Sakti3 is looking to cash in on hybrid battery technology and to do so in Ann Arbor. The start-up looks to invest $1.1 million in Tree Town and create 112 new jobs.
If there are golden geese being born in Michigan these days, they have to be named hybrid. Hybrid technology is bringing more and more jobs into the state, and the latest from tech firm Ricardo looks to create 32 new jobs.
A couple of entrepreneurs are working to build a better tent in Ypsilanti, a tent that will generate electricity with solar panels. The startup ShadePlex is ready to spread it wings this year, start raising money and hire people.
IT professionals in Michigan needing work should look no farther than Secure-24. The IT firm plans to double its employee base by the end of the year to 140 people.
IPG Photonics might not have the name recognition of some local big firms, but it might someday soon. The laser firm is setting up shop in Novi and expects to hire 12 people this year.
Robots are cool but what Industrial Control Repair is doing with them is cooler. The firm is using them to create about a dozen jobs and is focusing its new Learning Institute on teaching students how to get a foot in the door of the robotics industry.
Teams of talented teens will gather at Wayne State University on March 13 to 15 to compete in a national robotics competition.
Test, test. One, two. One, two. Puritan hopes to be doing more of that this year after adding three new positions while looking to expand its employee base and double its revenue this year.
Hybrids are usually associated with sedans, SUVs and sometime pickup trucks. Azure Dynamics hopes to make the word identifiable with commercial trucks and vans as it works to incorporate the fuel-saving technology while at the same time hiring 50 new people in the coming years.
As the Big Three and other automotive-based employers in Metro Detroit announce layoffs after layoffs, General Dynamics is going in the opposite direction. The Sterling Heights-based company is investing $10 million in Macomb and plans to create 500 new jobs.
Mercedes-Benz may have big plans for Ann Arbor. The automaker is considering adding new services to its Ann Arbor facility in addition to an expansion already underway.
By expanding its core business of environmental consulting to include expertise in identifying and obtaining financial incentives, AKT Peerless has grown into a one-stop shop for developers.
It’s a standard question in the metromode interview – are you hiring? Do you plan to hire anytime soon? (It’s not called the Innovation and Jobs News column for nothing.) For Steve Frey of Universal Parametrics, Inc., the answer was simple: “We’re looking to fill six positions, immediately,” he says. “We are desperately seeking people.”
As company growth goes, Creative Technology Services is on a stellar trajectory. Purchased from parent company MSX International just two years ago by the Creative Tech management team, the company is following a carefully-mapped growth plan obtaining new clients, launching a new company and adding 45 new positions in 2007 alone.
A new mechatronics master's degree program at Lawrence Technical University has been drawing attention and assistance from the private sector - boding well for the state's technological future.