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Manufacturing Week – Networking & More
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Manufacturing Excellence Summit
Sault Ste. Marie, MI - On Wednesday, October 3rd from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm, the Economic Development Corporation (EDC) will host their 3rd Manufacturing Day at Soo Country Club. The event was created with a focus on benefitting manufacturing in the region but also includes business owners, students and entrepreneurs from both sides of the river. Sponsors of the event included Michigan Economic Development Corporation, the Michigan Department of Talent & Economic Development, Michigan Manufacturers Association, Cloverland Electric Cooperative, the Chippewa County Economic Development Corporation, Eastern Upper Peninsula Regional Planning and Development, MiWorks is Upward, the Michigan Certified Development Corporation and Spectrum Business Enterprise Solutions.
Executive Director Jeff Holt is pleased to announce that the speakers this year will include Chuck Hadden, President of the Michigan Manufacturers Association as well as Rodney Parkkonen of the Michigan Department of Talent & Economic Development.
Last year over 75 attendees including entities such as Carmeuse Lime & Stone, MCM Marine, Norpro, Precision Edge, and Superior Fabrication received resources and were able to network face-to-face with their peers. Michigan Manufacturers Association (MMA), Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC), Cloverland Electric’s Energy Optimization, and MIWorks were available before and after the event and reiterated that they made valuable connections in our area.
To find out more about the event you can call or email Tracey at 906.632.5779/ or visit our website to rsvp at
Future plans for the EDC include hosting an Industry Day to better prepare for the future Soo Locks Project. To sign up for our Quarterly Manufacturers Alliance lunch please contact Tracy@ Follow our Facebook page to stay tuned into what @SSMEDC has to offer.
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