MFG Excellence Awards 2022

The annual MFG Excellence Awards celebrate the leaders and products pushing the industry forward. The 2022 award winners, finalists and industry supporters were recognized Thursday, November 10, at a prestigious evening of celebration in Lansing. 2022 MFG Excellence Awards Winners MFG Lifetime Achievement AwardBob Jacquart, Jacquart Fabric Products, Home of Stormy Kromer (Ironwood) MFG Woman of the … Read more

In Focus: The CHIPS Act – A Historic Investment in Our Future

By helping to provide a critical domestic supply chain, the CHIPS Act represents a new era of American industrial competitiveness. Since this summer’s passage of federal legislation aimed at boosting domestic semiconductor manufacturing, several chipmakers have announced plans to build new fabrication facilities in the United States. Fortunately for the country, the CHIPS and Science … Read more

Serious Green: Billions Pouring Into Outdoor Recreation, Mobility And Technology In Michigan

Billions of dollars are being invested throughout Michigan to design, develop and build the next generation of clean-energy mobility. Combined, General Motors and Ford Motor Company are investing $9 billion dollars for EV and battery cell production. Gotion just announced a $2.4 billion investment for EV battery production in Big Rapids, and Hemlock Semiconductor is … Read more

Gov. Whitmer Forms Semiconductor Talent Action Team to Attract Businesses, Grow Economy, Onshore Supply Chains

Innovative partnership with private industry, academia created to grow Michigan’s semiconductor talent ecosystem, positioning the state to become global talent leader Today, Governor Gretchen Whitmer joined the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) to announce the new Semiconductor Talent Action Team, a collaborative, public/private partnership aimed at making Michigan a top state for semiconductor talent solutions and … Read more

Hemlock schools prepare for possible influx of students as HSC expands

With Hemlock Semiconductor’s recently announced $375 million expansion in Thomas Township underway, Hemlock Public School District officials are preparing for a potential influx of students as new families move to the area. Company officials have said the planned expansion will create 170 new permanent jobs in Thomas Township, where HSC is headquartered. Hemlock Public Schools … Read more

Hemlock ready for more students from Semiconductor growth

We’ve been telling you about the $375 million expansion at Hemlock Semiconductor and 170 new permanent jobs coming to the area. The groundbreaking ceremony was just last month, and now families from surrounding areas may be making mid-Michigan their home. Hemlock Public School leaders say they are ready for the possible influx of students as … Read more

HSC’s Community Calendar Art Contest “A Year of Exploration” Winning Entries Announced

Hemlock, Mich. ― Hemlock Semiconductor Operations (HSC) today announced the winners of the company’s 13th Annual Community Calendar Contest. Local students from 11 schools in the Saginaw, Bay City, Midland and Gratiot school districts illustrated this year’s theme – “A Year of Exploration.” Their winning entries will be featured in HSC’s 2023 Community Calendar and … Read more

Gov. Whitmer Announces Winners for 2022 Governor’s Service Awards

Winners will be honored at the Fox Theatre on Nov. 17 in Detroit Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and the Michigan Community Service Commission today announced 46 individuals, businesses and nonprofit organizations recipients of the 2022 Governor’s Service Awards and applauded their commitment to volunteerism, service or philanthropy. “Michigan succeeds because of Michiganders who go above and … Read more

Midland picks Canstruction Choice Awards winners

Sunday winners announced The people chose three winners from the “Canstruction” food charity event. St. John’s Lutheran School, Windover High School and Jefferson Middle School won awards on Sunday. Voters paid $1 for each nomination.  Canstruction is a nationwide charitable competition that involves building sculptures with canned food items. The third annual event was hosted … Read more

MBA releases Midland Flood Reduction Plan

The Midland Business Alliance and its Advisory Committee on Infrastructure’s initial plans for easing the flooding strain on the Tittabawassee River watershed is being shared with city, county, region and state officials following its release Nov. 2. Called the Midland Flood Reduction Plan, the report outlines the first projects to begin when the U.S. Army Corps … Read more