Technology Report with Matt Roush
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Fanuc announced Tuesday that it has merged all of its operations in the Americas into a single company named Fanuc America Corp. The new company, headquartered in Rochester Hills, will have 22 locations and sales of more than $1 billion.
Michigan’s 15 public universities are responsible for more than 120,000 Michigan jobs and $23.9 billion in total economic activity, according to an economic study comissioned by the Presidents Council of the State Universities of Michigan.
The latest awards and certifications from Michigan’s technology-focused companies, institutions, groups and individuals.
The temporary help firm Manpower Inc. says employers in the Detroit area and West Michigan plan to hire at a steady pace in the first qurater of 2014.
So what’s the latest and greatest from the fascinating worlds of science and technology on a wintry Tuesday? Well, as Sonny Elliot used to say, throw another anchorman on the fire, warm up and read these dandies…
Claudine George: CEO and Managing Member of ICONMA LLC in Troy. George oversees the activities of the overall business and promotes diversity initiatives for the staffing, consulting, and managed project services company. George began her career as an IT consultant to the automotive industry. While working at a major OEM, she founded her first company, which matched engineering and IT consultants and clients. Subsequently, George formed ICONMA, which has more than 1,700 employees throughout 25 national and international locations. Starting with staffing services, George has expanded ICONMA into additional service areas, including managed services, which provides web and mobile application development and testing services. Under her leadership, ICONMA has been named to the Inc. 5000 for six consecutive years, with $109.7 million in revenue for 2012, a three-year growth of 106 percent. The company has been recognized as one of the 50 Fastest-Growing Women-Owned/Led Companies in North America sponsored by the New York-based Women Presidents’ Organization and the small-business division of American Express, as well as a Corp! magazine economic bright spot. George was named an Ernst & Young LLP Entrepreneur of the Year in the staffing and support services category. She received her bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Michigan. Read the full profile at http://www.ltu.edu/leaders.
Oxford Biomedical Research Inc., a privately held biotechnology company in Rochester Hills, has been awarded a $1,163,600 Phase 2 Small Business Innovation Research Grant by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences.
Wayne County’s departments of public service and technology Monday rolled out Compass, a smartphone and web app designed to make driving smarter and safer.
Visteon Corp. will mark its 15th year at the International CES, formerly known as the Consumer Electronics Show, in Las Vegas Jan,. 7-10.
The federal government’s 2008-09 bailout of General Motors and Chrysler actually saved the country $92 billion, a 768 percent return on the government’s investment.