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New Cyber Security Requirements Impact Michigan Manufacturers

3/20/2017 - The risks are enormous and potentially devastating. According to IBM, small and mid-sized businesses are hit by cyber-attacks about 4,000 times a day. Read the full article from MiMfg Magazine. 

Succession Planning Q & A

3/7/2017 - tED magazine explores the "new rules" of succession planning and outlines the key strategies distributors should be using to prepare for the next generation of ownership. Dive deeper with succession planning expert, Michael Beels, Lean Program Manager  at the Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center (The Center), as he shares his insights on effective succession planning. Read the full article from tEd Magazine. 

The Center Awarded Federal Funds for Transition to Lightweight Metals Market

3/7/2017 - Pushing forward a focus on the manufacturing of lightweight materials, it was announced that the Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center would be receiving $1.2 million in federal grants. Read the full article from The Peninsula. 

The Center Adds Lightweight Materials Expert to Team

3/6/2017 - The Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center (The Center) has announced the addition of Gregg Peterson to its Accelerating Technology team. Peterson was named Principle Materials Engineer and will work on-site at the Detroit headquarters of Lightweight Innovations for Tomorrow (LIFT) as part of a pilot program to propel the use of lightweight materials in manufacturing. Read the full article from Lightweighting World.

Michigan Manufacturing Tech Center Gets $1.2 Million For Lightweighting R&D

2/20/2017 - The Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center (The Center) has been awarded $1.2 million over two years from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) program for a pilot program to accelerate applied research/development, manufacturing and technology transition to the market of lightweight metals. Read the full article from PRLOG.

New Cyber Security Guidelines Could Impact Local Michigan Manufacturers (VIDEO)

2/16/2017 - Thousands of Southwest Michigan jobs could be in jeopardy if local companies don't adhere to new federal cyber security laws. Berrien County hosts 29 of them, seven are in Cass County, nine are in Van Buren County. Watch the full newscast from ABC57. 

New Cyber Security Guidelines Could Cost Michigan Companies

2/7/2017 - New cyber security guidelines by the Department of Defense are expected to have a huge impact on at least 800 Michigan manufacturers which have to meet the guidelines by the end of the year. Read the full story at 94.9 WSJM. 

The Center: Inspiring Michigan Manufacturers

2/3/2017 - Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center’s new office was designed to feature a dramatic mural just inside the entrance. It features a special welcome message that defines the company’s mission of assisting Michigan manufacturers to work smarter, compete and prosper. View our new building. Read the full article from Corp Magazine. 

Elliot Forsyth Talks About Cyber Crime

2/3/2017 - Elliot Forsyth, Vice President of Business Operations at the Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center (The Center), talks about how the cyber crime effect the regional business. The Center has been selected to play a lead role in coordinating and streamlining technology-related services to Michigan’s established industries and to assist Michigan’s business to diversify into new and underserved markets. Hear his interview on Michigan Business Network. 

Cybersecurity Guidelines Underway for Michigan Manufacturers

2/2/2017 - Companies working with the Department of Defense have less than a year to meet minimum cybersecurity guidelines. According to Elliot Forsyth, Vice President of Business Operations at the Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center, cybersecurity guidelines required by the Department of Defense are likely to have an enormous impact on the 800 Michigan manufacturers that received a DOD contract in 2016. Read the full article from Production Machining.

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