Media - Jobs First

WWMT NEWSCHANNEL 3: Jobs First with Armstrong International


For more than a century, Armstrong International has understood how to help its customers achieve optimal performance from their utility systems. Headquartered in Three Rivers and with more than 1,000 employees worldwide, Armstrong's utility optimization expertise is sought out by thousands of companies in the industry categories of food and beverage processing, chemicals, refining, health care, education, industrial manufacturing and more.

Full Story

WWMT NEWSCHANNEL 3: Jobs First with Parker Hannifin Corporation | Hydraulic Systems Division


Watch Parker Hannifin Corporation’s Hydraulic Systems Division in Kalamazoo, Michigan. The workforce at this site builds and repairs systems that go in aircraft hydraulic systems to make planes fly such as actuators for landing gear doors, fuel reservoirs, filter modules, control valves and power generation pumps.

Full Story

WWMT NEWSCHANNEL 3: Jobs First with Weber Specialties


For over 70 years, Weber Specialties Company has been supplying custom, high quality stampings, tooling, assemblies and fabricated components to industry leaders from its location in Schoolcraft, Michigan. New customers and new products have driven the company to expand its workforce and footprint in Michigan. Watch what's propelling Weber Specialties forward!

Full Story

WWMT NEWSCHANNEL 3: Jobs First with Vaupell


From its location in Constantine, Michigan, Vaupell supports the overall company product line while specializing in its support of the medical device industry through the manufacture of highly engineered, injection molded advanced plastic components and assemblies. Products include a wide variety of plastic components used in medical products such as inhalers, diagnostic test kits, surgical instrumentation and precision products for biotech testing applications.

Full Story

WWMT NEWSCHANNEL 3: Jobs First with Owens Products


Owens Products, the Sturgis-based manufacturer of custom products to make trucks look “cool,” is this week’s presenter. Started in 1965 and known for its fifth wheel hitch, the company now focuses on the production of running boards, tool boxes, dog boxes, garage and trailer accessories for hundreds of personal and commercial vehicles.

Full Story

WWMT NEWSCHANNEL 3: Jobs First with Stryker Corporation


This week’s segment focus on Stryker Corporation’s machine shop where a variety of components are made for future assembly into medical devices used in surgical rooms around the world to improve the lives of patients.

Full Story

WWMT NEWSCHANNEL 3: Jobs First at Kalamazoo Valley Community College's Mechatronics Academy


Kalamazoo Valley Community College's Mechatronics System Technician Academy is the focus of this week's Jobs First episode. The 20-week hands-on program teaches core applied skills in basic electricity, programmable logic control and electrical testing to students interested in starting careers in robotic, process and machine technology.

Full Story



Specializing in automotive and industrial filtration systems, MANN+HUMMEL USA is seeking qualified individuals with CAD, process and product engineering backgrounds to fill 50 new jobs by 2014 associated with its recent $15,890,000 investment in Portage, Michigan. Based in Ludwigsburg, Germany, the company selected Portage as its U.S. headquarters because of its close relationship with the local colleges and universities and the strength of its workforce.

Full Story

WWMT NEWSCHANNEL 3: Jobs First with Graphic Packaging International


Packaging up brand identity for product conscious consumers is Graphic Packaging International's specialty. From its location in Kalamazoo, Michigan, the company delivers innovative and eye-catching designs and capabilities to its customers, along with its commitment to use nature-based, renewable packaging that serves our environment well.

Full Story

WWMT NEWSCHANNEL 3: Jobs First with Parker Hannifin Corporation | Pneumatic Division


Parker Hannifin Corporation’s Pneumatic Division is headquartered in Richland, Michigan. Offering expertise in every discipline of motion and control, this division of Parker serves the alternative energy, aerospace, material handling, factory automation, food & beverage, life sciences, medical, machine tool, packaging, transportation and military markets.

Full Story

WWMT: Jobs First with Safari Circuits


Conductive pathways in the form of circuit boards can be the most important strategic partner for companies looking to compete with their electronics in the global market. This week, Otsego-based Safari Circuits opens its doors and gives a tour into processes founded on the principle that “your success is our success” with respect to its customers.

Full Story

WWMT: Jobs First with Schupan Aluminum & Plastic Sales


Looking for metals and plastics designed to your specifications from concept to delivery? Kalamazoo-based Schupan Aluminum & Plastic Sales has been serving customers with such needs for 30 years. This week’s segment features the company which serves Michigan, Ohio, Indiana and Northern Kentucky with distribution stock, precision cutting, custom extrusions and manufacturing services.

Full Story

WWMT: Jobs First with Accu-Mold


Based in Portage, Michigan for 36 years, Accu-Mold specializes in concept generation to design custom mold solutions for application by its customers. Engaging in an apprentice model in partnership with local colleges, the company strives to keep the skills of its workforce elevated to meet market demands.

Full Story

WWMT: Jobs First with American Axle


American Axle & Manufacturing's Three Rivers' facility delivers customized drive systems to its customer's specifications. The site's management team is also worthy of recognition for its dedication to creating a symbiotic relationship with the St. Joseph County community in which it is located. Watch what's driving manufacturing in this Michigan community!

Full Story

WWMT: Jobs First with Sturgis Molded Products


With its one-stop Total Solutions Molding philosophy and processes that look to the future, Sturgis Molded Products delivers custom plastic injection molding services to its customers from its location in Sturgis, Michigan.

Full Story

WWMT: Jobs First With Burr Oak Tool


When the heat kicks in and you step inside to get cool, the one you should thank is Burr Oak Tool. Founded in Sturgis, MI in 1944, Burr Oak Tool designs, manufactures and services fin dies, fin lines, and tube processing machinery used to produce air cooling and heating units around the globe.

Full Story

WWMT NewsChannel 3: Jobs First with Fabri-Kal


Looking for a container that becomes a billboard for your brand? This segment on what manufacturing jobs look like today in Southwest Michigan features Fabri-Kal, an innovative packaging solution specialist incorporated in Kalamazoo in 1950.

Full Story

WWMT NewsChannel 3: Jobs First with Getman Corporation


Getman Corporation mines expansion in Southwest Michigan as it looks to double its workforce over three years at its locations in Bangor and Kalamazoo. Increased mining around the world for industrial and precious metals is literally driving up production at the global supplier of mobile equipment to the mining industry.

Full Story

WWMT NewsChannel 3: Jobs First with Flowserve Corporation


With a location in Kalamazoo, Michigan, Flowserve Corporation is a global manufacturer of flow control pumps, valves, seals and components. Putting creativity to work, Flowserve is able to support many of the world's most critical applications.

Full Story

WWMT NewsChannel 3: Jobs First with Humphrey Products


Action! Headquartered in Kalamazoo, Michigan, Humphrey Products has given motion to parts with its pneumatic components since 1901.

Full Story

WWMT NewsChannel 3: Jobs First with AccroSeal


Molding custom engineered materials, Vicksburg's AccroSeal is proud to be part of Michigan's manufacturing supply chain.

Full Story

WWMT NewsChannel 3: Jobs First with Landscape Forms


What's hot in today's manufacturing world? Welding. Join Southwest Michigan First ceo Ron Kitchens as he visits Landscape Forms in Kalamazoo to learn about the company's unique manufacturing practices.

Full Story