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Ford Motor Company Seeking Solutions from Local Companies

The MEDC’s Pure Michigan Business Connect program is seeking Michigan companies that can provide solutions to Ford Motor Company and 31 of its Tier 1 partners. Ford and the MEDC will be hosting an invite-only matchmaking summit on March 21, 2013 in Dearborn. If your organization knows of any companies that might be qualified based on the procurement needs attached, please have them click the link below to apply for an opportunity to attend this summit. Ford and its partners will select which companies will be invited based on the responses received. All invitees will receive at least one 20-minute pre-arranged private meeting.

Link to Apply:

Participating Buying Teams:

Ford, BASF, Lear, Continental, Team Detroit, Siemens, Walbridge, KUKA, Takata, Bosch, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Delphi, Dana, IAC, Piston Group, Faurecia, Dura, Aristeo, Autoliv, Comau, Cooper Standard, Detroit Thermal, Dakkota, Denso, Detroit Manufacturing Systems, Devon Industrial Group, Flex-n-Gate, Exhibit Works, MAG, MPS, SET Enterprises


Major Needs Categories (See Attached Spreadsheet For Details):  

Manufacturing, Construction Services, Office/Building Supplies, Warehousing/Logistics, Industrial Equipment, Marketing, IT, and Labor/HR


Invitations will be sent on a rolling basis. Once all private buyer-supplier meeting times are filled, the application link will close. Priority deadline for submission is close of business, March 1, 2013. For questions, or if you have difficulty accessing the application, please contact Ryan Michael at

We will be having a short conference call to answer any questions you have on the matchmaking process or summit on Monday 2/18 at 10:30 EST. The call-in information is 888-273-3658 (Access Code 9596762)