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US Congresswoman tours K-Space


Tour of Michigan-based metrology firm included discussion on the CHIPS Act

Michigan-based metrology firm K-Space recently hosted US Congresswoman Debbie Dingell to a tour if its engineering and production facilities.

Dingell represents Michigan’s 6th Congressional District in the US House of Representatives. She is a member of the Energy and Commerce Committee and the Natural Resources Committee.

The tour included a Q&A session (pictured above) with K-Space staff for focused on the potential of the CHIPS and Science Act for Michigan-based technology companies.

The Q&A with K-Space staff included questions about how the CHIPS Act can benefit smaller technology companies, to developing a stronger green energy manufacturing base in Michigan, to the national security benefits of making semiconductor chips in the US. Dingell also spoke briefly about the 2024 election, student loans, and how tech companies can effectively partner with public research universities.

Darryl Barlett, K-Space CEO said: “K-Space is in growth mode and Congresswoman Dingell was able to see exactly how we design and build our industrial and semiconductor metrology tools. Seeing first-hand the various semiconductor wafer measurements our tools make, plus getting a hands-on tour of our 3D printing facility, were highlights of the tour. We are very thankful for her visit and appreciate her energy and support of small business in Michigan."

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