Technology and Innovation

Feature Story Dave Koster is the general manager of the Holland BPW.
Feature Story Woodward Inc. is expanding its aerospace manufacturing capabilities.
Feature Story Koops Automation Systems team members work together to assemble an automated system.
Feature Story utomated Machine Systems is growing its existing Georgetown Township facility with a 35,000-square-foot expansion.
Feature Story A trove of on-demand e-learning and Zoom classes —183 in all — paved the way for Ottawa County emploees to stretch their work knowledge. Pictured from left: HR Director Marcie VerBeek and employees Sarah Allen and Kara Bostrom Young.

E-learning, Zoom pave way for Ottawa County employees to expand skills


Feature Story Conveyor Concepts of Michigan LLC is expanding its Coopersville facility.
Feature Story While at Grand Valley, Jordan Vanderham developed a mask that makes it easier to breathe while working or playing in below-freezing air.
Feature Story “One-third of everything we eat depends on pollination,” says Don Lam, of the Holland Area Beekeepers Association (HABA). “Imagine losing one bite out of every three.”
Feature Story Holland BPW’s Pete Hoffswell was honored as Innovator of the Yearfor the “smart brick” he invented, which collects temperature data throughout the city’s snowmelt system.
Feature Story Koops Automation Systems team members work together to assemble an automated system.

Employee-owned Holland company on a growth streak


Feature Story Jeff Robinson of Hybrid Machining removes a 3D printed face mask from a printer donated by Reed City on March 30, 2020 at Hybrid Machining in Holland. Robinson is donating his time and his space to help create more face shields and masks for essentia

Volunteers launch 3D printer network to fill gap amid PPE shortage


Feature Story JR Automation worked with GM to build a mask assembly line in metro Detroit in just six days.

Lakeshore manufacturers refocus to provide essential products