Thomson Plastics Opens Howell Township Manufacturing Facility, Plans to Create 46 New Jobs and Invest Nearly $4 million

Thomson Plastic's Howell Township facility. With support from Ann Arbor SPARK, Thomson Plastics, Inc. is expanding to Michigan, with a new manufacturing operation in Howell Township. As part of establishing its facility in Howell Township – its first in Michigan – Thomson Plastics plans to create 46 new jobs and invest nearly $4 million over two years. “Thomson Plastics’ decision to operate in Howell was due to the easy access to... [Read More...]

Atterocor, Inc. Announces $16 Million Series A Venture Capital Financing

Atterocor, Inc., a company developing an innovative therapy for adrenal cancer, today announced a $16 million Series A venture capital financing. Frazier Healthcare and 5AM Ventures led the round and proceeds from the financing will support Atterocor’s accelerated development of its lead program. “We are excited to launch Atterocor with this Series A funding, which will enable us to rapidly and efficiently advance our lead program to the... [Read More...]

Akervall Technologies Repays $15,000 Michigan Microloan Fund Program Award

Sassa Akervall, COO of Akervall Technologies, and Skip Simms, senior vice president of Ann Arbor SPARK Akervall Technologies recently repaid its Michigan Microloan Fund Program award, making it the first microloan recipient to repay funding.  The company, whose work on the innovative Protech Dent™ mouth guard was also awarded phase I SBIR funding, repaid its $15,000 microloan in just 15 months, nine months before it was due. “Akervall Technologies... [Read More...]

The Power of Positioning and Branding

The best brands don’t just happen – they’re the result of keen insight, solid awareness of your target markets, and a solid strategic formula. On Tuesday, March 10 hear from Jim Hume of Phire Branding and his dynamic panel of experts how it’s done. The processes that the world’s leading brands go through can benefit even the smallest of companies. Your brand can be your most valuable asset – learn how to define... [Read More...]