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THE DETROIT NEWS: How to do business, and stay safe

John Kennedy operates three manufacturing plants, including one in West Michigan, that have remained opened throughout the COVID-19 pandemic to produce essential medical devices. Of 500 employees, only one, in Plymouth, Mass., has come down with the virus, and has recovered. It’s not by chance. Kennedy’s Autocam Medical has instituted rigorous precautions to protect worker […]

GRBJ: Autocam Medical’s John Kennedy, IV Honored as GRBJ Newsmaker of the Year

John Kennedy IV, general manager of Autocam Medical, was named the Grand Rapids Business Journal’s Newsmaker of the Year in the Manufacturing category. He was honored during the publication’s recent Newsmaker of the Year awards breakfast held at Frederik Meijer Gardens. Continue reading at GRBJ…

BONEZONE: Autocam Medical’s John Kennedy, IV Honored for Contributions in Manufacturing

John Kennedy, IV, General Manager of Autocam Medical, was named the Grand Rapids Business Journal’s Newsmaker of the Year in the Manufacturing category. Among the three finalists for the honor was Kevin Lobo Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Stryker. Mr. Kennedy has been a driving force behind Autocam Medical’s participation in the Advanced Manufacturing […]

TODAY’S MEDICAL DEVELOPMENTS: News: Cobots, carbon offsets, apprenticeships, digital mfg. training

Since yesterday was Valentine’s Day I had a story up about Abbott’s Fully Implantable Left Ventricular Assist System that has earned FDA breakthrough device designation. Today, I’m serving up some cobot news from Universal Robots and Mobile Industrial Robots (MIR), covering a few new hires at America Makes, and wanted to let you know about […]

TODAY’S MEDICAL DEVELOPMENTS: Autocam Medical apprentices recognized at graduation ceremony

Autocam Medical presented nine students with certificates of completion for their CNC Machinist Apprentice Program during a January 16, 2020, ceremony at Western Michigan University’s AMP Lab in Grand Rapids.