Representative Jack Bergman Tours Mancelona Manufacturing Center

Representative Jack Bergman was in Antrim County on Wednesday to learn more about local manufacturing.

Northern Michigan is a hub of defense contractors, including Antrim Machine Products.

Representative Bergman toured the Mancelona factory, where 70% its business is for the federal defense.

The factory creates specialized aerospace products, including parts for Boeing planes.

The business is growing quickly with more and more business from the Department of Defense.

Representative Bergman was curious to learn about the specialized tools and skilled labor that the business relies on.

“I’m always looking to see how the manufacturing techniques have changed as they incorporate new technologies,” said Representative Bergman.

Antrim Machine Products says they are working to recruit more young people in learning precision machining.