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The Capital Area Manufacturing Council (CAMC) is a business alliance of Lansing area manufacturing executives and HR professionals who work together to promote industry best practices through networking with innovative and forward-thinking peers, collaboration on training, workforce development and business improvements, and outreach to Michigan’s youth to highlight the rewarding careers available in today’s advanced manufacturing enterprises.

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Spartan Dental Lab Earns Volunteer Honor
CAMC member Spartan Dental Lab was recently recognized as the 2019 Donated Dental Services Outstanding Volunteer Laboratory by the Michigan Dental Association and Donated Dental Services. Over the last 19 years Spartan Dental has been participating in this wonderful program. Spartan Dental CEO David Turpin says: "It has been an honor to work along side participating dentists from all over Michigan to help improve the lives of people in our communities. This is just the start to something more!" Spartan was also awarded the Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center's Business Excellence Award at CAMC's Annual Dinner and Awards Celebration.  Congratulations to David and his team on the accolades! 

Capital Steel & Wire Expanding
CAMC member Capital Steel & Wire is having a great 2019 already, having recently acquired a new facility in Mason to expand their production capacity. Capital Steel is a "Mill Quantity" producer and distributor of hot rolled steel wire, cold finished long products, and steel bars. The company opened its doors in the Capital region in 2001 and also has an office in Cleveland and warehouses in seven different major cities to service the fastener, forging, machining and construction industries.  Kudos to CEO Kelly Preston for leading Capital Steel forward in this important growth phase for the company!



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Local Teams Compete at FIRST Robotics World Championships
Posted May 02, 2019

CAMC is proud to sponsor two Capital Area high school robotics teams who recently competed in the First Robotics World Championships at the Cobo Center in Detroit. The Mason Tractor Technicians and Stockbridge Panther Powered robotics teams tested their design and engineering prowess against 400 of the best robotics teams in the world. Congratulations to the team members and thanks to their parents and faculty advisors for supporting these bright and talented youngsters as they pursue their dreams! Check out some photos from this year's event.
CAMC Annual Dinner & Awards Celebration Hosts Area Robotics Teams
Posted March 07, 2019

The CAMC 2019 Annual Dinner & Awards Celebration, held at MSU's Kellogg Center, was a terrific success! Attendees enjoyed networking with their peers in the manufacturing sector, as well as education providers and workforce development practitioners who are working to create a robust talent pipeline for area manufacturers. CAMC was proud to host the robotics teams from Waverly, Mason and Stockbridge high schools at this year's event. The students showed off their amazing engineering skills and even let some of the dinner attendees drive their robots! It was a tremendous display of the young people's ingenuity and craftsmanship. The dinner also featured a lively discussion centered on the Capital Region's Talent Revolution. So much is happening in this space, from structural changes in our local school curricula, to new investments in our skilled trades training facilities, to new initiatives designed to accelerate the development of a robust talent pipeline, including the Marshall Plan for Talent, MI Bright Future and the upcoming MI CareerQuest event. The panel was an informative conversation that touched on all of these key areas. In 2019 CAMC will continue to focus on ways we can facilitate links between our manufacturing members and key partners in talent development. Click here to check out a photo gallery from the night's festivities!

Capital Region Talent Initiatives Gear Up for 2019
Posted December 27, 2018

Developing a robust talent pipeline to meet the needs of the Capital Region's manufacturing sector is a critical issue for CAMC members. That's why it is very exciting to see several workforce development initiatives moving forward as we enter the New Year. Although the Capital Region Career Links and Waverly Technology Talent Consortiums were not awarded grants in the first round of the Marshall Plan for Talent, both groups are planning to resubmit their proposals in the next round. Planning is also well underway for the MiCareerQuest Capital Area career exploration event, which aims to bring 5,000 Capital Region students to the Lansing Center in April, 2019. Add in the new MI Bright Future online platform, where manufacturers can engage their future workforce right now, and it looks like the Capital Region will make great strides in translating all the talk about talent into real results! Click any of the embedded links to learn more.

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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. 

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