Matt Roush

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 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.

Meritor To Build Drivetrains For Electric Trash Trucks

TROY—Officials at the auto supplier Meritor, Inc. (NYSE: MTOR) announced a five-year agreement to supply electric powertrains to Autocar Truks LLC for refuse vehicles. The vehicles will use Meritor’s Blue Horizon 14Xe powertrains, with production scheduled to begin in 2022. “As Meritor has developed its next-generation technologies, we have been able to align our electric

By |2021-02-05T16:19:14-05:00February 5th, 2021|Auto Tech|

Despite Pandemic, West Michigan Execs Still Bullish About Growth In 2021

ZEELAND—Business executives are bullish about their 2021 prospects for sales, new product development, and expansion, according to a new survey from the economic development agency for Allegan, Ottawa, and Muskegon counties, Lakeshore Advantage. The 2020 Business Intelligence Report is the analysis of executive responses from 120 companies in the three counties. “Data drives our work and employer

By |2021-02-05T16:22:10-05:00February 5th, 2021|ESD, Featured|

MCWT Seeks Nominations For Women Of The Year In Tech

SOUTHFIELD—The Michigan Council of Women in Technology Foundation is seeking nominations for its fifth Woman of the Year in Technology award. The nonprofit organization will recognize a woman in Michigan leading or driving change for women in technology careers or fields of study. “Making the technology field representative of the communities where we live is an effort that

By |2021-01-30T11:28:36-05:00January 30th, 2021|Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurs|

LTU Physics Student Chapter Wins National Award For Promoting Science Literacy

SOUTHFIELD—Lawrence Technological University students have been nationally recognized for their efforts in promoting physics to the general public and promoting scientific literacy. The LTU chapter of the Society of Physics Students has been named a 2019-2020 winner of the SPS Blake Lilly Prize, as well as a SPS Distinguished Chapter. In a letter from Brad

By |2021-01-30T11:14:44-05:00January 30th, 2021|ESD|

GM Plans All Electric Fleet, Carbon Neutrality, By 2040

DETROIT–Officials at Detroit-based General Motors Co. announced that it “aspires” to “eliminate tailpipe emissions from new light-duty vehicles by 2035,” meaning an all-electric vehicle sales lineup, with further plans to be completely carbon neutral as a corporation by 2040. Officials also announced that GM had signed the Business Ambition Pledge for 1.5⁰C, an call to

By |2021-01-30T11:14:45-05:00January 30th, 2021|Auto Tech, Featured|

MMS Contract Pharma Researcher Joins Healthcare Alliance

CANTON TWP.–MMS Holdings, a contract research organization for the pharmaceutical industry, has joined the Decentralized Trials and Research Alliance, an organization launched in December to unite healthcare companies, regulators, patient groups and research organizations to make clinical trial participation widely accessible by advancing policies, research practices, and new technologies in decentralized clinical research. “As a

By |2021-01-30T11:14:45-05:00January 30th, 2021|Life Sciences, Life Sciences/Biotech|

Comerica Bank Looks For Improving Economic Conditions In Michigan By Spring

DETROIT– Comerica Bank officials look for improving conditions in Michigan this spring as vaccine distribution ramps up, and massive fiscal stimulus hits the economy along with very low interest rates. The statement follows release of the Michigan Economic Activity Index from Comerica that reported the index rose in November to 106.3 from 106.2 in October.

By |2021-01-30T11:14:46-05:00January 30th, 2021|ESD, Featured|

New Study Identifies Economic Benefits Of Gordie Howe Bridge

WINDSOR, Ont.–Windsor and Detroit should establish a transportation, distribution, and logistics cluster to best reap the economic benefits of the new Gordie Howe International Bridge, says a new study out of the University of Windsor’s Cross-Border Institute. Building on existing regional expertise and capacity, the cluster would consist of truck yards, facilities where containers can

By |2021-01-30T11:14:46-05:00January 30th, 2021|Featured, News|

SkySpecs Expands Wind Energy Asset Management Portfolio, Full-Time Employment

ANN ARBOR–Officials of SkySpecs, the provider of asset management for the wind energy industry, now has almost 100 full time employees engaged in automating renewable energy operations and maintenance using unmanned aerial vehicles, software, and operational expertise. “While we were initially cautious about how the pandemic would affect our business and our customers’ operations, we feel

By |2021-01-23T14:47:24-05:00January 23rd, 2021|Clean Update, ESD|

LTU’s Centrepolis Accelerator Salutes Top Hardware Company Clients

SOUTHFIELD—The Centrepolis Accelerator, the physical-product business accelerator established by Lawrence Technological University and the city of Southfield, has named the winners of its inaugural Client Awards, recognizing some of Michigan’s most promising manufacturing innovations. Awards were presented in the following categories: Best hardware product, commercialized: MaxPro Fitness, Rochester-based developers of a portable full-body cable-based exercise

By |2021-01-24T18:26:20-05:00January 23rd, 2021|Entrepreneurs, ESD, Featured|