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PMBC Access and Certification Grant

January 20, 2022

The PMBC Access and Certification Grant is designed to break down barriers preventing Michigan businesses from winning purchase orders. The program has three objectives: Increase supplier access to local and global procurement opportunities Improve competitiveness in advanced manufacturing for Michigan small businesses Enhance supplier capabilities and open doors to new industry verticals Up to $15,000 in assistance is available to offset 75% of pre-approved expenses per fiscal year. Your company will pay for the certification or software and the MEDC will reimburse 75% of those expenses, after receiving valid proof

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AIAM Welcomes St. Clair Community College as New Member

January 19, 2022

The Aerospace Industry Association of Michigan is excited to announce that it has added St. Clair Community College as a new member! “St. Clair County Community College (SC4) prepares students for rewarding careers through associate’s degrees, one-year certificates, and four-year transfer degrees through university partnerships. Founded in 1923, its commitment to access, student success and meeting community needs is unwavering and contributes greatly to the economic value vitality of Michigan and beyond.” Learn more about our new member here.

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AIAM Member Composites One Joins Connect with KB Podcast

January 5, 2022

Composites One, an AIAM member based in Illinois, is North America’s largest distributor of composite materials, with over 44 locations. Composites One supplies manufacturers with all of the technical data and materials necessary to build a wide variety of composites for aerospace and aircraft components. Aerospace customers benefit from enhanced dependability and responsiveness, which enables them to resolve issues more efficiently and expand their businesses.  In this episode of Connect with KB, Kristin connects with Lisa Ewald, Director of Aerospace for Composites One. Click below to listen to Lisa Ewald’s

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Member News | Triumph Group

December 28, 2021

AIAM Member News✈️: Triumph Group has announced that it has been awarded a production contract extension with Boeing Commercial Airplanes to continue the manufacture and supply of hydraulic and actuation systems for Boeing 737 MAX, 777, 777X, and 767 airplanes.  The contract extension covers critical equipment and components utilized in the landing gear actuation, nose wheel steering, engine cowl door opening, brake, hydraulic, and slat control systems. This work will be done at Triumph’s Actuation Products & Services sites in Clemmons, North Carolina, and Yakima, Washington. To read more about

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Member News | JR Automation

December 16, 2021

AIAM Member News✈️: JR Automation Technologies LLC, a global designer, builder, and integrator of automation solutions, established a new plant in Holland last week. According to corporate officials, the new building, housed in the former Prince Tech Center, will consolidate many of JR Automation’s local operations under one roof. “West Michigan and the talented people who choose to work at JR Automation are huge contributors to our continued success and expansion in the area,” JR Automation CEO Craig Ulrich said in a statement. “We are grateful to be part of

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A Message from Tony: December 2021

December 16, 2021

Hello AIAM Business Community! As 2021 comes to a close, I would like to take the opportunity to thank everyone that has supported us throughout the year. In many respects, it was much better than 2020, but it was certainly not a year without its own unique challenges.  All things taken into account, we consider ourselves very blessed and are looking forward to our plans for 2022.  We are developing a full calendar of events and are confident that the momentum in Lansing with our state legislature with continue to

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MEMBER NEWS | CLASSIC TURNING, INC. NAMES MARK LINCOLN CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

December 16, 2021

JACKSON, Mich. (December 15, 2021) – Classic Turning, Inc., the Jackson, Michigan-based company that designs and produces precision machine components and assemblies for aerospace, medical, precision automotive, and other specialized industries, announces the hiring of Mark Lincoln as Chief Executive Officer. He replaces Alan Symonds who has served in that position since 2015 and is retiring. Lincoln’s career spans more than 30 years, including two decades at Stryker Corporation, where he held leadership positions in global manufacturing and supply chain. Lincoln has a proven track record of success in leading

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HRU Technical Resources Talent Highlight Week of 12.6.21

December 13, 2021

AIAM has teamed up with our member company HRU Technical Resources in order to bring industry talent directly to our member companies who may be looking to hire for a specific role. The highlight will be updated on a bi-weekly basis and published here on the AIAM Website for members only. Please login with your AIAM member credentials to view and download the latest list of candidates from HRU Technical Resources. Download HRU Tech Talent Highlight

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AIAM Federal R&D Tax Credit and Cybersecurity Webinar

December 13, 2021

AIAM held an important webinar to provide critical information to companies on the Federal R&D tax credit and requirements for the upcoming CMMC (Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification) being rolled out by the Department of Defense. Speakers from UHY, Eaton, the Michigan Defense Center and the University of Michigan Economic Growth Institute presented details on each of these topics. The session was recorded and can be found here on the AIAM website. Speaker presentations may also be downloaded here. Contact AIAM at info@AIAMnow.com for more information on today’s session or to

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Member News | Detroit Engineered Products (DEP)

December 7, 2021

AIAM Member News✈️: Detroit Engineered Products (DEP) has announced the establishment of a new Canadian office. This is DEP’s first office in Canada and the company’s ninth worldwide. The new DEP office is in Ontario. Following the establishment of offices in five countries, including the United States, China, Japan, Brazil, and India, the company is pleased to expand its services to Canada. Radha Krishnan, Founder and President, Detroit Engineered Products (DEP) said, “It will be our pleasure to serve the customers with the trademark quality of DEP and services that

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