ZF to acquire Auburn Hills-based Wabco in $7 billion deal
According to a the recent article in Crain's Detroit, ZF Friedrichshafen AG signed a definitive agreement to acquire Auburn Hills-based Wabco in a deal valued at more than $7 billion and is expected to close in early 2020.
ZF is a global leader in driveline and chassis technology as well as active and passive safety technology. The company has a global workforce of 146,000 with approximately 230 locations in some 40 countries.
ZF/TRW Automotive is the 6th leading employer in Livonia with over 1,300 employees based out of their Livonia offices.
To check out the full article in Crain's Detroit click here.
From Mustangs to self-driving farm equipment? Roush expanding into new territory
According to the recent article in the Detroit News, Livonia-based Roush Enterprises is entering into the self-driving farm equipment market.
Roush has partnered with San Francisco tech start-up FarmWise to build self-driving vegetable weeders for farms.
According to a statement made by Roush CEO Evan Lyall, "The agriculture space presents lots of opportunity."
To read the Detroit News article in it's entirety, click here.
Livonia Police Department receives Accreditation
Livonia Police Department has been designated an Accredited Agency by the Michigan Association of Chiefs of Police. (MACP)
Less than 20 Michigan police agencies have achieved the same voluntary status. Livonia joins Novi, Bloomfield Hills, Farmington, Farmington Hills and Northville Township in meeting the MACP's standards of excellence.
To learn more about this prestigious honon, check out the full article in Hometown Life.
St. Mary Mercy Emergency Department awarded Level 1 Geriatric Emergency Department Accreditation
Congratulations to our Livonia St. Mary Mercy Hospital Emergency Department on your prestigious award!
The St. Mary Mercy Emergency Department was awarded Level 1 Geriatric Emergency Department Accreditation (GEDA). Level 1 GEDA accreditation indicates that St. Mary Mercy has put in place policies, guidelines, procedures and staff (both within the Emergency Department and throughout the hospital) that provide a coherent system, elevates care and improves clinical outcomes for older adults.The hospital is the first in Michigan and eighth in the nation to receive GEDA distinction!
For more information check out the recent article in Hometown Life.
Livonia-based Angela Hospice names Marti Coplai new president and CEO
According to the recent news announcement, on March 6, 2019, Livonia-based Angela Hospice promoted executive director, Marti Coplai, to the new president and CEO.
Marti Coplai, who has been with the nonprofit since 2015, took on the role Friday, March 1, which was the last day for now retired Margot Parr, after taking the leadership role in 2015.
For more information check out the March 6, Crain's article here.
Realtor.com Names Livonia's 48154 Zip Code Second Hottest in the Nation!
Livonia's 48154 ranks second in the nation! Realtor.com®, a leading online real estate destination, announced its third annual list of Hottest ZIP Codes in America, which illustrates the power of millennial gravitation toward affordable suburbs with local "it" factors. They analyzed 32,000 ZIP codes based on the time it takes properties to sell and how frequently homes are viewed in each ZIP code. The top 10 hottest markets sold in an average of 21-50 days faster than in the rest of the country.
According to Realtor.com®, the key factors used to determine the top 10 hottest real estate markets:
1. Relative affordability
2. Large shares of older millennials
3. High millennial ownership rates
4. Strong job markets
5. High salaries
Workforce Instructor of the Year 2018...Tim Martin, of the Livonia Career Technical Center!
Congratulations to Tim Martin, Instructor of the Construction Trades 1 & 2 Courses for the Livonia Career Technical Center, for his recognition as “Workforce Instructor of the Year” and for his leadership and commitment to the industry, his students, and to his community.
The Livonia Public Schools has been partnering with the City of Livonia Housing Department, and the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program, since 2009, to fully remodel 1 to 2 homes per year in the city. According to the December 2018, article in BUILDING Business & Apartment Management, Tim has high hopes for his students to become the carpenters, plumbers, electricians, construction managers or any number of trades that will build the new homes and infrastructure of the future. To read the December 2018 article in it's entirety, click here.
Check out the latest episode of the Livonia Small Business Spotlight Program!
Click on the image below to watch the latest episode of Livonia Small Business Spotlight!
Check out the latest Livonia Small Business Spotlight Program! This episode showcases West Fenkell Bakery, located at 15282 Middle Belt Road, just south of Five Mile Road on the east side of the street. Prior to opening up shop in Livonia, West Fenkell Bakery was founded in Detroit, as far back as 1927. Today, the family-run business still honors the time-old traditions they were founded upon, baking high-quality goods fresh daily!
Thank you to Doreen Loosle, owner, and the entire team at West Fenkell Bakery for bringing your passion for baking, freshness, and community to Livonia! We forward to growing with you!
To learn more about West Fenkell Bakery,
or call (734) 344-6882 for store hours.
Good Eats and more!
From smoothie shops, burgers and burritos to steak, sushi bars and everything in between, new restaurants and grand openings are popping up all around town. Stop in and meet the staff at your new favorite lunch or dinner spot!