Industry 4.0 - Coming to a City Near You!



Industry-4-0-map.jpgAs the state starts to reopen for in-person events, The Center is hitting the road to bring Industry 4.0 technologies to manufacturers across Michigan. In support of the Michigan Economic Development Corporation’s (MEDC) Industry 4.0 Signature Initiative, The Center is taking part in several informative and interactive events aimed to prepare Michigan’s small and medium-sized manufacturers for the future of manufacturing.

To learn more about how these innovations can help your company stay efficient, competitive and prosperous, find an Industry 4.0 event near you:

  • Shelby Township – Join our Industry 4.0 team on Tuesday, August 3 from 1-3 pm at the Packard Proving Grounds where we will showcase some of the most impactful technologies currently available to manufacturers and discuss practical and relevant solutions to optimize your processes. This interactive “roadshow” event will include live demonstrations of technologies and opportunities to speak directly with our team about how each innovation could potentially help your facility. Following the event, attendees will have the opportunity to tour the Tank building to see some of Packard’s classic cars up close. Reserve your spot for free here.
  • Waterford Township – The Center will hold a second roadshow event for Oakland County-area manufacturers on Thursday, August 12 from 1-3pm. As explained above, this event will include live demonstrations and discussions of how each technology can be applied to optimize operations. Reserve your spot for free here.
  • Portage – At the upcoming Reliability Process & Maintenance (RPM) Symposium from September 14-16, The Center’s Chuck Werner, Manager of Operational Excellence and Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt, will deliver two presentations discussing the importance and application of Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) and machine monitoring. This conference enables attendees to network with like companies while learning about best practices in maintenance and reliability. Registration to attend is free before September 1.
  • Grand Rapids – From August 26-27, join us at the Advanced Manufacturing Expo (AME) where we will provide live demonstrations of relevant, affordable manufacturing technology and unveil the second version of our autonomous mobile robot disinfection system. Learn more about AME and reserve your spot here.
  • Detroit – Hosted by Automation Alley, the Integr8 conference on Tuesday, October 19 will bring together technology and manufacturing leaders to discuss the latest advancements and best practices within the industry. The Center’s Industry 4.0 team will provide informative sessions tailored toward smaller manufacturers, complete with live demonstrations to show how each technology can be applied to improve business processes. Relive The Center’s 2019 Integr8 presentations here and learn more about the upcoming event here.

Whether your company has already begun implementing Industry 4.0 technologies or has only just started considering innovating, we look forward to seeing you at one of our upcoming roadshows and events. For additional support in your Industry 4.0 journey, schedule a free Technology Opportunity Assessment today or contact our experts at


Kucinski_K2-web.jpgKara Kucinski, Marketing Specialist
Kara joined The Center’s marketing team in 2017. In her role as Marketing Specialist, Kara’s primary objective is to help put a face on the organization to explain what we do and why we do it best. Kara works to further build The Center’s brand by delivering engaging and informative content across all platforms, which serves to both raise awareness about The Center and inspire local companies to manufacture smarter.




Since 1991, the Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center has assisted Michigan’s small and medium-sized businesses to successfully compete and grow. Through personalized services designed to meet the needs of clients, we develop more effective business leaders, drive product and process innovation, promote company-wide operational excellence and foster creative strategies for business growth and greater profitability. Find us at

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