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Anderson Global began as Anderson Pattern 75 years ago developing complex tooling for high volume casting for foundries and manufacturers. Today, they are global tooling manufacturer providing tooling design, engineering, and production services. They combine an extraordinary continuity of tooling experience with cutting-edge technology, automation, and innovation with a global approach to business.
A global leader in tire technology and innovation, Bridgestone engineers performance-driven passenger and light truck tires for virtually every vehicle and application. Bridgestone tires are featured as original equipment on a wide range of models produced by the world’s premier automobile manufacturers. The brand offers several consumer replacement tire lines, which are specially designed to meet the needs of today’s drivers.
Consumers Energy is one of the nation's largest combination utilities, providing electric and natural gas service to nearly 6.6 million of Michigan's 10 million residents, in all 68 Lower Peninsula counties.
Their Growing Forward strategy calls for investing more than $6 billion in Michigan over the next five years. That includes significant investments in energy efficiency, renewable energy, environmental and customer service enhancements, and new power generation.
DENSO Manufacturing Michigan, Inc. (DMMI) in Battle Creek is the lead production facility for DENSO’s Thermal Systems North American Center (TAC), focusing on the manufacture of automotive air conditioning and engine cooling components and systems. The Battle Creek campus comprises more than 1,380,000 square feet of manufacturing, warehouse and administrative floor space in 6 buildings on over 100 acres of land, and is the largest facility in Fort Custer Industrial Park.
Eaton is a power management company with 2015 sales of $20.9 billion. Eaton provides energy-efficient solutions that help their customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more efficiently, safely and sustainably. Eaton has approximately 95,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries.
Hexcel today offers a breadth and depth of products and services that is unmatched in the industry. From their worldwide manufacturing facilities we manufacture the full spectrum of advanced material solutions - this includes everything from carbon fiber and reinforcement fabrics to pre-impregnated materials (or "prepregs") and honeycomb core, tooling materials and finished aircraft structures.
NSK is a global supplier of roller bearings, ball bearings, linear motion and automotive components with domestic and overseas manufacturing capabilities. Product offerings include a full range of ball & roller bearings, mounted units, linear guides, ball screws, actuators, Cartesian robots, direct-drive motors and ball screw support bearings. Bearing types include deep groove, angular contact, self-aligning, thrust, cylindrical, spherical, tapered and needle. NSK also offers a full range of services including reconditioning, ball screw repair, product integration, application engineering and predictive & preventive reliability maintenance services.
Pratt & Whitney AutoAir is the center of excellence for nacelle composite repairs. The facility provides overhaul and repair services for a broad range of composites parts. It is also a market leader in the design and manufacturing of engine test equipment. The facility has over 159,000 square feet of floor space and an experienced team of employees ready to serve your needs. Their key products include composite and metal bonded parts, thrust reversers, nacelle components, test equipment, and shrouds.
Van's Pattern Corp. occupies a modern 40,000 sq. ft. facility in downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan. Started in 1960 by Ebel Vander Molen, and now owned by his son Dan Vander Molen since 1980, Van's is proud of its family heritage. Remaining flexible and pushing the envelope of pattern technology has propelled Van's to become a national leader in the manufacture of polystyrene patterns. Modern CNC milling machines, guided by their state of the art CAD/CAM department, deliver an accurate, quality product to their customers with astounding speed. Their experienced patternmakers and finishers then add the legendary Van's quality touch by hand crafting the pattern to meet and exceed your expectations.
The mission of the Office for Sustainability is to guide and assist the Western Michigan University community in fulfilling and growing its sustainability commitments. Through building a diverse and flourishing learning community around sustainability, we will continually explore and develop new opportunities to create a culture of sustainability and improve quality of life for all.
Western Michigan University’s College of Engineering and Applied Sciences is located at the heart of the University’s Parkview Campus in Floyd Hall. The 343,000-square-foot facility was completed in the fall of 2003. The $100 million high-tech academic facility is the University’s largest. The faculty, advisers and staff are dedicated to having you receive the best education possible by getting you involved in activities starting with your freshman year. We will keep you informed of the top trends in the engineering industry, teach you how to interact and compete in a global market, and inspire you to reach for new solutions.
The FSI Team offers you the combined resources of having studied, trained, worked, and lived in virtually every aspect of the vacuum formed plastics industry. From sales and engineering to process selection, tooling design, thermoforming production and logistics. This combined experience contributes to work flow efficiency, repetitive formed product quality and solid customer satisfaction.