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Manufacturers, conservation group partner on sustainability programming
The Michigan Manufacturers Association is continuing a partnership with The Nature Conservancy in Michigan that offers resources and workshops for companies seeking to adopt environmental and clean energy strategies into their operations.
The SOAR Fund takes flight to secure large competitive projects
Creating the Strategic Outreach and Attraction Reserve Fund gave Michigan a new tool to lure major economic development projects that business advocates say has quickly altered the national perception about the state.
Michigan Manufacturers Association partners with Nature Conservancy for sustainability training
A first-time partnership between two statewide organizations is resulting in new educational resources for manufacturers across Michigan.
Workforce training, higher education programs get boost in new state budget
Michigan’s newly signed state budget aims to maintain the momentum behind a variety of programs designed to help the manufacturing industry address workforce challenges.
Federal vaccine mandate riles manufacturers already facing workforce challenges
While many West Michigan manufacturers are staying mum on a proposed federal COVID-19 vaccine mandate and how it might affect the industry, Nelson Jacobson believes it’s a conversation worth having.
Aging workforce complicates succession planning for manufacturers
Family-owned manufacturing companies are facing similar challenges as the industry at large as succession planning is complicated by an aging workforce.
Whitmer, lawmakers find common ground on manufacturing support
State lawmakers and Gov. Gretchen Whitmer continue to find common ground on measures to help Michigan manufacturers respond to the unique challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.
GOP lawmakers push corporate income tax cut, tax credits for businesses
Republican lawmakers are advancing bills that would reduce Michigan’s corporate income tax rate by 20 percent and create tax credits for businesses that lost at least a quarter of their revenue during COVID-19 restrictions.
Biz, labor groups spar over state’s ‘permanent’ COVID-19 workplace rules
While Michigan is making progress to vaccinate the vast majority of residents against COVID-19, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s administration wants to put in place long-term workplace safeguards in case the virus still maintains a presence here.
Peters’ legislation attempts to create unified federal strategy, advocacy for manufacturing
U.S. Sen. Gary Peters foresaw the pain points the country’s manufacturers would encounter during the COVID-19 pandemic and he’s actively pushing legislation he thinks could make the industry more resilient.
Lawmakers reintroduce legislation to expand rooftop solar program
A bipartisan group of state lawmakers has again proposed legislation backed by clean energy advocates to expand utility programs for customers who generate their own solar power.
Advocates back infrastructure, talent development, child care spending in Whitmer’s proposed budget
Two statewide advocacy groups representing municipalities support Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s latest proposed budget that includes spending to cover income tax revenue gaps, increased revenue sharing and infrastructure investments.
Whitmer, GOP legislature compete over COVID relief funding
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and Republican lawmakers are squaring off over multi-billion-dollar COVID-19 spending plans that would bolster a vaccine rollout, K-12 schools preparedness and crucial business support.
Business groups back House Republicans’ COVID-19 spending plan
Statewide business groups announced their support today for House Republicans’ COVID-19 spending plan that’s a rebuttal to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s $5.6 billion plan unveiled last week.
‘Manufacturing Millennial’ helps industry appeal to younger workers
While Jake Hall might not tout the same beastly social media metrics as some famous American socialites, he considers himself a rare influencer in the manufacturing industry.
Whitmer signs $106M COVID-19 relief bill, including grants to small businesses, venues
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer today signed legislation that provides $106 million in COVID-19 relief that includes grants for small businesses and entertainment venues that have been closed or had operations limited by state orders.
Manufacturing faces talent problem heading into a crucial 2021
As manufacturing continues to lead both in statewide and nationwide economic recovery, the sector will still need to address a chronic issue that has only worsened throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
Manufacturers deploy recruiting, certification strategies to bolster workforce
Talent gaps and workforce shortages are two issues that have dogged the manufacturing industry for years, pushing Michigan companies and their supporting organizations to develop a more robust talent pipeline in Michigan.
Customers, installers on edge as key solar energy program nears cap
A key program that has incentivized small-scale solar projects in recent years is nearing its cap in two utility service territories.
Bills would exempt PPE purchases from sales, use tax for employers
Employers could buy pandemic-related personal protection equipment without having to pay state sales or use taxes under proposed statewide legislation.
Michigan’s surprise billing legislation attracts national attention
Alegislative effort to curtail surprise medical billing in Michigan has gained attention from national health care organizations shifting their focus to states amid stalled efforts federally.
Gov. Whitmer offers details on state’s $24 million Futures for Frontliners program
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer today rolled out a $24 million initiative to provide tuition for workers on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic who lack a secondary education and want to earn an associate’s degree or professional certification.
Manufacturers balance generational knowledge, skills to achieve effectiveness in Industry 4.0
When Rolar Products Inc. recently added a 10-axis Swiss-style screw machine to its shop floor, the Muskegon-based provider of precision machine products turned to its senior-most employee to take the reins of the latest innovation.
Manufacturers tap into new vendors to meet safety protocols in wake of COVID-19
People line up early at manufacturing plants to have their temperature taken by registered nurses who were laid off from hospitals in the chaos of the COVID-19 crisis.
West Michigan manufacturers reopen with heightened awareness of risk management
Manufacturers are contending with the risk COVID-19 still poses to their workforces.
Whitmer reopens manufacturing, extends stay-home order until May 28
Nearly 20 percent of Michigan’s economy will start to reopen on Monday under an executive order signed today by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.
Arsenal of health: Manufacturers shift operations to meet needs during pandemic
Demand for the mobile computer workstations produced by Walker-based health care furniture manufacturer Altus Industries Inc. had already begun to spike as hospitals started setting up quarantine and triage areas in preparation for an influx of COVID-19 patients.
State Legislature considers bills to significantly change health care certificate of need regs
Michigan’s certification-of-need regulations for health care projects could undergo significant changes under legislation proposed in Lansing.
Michigan manufacturing leaders call for passage of North American trade deal
A chorus of manufacturing leaders and trade organizations from Michigan are urging Congress to pass a new trade agreement with Canada and Mexico.
‘SIGNIFICANT ASSET’: Amid slowdown in launches, new threats, West Michigan tooling industry braces for change
The challenges confronting Michigan’s tool, die and mold makers are deeply rooted. The state hosts more than twice as many tool and die workers compared to any other state, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. As the undisputed leader of the industry, Michigan also suffers the greatest consequences of its uncertainty.