About Matt Roush

Matt Roush is Managing Editor of the University News Bureau and Director of Media Relations at Lawrence Technological University in Southfield, and co-host of the M2 TechCast podcast with MITechNews.com founder and publisher Mike Brennan. Before joining LTU, Roush spent more than 30 years as a reporter and editor covering high tech, business, and local government for media outlets including WWJ Newsradio 950, Crain’s Detroit Business, the Kalamazoo Gazette, and the Traverse City Record-Eagle.

Ford, ADT Create Joint Venture To Combine Vehicle Security With Artificial Intelligence

DEARBORN—Ford Motor Co. announced a joint venture with the security services provider ADT called Canopy that combines ADT’s professional security monitoring and Ford’s AI-driven video camera technology to help customers strengthen security of new and existing vehicles across automotive brands. “The combination of our technologies and our deep security experience creates a new category of protection

By |2022-01-23T14:45:33-05:00January 23rd, 2022|Artificial Intelligence, Auto Tech, Industry 4.0|

Zeeland Doorglass Manufacturer Acquires Canadian Counterpart

ZEELAND—ODL Inc., the Zeeland-based doorglass manufacturer, announced the acquisition of Verre Select, a specialty glass company in Quebec, Canada, merging two of North America’s leading doorglass suppliers. “Today is a very exciting day for the Verre Select team, as we have taken the bold step to protect our future growth by partnering with ODL, the

By |2022-01-18T15:02:30-05:00January 17th, 2022|ESD|

Michigan Works Southeast To Host Career Showcase For Students, Adult Job Seekers

HUDSON—This spring, thousands of local students and job seekers will have access to hands-on, interactive demonstrations in occupations engaging their interest. On May 12, “Careers of Today & Tomorrow,” or CT2, will be hosted by Michigan Works Southeast and the Southern Michigan Center for Science and Industry in Hudson, the region’s largest career exploration and

By |2022-01-13T16:28:50-05:00January 13th, 2022|ESD|

Stellantis CIO Rajani Sinha Named MCWT President

SOUTHFIELD—The Michigan Council of Women in Technology Foundation has named Rajani Sinha, of the office of the Chief Information Officer and IT service and delivery, Stellantis North America, its president for 2022. Sinha replaces Jennifer Charters, executive vice president and CIO of Flagstar Bank, who led the organization throughout 2021. Jill Maiorano, managing director of healthcare at Microsoft, will assume

By |2022-01-13T16:28:50-05:00January 13th, 2022|Featured, News|

USAA Gives GreenPath $1 Million Grant To Help Military Families

FARMINGTON HILLS—Officials at GreenPath Financial Wellness, a national nonprofit that provides financial counseling and education, was awarded a $1 million grant from the United Services Automobile Association to help communities of color and low-income military families experiencing financial hardships reduce debt and improve credit scores and financial confidence through proven financial counseling and debt management programs.

By |2022-01-09T14:38:08-05:00January 9th, 2022|ESD, Featured|

Davco To Invest $3.5 Million In EV Components Unit, Create 20 Jobs

SALINE—Officials at the Davco business unit of Southfield-based Clarience Technologies announced that the company would invest $3.5 million at its Saline complex to create an “Advanced Electronics Manufacturing Center,” extending its manufacturing capabilities into advanced electronics as the company plans to move into manufacturing components for electric commercial vehicles. Davco manufactures fuel heater/water separators and

By |2022-01-18T17:57:45-05:00January 9th, 2022|ESD, Industry 4.0|

Ford To Double Production Of Electric F-150

DEARBORN—Officials at Ford Motor Co. announced plans to nearly double production of the F-150 Lightningpickup at the Rouge Electric Vehicle Center in Dearborn to 150,000 trucks per year to meet high demand. Beginning Thursday, the first group of reservation holders will be invited to place their orders for the F-150 Lightning. “With nearly 200,000 reservations,

By |2022-01-09T14:35:00-05:00January 9th, 2022|Auto Tech, Clean Update, Featured|

OneStream Tops $200 Million In Annual Revenue

BIRMINGHAM—OneStream Solutions, developers of corporate performance management software and services, announced that it had achieved more than $200 million in annual recurring revenue, representing 75 percent year over year growth, as of Dec. 31. Officials said the company increased its customer base by 38 percent in 2021, now totaling over 900 organizations globally. New customers

By |2022-01-09T14:21:31-05:00January 9th, 2022|ESD|

Heartland Wins USDA Grant To Expand Research On Regenerative Agriculture, Carbon Sequestration

DETROIT—Heartland Industries has won a three-year, $360,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) to continue research in its “Hemp4Soil” program. This grant will allow Heartland to partner with farming communities to advance research on soil health and carbon sequestration. Heartland’s research will be one of the most sophisticated programs to date

By |2022-01-05T08:02:27-05:00January 4th, 2022|Carbon Capture, Marijuana Business, News|

XLerateHealth Expands Business Accelerator In Flint

FLINT—The Kentucky-based healthcare business accelerator XLerateHealth announced new funding from the city of Flint via the Small Business Administration Community Navigator Pilot Program and The Community Foundation of Flint. The grants will support the development of a new pre-accelerator program to help prime local healthcare innovation in the Flint area. The Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, one

By |2021-12-13T09:44:20-05:00December 13th, 2021|Life Sciences|