• Colorado Springs Center to Support Defense Firms Coping with Spending Cuts

    Colorado Springs Center to Support Defense Firms Coping with Spending Cuts0

    The Colorado Advanced Manufacturing Alliance next month will launch a center in Colorado Springs to help local defense contractors deal with cuts in defense spending by encouraging them to diversify into new markets and adopt advanced technologies. The alliance will use funds from a $6.6 million grant DOD’s Office of Economic Adjustment awarded the state in an effort to accelerate the growth of manufacturers across Colorado’s advanced industries, with a particular focus on defense firms. The FourFront Fuse Impact Center will be operated through a partnership between CAMA and the newly formed Southern Colorado Technology Alliance …

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  • New Manufacturing Techniques May Support Growth at Ohio Vehicle Plant

    New Manufacturing Techniques May Support Growth at Ohio Vehicle Plant0

    A consortium aimed at promoting advanced manufacturing applications in northwest Ohio plans to create a new innovation center using a portion of the $3.0 million grant that DOD’s Office of Economic Adjustment (OEA) previously awarded to benefit the Joint Systems Manufacturing Center, a government-owned, contractor-operated facility that produces tanks and military vehicles in Lima. “The OEAMC [Ohio Energy and Advanced Manufacturing Center] will be using those OEA grant funds along with some other state grants they have to create a center that fosters innovative processes and products, not only for JSMC but for other companies related to the defense industry, suppliers and entrepreneurs,” said project manager Cynthia Leis …

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  • $2M Federal Grant Helps Establish Manufacturing Accelerator at Brunswick0

    A $2 million federal grant awarded to the LRA responsible for redeveloping the former Naval Air Station Brunswick and the regional workforce development board for Maine’s coastal counties will help establish an advanced manufacturing accelerator at Brunswick Landing. TechPlace will be an advanced office, shop, laboratory and workspace for high-tech research, development and manufacturing. When completed, TechPlace will provide an ideal location for the Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority’s (MRRA) target industries — aerospace, aviation, composites/advanced materials, biotechnology and renewable energy …

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  • Former Ohio Defense Facility Poised for Growth0

    A major tenant at Kettering Business Park, the reuse project at the former Defense Electronics Supply Center outside of Dayton, Ohio, may be bringing new jobs to the development to support manufacturing operations for Airbus. The aviation hub for the international aircraft manufacturer could move into a vacant, 200,000-square-foot building and potentially require new space to be built, said Lisa Novelli, president of the National Composite Center …

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  • GE, Cincinnati College Launch Pilot to Train Veterans for Manufacturing Jobs0

    The first class enrolled in a program spearheaded by a national coalition aiming to prepare 15,000 veterans for jobs in advanced manufacturing has started training at Cincinnati State Technical and Community College. The program is a pilot initiative sponsored by the Get Skills to Work coalition established last year by the Manufacturing Institute and supported by General Electric, Alcoa Inc., Boeing and Lockheed Martin …

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  • Manufacturing Coalition to ‘Fast-Track’ Veterans into High-Tech Jobs0

    A coalition of manufacturers launched an initiative this week to train military veterans for jobs in advanced manufacturing that remain open because employers say they can’t find skilled applicants. The Get Skills to Work coalition — which will be managed by the Manufacturing Institute and supported by General Electric, Alcoa Inc., Boeing and Lockheed Martin — will accelerate skills training for veterans, help veterans and employers translate military skills to advanced manufacturing jobs, and provide employers with tools to recruit and mentor veterans …

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