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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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CAMC Workforce Meeting

Workforce meetings are for senior HR professionals working with/for a CAMC primary designee.  These...

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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 Members in the News!
CAMC members Andy Storm, CEO of Eckhart; Julie Haak, Corporate Director of Human Resources, Neogen; Pat Cebelak, President of IMPCO; and, Mike Zamiara, CFO of Niowave share their insights with the Greater Lansing Business Monthly, in the cover story, "Keeping Up With the Times A look into Lansing’s constantly evolving manufacturing industry." Read full article

CAMC's MFG Day Update
We have reached our sponsorship goal for MFG Day!!!  A special thank you to our sponsors:

Gold Sponsors
Emergent BioSolutions
Manitou Pontoon Boats
Spartan Motors
Silver Sponsors
Alro Steel
Cameron Tool

These sponsors will help pay for school buses to transport over 1,000 students on MFG Day!  



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CAMC Comp & Benefits Survey!
Posted June 14, 2017

It's that time of year -- the CAMC Compensation and Benefits Survey is ready for your input! The survey instrument is online, user-friendly and has improved by leaps and bounds as a result of a unique partnership with MSU!

This important survey gathers information about both wages and other components of compensation including time off, retirement plans, insurance plans and other benefits. This important survey will serve as a valuable tool in determining compensation and benefits for manufacturing employees in 2017-18. The deadline for submission is July 1, 2017.

Start now!

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.

CAMC Alliance with Italian Manufacturers
Posted May 04, 2017

CAMC has entered into an alliance with the Azziende Meccinche Meccatroniche Associate (AMMA) -- a membership organization for manufacturing companies in Turin, Italy. The purpose of this alliance is to create global networks and provide trade opportunities. LEAP has been cultivating this partnership with AMMA for many years, and is coordinating a bi-lateral trade, education and cultural trip to Italy in October!

The agenda will include discussions about trade and partnership opportunities, highlight relationships with COMEC and other Italian firms, and explore autonomous vehicle development.

There are still a few spots available. Interested?


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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. 

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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