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New database connects U.P. manufacturers with suppliers and producers

The Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center recently announced the launch of CONNEX Michigan, a database and connectivity platform for manufacturers, providing them with a no-cost avenue for sourcing suppliers and production capabilities. The database catalogs a manufacturer’s assets, certifications, equipment, material types, and other relevant information and makes the data searchable through a number of customizable features. Through the end of April, Michigan manufacturers can sign up for CONNEX Michigan for free.

“This has the potential to be a long-term resource for them as they go out and look for products and look for other forms of help,” said Terry Hossink, VP of Manufacturing Services at The Right Place, Inc. Read more here.

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