Hemlock Semiconductor gives $8,200 grant to Midland Montessori School

On March 20, Midland Montessori School was awarded an $8,200 Hemlock Semiconductor grant from the Midland Area Community Foundation under the focus area of “Developing our Talent.” These funds have been used to buy new gym materials and new woodchips for the school’s playground. Midland Montessori School, at 5709 Eastman, has been a part of Midland … Read more

Chippewa Nature Center celebrates groundbreaking of new facility

A new nature center is in bloom in Midland County as organizers celebrate its groundbreaking. Supporters spoke about how the Chippewa Nature Center’s new roots will give children a strong foundation in environmental education. “Chippewa Nature Center offers programs to the community to connect people to nature,” said Jenn Kirst, the director of programs at … Read more

Kettering announces first class of Michigander Scholars

A group of Kettering University students was honored with scholarships from the Michigander Scholars program in the hopes of expanding the state’s quickly evolving technology and electric vehicle field. Some of the students plan to live, learn, and work right here in Michigan. Twenty-six bright-eyed Kettering University students received the Michigander Scholarship from the Michigan … Read more

New Opportunities for College Students to Benefit from The Michigander Scholars Incentive in 2024

MEDC announces new partnerships with Kettering University, Wayne State University and major employers to promote careers, recruit talent and fill jobs in semiconductor, electric vehicle industries that are key to helping grow state’s future population Michigan college students interested in pursuing careers in the semiconductor or EV/mobility industries have new inspiration this year to apply … Read more

Local students visit Delta College for the ‘Semiconductor Experience’

Students from Hemlock and St. Charles High Schools were at Delta College on Tuesday to partake in the “Semiconductor Experience.” The Semiconductor Experience is a partnership between Delta College’s Stem Explorer Team and local semiconductor manufacturers Hemlock Semiconductor and S.K. Siltron CSS. Students take part in career exploration through four hands-on skilled trades laboratories. They … Read more

Michigan Delivers on Federal Funding for Battery and Chip Manufacturers

Michigan grows programs and marks wins in bringing federal funding home to expand semiconductor and battery pack manufacturing It’s never been clearer that the key to business success is to make it in Michigan than with the announcement of the Battery and Advanced Manufacturing Challenge and the Department of Energy’s (DOE) support to expand semiconductor … Read more

Ruby Award Celebration to be held Feb. 27

1st State Bank recently announced the 19th Annual RUBY Award Celebration will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 27 at Apple Mountain Resort in Freeland beginning at 5 p.m. The RUBY Award was designed to celebrate the fact that the Great Lakes Bay Region area is enriched with young professionals who have reached success at an early … Read more

Family & Children’s Services receives $10K grant from community foundation, Hemlock

Family & Children’s Services (FCS) has received a grant of $10,000 from the Midland Area Community Foundation and Hemlock Semiconductor to provide mental health counseling services to rural communities in Midland County. The Hemlock Semiconductor grant was awarded through its donor-advised fund held at the community foundation. Family & Children’s Services has partnered with the Greater … Read more

Amid huge demand, career complex forging future skilled workers

Students are cutting their teeth in a variety of fields at the Saginaw Career Complex. “This gives them an opportunity to try an occupation on to see if it’s a good fit,” said Jenny Geno, Saginaw Intermediate School District executive director of career and technical education. Geno oversees the 22 programs at the Saginaw Career Complex, … Read more

Hemlock Semiconductor Appoints Roy Furbank as Vice President of Process Engineering

Hemlock Semiconductor, the nation’s leading manufacturer of hyper-pure polysilicon for the semiconductor and solar industries, announced that Roy Furbank has joined the company’s executive leadership team as Vice President – Process Engineering, a new position that highlights the critical importance of driving innovation and continuous improvements across HSC’s manufacturing processes. Furbank reports directly to HSC Chairman and … Read more