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2021 MFG Excellence Award Recipients

Manufacturing isn’t just what we do here in Michigan – it’s who we are. It’s our honor to recognize the champions of manufacturing with the MFG Excellence Awards. Presented every fall, this one-of-a-kind awards program and event recognizes what makes Michigan manufacturing the best in the world! The prestigious evening of celebration and recognition shines a light on the individuals and organizations creating the products that shape our economy and improve our daily lives.

Save the date for the 2022 MFG Excellence Awards on Thursday, November 10, 2022 in Lansing.

Nominations Open June 14

Anyone may nominate an individual or company within Michigan’s manufacturing industry. Nominations will open online at mimfg.org on 6/14/22 and run through 8/19/22. Learn about the award categories below.

  • Highlights the coolest product manufacturered in Michigan.
  • Anyone can nominate their favorite Michigan-made product.
  • Once nominations are in, a people’s choice vote determines the Top 10 coolest products. Round two voting has Michigan-made products competing for the title of “Coolest” until a final winner is determined.
  • Nominations open June 14, 2022.
  • Honors the important, positive and tangible contributions individual manufacturers make to their employees, customers and communities.
  • Large tier is open to an individual or company. Small-tier is awarded to an individual.
  • See past winners.
  • Nominations open June 14, 2022.
  • Honors the roles women play in manufacturing, her significant achievements in the industry and positives impacts within her company and community.
  • Awarded to an individual woman at any level of manufacturing.
  • Nominations open June 14, 2022.
  • Awarded for exceptional contributions to the industry and the potential for future accomplishments within Michigan manufacturing [less than 10 years in industry].
  • Nominations open June 14, 2022.
  • Recognizes an individual who works to bring focus to the critical need of attracting Michigan’s next generation workforce to manufacturing’s variety of career options.
  • Awarded to an individual.
  • Nominations open June 14, 2022.
  • Showcases a company that not only has brought an innovative concept to market, but has developed and maintained a culture focused on engaging the workforce to bring new ideas to life.
  • Awarded to a company.
  • Nominations open June 14, 2022.
  • Recognizes a manufacturing company that has shown exemplary leadership in serving its community or state, and is an example of the involved and giving nature of manufacturers.
  • Awarded to a company.
  • Nominations open June 14, 2022.
  • Honors an individual who has excelled in the industry and inspires their peers, emerging leaders, lawmakers and educators to strive to make significant contributions to their company, industry and community.
  • Nominations open June 14, 2022.

In addition to the MFG Excellence Awards, MMA recognizes state policymakers who have provided essential leadership in regard to manufacturing issues over their career. The Legislator of the Year Award is selected by an MMA-appointed committee and presented at the MFG Legislative Day reception in the fall. Learn more and see past winners.

Contact Ashley Wakefield

Ashley WakefieldDirector of Development and Strategic Partnerships
Call 517-487-8523
E-mail wakefield@mimfg.org