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Collaboration Leads to Innovation and Improved Patient Care
Collaboration Leads to Innovation and Improved Patient Care
Domico Med designs, develops and manufactures health care products that make life easier for patients, doctors, nurses and other caregivers.
Connect with Free Legal Advice for HR Questions and Issues
Connect with Free Legal Advice for HR Questions and Issues
Contacting the MMA HR Help Line connects you to attorneys and professionals at Clark Hill PLC, a global law firm.
Premium Associate Member Spotlight: EnStar Energy LLC
Premium Associate Member Spotlight: EnStar Energy LLC
Interview with EnStar Energy LLC President Don Johns
Industry Member Spotlight: Miller Industries
Industry Member Spotlight: Miller Industries
Interview with Miller Industries Vice President of Mission Critical Michael Groh
How to Grow in the Midst of a Talent Shortage
How to Grow in the Midst of a Talent Shortage
Despite a record-setting year in 2021 for many Michigan manufacturers, the No. 1 challenge continues to be talent recruitment. Learn how some companies are growing in the midst of a talent shortage.
Winning — and Keeping — Manufacturing Jobs and Investment in Michigan
Winning — and Keeping — Manufacturing Jobs and Investment in Michigan
For more than 100 years, Michigan has been economically and reputationally defined by the auto industry. Just as the transition from the horse-drawn carriage to the automobile shaped Michigan’s identity at the turn of the 19th century, Michigan is now faced with the imminent electrification of the automobile.
Protecting Manufacturers’ Interests on All Fronts
Protecting Manufacturers’ Interests on All Fronts
For more than 35 years the Association, through the MMA Lawyers Committee, closely follows cases involving the misapplication of a law, rule or regulation and will express our interest when the case reaches the Court of Appeals.
Michigan Businesses Need Workers
Michigan Businesses Need Workers
Many Michigan business organizations supported the passage of the 2020 Clean Slate legislation which increased the number of available workers. While this was an important first step, additional legislation is needed.
Ontario Seeks to Strengthen Michigan-Ontario Manufacturing and Economic Competitiveness
Ontario Seeks to Strengthen Michigan-Ontario Manufacturing and Economic Competitiveness
There is much to be optimistic about with respect to the Ontario-Michigan relationship. We are close friends, partners and neighbors. We are also each other’s number one trading partner.
2021 Legislative Victories and Accomplishments
2021 Legislative Victories and Accomplishments
MMA has been laser-focused on working with the Whitmer Administration and legislative leaders to craft policies that allow the state’s largest and most vital sector to create jobs and drive our state’s economic recovery.
CMMC 2.0: Unraveling Changes Impacting MI Manufacturers
CMMC 2.0: Unraveling Changes Impacting MI Manufacturers
How Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) requirements impact Michigan manufacturers? Some companies need to properly secure and protect the sensitive information they receive, store and transmit.
Get the Latest on COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate and Quarantine Recommendations
Get the Latest on COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate and Quarantine Recommendations
In December, the courts cleared the way for implementation of OSHA’s employer vaccination and testing mandate and the CDC issued new guidance for return to work after COVID-19 exposure or diagnosis. Get the latest from MMA.
MMA Priorities Passed as Legislature Closes for 2021
MMA Priorities Passed as Legislature Closes for 2021
On the last day of the legislative session for 2021, I am pleased to report the passage of several MMA legislative priorities. These included dramatic actions to protect Michigan’s economic future and further progress the elimination of the industrial PPT.
Why Your Business Needs Financial Projections
Why Your Business Needs Financial Projections
Financial projections provide the insight necessary for business owners to make the right decisions. They also give potential investors or lenders the data they need to understand your business.
William Henderson - Aircraft Precision Products - 2021 MFG Lifetime Achievement
William Henderson - Aircraft Precision Products - 2021 MFG Lifetime Achievement
William Henderson - Aircraft Precision Products - 2021 MFG Lifetime Achievement
Andra Rush - Dakkota Integrated Systems, LLC - 2021 MFG Woman of the Year
Andra Rush - Dakkota Integrated Systems, LLC - 2021 MFG Woman of the Year
Andra Rush - Dakkota Integrated Systems, LLC - 2021 MFG Woman of the Year
Magna International of America, Inc. - 2021 John G. Thodis Michigan Manufacturer of the Year - Large Tier
Magna International of America, Inc. - 2021 John G. Thodis Michigan Manufacturer of the Year - Large Tier
Magna International of America, Inc. - 2021 John G. Thodis Michigan Manufacturer of the Year - Large Tier
Brent Hardman - Powell Fabrication & Manufacturing LLC  - 2021 John G. Thodis Michigan Manufacturer of the Year - Small Tier
Brent Hardman - Powell Fabrication & Manufacturing LLC - 2021 John G. Thodis Michigan Manufacturer of the Year - Small Tier
Brent Hardman - Powell Fabrication & Manufacturing LLC - 2021 John G. Thodis Michigan Manufacturer of the Year - Small Tier
Duperon Corporation - 2021 MFG Innovation Excellence
Duperon Corporation - 2021 MFG Innovation Excellence
Duperon Corporation - 2021 MFG Innovation Excellence
Jenny Geno - Saginaw Intermediate School District - 2021 MFG Talent Champion
Jenny Geno - Saginaw Intermediate School District - 2021 MFG Talent Champion
Jenny Geno - Saginaw Intermediate School District - 2021 MFG Talent Champion
World’s Largest Hydraulic Power Unit  - Exotic Automation & Supply - 2021 “Coolest Thing Made in Michigan”
World’s Largest Hydraulic Power Unit - Exotic Automation & Supply - 2021 “Coolest Thing Made in Michigan”
World’s Largest Hydraulic Power Unit - Exotic Automation & Supply - 2021 “Coolest Thing Made in Michigan”
A Night of Celebration for Michigan Manufacturers
A Night of Celebration for Michigan Manufacturers
The 2021 MFG Excellence Awards was truly a night of celebration and spirit of comraderie and support for the state’s largest and most historic industry — manufacturing.
Video Blog: Corrado v. Shelby Nursing Home
Video Blog: Corrado v. Shelby Nursing Home
The MMA Lawyers Committee takes an active role in major court cases impacting manufacturers and we are working to ensure that company policies and proprietary information are protected. Hear more in this Video Blog from Dave Worthams.
Industry Member Spotlight: Duro-Last, Inc.
Industry Member Spotlight: Duro-Last, Inc.
Interview with Duro-Last, Inc. Senior Vice President of Operations Mike Tracey
SME Education Foundation Celebrates SME PRIME School Success in Saginaw, Looks to Expand
SME Education Foundation Celebrates SME PRIME School Success in Saginaw, Looks to Expand
PRIME provides schools with a curriculum tailored to give students hands-on training on modern, industry-standard equipment, offering career-readiness opportunities to high school students. It allows them to explore futures in manufacturing, engineering and STEM-related careers aligned with manufacturers' needs.
How to Build Your Succession Plan
How to Build Your Succession Plan
Succession planning doesn’t happen all at once. Breaking the process down into smaller pieces helps you focus on the roles that are most important to your company. Read to find out the most important steps.
Premium Associate Member Spotlight: Sigred Solutions
Premium Associate Member Spotlight: Sigred Solutions
Interview with Premium Associate Member Spotlight: Sigred Solutions founders Mike Dergis and Kristi Stepp
Building a Dynamic Workplace Culture
Building a Dynamic Workplace Culture
Perception is changing thanks to industry-leading companies right here in Michigan that have created inclusive, supportive and dynamic work environments through engagement and community-based programs.
Utilizing Innovative Processes to Extend the Life of Cutting Tools
Utilizing Innovative Processes to Extend the Life of Cutting Tools
Grand Rapids-based AdvantEdge Cutting Tools (ACT) was founded with a singular goal in mind — to provide better cutting tools and machining processes at lower costs for Michigan manufacturers.
Are You Missing Out on the Research Tax Credit?
Are You Missing Out on the Research Tax Credit?
As technology becomes fully integrated at all levels of industry, so does the opportunity to maximize your company’s research and development tax credit. The Research Tax Credit is available to companies developing or improving products, processes, techniques, formulas, inventions, or software.
Keeping your business in alignment to maximize value and growth
Keeping your business in alignment to maximize value and growth
Taking the time to develop a deeper level of strategic planning and organization can produce positive results throughout all areas of the company from employee retention to sales and revenue.
2021 MMA Legislators of the Year
2021 MMA Legislators of the Year
In appreciation for outstanding leadership on behalf of Michigan manufacturers, MMA recognizes...
Keeping Your MFG Talent
Keeping Your MFG Talent
The story of the talent shortage in Michigan manufacturing is two-fold -- first, the challenge of talent acquisition and, second, retention. Find out what companies are doing to improve their employee retention.
The Big Quit: Is Your Business Losing Employees Due to  Caregiving Responsibilities?
The Big Quit: Is Your Business Losing Employees Due to Caregiving Responsibilities?
Homethrive is a “high-tech, high-touch, family caregiving solution” and has partnered with MMA to provide their services as an employee benefit with preferred pricing for those services.
Bosch’s Unique Software Engineering Apprenticeship is Leading the Industry
Bosch’s Unique Software Engineering Apprenticeship is Leading the Industry
Bosch, a leading global supplier of technology and services and the largest automotive supplier in the world, is changing the game when it comes to cultivating the talent needed to sustain the company’s mobility program in the years to come.
MMA Statement on Conference Committee Adoption of $120 Million in Workforce Development Programs
MMA Statement on Conference Committee Adoption of $120 Million in Workforce Development Programs
MMA today released the following statement from in response to conference committee adoption of a conference report for the General Omnibus Budget for Fiscal Year 2021-2022, which includes significant funding to train and upskill workers for in-demand jobs.
Evolving and Growing to Serve You
Evolving and Growing to Serve You
MMA recently conducted a survey of MMA Industry Members to ensure that we are evolving and growing to maintain our core mission. The findings of the survey validate current strategies and set a path for future growth aligned with member needs.
Premium Associate Member Spotlight: SME Education Foundation
Premium Associate Member Spotlight: SME Education Foundation
Interview with SME Education Foundation Vice President Robert Luce
Industry Member Spotlight: Omega Castings Inc.
Industry Member Spotlight: Omega Castings Inc.
Interview with Omega Castings Inc. President Brett Cutshall
OSHA Rule Would Require Job Providers to Mandate Vaccination for Employees
OSHA Rule Would Require Job Providers to Mandate Vaccination for Employees
President Biden is calling on OSHA to impose workplace safety rules mandating employers to require their employees to be vaccinated for COVID-19 or be tested weekly.
Eliminating the Pink Elephant in the Room
Eliminating the Pink Elephant in the Room
Everyone knows about the pink elephant in the room; the change your company needs to address but no one is ready to talk about it.
Unemployment Eligibility Changes Could Mean Opportunity for Manufacturers
Unemployment Eligibility Changes Could Mean Opportunity for Manufacturers
Several federal unemployment programs end which signals an end to what has become a major impediment to the return of the full workforce in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and a potential opportunity for Michigan manufacturers looking to hire.
Industry Member Spotlight: ROSS Controls
Industry Member Spotlight: ROSS Controls
ROSS Controls has weathered many storms in its first century, including a substantial investment and the unknown bottom resulting from the pandemic created significant concern. They immediately reacted to keep their company moving forward.
Innovation at the Speed of Industry 4.0
Innovation at the Speed of Industry 4.0
Eagle Technologies is helping manufacturers embrace Industry 4.0 with advanced technologies such as RPA, big data, systems integration and more. The company specializes in developing and delivering all-in-one solutions for automated manufacturing production and testing.
Where Has All the Talent Gone?
Where Has All the Talent Gone?
A number of challenges exacerbated by the pandemic have made this issue worse. Now manufacturers are faced with two critical questions: What are young people looking for in a manufacturing career and how do we recruit them?
High Impact Training on Shoestring Budget
High Impact Training on Shoestring Budget
For many manufacturers, however, the desire and willingness to train is not the issue. It’s the budget. You don’t have to wait to ramp your budget back up to launch great training. Here are a few approaches you can implement immediately.
Getting Unemployed Michiganders Back to Work
Getting Unemployed Michiganders Back to Work
Governor Gretchen Whitmer has signed into law an important component of MMA’s efforts to get Michiganders back to work.
$6 Million Appropriation Will Provide Long-Term Solutions to Talent Crisis
$6 Million Appropriation Will Provide Long-Term Solutions to Talent Crisis
MMA has helped deliver a solution to the acute need for manufacturing talent. Learn how a $6 million appropriation will create opportunities to boost your company’s talent pipeline and improve the image of manufacturing careers.
Reducing Overhead by Protecting Your Roof
Reducing Overhead by Protecting Your Roof
Growth, surplus and savings are always a good thing. But the prospect of “maintaining” in this difficult economic climate may lead to a pleasant discovery: maintaining your roof — your building’s largest asset — can lead to cost savings, which is a valued interest to all manufacturing businesses.
A Strong Board is a Strong Membership
A Strong Board is a Strong Membership
After six years of leading the MMA Board through various challenges and opportunities, Bill Henderson, President of Aircraft Precision Products Inc., completed his service and turned the gavel over to Jeff Daniel, Vice President & Chief Financial Officer of PVS Chemicals Inc.
Putting Industry 4.0 to Work in Michigan
Putting Industry 4.0 to Work in Michigan
Major technology breakthroughs are no longer just the stuff of startups in Silicon Valley, Boston or The Research Triangle. Today, technological innovation is happening in every front office and shop floor, and the Industry 4.0 revolution is underway.
Premium Associate Member Spotlight: Fishman Stewart PLLC
Premium Associate Member Spotlight: Fishman Stewart PLLC
Interview with Fishman Stewart's Patent Attorney, Litigator, Intellectual Property Specialist and Founding Member Michael B. Stewart.
How Mobile Carbon Capture Might Save the World
How Mobile Carbon Capture Might Save the World
Remora is a Detroit-based startup pioneering a technology that could quite literally save the world by capturing nearly all CO2 emissions from vehicle tailpipes to be sold to companies concrete makers and greenhouses.
Cyber Threats Are More Prominent than Ever: Are You Protected?
Cyber Threats Are More Prominent than Ever: Are You Protected?
Cyber security has become a major concern not just for large corporations that handle macro amounts of consumer data, like banks and health care providers, but for manufacturers as well.
MMA Calls for Action on Talent Crisis
MMA Calls for Action on Talent Crisis
MMA is calling for action to address Michigan’s talent crisis, a primary barrier to future growth and competitiveness. If our economy is to fire on all cylinders, we must have policies that get people back to work.
MIOSHA Rescinds COVID-19 Emergency Workplace Rules
MIOSHA Rescinds COVID-19 Emergency Workplace Rules
MIOSHA officially rescinded the existing COVID-19 Emergency Workplace Rules and replaced them with a new standard for health care employers that is in alignment with the federal OSHA Emergency standard for health care settings.
Grand Rapids-based Cascade Engineering Leads the Way on Community Impact
Grand Rapids-based Cascade Engineering Leads the Way on Community Impact
Based in Grand Rapids, Cascade specializes in large-part plastic injection molding and has grown to include 15 facilities, 97 presses and more than 1 million-square-feet of manufacturing space since it was founded by Fred Keller in 1973.
Enstar Helps Companies Understand Their Energy Usage and Costs
Enstar Helps Companies Understand Their Energy Usage and Costs
Energy usage is a significant piece of the operational budget but most companies don't know where to start when it comes to cost savings. Enstar has been helping manufacturing clients save money on energy costs since 1996.
A Brief History of Michigan’s Economic Development Programs
A Brief History of Michigan’s Economic Development Programs
Michigan is large manufacturing state, ranking 3rd in manufacturing output as percentage of GDP, fourth in manufacturing employment, and number one in auto manufacturing strength, and according to Business Facilities, 16th annual State Rankings Report. Michigan has more work to do
Economic Incentives are Needed to Compete for Michigan Jobs
Economic Incentives are Needed to Compete for Michigan Jobs
Michigan’s manufacturing legacy is an advantage but the state is locked in a high-stakes competition on a global scale, not only competing with other states to attract and keep vibrant manufacturers with high-paying jobs but also with countries all over the world.
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