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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 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 Dowding Industries Celebrates 50 Years in Style!
Chris Metts, CEO of Dowding Industries, delivered a captivating speech on Thursday, July 25 to a crowd of employees, customers, business partners and the Eaton Rapids community as part of the company’s 50 year celebration!
 
In the last 50 years, Dowding Industries has grown from a tool and die manufacturer to a cutting edge, world-class manufacturer of metal stampings, fabrication, precision machined components, and assemblies.
 
At the ceremony, special recognition was given Maurice (Skip) Dowding, the Founder of Dowding Industries, who opened a small 5,000 sq. foot facility in 1965. He received a Key to the City from the Mayor of Eaton Rapids, a renovated miniature airplane (a favorite hobby of his) and a proclamation of “Dowding Day” on June 25 from this day forward.
 
It was a top-notch celebration, with numerous trucks, cars and offroad vehicles with Caterpillar and Cummins Engines which Dowding Industries supplies parts for.  People enjoyed eating hotdogs, cotton candy and strolling through memory lane with a unique display, based on the history of the company. 
 
Congratulations Dowding Industries!
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Welcome KIRCHHOFF Van-Rob!
Posted July 01, 2015

KIRCHHOFF Van-Rob is a full-service, rapidly expanding automotive industry leader in the design and manufacture of metal stampings, modular welded assemblies, structural welded assemblies and mechanical assemblies. They are a Tier One supplier to the major automobile manufacturers.
 
STTF Information Session
Posted June 26, 2015

For the past two years, the state of Michigan has approved $10 million for the Skilled Trades Training Fund (STTF) for employers to train their employees. Last year CAMC Members were awarded $352,000! In anticipation of the STTF being approved again for this year, it is important to understand the process for submitting a successful application.

We would like to invite you to attend an information session Thursday July 16 at 8:30 a.m. at Capital Area Michigan Works! in Lansing (2110 South Cedar Street). All staff who are responsible for decisions regarding training at your company are encouraged to attend. RSVP to Teri Sand by emailing Tsand@camw.net or calling 517-492-5516.

 
Welcome Lansing Makers Network
Posted June 26, 2015

The Lansing MakersNetwork (LMN) has joined CAMC! LMN is manufacturing space that exists to bring diverse people, experiences, and ideas together in a safe environment where individuals can share skills, tools, and inspiration, as well as marvel at what they make together! Their space includes a wood shop, lathes, CNC machines, laser cutters, vinyl cutters, 3-D printers and more. I've included a picture of one of the unique items that was built at LMN -- a giant Operation Machine! This popular piece was part of MSU's Science Fair this April.

Welcome Lansing Makers Network and Brian Adams, LMN Board President!

 
CAMC Comp & Benefits Survey!
Posted June 19, 2015

The 2015 CAMC Compensation and Benefits Survey has been released! The deadline to submit your information has been extended to July 15, 2015! The survey will collect pay ranges by job classification, demographic data, detailed benefit data, time-off policies, health and other insurances, retirement plans, work schedules, bonuses, and anything else that affects the total compensation package! If you'd like to participate, contact Michelle Cordano at mcordano@camw.net.
 
Michigan Manufacturing Connect
Posted June 19, 2015

ATTN: CAMC Members -- Is your company interested in participating in the next round of CAMC's Michigan Manufacturing Connect (MMC)? We may be starting another round as early as this summer! Contact Michelle Cordano at mcordano@camw.net!
 
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Lansing, MI 48910
(517) 492-5588
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CAMC, contact Michelle Cordano
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