The Woodard family is credited for handcrafting the first wrought iron furniture of its kind. This led to the creation of casual cast and tubular aluminum furniture designs for both indoor and outdoor environments. Their Orleans Collection, launched in 1940, holds the titles for the best-selling and longest-running design.
The Grand Hotel proclaims itself the world’s largest summer hotel and has an equally long and impressive history of iconic interior and exterior design. While the property is easily identifiable by its long front porch, the design elements behind it are neither ordinary nor easily duplicated.
Roller derby resembles skating politely around a rink about as much as it resembles football. It’s a game of jammers, blockers, pivots
Here’s a (very) short list of some made-in-Michigan folks who changed lives with their creativity, passion, and drive.