Alumilite President Mike Faupel with some of his company's products

Tech Tour Day Five: Kalamazoo Tech Rules

Upjohn Co. may be long gone, but the life sciences industry in Kalamazoo is alive and well. Time and again the legacy of Upjohn, as well as the multibillion-dollar Kalamazoo medical device maker Stryker Corp., turned up in the tech company startups I saw Thursday as the Great Lakes Innovation and Technology Report visited Michigan’s southwest corner.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/20/2011

Life After GM: Abandoned Kalamazoo Auto Plant Humming Again

A generation ago, the economy of the Kalamazoo area was described as a three-legged stool, resting on the sturdy foundations of Western Michigan University, pharmaceutical pioneer Upjohn Co. and a huge General Motors plant in […]