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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CAMC Member Meeting & Tour

Join CAMC Members at Peckham’s Lansing facility for a meeting, lunch and tour!  Guest speaker:...

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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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Welcome GSE!
Posted May 24, 2016

GSE Machining & Fabrication, Inc offers turnkey industrial automation solutions. With 35,000 square feet dedicated to manufacturing with a 40' High Bay, and 20 Ton Crane, GSE is able to handle a wide range of projects. Services include:
  • CNC Machine Tool Integration
  • Robot Integration
  • 3D Equipment design (SolidWorks)
  • CNC Programming & Machining services
  • Machine controls design and build
  • PLC Programming to include Rockwell and Siemens
  • System integration and start-up
For more information, visit the GSE website!

Job Fair Attracts 300!
Posted May 20, 2016

CAMC partnered with the Capital Area Michigan Works! to host a Manufacturing Job Fair on May 17. A total of 300 job seekers attended this event, along with 16 employers! A wide variety of applicants attended the job fair with employers calling for Machine Operators, Engineers, Shipping/Receiving Clerks, Maintenance Technicians and General Labor.

Participating CAMC members: Chassix, Capital Steel & Wire, Demmer, Eckhart, Emergent BioSolutions, KIRCHHOFF Van-Rob, Niowave, Roberts Sinto, Spartan Motors and Cameron Tool.

Spread the Good News!
Posted May 20, 2016

If you haven't already, please share these new 30-second spots created to raise the awareness of great opportunities in manufacturing: Invests In Employees, Did You Know?, and Myths! Post them on your website, Facebook page, Twitter and/or share with your local schools.

This month the CAMC Michigan Manufacturing Connect highlighted Emergent BioSolutions and Alro Steel. Did you know that Alro Steel produces plastic? Check out their new video. Plus, stay tuned for two new videos starring CAMC Members Capital Steel & Wire and Peckham in June!

Manufacturing is BACK!


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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.”

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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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