• 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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