Michigan News

Michigan Rail Project to Eliminate Dangerous Crossing

Officials say a project to extend a rail line in a DTE Energy Co. rail yard in suburban Detroit, Mich. is designed to improve safety and traffic flow. Work begins July 13 in Trenton. The yard holds trains delivering coal …

Michigan Bills Would Allow Beer on Pedal-Powered Trolleys

Michigan legislation that would allow passengers to drink beer or wine aboard pedal-powered trolleys isn’t getting unanimous support from people who shuttle people around town. Lawmakers have sent bills to Gov. Rick Snyder that would make drinks an option on …

Michigan Seat Belt Campaign Planned, to Include Landmarks

Michigan law enforcement officials are kicking off a seat belt enforcement campaign that’s scheduled to run through the end of the month. The Michigan Office of Highway Safety Planning says Michigan landmarks will be “buckling up” to celebrate Seat Belt …

Michigan Village Outlines Plans to Keep Federal Flood Insurance

A southeastern Michigan community has told federal officials that its plans to comply with a flood insurance program include taking a resident to court to make him raise his home. The Monroe News reported Saturday that Estral Beach President Danny …

J.M. Wilson Promotes Ricks to Sr. Fleet Underwriter

J.M. Wilson, based in Portage, Mich., has promoted Mary Ricks to the position of senior fleet transportation underwriter. Ricks is responsible for evaluating transportation fleet submissions for acceptability to company underwriting criteria, quoting new and renewal transportation fleet business, binding …

Worker Killed in Incident at Fiat Chrysler Detroit Factory

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV said an employee at its Jefferson North Assembly factory in Detroit was killed Tuesday morning while working at the facility’s wastewater treatment plant. “The company is currently working with local officials to investigate the incident,” Jodi …

J.M. Wilson Promotes Councell as Fleet Underwriter

Portage, Mich.-based managing general agency and surplus lines broker J.M. Wilson has promoted Jennifer Councell to fleet transportation underwriter. Specializing in 11-15 power unit accounts, Councell is responsible for quoting new and renewal business for independent insurance agents in 21 …

Meadowbrook Insurance Shareholders Approve Acquisition by Fosun

Meadowbrook Insurance Group, Inc., headquartered in Southfield, Mich., announced that the group’s shareholders have formally approved the pending acquisition of Meadowbrook by Fosun International Limited. In late December 2014, Fosun, a Chinese investment group agreed to acquire Meadowbrook for approximately …

Amerisure Promotes McKenzie to Director, Service Desk and Operations

Farmington Hills, Mich.-based Amerisure Mutual Insurance Co. promoted Tina McKenzie to director of service desk and operations. McKenzie will continue to be based in Farmington Hills and report to Jeff Trees, Amerisure vice president of infrastructure. McKenzie is responsible for …

Change to Michigan Auto Insurance Bills Requires $100 Premium Cut

The Republican-led House will consider legislation that would cut auto insurance premiums in Michigan by $100 annually for two years and no longer let health providers charge car insurers much more to treat injured motorists than health plans are billed. …