NCDMM Announces New LLC in Alabama
The Advanced Manufacturing Innovation and Integration Center (AMIIC) is a new LLC created by the National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining to be located in Huntsville, Alabama.
The National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining (NCDMM) has created a new Limited Liability Company (LLC): the Advanced Manufacturing Innovation and Integration Center (AMIIC). It aims to offer training and workforce development programs in addition to being a demonstration facility.
“Huntsville and the Northern Alabama region have a proud history steeped in ingenuity, innovation and determination to prove that nothing, not even the moon, is out of humanity’s reach,” said Gary Fleegle, NCDMM president and CEO. “Given the area’s defense, technology and advanced manufacturing foundations, we quickly determined that Huntsville is the right place for NCDMM’s newest business venture to achieve our next mission. We have established the Advanced Manufacturing Innovation and Integration Center to empower Alabama’s students and workers with the skills needed for tomorrow’s workforce.”
About the AMIIC
As the wholly owned subsidiary of NCDMM, AMIIC is based in Huntsville, Ala., where there is an established NCDMM office led by Mike Docherty, PMP, NCDMM manufacturing technology director. “The creation of AMIIC further underscores NCDMM’s strong commitment to the Department of Defense, its supply chain and the long-standing partnership we have with the U.S. Army here at Redstone Arsenal,” said Docherty.
AMIIC’s mission is to help stimulate Alabama’s manufacturing sector through the creation of a demonstration facility and the expansion of available workforce development, training, education and apprenticeship programs.
AMIIC aims to achieve these objectives by developing an agile, collaborative environment for the maturation and demonstration of advanced manufacturing technologies. The new LLC will help meet the modernization manufacturing needs of the U.S. Army and the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command (CCDC) Aviation & Missile Center in Redstone Arsenal, Ala.
AMIIC will be led by NCDMM in collaboration with its founding partners, including UAH, a part of The University of Alabama System; U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command (DEVCOM); National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA); Huntsville City Schools; Intuitive Research and Technology; Auburn University; Calhoun Community College; J.F. Drake University; and The University of Alabama.
AMIIC is also comprised of partners representing primary and secondary schools, tech and trade schools, the city of Huntsville, academic institutions, technology providers, government laboratories, industry associations, leading Defense original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and Manufacturing USA institutes, including NCDMM’s America Makes, the Department of Defense’s additive manufacturing innovation institute that will serve as AMIIC’s anchor institute.
Additionally, AMIIC will serve as the lead demonstration facility for the Alabama Defense Advanced Manufacturing Community (ADAMC), which is part of the Defense Manufacturing Community Support Program (DMCSP). The mission of the DMCSP is to support long-term community investments that strengthen national security innovation and expand the capabilities of the defense industrial ecosystem.
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