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.
Neogen Names new CEO
Neogen has named John Adent as chief executive officer, effective immediately. James Herbert, the company’s founder and former CEO, will remain as executive chairman and work closely with Adent in the transition of responsibilities.
“I’m excited to have John accept the leadership position at our company. He has a strong background in many of our business activities both domestically and internationally,” said Herbert, Neogen’s executive chairman. “Until recently he served as CEO of Animal Health International, an animal health distributor, and a significant Neogen customer.” Read full press release.
Spartan Motors Opens Plant 12
The Grand Opening of Spartan Motors’ latest production facility, Plant 12, took place on 6/14/17 in Charlotte, Michigan. The ceremony featured a tour of the facility and the plant's production of the all-new 2018 Isuzu FTR Class 6 medium-duty truck, designed to optimize fuel efficiency and maximize cargo space in order to serve the growing urban and last-mile delivery segments. Congratulations!
CAMC's MFG Day Update
We have reached our sponsorship goal for MFG Day!!! A special thank you to our sponsors:
Spartan Dental Lab has joined CAMC! They are a small company in Lansing that manufacturers a full range of fixed and removable dental restorations. The company was founded in 1960. Their goal is to "create beautiful smiles!" Welcome!
Packaging and Assembly Workers Posted July 19, 2017
The Community Mental Health Authority of Clinton, Eaton, Ingham Counties has 100 individuals with developmental disabilities that are capable of packaging and assembly work. These jobs can be short or long-term. If you have any potential jobs and are interested in connecting with this organization, contact CAMC Executive Director at email@example.com.
MMA Seeks Nominations Posted July 19, 2017
Each year, the Michigan Manufacturers Association (MMA) celebrates excellence in manufacturing by honoring the individuals and companies that make a positive impact in their community and in their industry.
MMA encourages you to submit a nomination or self-nominate by Thursday, September 7, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. Go to mimfg.org to nominate today.
LCC Launches Robotics Program Posted June 14, 2017
Lansing Community College (LCC) will launch a new LCC Launches Robotics Program Robotics program this fall! CAMC Members Eckhart and KIRCHHOFF Automotive participated in a video that LCC is using to promote the program. Check it out! Love the tagline, "Train Here. Work Anywhere!"
The training will take place in LCC's Center for Manufacturing Excellence (CME) featuring advanced automation equipment utilized by local industry partners, utilizing the latest technology such as a Flexible Manufacturing System (FMS) complete with automated vehicles and conveying system.
The CME training center is also home to programs in Computer Automated Design, Precision Machining and Welding.
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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.