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Hitting the Road… From the Desk of Nigel Francis, LIFT CEO and Executive Director

September 3, 2018

After spending the first eight weeks on the job, mostly here at LIFT, getting my feet wet and getting to know our staff and many of our customers and stakeholders, it is time to get out on the road.

Over the next few weeks, my LIFT colleagues and I will be out and about across the country discussing our capabilities and the expertise we have in-house and across our network to support manufacturers – particularly small and medium-sized manufacturers.

For example, some of the places we will be include:

  • IMTS in Chicago with our fellow Manufacturing USA institutes
  • Air Force Association Airs & Space Conference in Washington, D.C.
  • Michigan Aerospace Manufacturers Association’s Space Symposium in Michigan
  • Ground-based Missile Defense Event at Ft. Custer in Michigan

It is critical that we are out and about meeting with current and potential customers to remind them of the work being done here and the work they can do at this facility.
Remember, you can take a virtual tour of our facility right from our website and learn more about all of our equipment and capabilities here.

If you have a project planned, or are thinking of getting one started, reach out to us and we can get that conversation going.

Manufacturing Day 2018
As we have done the last several years on the first Friday in October, we will once again be celebrating Manufacturing Day with local middle school and high school students. We will be providing tours and demonstrations with our sister institute, IACMI, teaching students about the role lightweighting plays in today’s manufacturing.

If you are interested in hosting a Manufacturing Day event with your local schools, we encourage you to do so. The need for students to explore advanced manufacturing and engineering as possible career choices is greater than ever.

If you are in the Detroit area and would like to join us for our celebration, please contact us! Manufacturing Day is a tremendous opportunity to expose students to the exciting world of advanced manufacturing and we would love your help in doing just that.