The Michigan Manufacturers Association (MMA) is the state’s leading advocate focused solely on securing a prosperous future for Michigan manufacturers through effective advocacy, meaningful education and strategic business services.
Recognized as the go-to organization for Michigan manufacturers, MMA remains committed to its standing values of trust, leadership, knowledge, influence, and relationship building — all for the continued success of the state’s largest and most vital industry.
Established in 1902, MMA now represents the interests and needs of nearly 2,000 member companies, ranging from small manufacturers to the world’s largest and most well-known corporations. The MMA Board of Directors is an elected entity featuring industry leaders poised to enhance manufacturing’s growth and long-term competitiveness.
The MMA Service Corporation (MMASC), established in 1980, is MMA’s for-profit subsidiary. The MMASC Board of Directors oversees the functions and operations of the Service Corporation.
MMA professional development and networking events are held across the state, focused on the latest emerging issues that will impact manufacturers. Programs are created with businesses of all sizes in mind. Attendees
can expect applicable take-aways and real-world best practices presented by Michigan manufacturers.
- MFG Forum
The diversity of the MFG Forum presenters will guarantee valuable information to help you grow your Michigan-based company, regardless of the size. Hear from leading executives and learn from real-world examples of the challenges, accomplishments and best practices that can take your business to another level.
- Lobby Day
Learn what it takes to advocate for Michigan’s largest and most competitive industry. Connect with state leaders, engage regulators and network with policy makers. Go behind the scenes and learn how you can better advocate for your business issues.
- Legislative Reception
MMA’s annual networking reception for members and manufacturing advocates is your opportunity to meet elected representatives and government officials. Join us as we honor the legislative leaders who help keep our industry strong with MMA’s highest public policy honor, the Legislator of the Year Award.
- MFG Excellence Awards
New in 2017, this program recognizes excellence in manufacturing by honoring those who make a positive impact in their community and in their industry. In addition to celebrating our manufacturing community, attendees will hear exceptional stories of world-class leaders and learn practices they can apply in their own business.
MMA works every day to create a competitive business climate for your company. As a result of MMA’s advocacy efforts, we have created a strong economic environment for Michigan manufacturing. Our state is leading the nation in manufacturing job growth, with 167,000 new manufacturing jobs since the recession and savings of more than $1 billion in the annual cost of doing business in Michigan. This is clear evidence that a pro-manufacturing agenda has a positive impact on the Michigan economy.
- Tax Policy
Creating a state tax system so Michigan manufacturers can compete effectively in the global economy.
- Workforce Policy
Defending the fundamental rights of employers in the workplace.
- Talent Development
Building viable talent development initiatives to create new industry jobs today and into the future.
- Energy Policy
Ensuring manufacturers can compete globally and ensure low-cost energy with reliable capacity and delivery systems.
- Environmental Policy
Protecting human health and the environment while making Michigan manufacturers globally competitive.
- Health Care Policy
Controlling the rising cost of health care to allow manufacturers to continue offering outstanding benefits.
- Regulatory Policy
Maintaining a state regulatory climate to improve both economic competitiveness and environmental sustainability.
Michigan manufacturers are constantly investing, growing jobs, and developing innovative new products — stay informed on the industry and issues that impact your business. MMA provides members regular updates on legislation, regulations, job creation, talent partnerships and advice from manufacturers of all sizes to help you succeed.
- MiMfg Magazine
Manufacturing-focused from cover-to-cover, MMA’s monthly member magazine features emerging issues, member spotlights, expert content and interviews with state and industry leaders.
- Quick Hits
The award-winning MMA Quick Hits e-newsletter provides a weekly snapshot of Association news. Open it. Read it. Click it. Stay on top of what MMA is doing for you.
- MFG Voice
Legislation and regulations can affect everything you do. Subscribe to MMA’s MFG Voice for a weekly look at the policies your Government Affairs team is working on and how you can stay engaged on the issues.
- Event Take-aways
MMA event attendees walk away with more than a great learning experience and networking contacts. Each event provides an in-depth program featuring speaker interviews, presentations, and related content from manufacturing leaders and industry experts.
- Social Media
Connect with MMA on Twitter, like us on Facebook, join our network on LinkedIn and watch us on YouTube — help us spread the good news about manufacturing.
MMA wants your company to succeed and provides a variety of services to help you grow and compete. Add to your company’s bottom-line and start saving today! We diligently review our programs and services to ensure they provide value to members.
- HR Resources
Find your next hire, compare your company benefit offerings, provide for your employees’ future, get free HR advice, subscribe to worry-free posting compliance and order safety training aids.
- Industrial Savings
Discounts on liquid propane, energy services, MRO supplies, shipping and parts cleaning and waste disposal and more are all available to you as an MMA member.
- Employee Discounts
Share the benefits of MMA membership with discounts on office (and school) supplies and car rental. Pass the savings onto your employees today.
- Insurance Programs
The group buying power of MMA’s 35,000+ covered employees means more competitive insurance programs and rates for health, dental, vision, workers’ comp, life and liability coverage.
- Insurance Forms
Access the insurance forms you need, when you need them. Forms, benefit booklets, dental cards and more are a click away.