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Eberspaecher $122M expansion in state creating 545 new jobs

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Eberspaecher, a global Tier 1 leader in the development and manufacturing of exhaust system technology, announced today a significant expansion in Michigan beginning in late 2014 extending through 2019. This expansion includes investment of $122 million and 545 new jobs. “Eberspaecher’s continued growth in Brighton shows that this region can…

Backhuus Auto Sales celebrating 35 years

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Backhuus Auto Sales is celebrating 35 years of used car sales in downtown Howell. The father-and-son team of Jake and John Backhuus opened the business in 1979 to sell only used vhicles. Selling cars appears to be in the Backhuus blood: Jake Backhuus owned the Chevrolet-Oldsmobile dealership in Fowlerville before…

Opinions all around at Community Conversation

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PreK-12 education, Michigan’s natural resources and environment, college affordability and infrastructure investments were top priorities of participants at the Center for Michigan Community Conversation at the Howell chamber on Friday, April 4. The conversation by the Center for Michigan — a nonprofit, nonpartisan think-and-do tank that strives to be the…

Armor breaks ground on $1.6M project

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Armor Protective Packaging®, an international company specializing in corrosion management, broke ground on the site that will house the company’s new headquarters. Located in Howell, ARMOR will be renovating the building last occupied by the Livingston County Daily Press & Argus printing facility on Burkhart Road near the Tanger Outlet…

Michigan Marketplace launches at Michigan Challenge Balloonfest

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If you seek a pleasant peninsula, look about you; but if you seek Michigan-made products, look about the Michigan Challenge Balloonfest. The Michigan Marketplace is a new attraction at balloonfest, June 27-29 at the Howell High School complex. “At the Michigan Marketplace, guests can see and buy some of the…