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Check back often to find out the latest developments in Chippewa County.…
“Delta Global Services” (DAL Global Services-DAL) a Delta Airline aviation services company at Chippewa County International Airport (CIU) was recently awarded 2017 “Station of the Year”. Over seventy (70) North Central Region DAL teams were vying for this honor. The criteria for this award is based on a daily score card of goals, which are expected to be accomplished for each flight. These goals include, but are not limited to; passenger ticketing & check-in, passenger assistance, baggage handling, aircraft de-icing, fuel requests, monitor air/ground communications, and to log all “on time” events related to aircraft departure readiness. The Chippewa County EDC would like to congratulate the DAL team for this award and the outstanding service it has provided for over 44,000 CIU passengers in 2017.
The Chippewa County EDC manages the Chippewa County International Airport, the Chippewa County Air/Industrial Park, and a two and a half mile railroad. The company also operates a winter automobile testing facility in Kincheloe.…
Over 44,000 passengers flew to and from Chippewa County International Airport in 2017, which is 3,242 more than 2016. Passengers from both the US and Canada continue to utilize CIU for their travel needs. In November 2017, CIU added a flight to Minneapolis St. Paul which will provide passengers with many additional flight options, while continuing daily service to Detroit Metro. “Flying into two major hubs will allow passengers to choose the flight times and travel schedule which best accommodates their travel needs, and will also provide the ability to compare ticket prices”, stated Airport Manager Tami Beseau. “So far the Minneapolis route has been well received by passengers and the 7:30 a.m. daily departure is much better than the 5:00 a.m. departure that we have had in years past”, stated Beseau. If the 2017 numbers are any indication Chippewa County International will continue to experience passenger growth in 2018, which for CIU passengers may mean more flights, better pricing or perhaps even larger aircraft. For information regarding flight schedules, visit: Airciu.com and for tickets and pricing Delta.com.
Recent Community Benefits Assessment by the Michigan Department of Transportation showed that the Chippewa County International Airport activities and air/industrial park tenants …
After a nationwide search and screening process the Board of Directors of the Chippewa County EDC is pleased and excited to welcome a local young man, Chris Olson, as their President/Executive Director.
Board Chairman Don McLean commented, “Chris brings with him extensive experience in Program Management and Business Development and a network of business connections that will be beneficial to the EDC’s efforts to assist and expand local businesses and bring new businesses and jobs to our area. He has the personality and background that will enable him to work well with other economic development agencies at a time when our region wide Logistics Study is reaching completion. We look forward to a bright and exciting future for area economic development under his leadership.”
Olson was born and raised in Sault Ste. Marie. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology from Lake Superior State University, an Executive MBA at Baker College in Flint, MI. and post masters coursework in Finance at Oakland University, in Rochester, MI.
Olson lived and worked in the Detroit area for 20 years in Engineering, Program Management, Business Development, Manufacturing, and Quality in the automotive and industrial markets. Most recently he worked as a …
Saturday 40 September 30th will be a celebration of 40 years of successful conversion from military to civilian use of the former Kincheloe Air Force Base. The area has been transformed into a dynamic community that is the home of three Department of Corrections facilities, Chippewa County International Airport, and manufacturers and businesses that employ hundreds.
Celebrate the progress with us Saturday, September 30th. The Open House from 9:00AM to 4:30pm will feature displays of military memorabilia, airplanes, equipment, and manufacturers products .
At 9:00AM The public is invited to participate in a 5k torch run on the runway and taxiway, put on by the Department of Corrections & Kinross Lions Club to benefit Special Olympics of Michigan and the Kinross Lions. At 10:15 a.m. the public is invited to walk the 7,200 foot main runway and starting at 11:30 a.m. kids and adults are invited to bike the runway. Food will be available from the Kinross Lions Club.
Throughout the day see displays at the airport terminals and aircraft hangars. • Military and civilian aircraft •General Motors automobiles • Sports Car Club of America cars and race videos • Displays from Air/Industrial Park manufacturers • The Michigan DOC …
– Some capital projects at the Sault Ste. Marie International Bridge are being rescheduled in an effort to take advantage of new technology and save money.
– The Sault Ste. Marie Bridge Authority (SSMBA) board of directors received updates on planned bridge maintenance projects at its meeting Thursday.
– The SSMBA board welcomed new Canadian board members Micheline Dubé and Anthony Pickett.
August 19, 2016 — Capital projects at the Sault Ste. Marie International Bridge are being rescheduled in an effort take advantage of new technology and to save money.
The Sault Ste. Marie Bridge Authority (SSMBA) board, the bi-national body supervising operations of the International Bridge, had its quarterly meeting Thursday. The board received updates on bridge maintenance projects, which had been scheduled to begin this year.
Painting of the bridge’s Canadian arch was slated for 2016. IBA officials are investigating promising new alternative coatings for use in future major painting projects and the bridge’s own maintenance painting efforts. A test of a new coating system will be completed this year on several spans on the south side of the bridge.
“The Canadian arch painting project will be re‐tendered for 2017 due to higher-than-expected bids, allowing us …
From Bridge Magazine By Mike Wilkinson
So you’ve got this great business idea, one that will liberate you from your current job or offer a lifeline after losing one.
With Michigan hurt by a marked decline in the number of new businesses created in the last decade, you think your idea is a sure-fire winner. Your husband thinks it’s a great idea, too, as does your Aunt Irene. Can’t fail, right?
Hold on a minute.
Business leaders contacted by Bridge Magazine for our recent article on the dearth of entrepreneurs in Michigan say they see new business owners make the same, critical mistakes that, with some work, can be avoided.
Here are their tips on what steps to take ‒ and avoid ‒ to help your business succeed.
Stage 1: Planning your business
MAKE A BUSINESS PLAN
Before you quit your job and buy that commercial sewing machine, experts are unified on the need for a sound, well-thought-out business plan.
Banks require them, as does any lender. A business plan outlines how your product or service will sell, the costs involved, the marketing required. It is a blueprint for success, and a great way to identify gaps or weaknesses in …
LANSING, Mich. – Governor Rick Snyder today asked the Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO), the regional transmission operator for most of the state, to study the near and long-term benefits of electric transmission and generation expansion in MISO’s northern footprint to determine if there is an opportunity to lower costs while increasing reliability in the future.
“Since Michigan has some of the highest prices for transmission in the MISO footprint, it makes sense to ask whether, in the long term, we can all spend less while increasing reliability by strengthening our ties to each other and our neighbors,” Snyder said.
“Michigan is in the middle of a transformation of our energy infrastructure in both peninsulas, and Ontario’s generation has changed a great deal, including the area just across the Soo,” added Valerie Brader, executive director of the Michigan Agency for Energy, who joined in the request. “This study will help us identify whether, due to all these changes, there are new opportunities for infrastructure that will make Michigan more adaptable.”
Specifically, in the request, the Governor is asking for MISO to study connecting Michigan’s eastern Upper Peninsula (part of MISO’s Zone 2) up to Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, and also …
(Bridge photo by Mike Wilkinson)
Article by – MLive.com
In a tiny brick building on the west side of Jackson, Jeff Drushal is living his dream, stepping out onto a ledge that is both frightening and exhilarating.
Married and with a daughter, Drushal, 34, just left a steady job as a supervisor in a machine shop and surrounded himself with decades-old – but still working – metal cutters, lathes and welding guns. He is betting on his own skills and business acumen to make the transition from employee to employer.
In five years, he hopes to generate enough work that he’ll be able to hire and train a dozen workers at his metal fabrication shop in this struggling manufacturing city of about 33,000.
To say he has doubters is an understatement.
“Half of them think I’m crazy,” he said of his peers. “And half the people think I’m going to answer only to myself – and sit at home and watch TV all day.” He chuckles. He won’t be watching much TV.
Michigan needs a lot more people like Jeff Drushals. Instead, Bridge found, the state has too many business owners who have either closed …
From the Sault Star:
Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne said the province needs a strong steel industry – especially one that can help build infrastructure for all Ontarians.
“We are building so much in Ontario right now – $160 billion over 12 years – and there is a lot of steel in that build,” she said in an exclusive interview with The Sault Star.
She was in Sault Ste. Marie Monday as part of an 18-stop, week-long tour of Northern Ontario communities. Monday’s formal announcement dedicated an additional $120 million to modernize Northern Ontario schools, bringing a total commitment to $300 million.
In the interview, Wynne said she believes it’s important that the steel economy in Ontario remain healthy and robust and that’s why the province has been working with Essar Steel for some time.
“It is important to the province that we have access to that high quality Ontario steel at a price that builders can afford,” she said. “We’re committed to the steel industry.”
Wynne acknowledges that the steel industry’s trials and tribulations are an international concern and not just one for Ontario.
The provincial government – pre-insolvency proceedings – provided a $30-million grant to Essar Steel Algoma to …