Orbitform Acquires C & B Machinery

AIAM Member, Orbitform, along with a group of investors, has acquired C & B Machinery in Brighton, Michigan as of August 17, 2020. C & B Machinery supports many industries, including automotive, aerospace, and hand tools with new, rebuilt, re-engineered, and retrofitted disc grinding metal removal equipment. Orbitform’s President, Phil Sponsler said, “We intend to

A Message From Tony: April 2020

We first started compiling content for this newsletter about six weeks ago. Since then, I have rewritten this note about three different times as a result of the ever-changing dynamics surrounding COVID-19. In a matter of days, our worlds were turned upside down. Plans shifted, events postponed, productions stalled. This has been an unprecedented time,

Legislative Day/Member-Board of Director Meeting Recap

AIAM’s multi-client lobbying firm, McAlvey Merchant & Associates, rolled out the red carpet for AIAM’s first annual Legislative Day and Board of Director Meeting held on Wednesday, December 4th. The first part of the day took place in downtown Lansing where 40 AIAM members and board members – representing 29 companies – spent time meeting

2019 Aerospace Talent Survey Recap

Talent. It’s the most pressing challenge facing Michigan businesses today and the aerospace industry is no exception. Talent attraction, development and retention is critical for our members. That’s why AIAM is making it a priority to identify member needs and find solutions that will help bridge the talent gap in the aerospace industry. In partnership

AIAM and University of Michigan Department of Aerospace Engineering Partner to Host Aerospace Technology Expo

ANN ARBOR, MI, October 24, 2019—The state’s best aerospace technology will be on display at the University of Michigan during an Aerospace Technology Expo taking place on Thursday, October 31st from 12:00-7:00PM in the Michigan League Building of the University of Michigan, (911 N University Avenue, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48104). The expo is hosted by

Tony Vernaci Speaks with Dave Akerly

Tony Vernaci, the president of the Aerospace Industry Association of Michigan, joins Dave Akerly on WILS Morning Wake-Up to discuss the latest PwC Report, ranking Michigan number one in the Midwest for aerospace manufacturing attractiveness.

Tony Vernaci | AIAM and Michigan’s Ranking for 2019 in Aerospace Sector

Chris Holman speaks with Tony Vernaci, President/Founder, Aerospace Industry Association of Michigan (AIAM), based out of Rochester, MI. He’s back with the Michigan Business Beat now sharing the latest on AIAM and PwC 2019 Report. In the conversation Tony and Chris cover how: – Michigan advanced to 4th in the Nation and best in the

Connect with KB | Economic Impact of Michigan Aerospace Industry with Tony Vernaci and Jeff SImek

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PwC Ranks Michigan Best in Midwest for Aerospace Manufacturing Attractiveness

Advances to #4 in the Nation ROCHESTER, MICHIGAN, July 30, 2019 – PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) today released its 2019 report on “Aerospace Manufacturing Attractiveness,” ranking Michigan as the best state in the Midwest for Aerospace manufacturing attractiveness, and rising from 8th in 2018 to 4th in the 2019 report. “These rankings are a significant achievement as