Welcome to CAMC

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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Manufacturing Job Fair

CAMC is partnering with the Capital Area Michigan Works! (CAMW!) to host a Manufacturing Job Fair! Fifteen...

CAMC Member Meeting

Join CAMC members on May 18th for a great "Lunch & Learn" meeting!  IMPCO will...

Member Spotlight

Spartan Motors Breaks New Ground
On April 19, 2016, CAMC Member Spartan Motors held a groundbreaking ceremony on their campus in Charlotte to celebrate their $5.5 million investment in a new 85,000 square foot truck assembly plant that will manufacture Isuzu's new F-Series trucks. Executive leadership from Spartan Motors and Isuzu attended the event, as well as state and local officials.

Congratulations KIRCHHOFF Van-Rob
KIRCHHOFF Van-Rob, was selected for two 2016 Michigan Works! Impact Awards! The Impact Awards recognize significant economic accomplishments within our communities and showcase the impact of newly created jobs, transformational training and effective talent pipeline development.

The first award recognized KIRCHHOFF Van-Rob for adding new positions, in partnership with Capital Area Michigan Works! (CAMW!) and expanding talent opportunities locally. 

The second award recognized an individual - Cindy Disbrow - who took advantage of the resources available at CAMW!, and landed a great job with KIRCHHOFF Van-Rob! Watch a great video about her story! 

The Impact Awards were presented at a ceremony on April 27 at the Anderson House Office Building Mackinac Room in Lansing, where they were honored by Lawmakers for their achievements!

Eckhart Launches FlexCheck
Eckhart has launched a new quality process control solution called FlexCheck for production lines that need safe, affordable, and automated multi-point vision inspection. FlexCheck combines a vision system and a collaborative robot to create a turnkey solution that can supplement or replace operator-based quality inspection and eliminates the need for traditional robotic safeguarding or a large footprint. 


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CAMC's Communication Campaign Begins!
Posted April 28, 2016

The CAMC Michigan Manufacturing Connect starts in May with Emergent BioSolutions leading the pack! Enjoy your sneak peek! Go home at night and know you've made a difference! In addition, three new 30-second spots have been created to support the campaign: Invests In Employees, Did You Know?, and Myths. Look for these videos on WLNS, WLAJ, WLNS.com, and WLNS Facebook, CAMC Facebook beginning May 2!

Manufacturing is BACK!

Employee Retention Study
Posted April 28, 2016

The CAMC/MSU Employee Retention Study is underway! A special thanks to the four CAMC members who are helping with the initial research and development:
  • Roberts Sinto
  • Spartan Motors
  • Asahi Kasei Plastics
  • Emergent BioSolutions
Local manufacturers do make a difference!

MMA Manufacturing Forum: May 10
Posted April 28, 2016

The Michigan Manufacturers Association (MMA) will be hosting their Annual Manufacturing Forum on Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at Cobo Center in Detroit form 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. with a Networking Reception to follow at the Crowne Plaza-Pontchartrain.

CAMC Member, Daryl Adams, CEO of Spartan Motors, will provide the Forum keynote with a story exemplifying the strength of manufacturing! In addition, they will celebrate the industry's best as MMA honors the recipients of the John G. Thodis Michigan Manufacturer of the Year Award!

For more information or to register visit www.mimfg.org.

Welcome Triton Industries!
Posted April 05, 2016

Triton Industries Inc., manufacturer of Manitou Pontoon Boats, has joined CAMC! Due to the growing demand for high-end pontoons, Triton opened a new 140,000 square foot facility in Lansing in September 2015. Triton currently builds 11 different models of Manitou Pontoon Boats with endless custom options to choose from. Manitou Pontoon Boats are custom built to the customers' specifications.
Triton Industries Inc. received the Customer Satisfaction Index (CSI) Award from the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) for the 15th consecutive year!

Welcome Triton Industries!


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CAMC's Michigan Manufacturing Connect
Check out CAMC's communications campaign in 2015 -- Michigan Manufacturing Connect.  Enjoy 17 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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