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My Town: Jenison company's energy-saving glass on display in Muskegon

My Town: Jenison company's energy-saving glass on display in Muskegon

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MUSKEGON, Mich. (Grand Valley State University) — An emerging, energy-saving glass technology created by a Jenison-based company is being showcased at Grand Valley State University’s Michigan Alternative and Renewable Energy Center.

The thermochromic technology, made by Pleotint, LLC, provides commercial and residential properties the opportunity to save money in energy costs. The glass gradually darkens in response to rising temperatures caused by direct sunlight, then cools as the sun moves across the sky, returning to a clear, neutral state in cloudy or dark conditions. It is North America’s first commercially available thermochromic interlayer for laminated glass.

“Showcasing and supporting emerging technologies is consistent with the mission of MAREC,” said Arn Boezaart, director of MAREC. “The Suntuitive interlayer represents break-through technology that can be used in a variety of insulated glass applications.”

Three Muskegon Companies make the 'Michigan 50 Companies to Watch'

Three Muskegon Companies make the 

'Michigan 50 Companies to Watch'

 

The 10th annual Michigan Celebrates Small Business Awards event held Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at the MSU Breslin Center in East Lansing celebrated 'Michigan's 50 Companies to Watch', which featured three Muskegon area businesses: Dynamic Conveyor Corporation, NeXt I.T., and Smart Vision Lights.

 

Dynamic Conveyor Corporation, located in Norton Shores, is a manufacturer that designs and builds custom reconfigurable conveyor systems. Dynamic Conveyor Corporation has expanded from the plastic industry into the food processing industry and continues to excel, making their mark as an industry leader.

 

MAREC collaborates with local firm to introduce energy-saving technology

MAREC collaborates with local firm to introduce energy-saving technology

MUSKEGON, Mich. — An emerging, energy-saving glass technology created by a Jenison-based company is being showcased at Grand Valley State University’s Michigan Alternative and Renewable Energy Center.

The thermochromic technology, made by Pleotint, LLC, provides commercial and residential properties the opportunity to save money in energy costs. The glass gradually darkens in response to rising temperatures caused by direct sunlight, then cools as the sun moves across the sky, returning to a clear, neutral state in cloudy or dark conditions. It is North America’s first commercially available thermochromic interlayer for laminated glass.

“Showcasing and supporting emerging technologies is consistent with the mission of MAREC,” said Arn Boezaart, director of MAREC. “The Suntuitive interlayer represents break-through technology that can be used in a variety of insulated glass applications.”

Alcoa Howmet, Whitehall Operations Receives MIOSHA's Highest Recognition Award

Alcoa Howmet, Whitehall Operations Receives MIOSHA's Highest Recognition Award

Alcoa Howmet, Whitehall Operations Receives MIOSHA's Highest Recognition Award of their Workplace Safety and Health Excellence

May 6, 2014 – Alcoa Howmet, Whitehall Operations located in Whitehall was awarded the MVPP Star Award, the state's highest workplace safety and health award, from the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA).   The MIOSHA program is part of the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA).

My Town: Local business recognized with excellence award

My Town: Local business recognized with excellence award

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MUSKEGON, Mich.—For the second year in a row, Carmichael Heating & Air Conditioning, a West Michigan-based heating and cooling business, was recognized at the Bryant Heating & Cooling Systems annual dealer meeting with a Tier 1 Medal of Excellence (MOE) Award.

The MOE award is a business enrichment program specifically designed to recognize Bryant dealers like Carmichael Heating & Air Conditioning  that do “whatever it takes” to improve their business.  The decision to honor a Bryant dealer with the MOE distinction is based on their sales growth, product mix, and customer satisfaction.  Additional criteria such as their dealer program utilization and the company’s self-assessment are also taken into consideration.

My Town: Outdoor Farmer's Market to feature more than 50 vendors

My Town: Outdoor Farmer's Market to feature more than 50 vendors

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.— The Outdoor Farmer’s Market in downtown Grand Rapids will open for its second season this weekend.

Grand Rapids Downtown Market says the new season of outdoor shopping will start Saturday May 3.  The outdoor market will be open every Saturday in May, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The market will host its inaugural “Chefs at The Market” demonstration at 10 a.m.  A chef will showcase simple recipes you can follow using food available at the market.  This weekend’s demonstration will feature rhubarb.

Inside the market, visitors can take part in a free yoga session and enjoy live jazz music by Hugh DeWitt.  At noon, shoppers can also enjoy microgreens grown in the market’s greenhouse as part of a $5 tasting bar.

This year’s outdoor market will feature food and products from more than 50 vendors, including:

Nominations sought for the Future 15 Awards!

Nominations sought for the Future 15 Awards!

Nominations sought for the Future 15 Awards!