The Greater Ann Arbor Region (GAAR) is a partnership of six economic development organizations all working together to bring business to the region. GAAR represents six counties that include Hillsdale, Jackson, Lenawee, Livingston, Washtenaw, and of course, Monroe. We recognize the mutual benefits that result from the expansion of business and industry in our region. Our partners collaborate to find solutions that work for businesses. We provide a seamless approach to coordinating projects between and among our organizations.

The region describes itself with these words, “We make good ideas great by supplying the people and resources to imagine, design, build and deliver your idea.”

Last year, the six counties started work on creating a video to showcase the region’s talent resources. Southeast Michigan and is known for having a rapidly growing logistics cluster. So with this in mind, we asked KC Integrated Services to help us on this endeavor.

Kenyon Calendar founded KC Logistics in 1986. He serves as CEO for this full service supply chain solutions provider. KC Logistics runs multiple business units that provide the latest technology and services for the logistics industry.

KC Logistics recently partnered with Monroe County Community College to provide a Class A CDL Driver Training Program. This unique course is a specialized 4-to-6 week training program where students receive hands-on training using automatic transmissions, newer tractors and no experience is necessary. Upon completion and obtaining your Class W CDL, you will become a commercial motor vehicle driver with KC Logistics. Learn more about this program by calling the Office of Lifelong Learning at 734-384-4127.

We would like to thank Kenyon and his staff for the time they took out of their busy schedules to help us with this endeavor. We appreciate everything that you do for Monroe County!

With that said, please take a few minutes to watch Monroe County’s portion of the video. Final revisions are being made on the six-county production. When it is available, we will be sure to share.