Business in Temporary: 05/06/2021 | Business

The remote working webinar will take place on May 11th

TRAVERSE CITY – Traverse Connect’s professional development webinar series continues with a free event on May 11th at 12:00 noon.

“Showcase Remote Work for Your Business” features a presentation by Sarah Diaz of Traverse City, a remote worker for Amazon. Diaz is also a Northern Navigator on Traverse Connect’s Creative Coast initiative in Michigan.

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Daifuku builds new plant

BOYNE CITY – Daifuku North America Holding Company laid the foundation stone for a new manufacturing facility in Boyne City on May 3rd.

The $ 21 million project will build a 210,000 square foot facility on 22 acres in Boyne City Business Park. Jervis B. Webb Company, a subsidiary of Daifuku North America, will operate the new facility. The new building will consolidate existing plants in Harbor Springs, Pellston and Boyne City and, according to a press release, will serve as a manufacturing facility for “automated guided vehicles and baggage handling products”.

The new production facility is expected to open in the second quarter of 2022. Existing employees at the three locations will work at the new location, with additional new hires filling all open positions.

Jervis B. Webb builds conveyor components for systems that support airports, the automotive industry and other industries. For more information on Daikufu, please visit

Sam’s Club offers self-test kits

BENTONVILLE, Arkansas – Sam’s Club is selling BinaxNOW COVID-19 antigen self-test kits.

The rapid test kits can be purchased in-store and online for just $ 19.88. The test kits are suitable for a flexible spending account and a health savings account.

The box contains two tests. The tests “should be administered twice over three days with at least 36 hours in between,” according to a press release.

Walmart also announced last week that the retailer will run this test in a pack of two.

The foundation finances four environmental projects

JACKSON – The Consumers Energy Foundation will provide $ 500,000 to four government environmental projects, two of which are located in northern Michigan.

The Huron Pines Resource Conservation & Development Council in Gaylord, the Au Sable Institute in Mancelona, ​​the Southwest Michigan Land Conservancy in Kalamazoo, and the Bay Area Community Foundation in Bay City are the second annual recipients of the foundation’s Planet Awards.

The Huron Pines Resource Conservation & Development Council receives $ 200,000 for a Protect Wild Places project. The project “will restore 5,000 acres of wildlife habitats and recreational areas, as well as 150 miles of waterways and the Great Lakes coastline in 17 counties through online and in-person events and environmental efforts in collaboration with community leaders, schools, organizations and residents” to those released.

Au Sable Institute receives $ 125,000. The Good Things Grow Here project will, according to the press release, “involve local schools and mobilize 3,600 K-12 students to complete 30 habitat restoration projects in Northern Michigan by 2024”. Each project will install 1,000 native plants for a total of 30,000 native plants over the next three years.

The Planet Awards is the first of three $ 500,000 awards this year. Further calls for proposals will be announced later in 2021.

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