Like many of you, AIAM has had to transition our normal business operations and member services to accommodate the economic changes related to COVID-19. This has been uncharted territory but we have leveraged the opportunity to bring greater awareness to Michigan’s aerospace industry. In two separate virtual Board meetings, AIAM was able to host Senator Debbie Stabenow and Senator Gary Peters. AIAM members shared with the Senators the depth and breadth of Michigan’s aerospace industry and some of the changes the industry will see as a result of COVID-19. The Senators provided their insights from Washington and took questions from our Board Members. This was a unique and valuable opportunity. We are grateful to both Senators for their time and engagement with our Board.

As we continue to navigate COVID-19, AIAM will leverage virtual opportunities for member engagement and host in-person events, as deemed appropriate and safe under current Executive Orders.

We are proud to highlight three members in this quarter’s newsletter: Ingersoll CM Systems, Metro Welding Supply, and our Technology Member Highlight, Testek Solutions. You will also read positive stories of how other AIAM members stepped up to the plate to fill the gaps and serve their communities during COVID-19. We shared these stories on AIAM’s social media pages and encourage you to follow us to stay informed on the incredible things our members are doing to serve. Thank you for your work!

We are excited to have launched the new AIAM website and will be announcing new member features on the site in the coming weeks.

It has been a busy and rewarding quarter. Your continued engagement in AIAM is greatly appreciated as we continue to elevate Michigan’s aerospace industry and showcase the incredible work of our members. Thank you for your investment and continued participation!