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Youth movement: Manufacturers pitch students on trades

10/10/2017 - Barry and Kelly Burke believe the manufacturing industry, populated by workers at or near retirement age, needs an influx of young people. On Friday, they went straight to the source in an attempt to attract them. Read the full article from hometownlife.com. 

Push is on to link manufacturing companies, students

10/9/2017 - A potentially far-reaching effort has begun in hopes of linking Plymouth-Canton students to local manufacturing companies and jobs. Read the full article from hometownlife.com. 

7,200 Michigan students to learn about modern manufacturing

10/4/2017 - More than 7,200 students from across Michigan will get a first-hand look at modern manufacturing thanks to the Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center, which is supporting multiple initiatives in recognition of Manufacturing Day, Oct. 6, 2017. Read the full article from thefabricator.com. 

EPISODE 5: HELPING MANUFACTURERS WORK SMARTER

10/2/2017 - Elliot Forsyth, Vice President of Business Operations at Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center, an organization dedicated to helping Michigan manufacturers work smarter, joins Automation Alley's Tom Kelly on the podcast. 

Teamwork Makes the Precast Dream Work

9/26/2017 - Teamwork and camaraderie are not innate aspects of a workforce and cannot be established quickly or easily. They take time, effort and investment to build and must be continually fostered as personnel and the outside environment change. However, for business owners and managers who succeed in creating them, the rewards are many.​ Read the full article from the National Precast Concrete Association. 

The Ultimate Guide to ISO 9000

9/19/2017 - If you work in any manufacturing or supply business, or even in software development, you will hear the phrase ISO 9000, usually in discussions around audits or certifications. But what is ISO 9000, and why is it important for your company to pass audits and receive these “certifications?”  Read the full article from Smartsheet.com. 

The Center Adds Market Intelligence Consultant

8/30/2017 - The Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center has announced the addition of Parul Bansal, market intelligence consultant, to its Research Services team. Read the full article on thefabricator.com. 

Expert weighs in on importance of cybersecurity for manufacturers

8/24/2017 - While manufacturers have avoided the attention of hackers in past, the industry has risen to near the top of cyber criminals’ hit lists. As such, many manufacturers are finding their organizations woefully underprepared to combat the ominous threat of cyber attacks. Read the full article from MiBiz.com. 

Day 3 #RideMI Motorcycle Tour: Peters Visits Gogebic and Iron counties

8/17/2017 - U.S. Senator Gary Peters began day three of his #RideMI Motorcycle Tour with a visit to Jacquart Fabrics in Ironwood for Northern Initiatives’ “Thanks a Million” event. Jacquart Fabrics has worked closely with Northern Initiatives, a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI), to secure small business loans. Read the full article from www.upmatters.com.  

If you don’t want to lose your job to a robot, don’t think like one

8/17/2017 - The American job market holds few guarantees, and its future might hold even fewer. But in making critical career decisions, here’s a question you might ask yourself: Am I a Roomba? Read the full article from www.bridgemi.com. 

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