I went to ZF North America in beautiful Livonia- they truly lead the field of automotive innovation! Thanks to the amazing team of engineers who showed me around and let me test their products firsthand. All around, a terrific Manufacturing Monday.
For today's Manufacturing Monday, I visited Toyoda Gosei which employs over 350 people in Michigan's 11th District. We had a very substantive conversation about what they need to thrive: consistency, a vision for the future, and sound and fair trade policies. They are doing R&D and supplying incredible product throughout the auto industry.
For this week's Manufacturing Monday, I traveled to Northville to visit Soulbrain MI. This incredible small manufacturing business makes electrolytes for lithium-ion batteries used throughout the high technology industry.
For today’s Manufacturing Monday, I visited MagnaInternational facilities in Southeast Michigan. Magna is one of the world’s largest auto suppliers, and they are playing a major role in the development and production of autonomous vehicles.
For this week's Manufacturing Monday, I spent time with Ford at the Livonia Transmission Plant. The transmission engines built here sell all over the world. The plant employs an incredible labor force responsible for nearly 24/7 humming operations.
This morning, I toured Clips & Clamps Industries in Plymouth for Manufacturing Monday. Clips & Clamps has been a family-owned business for over 50 years. They design, engineer, & manufacture all of their own products, ranging from metal stampings to brackets to wire forms.
I learned a lot while visiting B&W in Livonia for this week’s Manufacturing Monday. B&W’s business has been hit hard by the ongoing trade war with China. We need to provide support for small businesses like B&W that have been impacted by this Administration’s trade policies.
On Earth Day, I visited two manufacturing businesses focused on the future of sustainable manufacturing.