Items Tagged with 'tool and die'

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Training program readies workers for manufacturing careers

Talent shortage will become more acute as current workers retire.

December 18, 2015
“Without tool-and-die makers and machinists to build things, our country is going to be in trouble,” said Rob Willsea, recruiting and sales manager for Expert Technical Training. Read More

Auto suppliers are enjoying an industry-wide resurgence

But if incentives can’t keep auto sales rolling, all bets are off.

December 18, 2015
(As seen on WZZM TV 13) Since the Great Recession, the auto industry has been on an upswing, a positive change that’s been more evident in Michigan than anywhere else. Read More

Gill Industries' goal: a $1 billion company

The manufacturer marks 50 years with big plans for the future.

November 14, 2014
(As seen on WZZM TV 13) Gill Industries is in the midst of a yearlong celebration marking its first 50 years in business, and the company has a lot to celebrate. Read More

Auto suppliers are busy, but very cautious

Local builder has key thoughts about where the vital sector stands.

February 15, 2013
(As seen on WZZM TV 13) Automobile sales and industry analytics aren’t the sole economic indicators of how auto suppliers are doing. Read More

City approves tool-and-die recovery applications

November 17, 2012
The local tool-and-die industry last week got the attention of Grand Rapids city commissioners, who approved applications to let six firms join the Tool and Die Renaissance Recovery Zone and collect the appropriate tax breaks. Read More