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Leidos To Build Smart Grid For Lansing Water & Light

LANSING — Leidos Holdings Inc., a Reston, Va.-based defense company that provides technical, engineering, and scientific services, announced it will implement the Lansing Board of Water and Light’s new smart grid initiative.

Through this contract, Leidos will use its Smart Grid Select product to manage the installation of the utility’s advanced metering infrastructure and provide meter data management, customer support portals, and grid and business analytics.

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Lansing turns on high-tech lights ‘Under The Bridge’

LANSING – The Lansing community gathered Tuesday evening for the official unveiling of the decorative LED lighting underneath the US-127 bridge overpass along the Michigan Avenue corridor.

The lights, which illuminate the bridge in dozens of optional color variations, brings another phase of the crowd-funded Under the Bridge Project to life.

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Liquid Web appoints former GoDaddy exec to board

LANSING — Liquid Web LLC, a $100-million managed hosting provider, announced the appointment of Jeff King to the company’s board of directors. King brings more than 25 years of technology leadership experience to his seat on the board.

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Comcast Business Expands Multi-Gigabit Network In Michigan

PLYMOUTH — Comcast Business announced it has completed a two-year, $8.3 million expansion of its fiber-based network in Michigan that adds more than 70 miles of fiber to 1,260 buildings housing 2,260 business tenants across southeastern Michigan.

The newly served areas include Midtown Detroit, Grand Rapids and Lansing.

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Lansing’s Liquid Web Hires Branding Consultant As VP Innovation

LANSING — The managed services provider Liquid Web LLC has announced the hiring of Chris Lema as vice president of products and innovations.

Lema is a product and branding consultant with a 20-year career in the technology field. Previously, Lema was vice president of software development at Petoskey-based Emphasys Computer Solutions, and was CTO and chief strategist at the Denver-based IT services firm Crowd Favorite.

Most recently, Lema was an independent industry consultant focused on the WordPress community, sharing his insights via a daily blog, ebooks, public speaking and product strategy.

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Former GM Land In Lansing To Be Rebuilt As Auto Hub

LANSING — RACER Trust, the company charged with selling off assets of pre-bankruptcy General Motors, announced an agreement to sell nearly 260 acres of industrial land in Lansing, Lansing Township and Delta Township.

The buyer, NorthPoint Development, plans to build a mix of warehouse, manufacturing and distribution buildings on the land, primarily for companies in the automotive sector.

Riverside, Mo.-based NorthPoint has developed and is managing more than 28 million square feet of industrial property in eight states.

“NorthPoint Development has rapidly emerged as a national leader in the construction of facilities that play an important role in the making and moving of critical supply- chain components,” said Elliott P. Laws, of EPLET LLC, administrative trustee of RACER Trust. “NorthPoint projects have resulted in hundreds of jobs and created new economic vitality and opportunities for a growing number of communities. We’re excited by the vision NorthPoint has for our Lansing-area properties, and to know that the redevelopment of these properties will be in such capable hands.”

The purchase agreements between RACER Trust and NorthPoint cover all of RACER’s Lansing-area properties, known as Lansing Plants 2, 3, 5 and 6. The Plants 2 and 3 properties are in Lansing Township, the Plant 5 property is in Delta Township and the Plant 6 property is in Lansing. Together, the properties comprise 259.6 acres. There will be an extended period in which NorthPoint undertakes due diligence and planning and seeks approvals for its projects before the sales close and construction begins.

NorthPoint previously purchased RACER Trust properties in Kansas City, Kan., and Lordstown, Ohio, also for development as manufacturing-related centers.

Said Chad Meyer, president and COO of NorthPoint Development: “We’ve long recognized the potential of these properties for redevelopment and reuse and we look forward to working with community partners and industrial users who can benefit from the strong infrastructure, logistics advantages and strong workforce the area has to offer.”

All development activity will be coordinated with ongoing environmental cleanup, which remains the responsibility of RACER Trust under the oversight of the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality. RACER Trust will work closely with NorthPoint to integrate remediation work with site development.

More at http://www.racertrust.org and http://beyondthecontract.com.

Today’s M2 TechCast: LTU Entrepreneurial Engineers, Trump Tax Plans, IT Services and more

ROYAL OAK — The Monday, Nov. 14 edition of the M2 TechCast will feature another great lineup of guests talking all things tech and entrepreneurship.

The show will open with Cristi L. Bell-Huff, director of the Studio for Entrepreneurial Engineering Design at Lawrence Technological University. She’ll cover LTU’s efforts with a Wisconsin foundation and others to inject more entrepreneurship and design thinking into engineering curriculum — making engineers who can invent and start businesses.

Other guests will include Tember Shea, director of the inGAGE women’s entrepreneurship training program at Inforum, interviewing Lisa McLaughlin, CEO and co-founder of WorkIt Health, an Ann Arbor-based digital health and wellness services provider; Lansing’s Anderson Economic Group, outlining tax changes they hope the Trump Administration will enact; and Mike Lomonaco, director of marketing and communications for Grand Rapids-based Open Systems Technologies, about the latest IT work his company’s doing in the business world.

The M2 TechCast airs live on the internet from 3 to 4 p.m. Eastern time each Monday at http://www.podcastdetroit.com. And you can listen to past episodes by clicking on http://www.podcastdetroit.com/artist/mi-tech-cast/.

The M2 TechCast is hosted by Mike Brennan, founder and publisher of Michigan Technology News, http://www.mitechnews.com, and Matt Roush, director of the university news bureau at Lawrence Technological University in Southfield. Both have covered high-tech in Michigan as journalists for more than 20 years.

The M2 TechCast is part of Podcast Detroit, a network of more than 50 locally produced podcasts on a wide variety of topics, anchored by IT in the D. the nation’s No. 1 tech podcast, which regularly draws more than 500,000 listeners a week. IT in the D airs live Monday nights from 9 to 11 p.m. Eastern time.

Projects to add 1,300 jobs, $157M investment get state aid

LANSING — Projects generating a total capital investment of $157 million and creating more than 1,300 jobs were approved Tuesday by the Michigan Strategic Fund, with efforts including business expansions, community revitalization projects, infrastructure grants for communities around the state and other activities.

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AT&T Expands Expands 4G Network

DETROIT — AT&T Inc. said it is now covering more of several areas of Michigan with improved 4G LTE service.

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DMC Marks Decade On ‘Most Wired’ List; 21 Michigan Hospitals Honored

DETROIT — For the 10th straight year, the Detroit Medical Center has been recognized as one of the nation’s “Most Wired” hospital systems according to the 18th annual Health Care’s Most Wired survey, released by the American Hospital Association’s Health Forum.

The DMC was one of 21 Michigan hospitals included on the list.

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