HOUGHTON, Michigan (March 26, 2014) – Dematic, a global supplier of material-handling systems for factory and distribution centers, has maintained a satellite office at MTEC SmartZone’s Lakeshore Center since May 2012. The Houghton location employs five Michigan Technological University student interns and 10 full-time staff who support Dematic’s research and development functions at its North America headquarters in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Among major corporations that utilize Dematic’s distribution systems are Amazon, Walmart, Walgreens, Abercrombie & Fitch and Toys “R” Us.
HOUGHTON, Michigan (March 14, 2014) – SmartStart, MTEC SmartZone’s entrepreneurial coaching program, received the Keweenaw Spark Plug award for “Growth,” during the second annual local business awards ceremony. The Keweenaw Spark Plug Awards are presented by the Keweenaw Chamber of Commerce and Keweenaw Economic Development Alliance (KEDA), along with co-sponsors MTEC SmartZone and Keweenaw Young Professionals. The event is designed to recognize local business and individuals for their efforts in 2013.
HANCOCK, Michigan (February 19, 2014) – “Handbook of Financial Data and Risk Information” is a comprehensive reference for the technical, operational, regulatory and political issues in collecting, measuring, and managing financial data. Its audience ranges from financial industry practitioners and regulators responsible for implementing risk management systems, to system integrators and software firms.
Jonathan Leinonen recently earned the Certified Global Business Professional credential from NASBITE International. With this achievement, NASBITE certifies that a CGBP is competent in global business management, global marketing, supply chain management and trade finance. In order to receive the designation, candidates must pass a comprehensive CGBP exam and have worked in global commerce for at least two years.
L’ANSE, Michigan (January 22, 2014) – L’Anse Manufacturing, Inc. is one of four Upper Peninsula businesses to receive an Award of Excellence for 2013 during the annual meeting of Operation Action U.P. (OAUP) in Marquette on Tuesday, January 21.
The OAUP Award of Excellence recognizes outstanding businesses or major institutional employers who have contributed to the economic well-being of the Upper Peninsula. The awards were presented during the group’s 50th anniversary meeting at Northern Michigan University.
HOUGHTON, Michigan (January 17, 2014) – Exciting new developments at MTEC SmartZone were among key issues Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder discussed in his fourth State of the State address in Lansing Thursday evening.
Snyder talked about MTEC SmartZone’s collaboration with Michigan Technological University, entrepreneurs and local governments to foster economic success in the Upper Peninsula. That collaboration has continued to thrive for more than a decade, leading to new developments and opportunities for job creation across the Upper Peninsula.