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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.


MTEC SmartZone welcomes Dan Webber to the Board of Directors

HOUGHTON, Michigan (January 10, 2014) – MTEC SmartZone welcomes successful Upper Peninsula biomedical business executive, Dan Webber, to the Board of Directors.


Webber previously held top positions as President and CEO with Pioneer Surgical Technology, an international medical device manufacturer located in Marquette, Michigan. He recently led Pioneer in a strategic sale for $130 million.


MTEC SmartZone helps two local companies earn cash at statewide business competition

REL, Inc. and LiteBrake Tech, LLC among more than 200 entrants at Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition


HOUGHTON, Michigan (December 2, 2013) – With support and entrepreneurial coaching from MTEC SmartZone, two local companies that competed in North America’s largest business plan competition mid-November in Detroit returned home winners.


MTEC SmartZone supports GreenForces Initiative with a start-up grant

5 local technology, manufacturing companies collaborate with Michigan Tech to target the aerospace and defense industries


Houghton, Michigan (November 18, 2013) – With aerospace and defense budget cuts, those industries are working harder to find solutions that keep America globally competitive and safe. As a result, the companies who service those industries also have to be more creative to deliver more for less.


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