Michigan Manufacturing Association (MMA) awards dinner at the Crowne Plaza Lansing West with visiting speaker Governor Rick Snyder and more...

Michigan Manufacturing Association (MMA) awards dinner at the Crowne Plaza Lansing West with visiting speaker Governor Rick Snyder and more...

Industrial Control proud sponsor of the Michigan Manufacturing Association awards dinner.

Mark Ermatinger, Vice President of Industrial Control and Jake Hall, Sr Sales Engineer for their Grand Rapids area, attending the event on Nov 9th 2017 and also brought their Autonomous Mobile Industrial Robot (MiR) to entertain the crowd of manufacturing leaders. 

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Advanced Manufacturing Expo expands to 2 days, sites in Grand Rapids, metro Detroit

Advanced Manufacturing Expo expands to 2 days, sites in Grand Rapids, metro Detroit

Manufacturers from high-tech industries will again have the opportunity to put their products on display at this year's Advanced Manufacturing Expo.

The third-annual event marks the first time the expo will be held in both Grand Rapids and metro Detroit, giving manufacturers from across the state an opportunity to exhibit their products in either location.

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Perception or reality? Economist questions whether manufacturers actually embrace automation

Perception or reality?  Economist questions whether manufacturers actually embrace automation

Ask West Michigan manufacturers how they’re addressing the challenges of finding qualified workers, and many of them likely will cite automation equipment as a key part of their solution.

Industry statistics would seem to bear that out. Capital investment in robotic equipment has been skyrocketing at a double-digit pace, with the automation supply chain struggling to keep up with increasing order volumes. Additionally, the cost of automation continues to decline, meaning that more companies should be able to afford the technology.

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