About the Manufacturing Excellence Awards
For more than a century, the manufacturing industry has propelled Michigan forward – through good times and in challenging times. In the 21st century, our legacy champions of industry and our next generation of innovators are collaborating to drive Michigan into a future that will continue to shape our collective fortunes, our state’s economy, the communities we serve, our individual businesses, and our families’ livelihoods.
It’s not too early to start thinking about next year’s Manufacturing Excellence Awards — nominations open June 2024. Save the date and plan to join us for the Manufacturing Excellence Awards on Thursday, November 7, 2024.
It is MMA’s honor to recognize and promote the most innovative, game-changing, groundbreaking, cutting edge products and leaders from a Michigan industry that employs over 630,000 people and produces $102 billion in goods each year. Learn more about the award categories and meet past winners.
The 2023 Award winners were honored in November at a sold-out ceremony. Watch for highlights from the sold-out 2023 Awards ceremony in the November/December issue of MiMfg Magazine, publishing soon.
John G. Thodis Michigan Manufacturer of the Year – Small Tier
Joseph Mooney • Integrity Fab & Machine Inc. (Breckenridge)
John G. Thodis Michigan Manufacturer of the Year – Large Tier
Armstrong International (Three Rivers)
Coolest Thing Made in Michigan
INFRALED PRO Motorized Exam Lights, Kirlin Lighting (Detroit)
Manufacturing Lifetime Achievement Award
Jon Hall • Glastender Inc. (Saginaw)
Manufacturing Innovation Excellence
Storch Products (Livonia)
Manufacturing Woman of the Year
Sachiko Johnson • Jordan Manufacturing Company (Belding)
Manufacturing Community Impact
Case Systems Inc. (Midland)
Manufacturing Talent Champion
DENSO Manufacturing Michigan Inc. (Battle Creek)
Michigan Manufactured Export of the Year
A64 HD Water Cannon • Getman Corporation (Bangor)
Manufacturing Emerging Leader
Ronald E. Hall • Bridgewater Interiors (Detroit)
Meet Past Award Winners
It is MMA’s honor to recognize and promote the most innovative, game-changing, groundbreaking, cutting edge products and leaders from a Michigan industry that employs over 630,000 people and produces $102 billion in goods each year. Meet our past winners.
Explore Award Categories
Celebrate manufacturing excellence by nominating a deserving individual, outstanding company or noteworthy product for the Manufacturing Excellence Awards. Nominations are closed for 2023 but it is not too early to start planning for 2024 — learn more about the award categories.
Support manufacturing growth and innovation with sponsorship and engagement opportunities available throughout the year. Develop a comprehensive plan to build your brand, solidify your image and increase your engagement with Michigan manufacturers.
Contact Ashley Wakefield
Director of Membership, Marketing & Events