Stabenow, Levin Announce Support for the Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center

Friday, December 28, 2012

WASHINGTON- U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow, Co-Chair of the Bipartisan Senate Manufacturing Caucus, and Carl Levin today announced support for the Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center to help small and medium-sized manufacturers throughout the state expand and create new high-tech jobs.  The center is headquartered in Plymouth with affiliate offices in Grand Rapids, Marquette, Saginaw, and Traverse City.

The Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center is the Michigan affiliate of the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership. This partnership is a public-private network of centers that assist small and medium-sized manufacturers with innovative strategies to create new advanced manufacturing jobs, expand operations into new markets, and become more efficient.

Senator Stabenow said: “The Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center is helping small and medium-sized manufacturers across our state make new cutting-edge products and create high-tech jobs. We have seen consistent job growth in manufacturing over the past few years thanks in part to the Manufacturing Extension Partnership, which helps our manufacturers grow their businesses and stay competitive in the global economy.”

Senator Levin said: “Manufacturing is the backbone of Michigan’s economy and the nation’s.  This grant will help the Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center provide vital assistance to manufacturers across our state to help them compete nationally and globally.”

The $1,134,001 grant was awarded through the Department of Commerce and will fund the Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center from January 1, 2013, through June 30, 2013. For more information, visit www.mmtc.org.