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Enstrom Announces
Pakistan Deal
The Menominee-based defense company Enstrom Helicopter announced the sale of a number of their piston-powered 280FX helicop- ters to the country of Pakistan.
The deal was represented by Global Services and Solutions in Islamabad, Pakistan, whose general manager, Abdul Khaliq Awan, worked to devel- op a relationship between Enstrom and Pakistan. He says the relationship will hopefully continue, as Enstrom's products are well-suited to the coun- try's needs.
"We feel the Enstrom 280FX is the best helicopter to operate in the diffi- cult climate conditions of Pakistan," says Khaliq Awan.
Enstrom says it will deliver starting at the end of 2017 through early 2018. Global Services and Solutions will provide aviation support services for the government in Pakistan as an approved Enstrom representative. ----------------------------
Tincknell in MSU Administrator Role
MARQUETTE - Susan Tincknell was recently named community
administrator of the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine U.P. Region Campus. Prior to Tincknell beginning her new role in October, Tincknell was the resi- dency administrator of the Marquette Family Medicine Residency Program, UP Health System-Marquette, a position she assumed in 2000, according to a press release. She has worked in the health care realm for nearly 28 years. Tincknell received her bachelor of science degree in communication studies with a minor in management from Northern Michigan University .”I am extreme- ly honored to be working alongside such bright medical students‚” Tincknell said. ”One of my goals is to continue what Patti Copley, (who recently retired from the position after 15 years), has done so well‚ “to provide support and guidance to our students as they pursue their clinical training, and ultimately their medical specialty. Stuart Johnson, CEO and community assistant dean, said the
administrator plays a vital role in running the U.P. campus and meet- ing needs of students and faculty. ”Susan has incredible organizational and administration knowledge and skill” Johnson said. ”More impor- tantly, she cares deeply about the people. This includes our students, faculty, staff and our community. The MSU College of Human Medicine U.P. Region Campus works in conjunction with UP Health System-Marquette to coordinate the training of family medicine residents and Michigan State University College of Human Medicine medical students. Since its inception in 1974, 278 medical students and 192 resi- dent physicians have graduated from the two programs. Currently, about 30 percent of the MSU College of Human Medicine Upper Peninsula Region Campus physicians are prac- ticing in the U.P. in primary care and additional specialties of medicine.
Superior Extrusion
Chosen For Expansion
Marquette County company Superior Extrusion was approved for funding for an upcoming business expansion through the Michigan Economic Development Corporation.
The MEDC announced the project, which is expected to create 30 jobs in Forsyth Township, where Superior Extrusion is located in K.I. Sawyer. The performance-based grant is in the amount of $150,000 and will support a capital investment by the business of $10.5 million. That goes toward increasing the aluminum extruder's production through adding more building space, machinery and equip- ment to improve its capacity.
It's far from the first time this has taken place; over the last 20 years, Superior Extrusion has grown in leaps and bounds with past help from the state and local tax breaks as well. ---- ------------------------
Yooptone Music Opens
in Marquette
A new music store opened in Marquette to help fill the void left by the closing of longtime Third Street staple MacDonald's Music.
YoopTone Music has opened in the Village Shopping Center, at 1015 N. Third Street in Marquette. It's owned by Jeff Krebs and Jake Kuhlman, both local musicians.
Maxson Joins Sales Team At Stephens
Real Estate
IRON MOUNTAIN - Stephens Real Estate of Iron Mountain has announced the addition of Jessica Maxson to its full-time sales team.
A lifelong resident of the area, Maxson graduated from Bellin College of Nursing in 2004 and had a career as a licensed registered nurse.
“Despite being new to the real estate profession, what I lack in experience I make up for in enthusiasm and dedi- cation,” Maxson said of being part of Stephens Real Estate.
Maddy Tousignant and Sally Blom, brokers and co-owners of Stephens Real Estate, said they
look forward to Maxson working with new clients.
“We know that you will be excited once you meet her, they said. Her professionalism and bubbly personali- ty are unmatched. We are very fortu- nate to have Jessica join our team because she will add to our philoso- phy of customer service and satisfac- tion.“
Maxson is a member of the Upper Peninsula Association of Realtors, the Michigan Association of Realtors, and the National Association of Realtors.
In her spare time, Maxson volunteers throughout the community and is a beekeeper. She resides in Aurora, Wis., with her husband, Ben, and their five children, whom she home- schools.
Established in 1979, Stephens Real Estate provides residential and com- mercial real estate services throughout central and western Upper Michigan as well as northeastern Wisconsin.
Teal Lake Pizzeria
Negaunee wouldn't be the same without a pizza place on Teal Lake, and a new pizza restaurant is stepping into the shoes that Paisano's recently vacated.
Located at the former Paisano's at 81 Croix Street on the Teal Lake shore- line. They offer dine-in, takeout and delivery options for hungry Negaunee residents, and you can even order and pay online if you're so inclined.
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