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Pure Michigan Business Connect Brings Michigan Companies to Seattle Supplier Summit

Eleven Michigan based companies connected with Boeing representatives last month at a Pure Michigan Business Connect (PMBC) led Seattle Supplier Summit. The Michigan Economic Development Corporation’s PMBC subsidized this out-of-state travel opportunity for the companies to pitch new products to 20 members from Boeing’s purchasing team, who represented diverse sectors across the business.

“I had three different buyers approach me with materials and projects if we could work on it for them,” remarked Jim Carlton, the owner of Defense Components of Detroit on the event.

Defense Components of Detroit, Eco-Fueling, Element Wixom, Liberty Tool, Quantum Signal, LLC, RGBSI, and the Schaller Group are just some of the companies that met with Boeing.

“I hope that what Boeing takes away is that Michigan has a lot of unique, innovative, advanced engineering and manufacturing and other types of companies that would be useful to partner with and good for their mission,” commented Mitchell Rohde, chief executive officer of Quantum Signal, LLC, on the capabilities of suppliers present.

Boeing Research & Technology develops and transitions emerging technologies into Boeing products. This facilitation provides a competitive advantage across an array of products that includes spacecraft, commercial and military aircraft, as well as logistics and maintenance.

The Detroit Regional Chamber originated and developed the Connection Point program, which joined with PMBC program in December of 2012, and is a strategic partner of PMBC programming in Southeast Michigan. For more information on PMBC, click here.