American Machinist

Tool-and-die workers retool. (Talking Shop).

THE MICHIGAN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT Corp. (MEDC), Lansing, Mich., and the Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center, Plymouth, Mich., are teaming up on a pilot program to train tool-and-die industry workers in new manufacturing methods.

The project partners two regional community colleges serving as training providers. A survey is being conducted to determine company interest. In all, 24 companies will be chosen to participate. The program could benefit about 1,400 employees. …

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