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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 member meetings and industry tours. If you're a leader in the manufacturing community, we invite you to join! - Michelle Cordano, CAMC Executive Director. 
 

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Meet Andy: CAMC's new Chairman!
Andy Storm, President & CEO of Eckhart has accepted the position of CAMC Chairman and will be leading our great organization beginning January 1, 2018! Andy has been with Eckhart, Inc since 2015 and is responsible for helping the world’s largest industrial companies adopt Industry 4.0 by accelerating the integration and use of advanced manufacturing solutions that include autonomous guided vehicles, collaborative robots, additive manufacturing, micro sensor/spatial positioning systems, and highly engineered ergonomic lift-assist & secure tools.  Andy earned Bachelor of Science degrees in Business Administration (Industrial Management) and Mechanical Engineering Technology from Michigan Technological University and as a Leaders for Manufacturing Fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology earned an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Business and a Master of Science degree in Engineering Systems from the MIT School of Engineering.  He is on the Board of Directors of Eckhart Holdings Company and serves on multiple boards in the southeast Michigan area.  Read Andy's full bio

Manufacturing Day Highlight on "Inside Emergent"
CAMC Member Emergent BioSolutions now has a section of their website called “Inside Emergent.” This section gives visitors an inside look at the work they do every day! For the inaugural post, they featured MFG day and mentioned their partnership with the CAMC. 

U.S. Postal Service awards $214 million contract to Spartan Motors
CAMC Member Spartan Motors, a global leader in specialty chassis and vehicle design, manufacturing and assembly, recently announced that its Spartan Fleet Vehicles and Services (FVS) business unit — which encompasses the Utilimaster go-to-market brand — has been awarded a $214 million contract from the United States Postal Service (USPS) for more than 2,000 cargo body fleet vehicles. The contract represents the largest revenue contract in the history of Spartan Motors. Read full press release

 

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CAMC Members Receive 1.29 Million in STTF
Posted December 21, 2017

CAMC members received $1.29 Million in workforce development grants this year through the Skilled Trades Training Funds (STTF)! That's almost double what we have received in the past 4 years! Here are the numbers:

Year 1 - 6 companies (360K)
Year 2 - 9 companies (352K)
Year 3 - 11 companies (398K)
Year 4 - 11 companies (598 K)
Year 5 - 15 members and 1.29 MILLION!!

That equals a total of $3 Million...wow! Nice job CAMC members!

 
Congratulations 2017 Winners!!
Posted December 06, 2017

On December 4, 2017, several great companies and people working in the manufacturing industry where recognized at the CAMC Annual Dinner and Celebration. This year's event took place at the R.E. Olds Transportation Museum - a must see! Congratulations to all our 2017 winners!

CAMC Executive of the Year: Dino Muzzin, VP and GM, Emergent BioSolutions
CAMC Workforce Professional of the Year: Carey Oberlin, HR Manager, Cameron Tool
LCC's Partner of the Year: Neogen
MMTC Business Excellence Award: KIRCHHOFF Automotive Lansing
CAMW! Workforce Champion: Niowave, Inc.
Taking the LEAP: Gestamp Mason
MSU International Trade Award: Neogen

A special thank you to our event sponsors: Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center, Loomis Law, HRU Technical Resources, LEAP, Lansing Community College and the MSU Eli Broad College of Business for making this event possible!

 
Michigan Career Pathways Alliance
Posted December 08, 2017

The Michigan Career Pathways Alliance is looking for new members! Watch this video starring the Michigan Department of Talent and Economic Development's Director Roger Curtis as explains why this alliance is important to building a robust talent pipeline! Learn more at www.michigan.gov/MiCareerPathways!
 

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CAMC Message Board
Share your insights/issues and best practices with other CAMC members!  Simply log in to the CAMC website, scroll to the bottom of the page, click on “Message Boards.”

Membership Directory
Log in to search the CAMC membership directory to gain access to contact information for peer-to-peer consulting. 

Local Skills Gap Analysis
Lansing Community College (LCC) recently released a "skill gap analysis" for the Lansing Region, defined as Clinton, Eaton, Ingham, Ionia, Livingston, and Shiawassee counties. View the results

CAMC's Michigan Manufacturing Connect
Check out CAMC's communications campaign -- Michigan Manufacturing Connect.  Enjoy unique and high-quality videos that are designed to educate our community on the great jobs that are available in the manufacturing industry, right here in Mid-Michigan!

Michigan Manufacturing Cluster Workforce Analysis
This report analyzes several labor market measures including employment concentration, trends, and forecasts; key occupations; education program completers; and workforce demographics. 
 

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