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The Capital Area Manufacturing Council (CAMC) is an important business alliance in Mid-Michigan, represented by manufacturing executives and HR professionals.  A CAMC membership offers many benefits, such as increased knowledge of industries best practices by networking with innovative and forward-thinking peers, collaborated training efforts, outreach to Michigan’s youth, meaningful agendas at bi-monthly member meetings and industry tours. If you're a leader in the manufacturing community, we invite you to join! - Chris Turner, President of F.C. Mason, and CAMC Chair  

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Metalist Explores Job Shadowing Program
This past November, CAMC held a member meeting at the Capital Area Career Center (CACC), which included a tour of their machining, welding and engineering areas. Shortly thereafter, Bob Sherer of Metalist International, Inc. (Metalist) reached out to the staff of the CACC to discuss a possible “job shadowing” activity for students in the precision machining program. 

A few short months later, two CACC students have visited the facility to learn about job opportunities in manufacturing, specifically at Metalist.  Alex Speck and Dean Wooden (pictured below) visited Metalist on Janary 26, 2016. As part of their job shadowing experience, they met with experienced machinists and engineers to learn about the company and the role of machinists.  Two more students will visit the company before the end of January.  Furthermore, Metalist is exploring a formal workplace learning experience with CACC students. 

Ed Reeser, owner and President of Metalist International, notes that companies aren’t as active with schools and students as they were in the past.  It is critical that manufacturers engage with young people and schools to nurture an interest in making things.  If we don’t, other sectors will capture the attention of young people. 



 

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Cameron Tool Hosts LPS Tour
Posted January 27, 2016

CAMC Member Cameron Tool Corporation and Lansing Community College (LCC) are opening their doors in February for Lansing Public School (LPS) students! Karen Maas, Youth Program Director for the Lansing School District, has arranged these tours in an effort to expose students to career possibilities in the manufacturing industry. The tours will include a visit to LCC's West Campus to showcase the Manufacturing Engineering Technology department and tour the state-of-the-art facilities in Machining/CNC/CAM, Welding, and the new Mechatronics program. Degree and certificate opportunities will be presented in these high wage, high demand fields.

Cameron Tool will take the students through the engineering and design department, the shop floor and give them information about job opportunities and their apprenticeship programs. "Cameron is excited to host a tour with the Lansing Public Schools," said Carey Combs-Oberlin, Cameron Tool's HR Manager. "We are celebrating our 50th year in business and this is a great way to start the year!"

 
Welcome Moebius!
Posted January 19, 2016

Moebius provides a variety of manufacturing and engineering services. With experience in the medical and aerospace industries', Moebius offers high precision CNC multi-axis machining, wire EDM, mirror finish polishing and blasting all upheld to the high quality Moebius standard our Customers have come to expect.

For more information, visit www.moebiusprecision.com.

 
ISO 9001 Free Seminar
Posted January 19, 2016

There is no doubt the transition to ISO 9001:2015 is on the forefront of every quality professional's mind. The revised ISO 9001:2015 for Quality Management has been published and now, many manufacturers are expressing concern about what the changes will mean to their organization. Be proactive and learn what changes are coming. Join MMTC on February 11 to get the facts FREE!
 

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