General Dynamics Gets $383 Million Stryker Upgrade Deal

STERLING HEIGHTS - The U.S. Army has awarded General Dynamics Land Systems a $383 million contract modification to upgrade 173 more Stryker flat-bottom vehicles to the A1 configuration. The Stryker A1, also known as the Double-V Hull Engineering Change Proposal 1 configuration, provides unprecedented survivability against mines and improvised explosive devices. In addition to the

By |2018-10-10T16:00:30+00:00October 10th, 2018|ESD|

Kraig Finalizing First Shipment Of Genetically Engineered Silkworms

ANN ARBOR — Kraig Biocraft Laboratories Inc. has announced that it is finalizing the first shipment of its genetically engineered silkworms to Vietnam, where it plans to produce silk with superior strength in Quang Nam province. The company says it is coordinating the details of this shipment with senior officials within key central Vietnamese government

By |2018-10-10T16:00:30+00:00October 10th, 2018|ESD|

Nexcess Joins Major Networks Via Detroit Internet Exchange

SOUTHFIELD – Nexcess, a managed application hosting company founded in 2000, announced it had joined the Detroit Internet Exchange. By joining the DET-IX and peering with other members, Nexcess can offer e-commerce and hosting clients low-latency connectivity to bandwidth providers and content distribution networks. The Detroit Internet Exchange is one of the largest not-for-profit internet exchanges

By |2018-10-05T13:58:37+00:00October 5th, 2018|ESD|

KVCC Announces ‘Going Pro’ Skilled Trades Course Offerings

KALAMAZOO — Kalamazoo Valley Community College’s Groves Center has announced a full lineup of Going Pro Talent Fund offerings for 2019. The Going Pro Talent Fund, formerly the Skilled Trades Training Fund, provides competitive awards for employer-responsive technical training that enhances talent, productivity, and employment retention, while increasing the quality and competitiveness of Michigan’s businesses.

By |2018-09-28T11:23:09+00:00September 28th, 2018|ESD|

Guardhat Secures $20M Series A Funding

DETROIT — Guardhat, developer of a smart hard hat that monitors worker safety and health in industrial settings, announced it had closed a $20 million Series A funding round. The round was led by RTP Ventures, a New York City-based subsidiary of a Moscow, Russia-based venture capital firm, RuNet Holdings Ltd.. The round was joined

By |2018-09-28T11:18:34+00:00September 28th, 2018|Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurs, ESD|

DNR: Michigan 1st In Nation To Use Drones To Search For PFAS

LANSING — In what is thought to be the first-ever use of drones to search for possible locations of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substance (PFAS) contamination, the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality said it would deploy a drone this week over Crawford County’s Lake Margrethe to locate springs that could be carrying PFAS contamination from past

By |2018-09-21T14:12:47+00:00September 21st, 2018|Drones, ESD|

LTU To Host Sixth Annual Stormwater Summit Oct. 5

SOUTHFIELD — Lawrence Technological University will host the sixth annual Regional Stormwater Summit Friday, Oct. 5 on campus. The event is presented as a cooperative effort of Lawrence Tech, the office of Oakland County Water Resources Commissioner Jim Nash, and the nonprofit group Pure Oakland Water. The event will begin at 9 a.m. Oct. 5

By |2018-09-21T14:12:59+00:00September 21st, 2018|ESD|

UM Shares Driverless Shuttle Experience In New Case Study

ANN ARBOR — As global interest in driverless vehicle services grows, the University of Michigan has released a case study documenting its experience launching an on-campus driverless shuttle research project through its Mcity autonomous and connected vehicle test area. It is believed to be the first study of its kind, and expands the body of

By |2018-09-21T11:15:45+00:00September 21st, 2018|Auto Tech, Autonomous Vehicles, Engineering Society of Detroit, ESD|

Lawrence Tech President’s Symposium To Cover Future Of Transportation, Self-Driving Cars

SOUTHFIELD – Communities and society are profoundly affected by how efficiently, effectively, and safely people and goods move. But what are the proper roles of society and industry in designing future transportation systems? In the 2018 installment of the President’s Symposium Series at Lawrence Technological University on Thursday, Oct. 11, a panel of experts will

By |2018-09-14T11:23:21+00:00September 14th, 2018|Autonomous Vehicles, ESD|

Comerica’s Michigan Business Index Dips

DETROIT — Comerica Bank’s Michigan Economic Activity Index decreased in June to a level of 118.8. The index is comprised of nine variables — nonfarm payroll employment, continuing claims for unemployment insurance, housing starts, a house price index, industrial electricity sales, auto asemblies, total trade, hotel occupancy, and sales tax revenue. Bank officials said that in

By |2018-09-07T12:10:03+00:00September 7th, 2018|ESD|