At the state and federal levels, Navistar Defense, a major military contractor in Madison Heights, hosted Michigan’s announcement of the state’s strategy to grow the defense industry.

“I call on every advanced manufacturer in Madison Heights to contact the Michigan Defense Center to get the tools to compete for defense work,” Hartwell said. “I ask this Chamber of Commerce to host a manufacturing expo this year to showcase our defense-ready manufacturers and to employ the manufacturing students from Madison.”

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