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. This year’s program launched on Jan. 25 with an informational workshop at Steelcase Inc.’s Grand Rapids headquarters and included roughly 30 participants. Program leaders say the sessions are … Read more

Paddy Hobohm grew up in his family’s business, SPACE, Inc., and is now the owner and president

Paddy Hobohm, 38, owns SPACE, Inc., with his mom, Kathie Fuce-Hobohm. She’s the CEO and he’s the president. SPACE’s headquarters are on Vantage Point Drive, off of Eastman Road, just north of Midland. They also have a location in Alexandria, Virginia. SPACE is a commercial interior design firm. Hobohm said they’re “highly focused on sustainability, disruptive … Read more

Hemlock Semiconductor Appoints Phil Rausch as New Commercial Sales Executive

Chief Commercial Officer Retiring, Solar Sales Leader Promoted Hemlock, Mich. – Hemlock Semiconductor Operations (HSC), the nation’s leading manufacturer of hyper-pure polysilicon for the semiconductor and solar industries, today announced that Phil Rausch, previously serving as Solar Commercial Manager, has been promoted to Senior Director of Commercial Sales. Rausch joined the company’s executive leadership team … Read more

The Griffin Legacy

This article appeared in the Fall 2022 issue of The Griffin newsletter published by the Griffin Endowed Chair at Central Michigan University. Find past issues online. We talked with Robert Griffin’s grandson Jason in the Griffin Legacy Piece this year. Jason shares fond memories of his Grandfather. He talked about how he was as a person and … Read more

Michigan Chemistry Council announces new leadership

The Michigan Chemistry Council announced that its board of directors has elected a new president and vice president for two-year terms. Steve Persyn, Midland Site Leader for International Flavors & Fragrances, will serve as MCC’s president and board chair. Persyn is a native of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula and has been a manufacturing leader in the … Read more

A look back at 2022 business openings, closures in mid-Michigan

The holiday season is here, and a new year is right around the corner. As we head into 2023, here’s a look back at some of the businesses that opened or closed in the past year in mid-Michigan and what’s to come: Hemlock Semiconductor breaks ground on $375 million expansion project in Saginaw County Hemlock … Read more

Hemlock Semiconductor CARE Grants Strengthen Community Vitality

Nine organizations in Bay, Midland and Saginaw counties to benefit from grants HEMLOCK, Mich. — The Great Lakes Bay Region Mental Health Partnership – iMatter Anti-Stigma Campaign works to improve mental health for all residents of the Great Lakes Bay Region. To support this important mission, Hemlock Semiconductor Operations (HSC) awarded a CARE Fund grant … Read more

Terri Datz-Siegel – Hemlock Semiconductor Operations LLC – 2022 MFG Woman of the Year

This article appeared in the November/December 2022 issue of MiMfg Magazine. Read the full issue and find past issues online. For the past 38 years, Terri Datz-Siegel has been a force at Hemlock Semiconductor (HSC) and within the industry. She’s an engineer, a leader, a coach, a mentor and so much more to so many people. Datz-Siegel … Read more