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Lightweight Vehicle Frame Popularity Leads To Funding For Low-Volume Production

11/27/2017 - An innovative lightweight car frame was rolled out at the SEMA show a few weeks ago in Las Vegas by the Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center that could soon lead to investments in tooling and testing for an initial market of replica car buyers, but could be used on mass produced vehicles in the future. Read the full article from mitechnews.com. 

Consultants, researchers develop lighter, stiffer, but cost-equivalent replacement frame for specialty cars

11/10/2017 - The Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center last week at SEMA showed off a model of a lightweight aftermarket frame which could provide specialty car designers and owners with what it called “an affordable, stiffer and safer car frame option.” Read the full article from repairerdrivennews.com.


11/2/2017 - To meet the increasing needs of an evolving workforce, the Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center has developed two new courses that focus on training workers with the practical skills and tools needed to succeed in a changing manufacturing industry. The courses offered are Practical Approach to Project Management and Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt. Read the full article from mitechnews.com.

Oakland County Medical Main Street connecting global manufacturers with local healthcare suppliers

10/30/2017 - Oakland County is continuing to connect global manufacturers with medical suppliers across Michigan. Medical Main Street, the county’s free network of healthcare and life sciences leaders in the health-related industries, has doubled the size of its medical device directory. Read the full article from dailytribune.com. 

The Center To Unveil New Lightweight Frame for Specialty Cars at 2017 SEMA Show

10/25/2017 - The Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center announced today plans to unveil their newly engineered lightweight aftermarket frames at the 2017 SEMA Show in Las Vegas, Nev., Oct. 31-Nov. 3, 2017. Show attendees will be the first to see models of the lightweight alternative for replacing frames on nearly any specialty vehicle.

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. 


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. 

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