| Jun 2, 2011
| 8:54 AM
The Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged 279 points Wednesday as the economic reports -- which have been weakening for weeks -- could not be denied.
Manufacturing dropped sharply. The ADP employment report made investors nervous about the unemployment...
| Nov 23, 2010
| 7:33 PM
More jobs will be headed to West Michigan, thanks to a planned expansion at Gentex.
The Zeeland-based company will be using an existing facility that belonged to an electronics company on James Street, three miles from their headquarters.
| Dec 3, 2010
| 11:02 AM
Some newer cars already have them, but by 2014, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced today they want all vehicles to have a rear view camera connected to a video monitor on the dashboard or on the rear view mirror itself so drivers...
| Jan 2, 2011
| 9:00 PM
As West Michigan car dealerships finish up their books for December and 2010, they can feel a little more confident about the future of an auto industry that has been through some tough years.
Many dealers saw stronger sales for 2010.
Betten Baker, a...
| Jan 31, 2012
| 12:14 PM
With net sales topping $1 billion; Gentex Corporation has set a new sales record in the fourth quarter of 2011.
Overall, the sales figure represents a 17 percent increase to $260.3 million in the fourth quarter versus $222.1 million at the same time in...
| Feb 1, 2012
| 4:11 PM
Companies in the Holland area are still looking for more qualified workers as they enjoy the highest job growth in the nation over the last year.
Thermotron in Holland is one of about ten companies participating in a week-long program called “Ready...
| Mar 28, 2012
| 1:02 PM
A new grant is helping alleviate traffic concerns after a West Michigan manufacturer announced they will be bringing nearly 1,000 jobs to the area.
Wednesday it was announced that the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) will be awarding state...
| Aug 16, 2011
| 8:30 AM
With one of the highest unemployment rates in the country, there’s finally some good news for Michigan. On Tuesday, the Michigan Economic Growth Authority (MEGA) awarded nearly two-point-five million-dollars in tax breaks and incentives to Gentex...
| Aug 16, 2011
| 1:34 PM
On This Day: Gold Discovered In The Yukon
While salmon fishing near the Klondike River in Canada's Yukon Territory on this day in 1896, George Carmack reportedly spots nuggets of gold in a creek bed. His lucky discovery sparks the last great gold rush in...
| Aug 25, 2011
| 4:15 PM
There's some good news in a struggling economy. More than 1,000 jobs are opening at one West Michigan company, and hiring process started Thursday.
The Gentex Job Fair was supposed to start at 10:00 a.m., but when Vice President Bruce Los arrived at 5:...
| Oct 20, 2011
| 8:36 AM
Gentex Corporation (NASDAQ: GNTX), announced revenue increased 30 percent compared to the same period a year ago.
The company, based in Zeeland, makes automotive and aircraft products from mirrors that dim automatically to aircraft windows that cut...