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SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN AUTOMOTIVE MARKETPLACE ECRWSS Local Postal Customer SPECIAL PULL OUT SECTION March 8, 2014 Paper. News Good our Y Continued from page 1 Company President Arnie Redsicker says the decision to site the headquarters facility in South Haven was also based on the availability of resources from organizations such as Kinexus , which has provided assistance in the start-up process. ROSTA is part of the Polygena Group and has been the world leader in torsional compo-nents for the machine building industry since 1944. ROSTA’s full product line will continue to POSTMASTER: Please deliver on March 8, 2014 Moody on The Market MOODY T hose who have been paying close attention know that the pace of activity at the construction site of the Inn at Harbor Shores has been a steady drum-beat all winter long. Even on the snowiest and coldest days of the Polar Vortex , crews from Lamar Construction and myriad sub-contrac-tors have been working night and day to prepare the major hotel complex for its debut this spring just ahead of the 75th Senior PGA Championship presented by KitchenAid . While some have looked at the project and wondered aloud how in the world the 8-story hotel will be ready on time, dozens of workers know only too well how much work has gone on inside the new facility even in the dead of winter. A veritable army of contrac-tors, sub-contractors and tradesmen of all sorts have maintained a dynamic pace to stay on time and on target. Building inspectors report that cabinetry, plumbing fixtures, ceiling tiles, eleva-tors and even some art have been among the most recent additions to the hotel property at the con-fluence of the St. Joseph and Paw Paw Rivers in St. Joseph . One of the largest heavy-duty industrial cranes that has been on the site all win-ter was recently removed from the site now that its capacity capabilities have completed the heaviest of heavy-lifting at the site. At a recent St. Joseph City Commission meeting, a public hearing took place regarding amendments to the Harbor Village Planned Unit Development which encompasses the entire project site for the hotel, marina, waterfront promenade, parking lots , and beyond. City Manager Richard Lewis says the amendments are standard minor tweaks to things like a parking lot boundary edge and the like. Also approved was a minor reconfiguration of the public park affiliated with the Harbor Village concept. Developers from Edgewater Resources continue to report that the project is progressing as planned, and everyone’s eager to get warmer weather and sunshine such as was briefly enjoyed in recent weeks to further expe-dite outdoor work at the site, including the hotel’s parking lot system. A world leader in components for the machine building industry has selected the community of South Haven to headquarter a wholly-owned subsidiary expected to create up to 30 jobs by the end of the decade. ROSTA AG of Hunzenschwil Switzerland selected South Haven due to the availability of talent, infrastruc-ture for manufacturing, and the city’s business friendly climate according to company leaders. The new subsidiary will be called simply ROSTA USA Corporation . The South Haven center, located at 1425 Kalamazoo Street in the city, will launch with a staff of five people with expan-sion plans throughout 2014 and 2015 and ulti-mately employing 25 to 30 workers by the end of the decade. Marc Mollenkopf is the CEO and General Manager for ROSTA USA Corp. He says, “The ROSTA USA Corp organization will give us the opportunity to be close to our U.S. customers, and continue to grow by providing the best product and excellent service, featuring 70 years of experience and engineering know-how.” Continued on page 10 M oody Pat Vinyl Replacement Windows and Patio Doors savings % 25 off pre-season be available to U.S. customers, who come from diverse markets including construction machin-ery, mining, agricultural equipment, food pro-cessing, and other general industrial applications. For the third time in six years the Humane Society of Southwestern Mich igan has been forced to seek a larger venue to host its wildly successful Bids for Barks fundraising party . The 6th Annual Bids for Barks has been sched-uled for Saturday, May 17th and it will land at www.MailMaxOnline.com Volume 15, Ver. 10 * its third site in six years. 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Those who have been paying close attention know that the pace of activity at the construction site of the Inn at Harbor Shores has been a steady drumbeat all winter long. Even on the snowiest and coldest days of the Polar Vortex, crews from Lamar Construction and myriad sub-contractors have been working night and day to prepare the major hotel complex for its debut this spring just ahead of the 75th Senior PGA Championship presented by KitchenAid. While some have looked at the project and wondered aloud how in the world the 8-story hotel will be ready on time, dozens of workers know only too well how much work has gone on inside the new facility even in the dead of winter. A veritable army of contractors, sub-contractors and tradesmen of all sorts have maintained a dynamic pace to stay on time and on target. Building inspectors report that cabinetry, plumbing fixtures, ceiling tiles, elevators and even some art have been among the most recent additions to the hotel property at the confluence of the St. Joseph and Paw Paw Rivers in St. Joseph. One of the largest heavy-duty industrial cranes that has been on the site all winter was recently removed from the site now that its capacity capabilities have completed the heaviest of heavy-lifting at the site. At a recent St. Joseph City Commission meeting, a public hearing took place regarding amendments to the Harbor Village Planned Unit Development which encompasses the entire project site for the hotel, marina, waterfront promenade, parking lots, and beyond. City Manager Richard Lewis says the amendments are standard minor tweaks to things like a parking lot boundary edge and the like. Also approved was a minor reconfiguration of the public park affiliated with the Harbor Village concept. Developers from Edgewater Resources continue to report that the project is progressing as planned, and everyone’s eager to get warmer weather and sunshine such as was briefly enjoyed in recent weeks to further expedite outdoor work at the site, including the hotel’s parking lot system.<br /> <br /> A world leader in components for the machine building industry has selected the community of South Haven to headquarter a wholly-owned subsidiary expected to create up to 30 jobs by the end of the decade. ROSTA AG of Hunzenschwil Switzerland selected South Haven due to the availability of talent, infrastructure for manufacturing, and the city’s business friendly climate according to company leaders.The new subsidiary will be called simply ROSTA USA Corporation. The South Haven center, located at 1425 Kalamazoo Street in the city, will launch with a staff of five people with expansion plans throughout 2014 and 2015 and ultimately employing 25 to 30 workers by the end of the decade. Marc Mollenkopf is the CEO and General Manager for ROSTA USA Corp. He says, “The ROSTA USA Corp organization will give us the opportunity to be close to our U.S. customers, and continue to grow by providing the best product and excellent service, featuring 70 years of experience and engineering know-how.”<br /> <br /> Company President Arnie Redsicker says the decision to site the headquarters facility in South Haven was also based on the availability of resources from organizations such as Kinexus, which has provided assistance in the start-up process. ROSTA is part of the Polygena Group and has been the world leader in torsional components for the machine building industry since 1944. ROSTA’s full product line will continue to be available to U.S. customers, who come from diverse markets including construction machinery, mining, agricultural equipment, food processing, and other general industrial applications.For the third time in six years the Humane Society of Southwestern Michigan has been forced to seek a larger venue to host its wildly successful Bids for Barks fundraising party.The 6th Annual Bids for Barks has been scheduled for Saturday, May 17th and it will land at its third site in six years. The first and second years of the fundraiser, friends, fans and organizers hosted the party at the FOP Lodge on Niles Road. Having clearly outgrown space, the big event was moved to the D.A.N.K. Hall in Sodus for each of the last two years, and both times has reached or exceeded capacity due to its popularity.Now, the Humane Society of SWM hopes there will be record crowds but with some breathing room, too, as they change venues again. The 6th Annual Bids for Barks will take place at the SJ Kickers Club located at 2601 Hetler Drive, just off of M-139 between St. Joe and Berrien Springs. Tickets are now on sale for the event which organizers say will overwhelmingly be the largest in their history as work continues to raise the dollars necessary to build a new shelter allowing them to fully support the needs of abused and unwanted animals. They are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with no funding from any government organization or affiliates. The spectacular line up of generously donated auction items includes travel, restaurant & brew pub packages, unique golf & sport packages, custom jewelry, auto items, a hot tub, and a lengthy list of great things. Dinner and entertainment are also included in the ticket price and a cash bar is available.General admission is $30.00 per person in presale pricing or $35.00 at the door. Reserved tables can be secured. They are $300.00 for a private party of 8...or $150.00 for seating for four...and $75.00 for seating for two. Reservations are strongly recommended to alleviate traffic and confusion at the door. You can purchase your tickets right now at www.humanesocietyswm.org or by calling 269-921-6743. The doors will open on the Bids for Barks party at 5pm on Saturday, May 17th, and the Silent Auction will begin immediately and continue through 7:30pm. Live Auction items will go up on the block at 8pm that evening. Click this link to purchase online (there’s an ordering box at the center of the bottom of the page): http://www.humanesocietyswm.org/-/ HS-EVENTS/hs-events-bids-for-barks-2014.Html <br /> <br /> Ron Koebel is well-known in the Lakeshore neighborhood. For years he has been a first-class volunteer fire fighter and ran operations at the car wash across from Lakeshore High School for many years as well. What people may not know is that Ron has held a Michigan Contractor’s License for the past 25-years. With the sale of the car wash last year, Ron logged a fair amount of time enjoying his passions for hunting and fishing, but he figures it’s time to get back to work. Mr. Koebel has decided it is time to launch his own business in the service industry. Thus, he has begun Ron’s Reliable Repairs, a Handyman Service. Over the past two and a half decades Ron has built hundreds of backyard storage barns and performed associated work. He also does property management, household repairs, vinyl siding, tile, and some lawn care as well. If you have some handyman tasks that reliable Ron might be able to tackle on your behalf, you can reach him by phone at 269-930- 6363 or by e-mail at ronaldkoebel@aol.coM<br /> <br /> One of the most vital components for operation of the new Translational Imaging Center at MPI Corporation headquarters in Mattawan has arrived on the scene. The cyclotron is now on site according to company officials. William Parfet is Chairman & CEO of MPI Research.He says, “The arrival of the cyclotron marks a critical milestone in the development of the Translational Imaging Center.” He adds, “The placement of the cyclotron within the Translational Imaging Center will give researchers timely access to a wide range of isotopes for tracing true performance of promising drug candidates. This ability, along with our advanced data interpretation abilities, will help drug developers reach key go/no-go decisions faster and more efficiently.” The particle accelerator was disassembled at its previous home in Connecticut, carefully packaged, and shipped to Michigan. The cyclotron and additional supportive radiochemistry equipment will be reconstructed by an elite, international group of technicians on site at MPI Research global corporate headquarters in Mattawan.Although the cyclotron is scheduled to begin operation this spring, the partners have already been conducting imaging studies that are adding significant value to the drug development timelines of its pharmaceutical sponsors. The radioisotopes produced from the cyclotron will be used to visualize, characterize, and quantify biological, chemical, and physiological processes at the cellular and molecular level in vivo. The cyclotron significantly expands the portfolio of available radioisotopes that can be used in molecular imaging and provides developers a way to track drugs, allowing for scientists to discover if the drug hits the target or has the desired effect.<br /> <br /> Despite your worst fears, there won’t always be ice and snow on the St. Joseph and Paw Paw Rivers, and the ice cover on Lake Michigan has begun to wane as well. Set aside the winter chill and get a spring back in your step as you peruse the newest and best offerings of the 2014 boating season with the 59th Annual Spring Open House at Wolf’s Marine & Wolf’s Divers Supply in Benton Harbor. The Wolf family and their employees have been making the water fun for boaters and divers for 59-years now, and they’d love to see you at their Spring Open House on Saturday and Sunday, March 15th and 16th at 250 W. Main Street in Benton Harbor. Showtime will run from 9am until 5pm on Saturday and noon until 5pm on Sunday. At Wolf’s Marine you will find the Midwest’s largest selection of inflatable boats, boating gear, electronics, motors, accessories, parts, clothing And shoes all at discounted prices. There will be pre-season special deals on items throughout the massive 50,000-square foot store including Zodiac and AB inflatable boats. Wolf’s Diver Supply will offer the latest in diving equipment at special prices. Plus, you can register to win over $1,000.00 in door prizes at the show.Manufacturer’s representatives will be fresh back from the Miami & Detroit Boat Shows with lots of fresh new products, new ideas, free advice, and answers to your questions about products of all types. You can get more information and see the product line up online at www.wolfsmarine.com or you can call 269-926-1068.<br /> <br /> Thousands of volunteers dot the landscape in Michigan’s Great Southwest daily. While most are solid, dependable and capable, occasionally the non-profit team can use a little extra training to get the most out of the experience.SCORE of Michigan’s Great Southwest is riding to the rescue with a seminar designed to help find great volunteers and then manage them to continual enthusiasm for the team. Coming Saturday, March 15th from 10am until 12:30pm, “Recruit & Manage No-Profit Volunteers” will be presented in the Norris Room at the St. Joseph Public Library at 500 Market Street in St. Joseph. The workshop will be led by Dr. Salvatore Alaimo. He is an Assistant Professor in the School of Public, Non-Profit and Health Administration at Grand Valley State University. Dr. Alaimo teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in philanthropy, non-profit administration and program evaluation and conducts research in evaluation, volunteer management and contract management. Non-profit managers and staff seeking new ways to find solid volunteers and promote their enthusiastic support are invited to register at www.kalamazoo.score.org under the Local Workshops section. Cost for the session is $20 per attendee and includes all class materials. Dr. Alaimo earned his doctorate in Philanthropic Studies at Indiana University and his master’s in Urban Studies, concentrating on Non-Profit Administration at Georgia State University. He is also certified in volunteer administration. SCORE offers business counseling and advice free of charge to any business in any stage of development from startup to mature.For membership or local mentoring services, contact the local SCORE offices at info@scorekazoo.org. <br /> <br /> That’s it for this week, folks. See you next Saturday right here in MailMax, and don’t forget you can get daily updates, multiple times per day with up to the minute news every day of the week at www.MoodyOnTheMarket.com. Please remember to shop locally, and enjoy your weekend!<br /> <br /> Pat Moody<br /> Morning Radio Personality<br /> WSJM Radio<br /> moody@wsjm.com<br /> (269) 925-1111

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