December 5, 2011

When the U.S. Postal Service decided to close its office in Glenn, Mich. after losing its lease, residents of the town were also told they would also lose their zip code. Half of the community would be considered South Haven, and the other half north would have a Fennville mailing address, according to an article in the Kalamazoo Gazette. 

November 3, 2011

According to an article in the Grand Haven (Mich.) Tribune, a dollar store in Ferrysburg recently expanded into a full-blown hardware store.

The new 12,000-sq.-ft. store is called North Bank Hardware, affiliated with Do it Best. It is co-owned by John Leppink and Rich Cole. It used to be the Grand Dollar store.

August 26, 2011

An ordinance prohibiting the open burning of building materials and lumber was adopted by the Kalamazoo Township Board in Kalamazoo, Mich, on Aug. 23, according to an article in the Kalamazoo Gazette. 

The town’s fire marshal told the township board that the ban was necessary because treated lumber, including items like stained cabinets, can often give off toxic fumes.

July 24, 2011

Kerr Hardware, a Mason, Mich., hardware store, was hurt by a major reconstruction of its street, according to an article in the Lansing State Journal.

July 3, 2011

Universal Forest Products Inc. (UFPI) has announced “cost reductions that will result in annualized savings of $10 million” due to weak sales during the first five months of 2011. The Grand Rapids, Mich. company did not specify where or when these cuts will take place; they do not include one-time charges related to reductions, however.   

May 23, 2011

Dow Chemical Co. and Cobblestone Homes have opened their new net-zero energy home for the first time during the Midland, Mich., Spring Parade of Homes.

January 3, 2011

According to an article in the Farmington Patch, an Ace Hardware store in Farmington closed its doors.

The store's shopping center, the Downtown Farmington Center, has been hit with a rash of recent closings. Space previously occupied by Quizno's, Office Depot and Tuesday Morning remain empty, according to the article. The Ace store measured 19,200 square feet.

November 22, 2010

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September 30, 2010

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September 7, 2010

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August 11, 2008

The Children’s Miracle Network is an organization that helps sick and injured children as well...

August 10, 2008

The new 160,000-square-foot Menards store is set for a location west of Detroit, south of...

December 17, 2007

The Eau Claire, Wis., chain will replace an older store in Grand Rapids with a...

October 23, 2007

The Chicago-based home builder has announced its intention to file for bankruptcy protection....