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March 19, 2021

Western Michigan Investment Firm Acquires Indiana Machining Company

March 19, 2021 Mno-Bmadsen, the investment arm of the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians has acquired Walerko Tool and Engineering Corp. in Indiana. Mno-Bmadsen, the non-gaming investment arm of the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians based in Dowagiac, Mich. (between Benton Harbor and Three Rivers), has acquired Walerko Tool and Engineering Corp. in Indiana. Terms of the deal, which closed this month, were not disclosed. The deal was struck through […]
March 18, 2021

Mno-Bmadsen Acquires Walerko Tool and Engineering

Deal Represents Complementary Expansion of Manufacturing Expertise March 18, 2021 Dowagiac, Mich. – Mno-Bmadsen, the non-gaming investment arm of the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians, has acquired Walerko Tool and Engineering Corp. through its manufacturing investment vehicle Mno-DREK. The deal closed earlier in March and terms of the transaction were not disclosed. “The addition of Walerko Tool and Engineering to our manufacturing portfolio greatly expands capacity and creates important synergies […]
March 12, 2021

Elkhart manufacturer bought by investment arm of Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians

March 11, 2021 The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians is diversifying its business investments. The tribe, which operates three Four Winds Casino locations in Michigan and another in South Bend, through its investment arm Mno-Bmadsen, announced it acquired Walerko Tool & Engineering Corp. in Elkhart through its manufacturing investment vehicle Mno-DREK. The deal closed in March and terms of the transaction were not disclosed. “The addition of Walerko Tool and […]
March 10, 2021

Pokagon Division Purchases Elkhart Manufacturer

The Elkhart Truth March 10, 2021 DOWAGIAC, Mich. — Mno-Bmadsen, the non-gaming investment arm of the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians, through its manufacturing investment vehicle Mno-DREK, has acquired Walerko Tool and Engineering Corp. in Elkhart, Indiana. The deal closed in March and terms of the transaction were not disclosed. “The addition of Walerko Tool and Engineering to our manufacturing portfolio greatly expands capacity and creates important synergies with our […]
March 10, 2021

MNO-BMADSEN GROWING AGAIN WITH ACQUISITION OF ELKHART’S WALERKO TOOL & ENGINEERING

March 10, 2021 The non-gaming investment arm of the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians has acquired an Elkhart tool and engineering company and says to expect additional announcements regarding real estate acquisitions throughout 2021. Mno-Bmadsen, the non-gaming investment arm of the Pokagon Band, has acquired Walerko Tool and Engineering Corp. through its manufacturing investment vehicle Mno-DREK. The deal closed earlier this month and terms of the transaction were not disclosed. […]
March 10, 2021

New Mno-Bmadsen CEO eyes growth opportunities for tribe’s diversified portfolio

MARCH 10, 2021 DOWAGIAC, Mich. — The new CEO of Mno-Bmadsen, the non-gaming economic development arm of the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians, had a short learning curve when he took over the corner office on March 1. Julio Martinez, CEO of Mno-Bmadsen. Courtesy photo. That’s because Julio Martinez has served as CFO of the organization since 2016, and had helped devise and implement Mno-Bmadsen’s existing “buy, hold, grow” investment strategy […]
March 9, 2021

MNO-BMADSEN ACQUIRES WALERKO TOOL AND ENGINEERING

-Deal Represents Complementary Expansion of Manufacturing Expertise- March 9, 2021 – Dowagiac, MI – Mno-Bmadsen, the non-gaming investment arm of the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians, is pleased to announce it has acquired Walerko Tool and Engineering Corp. through its manufacturing investment vehicle Mno-DREK. The deal closed in March and terms of the transaction were not disclosed. “The addition of Walerko Tool and Engineering to our manufacturing portfolio greatly expands […]
March 3, 2021

MNO-BMADSEN NAMES JULIO MARTINEZ CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

MNO-BMADSEN NAMES JULIO MARTINEZ CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER -Former CFO Elevated to Lead the Investment Vehicle Through Its Next Stage of Growth- March 3, 2021 – Dowagiac, MI – Mno-Bmadsen, the non-gaming investment arm of the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians, is pleased to announce Julio Martinez was named chief executive officer of the independent entity. Martinez, the former chief financial officer of the investment vehicle, had been the acting CEO […]
February 25, 2021

7GAE Receives Four AIA SWM Design Awards

FEBRUARY 24, 2021 Seven Generations Architecture + Engineering (7GAE) earned four awards out of four submissions to the 2020 American Institute of Architects (AIA) Southwest Michigan Design Awards. “I’m so proud of the quality of our work, as well as the diversity of our design,” says Steve VandenBussche, vice president of practice at 7GAE. “To feel good about submitting four very different projects, and for all four to be awarded, is very […]
January 26, 2021

Tribally owned professional services group rebrands, expands during pandemic

Jan. 25, 2021- MIBIZ DOWAGIAC — Seven Generations Group, a professional services portfolio of companies, is rebranding and has also managed to grow its portfolio with the formation of Blue Star Integrative Studio LLC, a full-service architecture firm based in Tulsa, Okla., and the spin off of Kalamazoo-based Steelhead Engineering Co. A division of Mno-Bmadsen, the non-gaming investment arm of the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians, Seven Generations changed its […]