disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS) offering to include two service tiers: standard and premium. Doing so will allow the IT solution provider’s customers to customize their DR plans to meet specific business requirements and risk profiles.   Tiers Offer Protection Level ...read more
Categories: General News Article, New Product or Service Offering
Wednesday, July 26, 2017
The Young Entrepreneurs Academy — better known as YEA! — offers groundbreaking classes that teach middle and high school students how to start and run their own businesses. Applications are now being accepted for the year-long 2017-18 YEA! Program, which is hosted by the Mike Ilitch School of Business. The WSU/Detroit program is unique to YEA! programs across the country in that it focuses ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Education, Event Announcement
Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Jennifer Emerick is keeping construction of the new Mike Ilitch School of Business on schedule and on budget. It’s her job as senior project manager to deliver a modern new business school for students at Wayne State University—and she’s doing just that. Emerick is heading up the project with the Christman-Brinker team, a Detroit-based joint venture overseeing construction management of the ...read more
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Thursday, July 06, 2017
The Wayne State University Mike Ilitch School of Business has announced the 2017 recipient of its signature Executive of the Year Award. La June Montgomery Tabron, president and CEO of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation (WKKF), will be honored at the school’s 37th Annual Recognition and Awards Program on Thursday, Aug. 24, at the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center. As a champion for vulnerable ...read more
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Thursday, June 22, 2017
http://ilitchbusiness.wayne.eduThe Wayne State Board of Governors has approved three promotion and tenure cases from the Mike Ilitch School of Business, effective August 17, 2017. Ranjan D’Mello was promoted to full professor of finance. D'Mello joined the Wayne State faculty as an associate professor in 2001. He has published 18 articles on a broad spectrum of corporate finance topics in ...read more
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Thursday, June 15, 2017
Mike Ilitch School of Business Associate Professor Tingting Yan won the Best Reviewer Award from the Journal of Supply Chain Management (JCSM). The award will be presented at the 2017 Academy of Management conference in Atlanta in August. "This is an impressive award that shows Professor Yan's service to the discipline and the Ilitch School," said John Taylor, chair of the global supply chain ...read more
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Wednesday, June 14, 2017
The Wayne State University Mike Ilitch School of Business has announced the 2017 recipient of its signature Distinguished Alumni Award. David Leone, who earned his MBA from Wayne State in 1985, will be honored at the school’s 37th Annual Recognition and Awards Program on Thursday, Aug. 24, at the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center. Leone is Executive Chief Engineer, Launch Excellence, ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Education, Company Awards/Honors, Event Announcement
Tuesday, June 13, 2017
The Accounting Aid Society (AAS) recognized Myles Stern, chair of the Mike Ilitch School of Business accounting department, and accounting professor Deb Habel as 2017 Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Champions. Additionally, the Detroit City Council presented Wayne State University with an Award of Recognition for being a collegiate sponsor of AAS. AAS provides free income tax and credit ...read more
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Monday, June 05, 2017
The Delta Nu Alpha Transportation Society Nashville Chapter recently awarded scholarships to five Mike Ilitch School of Business supply chain management students. The scholarship winners were Rachel Cryanski, Karolina Kusza, John Floyd, Corbin Henderson and Rachel Jones. The total value of the scholarships won was $7,000. John C. Taylor, chair of the department of marketing and global supply ...read more
Categories: Company Awards/Honors, General News Article, Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments, Education
Wednesday, May 10, 2017
ISM Inc. Sponsors MEDA Spring Economic Development Toolbox  Lansing, Michigan. May 9th, 2017. When state and local Economic Development professionals gather in at the Crowne Plaza Lansing West in Lansing on May 16, 2017 for Michigan Economic Developer’s Association (MEDA) annual Spring Economic Development Toolbox event, you can pretty much bet serious discussion and innovative ideas will fill ...read more
Categories: Education, General News Article, Community, Event Announcement, Government
Thursday, April 20, 2017
The Wayne State University Board of Governors has approved a new master of science in finance (M.S.F.) degree to be offered through the Mike Ilitch School of Business, beginning in fall 2017. The M.S.F. program is designed for both recent graduates and working professionals with a bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting or another quantitative field who want to advance or shift their careers. ...read more
Categories: Education, General News Article, New Product or Service Offering
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
At the April 7 Committee of 200 Reachout at Wayne State, three MBA students from the Mike Ilitch School of Business were presented with $10,000 awards from the C200 Foundation. Winners Maria Arpino, Ana Kostic and Olta Sota will also become members of the C200 Scholars Network, through which they will receive incomparable access to C200 members, as well as nationwide networking and learning ...read more
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