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Dematic, MTEC SmartZone tenant, grows services and jobs in the U.S. with software product

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.

MTEC SmartZone’s SmartStart program assists 35 start-ups, creates 20 new local jobs, earning Keweenaw Spark Plug award for ‘Growth’

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.


Lasalletech co-founder, Jim Northey, among leading financial trading industry experts to co-author book

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.


Leinonen recently earned the Certified Global Business Professional credential

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 Manufacturing President Mark Massicotte receives Operation Action U.P. Award of Excellence for 2013

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.


Gov. Rick Snyder applauds MTEC SmartZone for creating 'synergy and power' across the U.P. in State of the State address

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.


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