Manufacturers’ Survey Reveals Current Industry Impact of COVID-19

WASHINGTON D.C. – The National Association of Manufacturers released a survey that recommended key policy areas where legislative and administration action would help combat COVID-19 and future public health emergencies successfully. Survey highlights include the following: • 78.3% of manufacturers anticipate a financial impact • 53.1% of manufacturers anticipate a change in operations • 35.5%

By |2020-03-16T08:38:56-04:00March 15th, 2020|Uncategorized|

Power: Auto Service Centers Will Face Coronavirus Parts Shortages

TROY—As the coronavirus crisis continues to interrupt global supply chains, auto dealers are bracing for parts shortages that could undermine hard-fought gains made in customer satisfaction over the past few years, according to the Troy customer experience analysis firm J.D. Power. According to Power’s 2020 Customer Service Index (CSI) Study, overall satisfaction increased to 837

By |2020-03-15T11:34:53-04:00March 15th, 2020|Uncategorized|

Auto Supplier Gets State Aid For Expansion For Electric Vehicles

LANSING—Warren-based Paslin Co. has received a $1 million Michigan Business Development Program performance-based grant to support a $45 million expansion of its Warren manufacturing plant that is expected to create 200 jobs over three years. Paslin started as a small stamping plant in 1937. Today the company designs and builds customized integrated robotic assembly lines to

By |2020-02-09T15:01:42-05:00February 9th, 2020|Auto Tech, Uncategorized|

Veterans Can Use G.I. Bill To Fund Cybersecurity Education At Pinckney Institute

ANN ARBOR - For the first time, U.S. veterans can now use their G.I. Bill benefits to fund cybersecurity education at the Pinckney Cyber Training Institute. It is anticipated that more than 1 million cybersecurity jobs in the U.S. will be unfilled by 2020. By building readiness and interest in cybersecurity careers with our veteran

By |2019-05-13T19:11:28-04:00May 13th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Troy Company To Supply Extraction Tech To Europe’s Largest Hemp Factory

TROY — Officials of Precision Extraction Solutions, a provider of cannabis and hemp extraction technology, announced the company had been named the exclusive equipment supplier of Canapar S.r.L. for the development and outfitting of its flagship extraction plant in Sicily. On the heels of a $20 million round of funding that included a lead investment

By |2019-02-15T16:02:06-05:00February 15th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Developing your Business Strategy for Augmented Reality

DETROIT - The continuously evolving manufacturing 4.0 ecosystem challenges many industrial firms, directly affecting their core operations, productivity, and profitability.  Some common issues may include: Skilled technician availability High operator turnover Long recruitment and training cycles Complex products and workspaces Isolated/remote operations As technology transforms the manufacturing workplace, so, too, does technology offer a way

By |2018-12-20T15:00:55-05:00November 30th, 2018|Guest Columns, News, Uncategorized|

MSU Signs Dual PhD Agreement With Greek University

EAST LANSING - Michigan State University signed a dual PhD agreement with the National Technical University of Athens for the preparation and training of engineers at both academic institutions. All eight of MSU’s engineering and computer science departments are included in the agreement. NTUA is an internationally recognized public university with an emphasis on advanced

By |2018-10-25T17:15:38-04:00October 25th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Osram Offers Smart LED Light To Alter Cabin Ambiance, Provide Safety Warnings

DETROIT - Osram has given static light in cars, which previously could only switch on and off, a new dynamic dimension with its Osire E4633i prototype. Osire is a smart LED that provides countless design options for car manufacturers, leading to more unique and customizable in-car environments that are aesthetically pleasing and improve safety. “Much

By |2018-10-11T14:45:16-04:00October 11th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Comedian, Actor Brandon Jackson To Keynote TiECon Detroit 2018

FARMINGTON HILLS — The Detroit chapter of the entrepreneurial group TiE announced actor, rapper, writer and comedian Brandon Jackson as the keynote speaker for its TiECon Detroit 2018 conference. The conference, with the theme “Ignite2Disrupt : All About AI,” will be held Monday, Oct. 8 at Suburban Collection Showplace, 46100 Grand River Ave, Novi. “Brandon

By |2018-08-30T19:21:57-04:00August 30th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Oakland County Execs Head To Washington DC, Germany Looking For Business

WATERFORD – Oakland County economic developers are hoping to give the county’s sizable international business presence a boost as they head this week  to the 2018 SelectUSA Investment Summit in Washington D.C. and to Germany in search of new businesses. Irene Spanos, the county’s director of economic development, leads a team that is attending SelectUSA,

By |2018-06-17T18:51:52-04:00June 17th, 2018|Uncategorized|