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Autocam Medical invests in clean energy at new Kentwood HQ
KENTWOOD — Contract medical device manufacturer Autocam Medical Devices LLC is embracing a suite of clean energy products at its new 120,000-square-foot Kentwood headquarters, including a large solar installation and energy efficiency technologies.
GRPS, WMU partner on manufacturing and design training certificate for high schoolers
GRAND RAPIDS — Western Michigan University and Grand Rapids Public Schools have formed a two-year dual-enrollment partnership to assist high school students interested in pursuing careers in integrated design and manufacturing.
People in the news: March 14, 2022
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Med device manufacturer remains optimistic about building talent pipeline
Last month, Autocam Medical Devices LLC graduated its fourth class of CNC machinist apprentices under a program that’s meant to lure young professionals to the skilled trades. John C. Kennedy, president and CEO of the contract manufacturer of medical devices, is using the program to grow his talent pipeline while the company is on the verge of a major expansion. Autocam Medical is in the process of building an additional 100,000-square-foot facility in Kentwood that will support 250 new jobs and roughly double the company’s workforce. Kennedy recently talked with MiBiz about building a talent pool amid an ongoing skilled trades shortage, as well as his leadership principles that helped guide the company through the COVID-19 pandemic.
Amid growth, Dematic shifts focus to automation as pandemic exposes new customer needs
GRAND RAPIDS — As an executive at a global company serving firms in the e-commerce, logistics and warehousing spaces, Mike Larsson has noticed the needs of his customers change dramatically over the last year.
MiBiz Growth Report: June 6, 2021
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Autocam Medical plans new $60M HQ, production facility in Kentwood
KENTWOOD — Autocam Medical Devices LLC plans to invest $60 million over the next three years to expand production capacity in West Michigan.
Whitmer budget plans seek continued investment in training, certifications
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has sent two proposed budget plans to state lawmakers this year that maintain or expand funding for skilled trades training as well as introduce new talent development programs.
Diversity-focused VC fund garners widespread attention, even before making initial investment
GRAND RAPIDS — The West Michigan venture capital fund that intends to invest in growing, minority-owned businesses has garnered attention from interested parties who want to replicate the model elsewhere in the U.S.
GR-based VC fund targeting minority-owned companies raises $8.5M in first year
GRAND RAPIDS — The venture capital fund formed a year ago in Grand Rapids to invest in minority-owned businesses has netted $8.5 million in commitments from investors and aims to hit $10 million this year.
EXPLORING WHAT’S NEXT Experts preview workplace changes as economy slowly re-emerges
People who have been working from home for weeks because of the COVID-19 pandemic will return to a decidedly different workplace than they had previously once the economy gets going again.
MSU, The Right Place form task force to connect manufacturers to hospitals in need
GRAND RAPIDS — As the coronavirus pandemic spread to Michigan, Norman Beauchamp saw a need and an opportunity to coordinate manufacturers locally to supply equipment and supplies to hospitals expecting a surge in patients.
GVSU searches for new president amid ‘remarkable’ change at state universities
Grand Valley State University’s search for a successor to President Tom Haas is the latest effort by a Michigan-based public university to secure a new leader.
AMP Lab @WMU leverages partnerships to address talent shortage
GRAND RAPIDS — With the new AMP Lab @WMU that’s set to open this fall, Western Michigan University wants to leverage public- and private-sector partnerships to help local manufacturers innovate and access talent.
West Michigan med device suppliers navigate consolidation, pricing pressures, talent constraints
Many executives at companies in West Michigan’s medical device supply chain came out of the automotive industry only to find they’re facing all-too-familiar challenges in their current roles.
West Mich. med device makers cope with OEM consolidation, global expansion
As the medical device industry continues to expand globally, the sector has entered a period of mass consolidation.