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HOUGHTON, MI, September 28, 2018— The Aerospace Industry Association of Michigan (AIAM), in partnership with Pure Michigan Business Connect (PMBC), will be hosting an aerospace expo in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. The event will take place October 15-16 at Michigan Technological University in Houghton, Michigan.

“Michigan has continuously been ranked as a top 10 state in Aerospace Manufacturing Attractiveness and the Upper Peninsula is a critical part of our success in this industry,” said Tony Vernaci, president and founder of AIAM. “We are excited about this event and the opportunity it brings to form connections between potential customers, talent, and suppliers.”

The expo will kick off with a networking event and a welcome reception on the 15th, then move into exhibits the following day. Some of the on-site buyers include but are not limited to GE Aviation, Parker Aerospace, RCO Aerospace, Woodward, Bell Helicopter, Cessna Aircraft, and Liebherr. There is an opportunity to tour nearby Calumet Electronics following the expo on the 16th.

“GS Engineering is proud to be on the board of directors and a member of AIAM. We are excited to welcome this expo to the Upper Peninsula. The UP has a growing reputation in aerospace and a cluster of aerospace suppliers including advanced manufacturers, engineering and research companies,” said Rob Cooke, from GS Engineering. “We look forward to a productive expo and an opportunity to cultivate relationships that will continue to advance the aerospace industry.”

AIAM organized this event in hopes of, “creating an avenue for members and future members to form connections and grow Michigan’s aerospace industry.” Their partnership with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation’s Pure Michigan Business Connect and sponsorship from Flagstar Bank allow this event to be free-of-charge. To register for the expo, please click here: https://pmbc.connect.space/aiam/forms.

The Aerospace Industry Association of Michigan is a non-profit, member driven industry organization. It is a platform for aerospace leaders in the state to work together on a common set of priorities to strengthen and support the continued growth in the industry through talent attraction and new investment in Michigan. Learn more about AIAM by visiting their website: https://aiamnow.com/.

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