DBM Technologies L.L.C., a minority automotive supplier headquartered in Pontiac, is ranked 49th on Black Enterprise magazine’s list of the top 100 Industrial/Service Companies. DBM ranked 58th last year. The top 100 is in the magazine’s June issue.
Elizabeth Spooner, director of strategic planning-worldwide, automotive systems group, Johnson Controls Inc., Plymouth, was one of eight women honored by Women Looking Ahead during the magazine’s 12th anniversary awards luncheon May 31 in Atlanta. Spooner was honored for her career accomplishments and efforts in promoting diversity within Johnson Controls’ automotive business.
W.B. Doner & Co., Southfield, was honored with three Effie awards June 5 in New York City for its La-Z-Boy Inc., Serta Inc. and Progressive Casualty Insurance Co. advertising campaigns.
C&B Machinery, a Livonia-based remanufacturer of precision production grinders, has received contracts from American Axle and Manufacturing Holdings Inc. for one grinder for American Axle’s Three Rivers plant and from Ford Motor Co. for one two-spindle and one single-spindle vertical grinder for Ford’s Motor Transmission Plant in Livonia.
The Innovative Answer, Waterford Township, has been hired by Tundra Electronics L.L.C., a Lansing-based distributor of best car speaker and home audio and video equipment, to expand and enhance e-commerce initiatives.
Nicayla Enterprises Inc., Farmington Hills, has been selected by Farmington Hills-based Eyes and Optics Inc. to develop www.eyesandoptics.com, an Internet site for the company. Nicayla also has been awarded the contract to develop the Web site design and online client center at www.yoursourcepeo.com for Your Source Inc., an Auburn Hills-based professional employment organization.
Rosco’s Sweat Shop Inc., Westland, has renewed its contract with the Livonia Public Schools to provide fitness training for the district’s community-education department. Current classes offered are boot-camp fitness and women’s weight training.
Sterling Scale Co., a scale-systems manufacturer in Southfield, has been awarded the contract to provide all field-service work for the Sartorius Corp. lab balance equipment and oven calibration in the Midwest.
Direct Effect Productions Inc., a Royal Oak event-production company, was chosen to produce the 2002 Eyes on Design Vision of Excellence awards ceremony June 9 at the DaimlerChrysler Technology Center. The automotive design-awards event benefits the Detroit Institute of Ophthalmology.
Nematron Corp. (Amex: NMN), an Ann Arbor industrial-automation manufacturer, and H.H. Barnum Co., a Brighton distributor of factory automation and process controls, have signed an agreement to distribute Nematron PC-based control technology, hardened industrial computers, Optimation HMI and OptiLogic Ethernet I/O in their Michigan, Indiana and Ohio locations.
The Lean Learning Center, Novi, has entered into an agreement to provide lean transformation services to Chicago Metallic Corp. through next June. Chicago Metallic is a Chicago-based manufacturer of ceiling systems and specialty products.
Insite Commercial Group agents Greg Newman and Chris Jonna, both in Southfield, have been named the Michigan representatives for Mrs. Fields Famous Brands, which does business as Mrs. Field’s Cookies, TCBY, Great American Cookies, Pretzel Time and Pretzelmaker.
SmithGroup Inc., Detroit, has designed the master plan for the renovation and expansion of Delta College, a community college in University Center in Bay County. Groundbreaking ceremonies took place May 13. The 370,000-square-foot project is to be completed in 2004.
Mor-Tech Design Inc., designers and manufacturers of special tools, fixtures and machines, has relocated to 44249 Phoenix, Sterling Heights.
Franklin Bank, Southfield, plans to open a full-service business-banking center in the Top of Troy building. The 5,600-square-foot branch is to open by Nov. 1, subject to regulatory approval, on the main floor of the building, at 755 Big Beaver Road, Troy.
HandyPro Handyman Service Inc., a handyman service company headquartered in Plymouth, has opened a new franchise in Dallas. HandyPro now has five offices.
Ikon Office Solutions Inc., a Valley Forge, Pa., office-equipment and technology company, opened a new Detroit area office June 5. Address: 26800 Meadowbrook, Suite 101, Novi.
Jay Alix & Associates, a Southfield-based turnaround-management consulting firm, has expanded its Dallas office by adding seven litigation consulting professionals from Jackson & Rhodes, a Dallas-based management-consulting and accounting firm.
Henderson Glass Inc., a Rochester Hills-based automotive, residential, and commercial glass company, has opened a store at 2891 Haggerty Road, Commerce Township.
Broder & Sachse Real Estate Services, Farmington Hills, broke ground June 7 on the Gateway Apartments, a $38 million, 400-unit complex in Grand Blanc. Sachse Construction & Development Corp., a sister company of Broder & Sachse, is the project’s general contractor. The BUILD Fund of Michigan, Bloomfield Hills, provided equity funding for the project.
St. John Lutheran Church, Farmington Hills, broke ground May 19 to add a 350-seat sanctuary and office area to its current building. Site work was to begin this month, and construction is to be complete in the summer of 2003. Lindhout Associates, Brighton, is the architect. The Summit Co., Livonia, is the general contractor.
Lubin Schultz & Skocelas, a Bloomfield Hills architectural and interior-design firm, from 2555 S. Telegraph Road, Suite 425, to 2600 S. Telegraph Road, Suite 150.
Joe Dumars Inc., to 32500 Telegraph Road, Suite 1041, Bingham Farms.
Inside Outside, a home and garden accessories store, to 121 S. Washington St., Oxford, from Orion Township.
Lubin Associates Inc., Bloomfield Hills, to Lubin Schultz & Skocelas.
Openings, Pontiac, to Total Door, an Openings Company. The company is offering three new products: fire-resistant wood doors, concealed closers and electromagnetic door-holders.
Jack Martin & Co. P.C. Certified Public Accountants and Consultants, with offices in Detroit and Bingham Farms, was renamed effective May 30 because of the appointment of CEO and Managing Director Jack Martin to CFO of the U.S. Department of Education. For the duration of Martin’s government tenure, the firm will be known as Martin, Arrington & Hasse P.C., Certified Public Accountants & Consultants.
Nicayla Enterprises Inc., Farmington Hills, recently launched Version 1.0 of its Web-based Help Desk product and version 4.0 of its eCommerce product. Version 4.0 includes an Integrated eMarketing Suite that includes self-serve e-mail campaigns and Live Help.
MP Pumps Inc., Fraser, has added a stainless-steel version of its Flomax 8 self-priming centrifugal pump to the original cast-iron and bronze versions.