Dedicated to advocating for, supporting, training and growing the manufacturing industry in Michigan, MMA’s mission to the industry is simple: to hear your voice, to unify your voice, to amplify your voice and to be your voice. Our advocacy, educational programs and member services are focused on helping members stay ahead of the curve of industry trends, regulatory requirements and legislative initiatives.

ILC Basics: A Panel Discussion with MMA’s Bill Rayl & Industry Leaders

Monday, February 13, 2023 • 2:00 p.m.

Does your business have training needs to develop or upskill your talent? An Industry-Led Collaborative (ILC) may be a good fit. An ILC brings together multiple employers (a minimum of two), to formulate training and education solutions to fill identified talent gaps. Successful ILCs solve a common or shared workforce problem.  Join MMA’s Bill Rayl & Industry leaders for a panel discussion to hear the many benefits of an ILC.

  • Paul Aultman, Vantage Plastics
  • Ed Casper, Bandit Industries, Inc.
  • Jeff Clark, Case Systems, Inc.
  • Harry Leaver, Central Michigan Manufacturers Association
  • Pam O'Laughlin, Middle Michigan Development Corporation
  • Jaclyn Heller, Melling Industries, Inc.
  • Brian Sheets, Avalon & Tahoe Mfg. Inc.
  • Joseph Kaczmarek, Great Lakes Bay Michigan Works!

Learn more and register online.

Get on-demand webinar recordings in the Online Learning Center, including the Michigan Roots, Global Research, Sustainable Manufacturing, 2022 Redistricting and Talent Magnet series.

(Check out the interactive calendar or download the printable 2023 Calendar of Events.)

Sustainable Manufacturing Workshop Series

MMA and The Nature Conservancy in Michigan host a new series of in-person workshops on manufacturing sustainability in Grand Rapids, Jackson and Saginaw with each workshop focused on a different aspect of sustainability in manufacturing. Learn more.

MFG Operations Conference

The annual MFG Operations Conference provides actionable solutions to operational challenges for Michigan manufacturers. The sold-out 2022 MFG Operations Conference provided actionable solutions to operational challenges for Michigan manufacturers. This powerful annual event offers proven strategies, tools and best practices in the areas of talent recruitment, employee retention and engagement, leadership, technology developments and human resources. Save the date for the 2023 MFG Operations Conference on Monday, April 24, 2023 at the Crowne Plaza Lansing West.

Clearing the Air Conference

The annual Clearing the Air, held every spring, keeps members informed on urgent air regulatory issues with MMA and the Environmental Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan bringing together leading professionals from government, industry, advocacy groups and the legal profession. Join us for this in-person update on air issues on Tuesday, April 18, 2023 in Lansing.

Workforce Solutions Regional Meetings

Join MMA’s Bill Rayl as we bring together regional resources to find solutions to workforce challenges in your area. Learn more.

MFG Excellence Awards

Our annual MFG Excellence Awards is the only event that exclusively celebrates our industry. We take this time to recognize the leaders and products that are pushing manufacturing forward! We recognize their value to our state, our nation and our world. We celebrate their determination. Their innovation. Their success. Their impact on the people and communities where we live. It’s not too late to start thinking about your 2023 nominations (which open in June). Learn more about the 2022 awards presentation held November 10 in Lansing and save the date for the 2023 MFG Excellence Awards on Thursday, November 9, 2023 in East Lansing.

MFG Legislative Day

Connects manufacturing leaders, legislative decisionmakers and regulatory officials in Lansing for hands-on lobbying experience. The 2022 MFG Legislative Day was held in September. Save the date for 2023 MFG Legislative Day in Lansing on Tuesday, September 12, 2023.

Inaugural ImPACt Golf Classic

The Inaugural ImPACt Golf Classic was a solid success in June and promises to return as an annual opportunity to support Michigan’s manufacturing future by building strong relationships with pro-manufacturing leaders to ensure MMA’s agenda is heard.


Annual National MFG Day is a great opportunity to share our industry with your community. Over the past several years this program has grown exponentially to host facility tours all across the country. Learn more.

Opportunities are available throughout the year to get your company brand in front of manufacturing’s leaders. Contact MMA’s Ashley Wakefield, at 517-487-8523 or see how to, or see the Expand Your Brand to build a strategy with MMA that works for you.

MMA is committed to providing a safe, productive and welcoming environment for all meeting participants and MMA staff. All participants are expected to abide by the Meeting Policies and Virtual Programs Code of Conduct which apply to all MMA meeting-related events, including those sponsored by organizations other than MMA but held in conjunction with MMA events, in public or private facilities and/or public or private platforms. Please see the full MMA Event Policies for details including cancelation, recording consent, behavior expectations and more.

Contact for Sponsorship

Ashley Wakefield

Ashley Wakefield
Director of Membership, Marketing & Events
Call 517-487-8523

Contact for Registration

Elizabeth Maciejewski

Elizabeth Maciejewski
Membership Specialist
Call 517-487-8542