July 2014

Henry Ford and the Power of Internal Communication in Manufacturing

7/25/2014 - THE CENTER
Henry Ford rose to prominence over 100 years ago, but this quote still resonates with manufacturers today. Organizations maximize success when everyone on the team is working together. Companies can only strengthen their workforce by improving their internal communication skills.

Michigan Labor Shortage: A Crossroad or Roundabout?

7/18/2014 - THE CENTER
Perhaps now, more than at any time in recent history, all eyes are on manufacturing and the economy. Particularly in Michigan where conversations concerning talent gaps, labor shortages and a living wage are a common occurrence.

A Spotlight on Michigan and Growth for Manufacturers

7/11/2014 - THE CENTER
Have you noticed that Michigan manufacturing has been in the news? U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker recently named Southeast Michigan as one of the nation’s top “manufacturing communities.” The region will receive assistance to attract global organizations into the area. And just this week, Industry Week named Michigan in its list of the Top 10 U.S. Manufacturing Hubs.

Independence Day, The Biggest Birthday Party in the World

7/4/2014 - THE CENTER
As our friends at www.usafederalholidays.com said, "Independence Day is recognized as a large birthday celebration for one of the world's most influential countries."