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HRU Technical Resources Talent Highlight Week of 12.14.20

December 14, 2020

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 Member Trilion Quality Systems joins Connect with KB Podcast

December 14, 2020

AIAM Member, Trilion Quality Systems offers optical testing and metrology systems, as well as advanced consulting engineering services across North America, and with Great Lakes Offices in Southfield, nearby Detroit. Their systems and services provide optical measurements that are a dream tool for engineers in design and manufacturing, especially in the aerospace, automotive, microelectronics, biomechanics and civil industries. In this episode, KB connects with John Tyson, President of Trilion Quality Systems and a member of Aerospace Industry Association of Michigan, to discuss all this and more! Listen to “Ep. 134: Trilion

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11.17 Michigan Aerospace Industry Briefing

November 18, 2020
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Barron Receives Award for Cost-Saving Aerospace Castings

November 17, 2020

Oxford, MI –  Investment casting is a process used for making precise and complex metal components and, for many industries, it saves much time and cost in producing their parts. For example, when an aerospace company asked Barron Industries to manufacture an investment casting for an advanced military guidance system, it was able to reduce its costs by a whopping 75 percent. Barron’s superior casting solution has won industry acclaim, winning the Investment Casting Institute’s 2020 Military Award.     The award, presented at the Institute’s 2020 Technical Conference and Expo, recognizes foundries

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Orbitform Acquires C & B Machinery

September 22, 2020

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 carry on the heritage that C & B Machinery established over the last 40 years. We look forward to working with the existing, highly skilled C & B team to grow the business.”   To

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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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