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Dematic Sponsors Project Management Institute Competition

Friday, April 18, 2014

Dematic, a supplier of logistics systems for the factory, warehouse and distribution center, will sponsor the Project Management Collegiate Competition on April 14, 2014 at Davenport College in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The organizer of the event, The West Michigan Chapter of the Project Management Institute, created the one day event to support the development of business leaders with partnering college students, community leaders and project management professionals to competitively tackle a commonly shared business challenge.

"It is an Inter-Collegiate Competition that highlights the Project Management skills that engineering companies like Dematic needs to be successful in today's complex technical environment" says Katie Wierengo, Vice President of Supply Chain for Dematic. College students from 10 colleges and universities in Michigan will compete in this year’s event. Dematic is the Event Sponsor.

For 2014, the Project Sponsor will be Governor Rick Snyder, State of Michigan. The project scenario will be Connect Michigan Military Veterans with their Federal Benefits. Each college team will present their proposal, a project plan and supporting documentation to a panel of West Michigan business leaders for judging. Teams will be judged on their project management skills and ability to properly utilize project management techniques. The West Michigan business community will benefit from a wider understanding of the value project management can bring to their organization. A focused career fair will occur after the student presentations. For more information, please go to the West Michigan Project Management Institute website at

About Dematic
Dematic is a global engineering company that provides a comprehensive range of intelligent warehouse logistics and materials handling solutions. With a global knowledge network of more than 4,000 skilled logistics professionals, Dematic is able to provide customers with a unique perspective in world-class materials handling solution design. Our commitment to solution development, combined with engineering centers and manufacturing plants in North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific, ensures Dematic has the range and capability to provide reliable, flexible, cost-effective solutions globally. Our successful track record has led to the development and implementation of more than 5,000 integrated systems for a customer base that includes small, medium, and large companies doing business in a variety of market sectors. Dematic generates a global business volume of approximately $1.5 billion.

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