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New MMTC president plans Industry 4.0, supply chain strategies
Ingrid Tighe brought more than a decade of experience in economic and workforce development to her new role as president of the Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center, where she will help small and mid-sized companies adopt supply chain and automation strategies.
MiBiz Growth Report: June 6, 2022
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Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center to merge U.P., Traverse City offices
The Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center plans to merge its regional offices in the Upper Peninsula and Traverse City later this summer.
New database connects Michigan manufacturers with suppliers, producers
With supply chain pressures continuing to disrupt their industry, local manufacturers have been eager to try every avenue for sourcing products and processes.
Automation companies sustain growth despite workforce, supply chain challenges
John Amrhein and his team at Orka Automation LLC are seeing newfound levels of demand from current and potential clients looking to leverage technology to fill gaps left behind by labor shortages.
West Michigan employers report stable or increasing sales despite ongoing talent, supply chain challenges
Employers in West Michigan have recovered relatively well from the depths of the economic hit from the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting restrictions, according to economic development organization The Right Place Inc.
State funding nudges manufacturers into Industry 4.0
As the owner of two West Michigan-based manufacturing operations, Jay Garside is leaning on state resources to usher his businesses along their Industry 4.0 journeys.
Peters’ legislation attempts to create unified federal strategy, advocacy for manufacturing
U.S. Sen. Gary Peters foresaw the pain points the country’s manufacturers would encounter during the COVID-19 pandemic and he’s actively pushing legislation he thinks could make the industry more resilient.
MEDC makes new Industry 4.0 push with partnerships, $3M investment
The Michigan Economic Development Corp. is making a new push to place Michigan manufacturers ahead of the curve on Industry 4.0 technology.
Peters announces legislation to coordinate national manufacturing policy
Sen. Gary Peters has announced legislation to create a new government agency to synergize the U.S. manufacturing industry.
Everything Begins with Design
When it comes to manufacturing, a low-cost product does not have to be synonymous with a low-quality product. That was a main takeaway from a recent webinar hosted by the Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center-West, MiBiz and The Right Place. The webinar on Design for Manufacturing and Assembly — often referred to as DFMA — brought together West Michigan manufacturing executives to discuss the importance of intentional product design in manufacturing.
West Michigan’s Manufacturers Council Celebrates 30 years of Collaboration, Innovation and Progress
When The Right Place, Inc. and a small group of local companies formed the Manufacturers Council in 1989, they united under a banner of collaboration and mutual trust. Now, 30 years later, The Right Place | The Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center – West’s Manufacturers Council serves as a vast repository of industry knowledge and a cornerstone of the manufacturing sector in the region. Yet, despite its growth over the years, the council still retains its mission of encouraging collaboration and sharing best practices between manufacturers in West Michigan.
Manufacturers must meet new cybersecurity regs or possibly lose government contracts
Upcoming cybersecurity regulations could catch manufacturers off guard and put at risk their ability to perform government contracts.