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 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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L.L. Johnson Lumber Kicks of MSU Study!
CAMC Member L.L. Johnson Lumber participated in the CAMC/MSU Retention Study!  As a part of L.L. Johnson’s regularly scheduled employee meeting, Dr. Vernon Miller was able to distribute and collect the first batch of CAMC/MSU Retention Surveys! 

Thank you Mark Johnson, President of L.L. Johnson Lumber, for helping CAMC kick off this important initiative to uncover employee retention factors!

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Local manufacturers do make a difference!

Spartan Motors Promotes Community Health & Wellness

CAMC Member Spartan Motors, Inc., a global leader in specialty chassis and vehicle design, manufacturing, and assembly, has presented Charlotte, Michigan-based AL!VE with a $75,000 donation in support of its ongoing programs that promote community health and wellness. Spartan Motors President and CEO Daryl Adams presented the check that represents the seventh of 10 installments of a larger $1 million donation originally pledged in 2009 on behalf of The Spartan Motors (Chassis) Foundation. 

Additionally, Spartan today announced a $30,000 commitment over the next three years in support of CharlotteRising, the regional offshoot of Gov. Rick Snyder's larger statewide "Rising Tide" initiative created to advance economic prosperity in ten communities across Michigan. The Rising Tide program is sponsored by the Michigan Department of Talent and Economic Development.

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Welcome Loomis Law Firm!
Posted January 11, 2017

The Loomis Law Firm is committed to providing expert, innovative and cost-effective solutions to complex legal problems. For over 60 years, we have served as trusted advisors to Michigan businesses from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies, helping them navigate the challenges of an ever-changing legal, regulatory and business environment.
2017 Calendar of Events
Posted December 22, 2016

The 2017 CAMC Calendar of Events is now available. Save-the-Dates! Much thought has gone into the 2017 schedule, taking into consideration the best use of your time, member feedback, board discussions and planned initiatives for 2017. The first event is a Networking Event on Monday, January 23 at the Lansing Brewing Company from 4-6 PM! Please register now!
CAMC Members Secure 762K in STTF Funds!
Posted December 07, 2016

The Talent Investment Agency (TIA), state of Michigan approved 53 applications for the Skilled Trades Training Fund (STTF) grant for companies in the Capital region. Companies from several different sectors were awarded including manufacturing, health care and IT.

An additional CAMC Member was awarded this week, giving us a new total of $761,824!

Titans of Manufacturing
Posted October 18, 2016

On October 6th, at CAMC's Annual Dinner & Celebration, several CAMC members were recognized for their contributions to CAMC and the manufacturing community! The event was held at the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum and featured Dr. Jeffrey Liker, author of The Toyota Way. The awards ceremony was the highlight of the night! Congratulations to the 2016 award winners!

CAMC Workforce Professional of the Year, Jill Roragen, Capital Steel & Wire; CAMC Executive of the Year - Matt Heppler, Demmer; Taking the LEAP Award - Spartan Motors, Inc.; MMTC Business Excellence Award, L.L. Johnson Lumber Mfg. Co. Inc.; CAMW! Workforce Champion, Regional Steel Distribution Center of Michigan; and LCC's Partner of the Year - Eckhart, Inc.

A great night to celebrate the "titans of manufacturing"! To see pictures from the event, visit CAMC's Facebook page.


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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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