A process called “virtual manufacturing” allows Ford to design work places that put less stress on assembly line employees.
The expansion is expected to create hundreds of new jobs and generate millions of dollars in new investment.
In a change of course, the state is going back to its roots and putting renewed emphasis on training welders, machinists, electricians and other blue-collar workers.
A new partnership that will research and create lighter and stronger manufacturing materials will be a boost to Michigan’s economy and the auto industry.
The Obama administration named 12 regions of the country that will receive special attention under a new federal program designed to help make them more attractive to manufacturing companies looking for a place to set up operations, provide a boost to the U.S. manufacturing industry and create jobs.
An international automotive company has chosen two Michigan facilities as sites for research and development as well as manufacturing.
The center, in Canton, is expected to create 15-20 high-tech manufacturing jobs.
Expect steady, if unspectacular, growth in the American economy through 2018, according to a J.P. Morgan Chase economist at an Automation Alley event Thursday.
Do you ever worry that you’ll never work in this town again? On the satirical news website “The Onion,” a faux Mayor Dave Bing promises exactly that.
The message: Manufacturing is not dead. In fact, it’s alive and thriving.