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European Defense Company Oakland County Jan10

  1. 1. Defense & Homeland Security The Home for Your Future
  2. 2. Oakland County, Michigan: The Arsenal of Democracy For over a century, Oakland County and the state of Michi- Oakland County Can gan have led the nation in providing vehicles, equipment and services to the nation’s armed forces. From 2000 to 2007, Help Your Business Michigan companies secured almost $25 billion in government The Economic Development Team offers assistance in: defense contracts, with Oakland County companies securing nearly $1 billion of that total. Defense and homeland security u Site location companies are drawn to Oakland County because of the ad- u Financing vanced educational levels of our work force and the numerous high-tech automotive R&D facilities located here. u Tax incentives u Liaison with state and local agencies R&D activities in the county cover a wide spectrum of today’s u Workforce development advanced technologies including advanced electronics and con- trols, aerospace, alternative energy, communications and trans- u Business Assistance Center (business consulting) portation. A large percentage of these projects are conducted u Information products — to ensure you make the right jointly with research activities at the 15 public universities in the decision for your company’s location county and more than 50 independent universities and colleges in the state. Oakland County is an Our array of regional universities enrolled almost 12,000 sci- International Hub ence and engineering graduate students, representing 77 percent of the total science and engineering graduate student Foreign firms make the strategic decision to locate in Oakland enrollment in the state. This high concentration of human capital County because of the highly skilled work force, strong educa- makes Oakland County, the region and the state especially at- tional systems and the international support services available tractive to defense and homeland security companies seeking a to them. UK labor market rich with R&D talent. 6% u 700 foreign-owned Oakland County offers an impressive list of benefits to prospec- firms from 34 coun- tive defense and homeland security companies: tries are in Oakland County France Japan u 41 percent of Oakland County residents over the age of u 259 of these firms 15% 27% 25 have college degrees (national average is about 26 came to Oakland percent) County in the last Canada 12 years — that’s 10% u More than a third of the state’s R&D facilities are located in an average of two Oakland County foreign companies Germany Other 21% 17% Joint a month opening up Venture u Oakland County has the third highest number of high-tech a location in 5% workers in the nation and twice the corporate R&D Oakland County professionals compared to the national average u Over 70 percent of Southeast Michigan’s top OEM parts suppliers are headquartered in Oakland County, including Oakland County is over 2,000 business research facilities Strategically Located The Oakland Commitment 300 400 500 600 Oakland County is committed to providing the tools, techniques and equipment necessary to protect our country as part of the 200 Toronto Homeland Defense (HD) mission. County Executive L. Brooks Oakland Patterson and his Emerging Sectors team is dedicated to County 100 supporting the efforts of local defense and homeland security Michigan companies on efforts to protect against and mitigate the impact of incursions or attacks on our sovereign territory, the domestic Detroit New York population and our defense critical infrastructure. Chicago Cleveland distance is in miles “Since 2004, my team has dedicated personnel and programs u Centrally located between Chicago, Toronto and Cleveland, to support the efforts of this vital sector. Nothing is more impor- Oakland County is strategically positioned to capture the tant than the safety of our families, our communities and our entire Midwest market country,” said Patterson. u The Michigan-Ontario border is the busiest U.S. — Canada crossing in the country, making this area an ideal location to reach the United States and the Canadian markets. Ontario, less than an hour’s drive from Oakland County, generates some 40% of Canada’s total gross domestic product
  3. 3. Defense & Homeland Security Businesses in Oakland County Growth in Contracts Top 50 Businesses Contractor Name Total Contracts Total Contract Dollar Amount Trijicon, Inc. 89 147,773,941 Williams International Company LLC 133 69,941,000 General Motors Military Vehicles 131 60,262,247 Chrysler International Corporation 3 46,277,620 Basic Rubber And Plastics Company Inc. 1,340 44,082,850 United Solar Ovonic Corporation 9 34,979,689 SW Electronics And Mfg Corp 181 29,117,556 Precision Standard, Inc. 354 26,675,694 Compuware Corporation 53 25,228,304 KDS Controls, Inc. 32 23,259,896 Southern Automotive Wholesalers, Inc. 339 22,684,847 Orion Advanced Simulation & Intel System 19 19,143,804 New Horizons Rehabilitation Services Inc. 32 17,684,577 Barton Malow Company 2 16,053,822 Young Diversified Industries 88 15,951,420 Stewart & Stevenson 8 15,883,878 MWH Americas, Inc. 17 15,668,009 FEV Engine Technology, Inc. 11 12,641,331 American Systems Technology Inc. 33 10,768,793 Wright Tool Company Dba 228 10,484,901 Aerofab Company, Inc. 285 9,860,314 Delphi Diesel Systems Corporation 50 9,641,410 U.S. Foodservice, Inc. 11 9,303,386 Axletech International, Inc. 25 8,714,539 Oakland University 12 7,665,018 Top Ten Contract Categories Anzaldua/Garrison - A Joint Venture Ajax Paving Industries, Inc. 5 3 7,523,396 7,498,010 (Michigan) The Shwayder Company Butcher & Baecker Construction Company 65 8 7,446,090 7,301,757 BB & E LLC 19 6,711,183 1 Combat vehicles Networks Enterprises Inc. 104 6,414,815 Three Dimensional Services 12 6,370,149 2 Services Cadillac Products Packaging Company 67 5,167,699 Thomson Gale 50 4,641,595 3 All other supplies and equipment Communications Professionals, Inc. 188 4,616,993 The Pom Group Inc. 4 4,506,875 4 Weapons Realtime Technologies, Inc. 22 4,471,667 Bosch Rexroth Corporation 1 4,437,524 5 Textiles, clothing and equipage Jewish Vocational Services 16 4,413,457 Moeller Mfg Company, Inc. 48 4,361,617 6 Non-combat vehicles Altech Environmental Services 28 4,218,429 Fleet Capital Leasing 4 4,008,731 7 Electronics and communication Altair Engineering, Inc. 40 3,815,325 Immersion Graphics Inc. 30 3,700,214 8 Medical and dental supplies and equipment Rochester Systems Ltd 14 3,621,907 Robert A. Denton, Inc. 39 3,562,840 9 Other aircraft equipment Rock Industries, Inc. 9 3,463,111 Crane Technologies Group Inc. 7 3,412,620 10 Aircraft engines and spares Jadi Inc. 7 3,387,719 Human Solutions of North America Inc. 9 3,273,073 TOTAL of top 50 companies 4,284 $832,095,642 The Newest Companies The newest defense and homeland security companies in Oakland County. Razor Threat — Develops threat information and risk management software that protects intellectual capital and personal information from cyber attack. Patriot Services — A nationwide leader in providing com- prehensive disaster and emergency preparedness solutions. Advanced Defense Vehicle Systems — A leading Military Armored Vehicle Manufacturer. Ceradyne, Inc. — A worldwide leader in manufacturing ceramic composite armor systems, aircraft, helicopter, combat and commercial vehicles. iRobot — Manufacturer of military and civil defense robots The iRobot Small Unmanned Ground Vehicle (SUGV) for the U.S. Army Future that perform dangerous search, reconnaissance and bomb- Combat Systems (FCS) is a portable, reconnaissance and tactical robot proven disposal missions around the world. invaluable on the battlefield in Iraq and Afghanistan. (image courtesy of iRobot)
  4. 4. Regional College & University Research Centers & Programs The Detroit Region is home to 10 universities, 13 colleges and University of Michigan 18 community colleges. Major research institutions include the u Michigan Center for Public Health Preparedness University of Michigan and Wayne State University. u Institute for Advanced Vehicle Systems The Department of Defense and other federal agencies sponsor millions on defense and homeland security related research in u MURI Center for Intelligent Electronics the Detroit Region. Innovative research in advanced engineer- u Terrorism & Preparedness Data Resource Center ing, life sciences and small tech (such as nanotechnology and Walsh College MEMS) are becoming increasingly important to defense and homeland security. u Information Assurance Center (National Center of Excellence) Eastern Michigan University Wayne County Community College District u Center for Regional & National Security u Michigan Institute for Public Safety Homeland Security u Coatings Research Institute (CRI) for Military Equipment Certificate Program Protection Wayne State University Kettering University u Institute for Information Technology for Homeland Security u Fuel Cell Laboratory for Defense Applications u Smart Sensors & Integrated Micro Systems Lawrence Technological University Michigan State University u Center for Innovative Materials Research (CIMR) for Defense Applications u CyberSecurity Laboratory Oakland Community College u Composite Materials & Structures Center for Defense Applications u Combined Regional Emergency Services Training (CREST) Center u National Food Safety & Toxicology Center u Information Technology for Homeland Security Program u Center for Remote Sensing & Geographic Information Systems Oakland University Michigan Technological University u Product Development & Manufacturing Center u Remote Sensing & Environmental Monitoring Institute u Fastening & Joining Research Institute u Blue Marble Security Laboratory CREST regional training facility at Oakland Community College
  5. 5. Lawrence Technological University Advanced composites are being de- veloped for everything from highway bridges to army tanks at Lawrence Technological University’s Center for Innovative Materials Research. Center for Innovative Materials Research In 2005, the U.S. Army recognized the potential for advanced compos- ites in military vehicles and other battlefield applications. This led to a five-year, $11 million agreement that included funding for the design and construction of the Center for Innova- tive Materials Research (CIMR). The $3.2 million, 7,200-square-foot full- scale testing facility opened in 2006 and features a 30-foot clearance height and a 25-ton crane to accom- modate the testing of full-scale struc- tural components, such as portable battlefield bridges up to 100 feet long. Military vehicle testing at LTU’s Center for Innovative Materials Research At CIMR, researchers can test struc- tures subjected to static, repeated of buildings and other structures. There is u Developing and testing materials and impact loads of up to 1 million pounds no other laboratory in the United States that strengthen and prolong the life using a 160 GPM closed-loop hydraulic where combinations of these types of of critical structures, including build- system, and a high-temperature fire/load- tests could be carried out simultaneously. ings, bridges, military complexes ing chamber (up to 2,300 degrees Fahr- and airports enheit with repeated and impact loading Current projects include: capabilities of 125,000 pounds). u Developing vehicle armor protection u Developing and testing new carbon for U.S. military applications This makes it possible to investigate how fiber materials for use in lightweight conditions similar to those of the 9/11 ter- body armor, lightweight military vehi- Lawrence Tech has also enhanced its rorist attacks on the World Trade Center cle applications and impact mitigation reputation by securing a $1 million federal affects the critical structural components appropriation to build an environmental/ loading chamber for testing vehicle com- ponents for military uses. The chamber, made of insulated ceramic blocks, is 20 feet long, 12 feet wide, and 12 feet high. It sits on an insulated floor, surrounded with a heavy steel testing superstruc- ture to hold a large-size actuator, a device built into the roof of the chamber and capable of delivering impact blows with up to 150,000 pounds of force on components being tested. The chamber replicates the impact of both repeated and static loads in simulated climatic condi- tions ranging from Iraq to Antarctica. Thanks to the cutting-edge learning, research and testing facilities at Lawrence Tech, the university researchers are addressing the complex and challenging engineering problems that face our country now and in the future. Nabil Grace, chair of the Department of Civil Engineering, and his research team prepare another experiment to test material strength
  6. 6. Oakland County Combined Regional Emergency Services Training (CREST) Center Reality-based training is what Oakland Community College’s $15 million CREST facility is all about. CREST (Combined Regional Emergency Services Training) is the only facility of its kind in the country. It has become a national model for provid- ing police, fire and EMT personnel with scenario-based training – training that’s taken on new meaning and dimensions since the tragic events of Sept. 11, 2001. The concept of a training “city” providing realistic settings for real-life problems faced by emergency responders is an in- novative outcome of Oakland Community College’s more than 30 years experience in training emergency services personnel. The CREST facility is located near I-75 and M-59 at Oakland Community College’s Auburn Hills Campus. This is a unique training facility with furnished houses, a bank, convenience store, motel and five story live fire training tower. The facility offers a wide variety of props to Hazardous materials training at the CREST facility at Oakland Community College make the training as real as possible. Police vehicles, fire engines and ambu- on real world problems become invalu- The FBI, the Secret Service, Oakland lances are all part of the training experi- able learning tools. Basic and advanced County Sheriff’s Special Response ence at CREST. personnel profit from the experience of Team and the Troy Police Department’s putting theory into practice in real-life set- elite Tactical Support Team have all The importance of training at CREST is tings where trainees must not only think staged training exercises at the 22-acre demonstrated daily. Instructors take criti- through options and decisions, but also training facility. cal training subjects from the classroom actively apply their skills. into the “lab” where scenarios based Access to Capital Oakland County’s Economic Development Team will help your Michigan. For new emerging technology initiatives, the state has company find potential sources of capital and financing. created the $150 million Venture Michigan Fund to catalyze in- vestment in early stage firms operating here. With the matching Michigan Business Tax Credit — Passed in 2008, the requirement, this initiative will attract an additional $450 million in new Defense Contracting Michigan Business Tax Credit will help capital to Michigan for investment in promising new companies. companies receive federal contracts from the Department of Defense, Department of Energy and the Department of Home- Angel Networks — Aimed at helping companies with early land Security. stage seed financing, Michigan is fortunate to have three active Angel Networks: The Great Lakes Angels, The Grand Angels Through the authority of the Michigan Economic Growth Author- and The Ann Arbor Angels. ity, companies awarded federal contracts, may also be awarded a refundable tax credit against the Michigan Business Tax. For Traditional and Non-Traditional Financing — Oakland information on the requirements to obtain the MBT credit please County’s Business Finance Corporation and Economic Devel- visit or contact the MEDC at opment Corporation help companies with the SBA 504 Loan 517-373-9808. and with Tax-Exempt Revenue Bond programs. Through the Automation Alley Technology Center, emerging companies can Michigan Venture Capital Association — Established be assisted with securing non-traditional and unique sources of by venture capital and private equity investors in the state, the financing and capital. Michigan Venture Capital Association (MVCA) is the state’s pre- mier public policy advocate for the private equity/venture capital State Incentives / Tax Credits — Michigan has a wide industry. MVCA works to promote entrepreneurship and private variety of incentive programs and tax credits for companies equity investment. that qualify. Venture Capital — In four years alone, over $694 million in venture capital has been invested in over 100 businesses in
  7. 7. Oakland County, Michigan: Local, Regional and State Advantages Michigan Defense Contract Coordination Center (DC3) The Defense Contract Coordination Center (DC3) and the Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (PTAC) are working together to increase the number of Michigan companies winning federal contracts. DC3 is led by retired U.S. Marine Corps Maj. Gen. Bradley M. Lott and administered by the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC). During his distinguished military career, Gen. Lott commanded the Marine Corps Logistics Command, which is responsible for world-wide supply chain manage- ment including multi-commodity maintenance depot operations and logistics IT program development. As DC3 director, Gen. Lott brings an inside perspective regarding military needs and requirements and extensive experience in logistics, acquisitions and contracting. The MEDC created DC3 to strategically connect defense buyers and prime contractors with Michigan’s capable supply chain. DC3 also offers the following: Michigan, and specifically Oakland County, is rich in both capability and capacity. Federal buyers can have confidence that u Works proactively to increase the number of prime contracts when they rely on Oakland County companies, that they will have awarded to Michigan companies quality design and production in days, not months. From ground u Promotes and represents the capabilities of Michigan busi- vehicles to alternative fuels to high tech polymers and coatings, nesses before federal buyers and prime contractors Oakland County companies are well positioned to provide the vital tools necessary to safeguard the lives of our soldiers, u Identifies opportunities for Michigan companies to create and sailors, airmen and marines. compete as supply chain clusters. Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (PTAC) The 11 regional PTACs are the front line in Michigan’s efforts to PTAC can assist your company throughout the entire pre-award bring defense contracts to state companies. Our procurement spe- to post-award procurement process, including: cialists partner with Michigan companies to demystify government u Registering to become a government contractor contracting, orient those unfamiliar with the process and help com- u Identifying bid opportunities panies obtain and perform on federal, state and local contracts. u Simplifying the bidding process u Expediting payments through electronic invoicing u Assisting with post-award evaluation of your submitted con- tract and/or award PTACs are designed to help Michigan companies capture a por- tion of the $400–$800 billion that the federal government spends each year for goods and services. For more information on local PTAC resources, please contact or email the following representatives at the Schoolcraft Regional PTAC at Schoolcraft College, 18600 Haggerty Road, Livonia, MI 48152. u Jann Deane - u Donna Cappabianca - u Holly Johnston - u Ann Boss-Cronin - The Schoolcraft Regional PTAC office number is 734-462-4438 or you can fax them at 734-462-4673.
  8. 8. Oakland County, Michigan: Local, Regional and State Advantages Your Strategic International Organizations To Support You: Gateway u Automation Alley - Southeast Michigan’s Regional Technology Cluster u Tunnel: Detroit - Windsor Tunnel (U.S. - Canada crossing) u Michigan Infragard Members Alliance u Bridges: Ambassador Bridge in Detroit (U.S. to Canada u Michigan’s Technology Tri-Corridor - Homeland Security crossing) - International Bridge in Sault Ste. Marie (U.S. to u National Defense Industrial Association Canada crossing) - Blue Water Bridge in Port Huron u National Institute of Industrial Technology (NAIT) (U.S. to Canada crossing) u TACOM’s Cold Weather Research Lab u Coastline: The state has over 3,200 miles of shoreline on the Great Lakes, second to Alaska in the U.S. u TARDEC’s National Automotive Center (NAC) u Water: The five Great Lakes make up one-fifth of the u U.S. Army Tank-Automotive Research, Development and world’s fresh water supply Engineering Center (TARDEC) u Agriculture: Agriculture is the state’s second largest u U.S. Tank-Automotive and Armaments Command industry after automotive (TACOM) Michigan Fast Facts Key Michigan Military u Michigan is the number one state for vehicle-related R&D Facilities: activity, spending $12.4 billion annually, according to the National Science Foundation and employing an estimated u Alpena Combat Readiness Training Center 65,000 professionals statewide u Michigan is ranked sixth in the nation for new patents u Battle Creek 110th Fighter Wing issued. Michigan entrepreneurs, companies and universities filed 3,797 patents in 2007. (Source: U.S. Patent & Trade- u Battle Creek Federal Center mark Office, 2008) u Detroit Arsenal u Over 96,000 college degrees are granted every year in Michigan — almost twice as many as the national average u Michigan National Guard Training Center u 2 ½ times the number of master’s degrees were granted (Grayling and Battle Creek) in Michigan than the national average u Selfridge Air National Guard Base u Close to 1,500 Ph.D.s are granted in Michigan every year — almost twice the national average u The University of Michigan is #3 in the nation for research and development spending, according to the National Science Foundation (2006) Contact us today for more information: Oakland County Department of Economic Development & Community Affairs Planning & Economic Development Services 2100 Pontiac Lake Road, Building 41 West Waterford, MI 48328 Phone: (248) 858-8706 | Fax: (248) 975-9555 Website: Oakland County’s Defense and Homeland Security Contact: Mark Adams L. Brooks Patterson, Senior Business Development Representative Oakland County Executive Oakland County Planning and Economic Development Services Email: With the support of The Oakland Phone: (248) 858-5439 | Fax: (248) 975-9555 County Board of Commissioners © 2009 Oakland County, Michigan