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North American International Auto Show remains ‘key event’ for robust industry

It’s that season again. People across the United States, at least those who live in regions where there’s some “traditional” sense of weather distinction, experience four seasons—spring, summer, fall and winter. But when it comes to auto buyers—and more particularly the 16,680 franchised new car and truck dealers belonging to the National Automobile Dealers Association—we’re […]

Taking stock of infrastructure, one road, bridge, pipe and high-voltage line at a time

With less than two weeks before America’s 45th president takes office, those who listened to Donald J. Trump’s argument about the need for infrastructure renewal may find our series of articles on the issue even more interesting than when they were first published. The need for a more national, integrated approach to dealing with the […]

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The home of America’s first prepared baking mix is in Chelsea, Mich., where a family owned company continues to thrive.

Bucking A Trend

This a multifaceted story, one that includes one of America’s iconic brands, an avid race car aficionado who earned his stripes for nearly 20 years before returning to the third generation family business, and saving that company from what might have been decay and failure had some of the lessons he learned not been put in place.

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A Recipe for Service Employee Engagement

The service industry accounts for four of the top 10 largest employment sectors in the U.S. Salespeople, cashiers, and food service and preparation workers take the top three slots, and customer service representatives rank sixth. Combined, they comprise nearly 14 million workers, according to Bureau of Labor Statistics’ data published in March. Service workers are […]

Bad Bridge I-96 over M-99 south Lansing.

Pushing Pipe – Infrastructure across the U.S. is in ‘dire need’ of replenishment

Bring up the issue of infrastructure and one thing starts to become very clear not long after the discussion begins: the topic itself is complex, if not complicated. It encompasses opinions from a variety of interest groups, public policy experts and even academics, all offering a perspective on where society has landed and where it […]