White House to unveil manufacturing institute headquartered in Canton

The Detroit News

Washington — President Barack Obama will announce Tuesday a more than $140 million new Department of Defense-backed manufacturing institute in Wayne County to speed development of lightweight materials across a number of industries — one of two new federal efforts to boost the manufacturing sector.

The White House said Saturday Obama will announce a Canton Township headquartered consortium of businesses and universities "with a focus on lightweight and modern metals manufacturing." He will also announce a Chicago headquartered consortium of businesses and universities that will concentrate on digital manufacturing and design technologies.

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