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Hark Orchids Breaks Ground Oct. 4 On $6.5M Flower Laboratory

High-tech floriculture will soon be blossoming in Kalamazoo county, with construction of Hark Orchids’ 35,000-square-foot laboratory and climate chambers at Midlink Business Park.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/01/2012

(WWJ Photo/Ron Dewey)

Holocaust Boxcar To Become Museum Exhibit

A rare part of Holocaust history will become a future exhibit in Farmington Hills.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/24/2012


Rofin-Sinar Profit, Revenue Declines

Rofin-Sinar Technologies, the industrial laser maker with joint headquarters in Plymouth and in Hamburg, Germany, reported revenue of $131.7 million in the third fiscal quarter ended June 30, down 15 percent from $154.9 million in the same quarter a year earlier. Net income was $8.4 million or 29 cents a share, down 45 percent from $15.2 million or 52 cents a share a year earlier.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/07/2012

Derrick Nix #25 of the Michigan State Spartans (Credit: Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Report: Michigan State-UConn Season-Opener To Be Held In Germany

In May, when UConn gave up its chance to play on an aircraft carrier, I think most of us suspected something was up. Why bail on such a big event?

97.1 The Ticket–06/26/2012


Mahle To Expand Technical HQ In Farmington Hills

The Michigan Economic Development Corp. announced Friday that Germany’s Mahle Industries, an automotive and engine component manufacturer, will invest $11 million to expand its technical heaadquarters in Farmington Hills.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/10/2012


Mich. Air Force Sgt. Killed In Germany Days Before Coming Home

A 24-year-old serviceman from West Michigan has been killed in a train-bike accident near a U.S. Air Force base in Germany.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/18/2012

Gov. Rick Snyder, second from right, meets with officials of Hark Orchids L.P. in Germany last week. From the left are Anja Hark-Bormann, Oliver Bormann, Ingrid Hark, Fritz Hark, Snyder and Karl-Heinz Lapornkik. Photo: Office of the Governor.

German Company To Invest $5M In Orchid Growing Operation

Gov. Rick Snyder Friday announced that Hark Orchids L.P., an orchid grower headquartered in Lippstadt, Germany, will invest $5 million to establish its first location outside of Germany in Kalamazoo.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/25/2012

Continental's automated driving system. Photo: Continental.

Continental Tests Auto Driving Cars

The German auto supplier Continental said Friday that it had completed a two-week, 6,000-mile test of automatically driven cars in Nevada.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/25/2012

Court To Announce Verdict In Demjanjuk Trial

John Demjanjuk, Convicted Nazi Death Camp Guard, Dies At 91

German police say John Demjanjuk, who was convicted last year of serving as a Nazi death camp guard, has died at the age of 91.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/17/2012


Altair, Simufact In Deal For Altair’s SimLab Meshing Technology

Altair Engineering Inc., developer of the HyperWorks computer-aided engineering software, and Hamburg, Germany-based Simufact Engineering GmbH, a provider of manufacturing simulation systems, announced they have entered a multi-year, cooperative agreement under which Altair’s SimLab will be integrated into Simufact’s process-simulation software.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/13/2012