First Solar, QCells and Solarge to qualify for 2023 sustainably produced modules label

By specifying EPEAT panels, the recognitions show production of modules adheres to sustainably made, low-carbon products for developers and buyers. The Ultra Low-Carbon Solar Alliance announced three domestic panel producers, First Solar, Hanwha Qcells and Solarge, have committed to building low-carbon, sustainably-made PV products under the alliance’s “EPEAT for Solar” label. EPEAT is a globally … Read more

Child & Family Services Receives $10,000 HSC Cares Grant

Child and Family Services received a $10,000 grant from the Saginaw Community Foundation for the Sexual Assault Center/Crisis Services Project. “The HSC Cares Grant was requested for Child and Family Service’s Sexual Assault Center, who provides free counseling and advocacy services to all victims and families who have experienced the unimaginable trauma of sexual assault,” … Read more

Hemlock Semiconductor Appoints Rolf Hartmann as New Supply Chain Executive

Hemlock, Mich. – Hemlock Semiconductor, the nation’s leading manufacturer of hyper-pure polysilicon for the semiconductor and solar industries, today announced that Rolf Hartmann has joined the company’s executive leadership team as Senior Vice President – Chief Procurement and Supply Chain Officer. Hartman reports directly to HSC Chairman and CEO AB Ghosh and is responsible for … Read more

Women in STEM Panel Addresses Challenges, Barriers to Entry

A Women in STEM Innovation event hosted by the Midland Business Alliance encouraged high-school-aged women and girls to hear from industry professionals about work-life balance, common myths and how to move up. More than 100 women attended a Women in STEM Innovation panel discussion to discuss the challenges women face in the field and how … Read more

Regional celebrations of Great Lakes Bay Pride Month take place throughout June

Great Lakes Bay Pride is filling the region with fun this month. Throughout the month, Great Lakes Bay Pride and its regional partners will host programs and events aimed at education the community about LGBTQ+ issues. The events celebrate diversity, equity, and inclusion in Bay, Midland, Isabella, and Saginaw counties. Activities in June include: Pride Month events … Read more

Hemlock Semiconductor’s CARE Fund donates to Rauchholz Memorial Library

The Rauchholz Memorial Library received a $1,000 grant from the Saginaw Community Foundation for its summer camps. This grant was provided by Hemlock Semiconductor Operation’s Community and Regional Empowerment Fund administered at the foundation. “Our summer camps are meant to be educational, but they are also meant to be fun,” Audrey Glass youth librarian said. … Read more

Ghosh: State must attract, retain workforce

Unless we take bold action now, more than two million manufacturing jobs across the country could go unfilled by 2030, costing our economy up to $1 trillion each year. That’s according to the most recent quarterly survey of manufacturers done by the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM). The results indicate that nearly 75% of respondents … Read more

CEOs on Embracing the Power of & in Business and Civil Discourse

To discuss the 2023 Conference theme, the Power of &, and what it means to their organizations and what it looks like in business, four chief executive officers from the health, technology, and finance industries joined a panel moderated by WOOD-TV 8’s Rick Albin.  The panelists were:  Opportunities Within Business to Embrace the Power of &  … Read more