Newton’s Road to Expand Under Networks Northwest

Two years ago, advanced manufacturer RJG Inc., in partnership with local nonprofit Newton’s Road, announced plans to supply a few 3D printers to Traverse City Area Public Schools. The project – enabling students to create and produce solid objects from virtual computer designs, using problem-solving and...

Local Manufacturers Wary of Trump, Clinton Trade Talk

Local manufacturers generally are prospering in a national economy that has been expanding, albeit more slowly than many would like, for nearly seven years. Bank loans are easier to get, while demand for the region’s durable goods and agricultural products is rising. And manufacturing employment is...

Manufacturing Day Aims to Change Students’ Perceptions

Last year, Traverse City East Middle School assistant principal Marcus Mead took a group of eighth graders out of classrooms and into the plants of local manufacturers. It was an eye-opening experience for the students, Mead said, and one he expects will draw even greater participation...

Making It In Northern Michigan: Grand Traverse Industries

By Al Parker Grand Traverse Industries, a 41-year-old Traverse City business that provides employment, training and services to persons with disabilities, is now producing an item that improves the smile of forgetful travelers. The Smilesaver disposable toothbrush comes loaded with a dose of minty toothpaste right in...