More than 200 CIOs and other IT experts gathered Wednesday to share best practices on running data systems at Michigan Technology Leaders 2013. Innovation, collaboration and mobility were key themes among speakers in the event, held at the Inn at St. John’s.
On Wednesday GE (NYSE: GE) introduced the 1.7-100 Brilliant wind turbine, the world’s most efficient wind turbine in its class. GE will supply 59 of its new turbines, with a hub height of 80 meters (262 feet), to NextEra Energy Resources LLC’s wind farm, planned for the thumb region of Michigan.
Ford Motor Co. Tuesday announced its largest ever plug-in electrified vehicle fleet sale, an order for 2,000 C-Max Energi plug-in hybrids from GE.
The National Center for Manufacturing Sciences Tuesday announced a collaboration with the Michigan Economic Development Corp. to establish the first advanced manufacturing laboratory in what will be a national network to accelerate manufacturing by providing easy access to digital modeling and simulation tools.
GE is recalling over 60,000 front load clothes washing machines because they could pose an injury hazard to consumers.
The Grand Rapids health system Spectrum Health has retrofitted 1.25 million square feet of parking garage space and more than 3,500 parking spaces with 1,500 Evolve LED Garage fixtures from GE.
More than a million GE dishwashers are being recalled because of heating elements that can fail and cause fires.
GE has received contracts to supply 137 wind turbines to DTE Energy for wind projects in lower Michigan.
GE said it lost $32 billion in the worst year of the Great Recession. “Any company or individual is going to take advantage of every tax break in the book,” Coury said.
Over 1,000 protestors converged on the Renaissance Center to make some noise at the General Electric Annual Shareholders meeting.
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