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Business Leaders in the News

11/26/2016 - Business professionals are on the move. The Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center welcomes two new experts in Lean/Six Sigma and Quality Management. Read the full article from the Detroit Free Press. 

Benchmark Plant Processes to Become Competitive

11/16/2016 - In this year’s FE “State of Food Manufacturing Survey,” 40 percent of food and beverage manufacturing respondents reported implementing lean manufacturing systems to benchmark and improve their operations, while 41 percent reported having a Total Quality Management (TQM) system in place to better their processes. Read the full article from  Food Engineering.

Sen. Gary Peters Takes Manufacturing Tour of Greenville Tool & Die

11/12/2016 - Touring a factory floor, greeting employees and asking questions of management, U.S. Sen. Gary Peters received an up-close look at manufacturing in Montcalm County. Peters, D-Pontiac, made several stops during a visit to West Michigan, including a stop at Greenville Tool & Die on Nov. 10. Read the full article from The Daily News. 

Conference focuses on manufacturing and technology

11/7/2016 - Manufacturing leaders will come together downtown on Wednesday to talk about the convergence of manufacturing and technology in West Michigan. The Right Place and the Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center-West, or MMTC-West, have teamed up to host the Manufacturing Technology xChange, a full-day conference that’s being held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at DeVos Place in Grand Rapids. Read the full article from Grand Rapids Business Journal.

The Center Adds Lean/Six Sigma and Quality Experts to Team

11/2/2016 - The Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center (The Center) has announced the addition of Chuck Werner and Andy Nichols to its Lean/Six Sigma and Quality teams. Werner was named Lean Program Manager while Nichols joined as a Quality Program Manager. 

Skilled Jobs are Key to the Future of Michigan Manufacturing

10/31/2016 - Chris Holman speaks with, President, Michigan Manufacturing Mike Coast about Manufacturing Day and its importance for generating awareness for the wide range of skilled jobs available, the pending labor shortage and the impact of manufacturing to our state. Read the full article from Michigan Business Network.

West Michigan is The Right Place for Manufacturing

10/27/2016 - Sustainable and steady growth is the mission of The Right Place, the economic development organization that bolsters West Michigan's businesses with the appropriate supply lines, resources, incentives, and more. The organization's concentration on manufacturing is no small undertaking, as it accounts for more than 20 percent of all the jobs in the area today. Read the full article from Rapid Growth.

The Center Celebrated 25th Anniversary and New Facility With Open House

10/26/2016 - On Friday, Oct. 21, the Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center hosted an open house and ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate a quarter century of working with Michigan manufacturers, the opening of their new facility and the unveiling of their new brand. On hand for the celebration were U.S. Senator Gary Peters, Congressman Dave Trott, State Senator Patrick Colbeck, State Representative Kurt Heise and other public officials and manufacturing partners. 

Montcalm County Hears Economic Development Update

10/24/2016 - Birgit Klohs, The Right Place President and CEP, spoke to more than 40 people Friday morning at the Montcalm Economic Alliance Economic Forum, providing an overview of how The Right Place has worked to bring more economic stability to west Michigan — specifically Montcalm County. Read the full article from The Daily News.

The Center Moves to New Plymouth Township Headquarters

10/13/2016 - The Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center, a 25-year-old organization that provides resources to manufacturers in the state, is moving to a new headquarters in Plymouth Township. Read the full article from dbusiness.

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