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Kalkaska Business Receives Michigan Works! Award


Wayne Wire Cloth Products in Kalkaska has received special recognition from Northwest Michigan Works!. The company was recognized for its success as an employer and Michigan Works! partner.

Michigan Works! has helped Wayne Wire recruit and hire machinists, resistance welders, management level staff, and production workers. The company has used the Michigan Works! on-the-job training program and supported  a recent just-in-time training program by opening their doors to students for a tour. Wayne Wire recently hired six new employees and is beginning a registered machining apprenticeship program to meet their future needs.

Wayne Wire received the award at the August 12 meeting of the Northwest Michigan Workforce Development Board in Traverse City.

Wayne Wire Cloth Products manufactures custom filtration components using the widest array available of specialty wire cloth, perforated metal and expanded metal materials. The company has been supplying the aerospace, automotive, HVAC, and commercial OEM industries since 1943.

In the photo (l to r): Terry Vandercook, Business Liaison, Northwest Michigan Works!; Steve Waugh, Chief Operating Officer, Wayne Wire; Laura Mitchell, HR Manager, Wayne Wire; Jaclyn Sanborn, Business Connections Manager, Northwest Michigan Council of Governments; and Dave Adams, Chairman, Northwest Michigan Workforce Development Board.


Related Info:  Northwest Michigan Works! Business Liaisons



Northwest Michigan Works! is an essential resource for employers and job seekers in the Northern Michigan area.
- Kathy Stuart, Michigan Rubber Products Human Resource Manager