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Movers & Shakers: Cooper Standard Announces New Headquarters in Michigan

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Cooper Standard Announces New Headquarters in Michigan

Cooper Standard announced that the company will build a new world headquarters located in Northville, Michigan. The new location is a short distance from Cooper Standard’s current world headquarters in Novi, and in close proximity to its Global Technology Center in Livonia. The project is expected to be complete in early 2020.

According to the company, the new facility will meet Cooper Standard’s growing needs and will reflect its culture of innovation, fostering enhanced employee collaboration with the latest in creative workspaces to further expand innovation to all areas of the business.

Northwood Names Washbish Outstanding Business Leader

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John R. Washbish has been named a 2019 Outstanding Business Leader honoree by the Northwood University Board of Trustees. Washbish, president and CEO of the Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance Inc., is a 50-year automotive aftermarket industry veteran.

Conceived by Dr. Arthur E. Turner, co-founder of Northwood University, and established by the Northwood University Board of Trustees in 1981, the annual Outstanding Business Leader Awards program recognizes leaders in the American free enterprise system.

The awards are presented by the Northwood University Board of Trustees. Selected based on personal achievement, each awardee typifies the unique philosophy of the university. Criteria used in the selection process includes contribution to the philosophy of private enterprise, support of the integration of business and the arts, contribution to education, economic innovation, creative marketing ideas, community involvement, religious leadership, philanthropic contributions and business success.

AkzoNobel Vehicle Refinishes Launches New e-Commerce Site

AkzoNobel and Dave Kindig, renowned hot rod builder and host of Motor Trend television program Bitchin’ Rides, announced they have launched a new e-commerce website,, to make it easier for bodyshops, distributors and car enthusiasts to order products from the unique Modern Classikk paint line.

The new website lets shoppers choose paint based on six traits – technology (solvent-borne, water-borne), color, color type (clearcoat, metallic, solid), VOC, product and coating.

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