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A Message From Tony: April 2020

April 2, 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, no doubt. But what has been most encouraging is how Michigan’s aerospace industry has rallied to fill gaps, provide resources, and work together to combat this invisible enemy.  AIAM members across the state have stepped

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Legislative Day/Member-Board of Director Meeting Recap

December 16, 2019

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 with 15 State Representatives and 14 State Senators. Our goal was to raise awareness of Michigan’s extensive aerospace industry and introduce them to the Association. It was an incredibly productive day! A special thank you

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

October 24, 2019

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 the Aerospace Industry Association of Michigan (AIAM) and the University of Michigan Department of Aerospace Engineering. The expo will feature an exhibit hall with nearly 30 aerospace technology vendors from 12:00-4:30PM and a premium networking

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Tony Vernaci Speaks with Dave Akerly

August 8, 2019

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.

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

August 8, 2019

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 Midwest when it comes to Aerospace manufacturing attractiveness. – Michigan has been consistently ranked by PwC as a top 10 state, but this year AIAM proactively connected with PwC to ensure Michigan’s aerospace assets were

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

August 8, 2019

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PwC Visits Michigan

June 17, 2019

AIAM was pleased to host PwC during their visit to Michigan April 22nd and 23rd. The visit kicked off with a business roundtable dinner in downtown Detroit between a group of AIAM board members, aerospace executives and community leaders who presented an overview on Michigan’s aerospace industry.  The following morning started early with a full-day motor coach tour and meetings at select key aerospace assets, which made a lasting impression on our guests.  Stops included RCO Aerospace, BMT Aerospace, Ascent Aerospace and LIFT, a light weighting institute in Detroit.   The

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