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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CAMC Board Meeting

Quarterly CAMC Board Meetings are held to develop agendas/programs for meetings, provide counsel to executive...

CAMW! Annual Celebration & Open House

The future is bright for Greater Lansing, and we look forward to serving employers and career seekers...

Member Spotlight

CAMC's MFG Day was a HUGE success!  A special thank you to Lansing Community College (LCC), Impression 5, City of Lansing and CAMW! for supporting this initiative to expose K-12 students to the manufacturing industry!  A special thank you to MFG sponsors, who made these events possible - Demmer, Dakkota, Spartan Motors, LCC, MMTC, Peckham and T3!

A special thank you to the twenty (20) manufacturers who "opened their doors"  for MFG Day on October 7, 2016: Alro Steel (Potterville), Cameron Tool Corporation, Capital Steel & Wire, Chassix, Dakkota Integrated Systems, Demmer Corporation, Emergent BioSolutions, Eckhart, Enprotech, Franchino Mold and Engineering, GSE Machining and Fabrication, IMPCO, KIRCHHOFF Van Rob, L & W Engineering, MAHLE Engine Components USA, Niowave, Peckham, RSDC, Spartan Motors and Triton Industries.

And, last but not least, a special thank you to school administrators, teachers, counselors for coordinating the attendance of over 1,000 students to participate in MFG Day, including the Lansing School District, Capital Area Career Center, Clinton County RESA Career Connections, Howell High School, Heartlands Institute of Technology and Eaton RESA Career Preparation Center.

To see more pictures from the tours, visit CAMC's Facebook page.



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CAMC Members Secure 654K in STTF Funds!
Posted November 22, 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.

CAMC Members were awarded $654,288!

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.

Medical Marijuana Card
Posted September 27, 2016

Question: Does your company allow a plant employee to work if they test positive for marijuana but have a medical marijuana card?
Poll results: 100% of those members that responded to this question said "no".

Welcome Tenneco!
Posted August 05, 2016

We are happy to announce our newest CAMC Member, Tenneco! Tenneco has recently opened in an existing 70,000-square-foot facility near Lansing's Capital Region International Airport.

Tenneco's Lansing facility, a clean air manufacturing plant (1 of 64 worldwide), will be responsible for sequencing exhaust assemblies for the GMC Acadia, Buick Enclave and Chevrolet Traverse models. Tenneco has approximately 30,000 employees worldwide.


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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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