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MFG Excellence Awards 2019


The 2019 MFG Excellence Awards celebrated the best in manufacturing on November 7, 2019, in East Lansing. Check out the winners’ spotlights and videos linked below, see event highlights on MMA’s Facebook page and read the full recap in the November 2019 issue of MiMfg Magazine.

MFG Legislative Excellence Award

Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey
(read spotlight)

MFG Emerging Leader Award

Cheslie Stehouwer
Continental Dairy Facilities
(watch video or read spotlight)

MFG Community Impact Award

DeWys Manufacturing Inc.
(watch video or read spotlight)

MFG Talent Champion Award

Erika Nielsen, MAGMA/BorgWarner
(watch video or read spotlight)

MFG Innovation Excellence Award

KMS Designs Inc.
(watch video or read spotlight)

Small Tier John G. Thodis Michigan Manufacturer of the Year Award

John Sammut
Firstronic LLC
(watch video or read spotlight)

Large Tier John G. Thodis Michigan Manufacturer of the Year Award

Jim Wolf
Avalon & Tahoe Manufacturing, Inc.
(watch video or read spotlight)

MFG Woman of the Year Award

Donna Russell-Kuhr
PTM Corporation
(watch video or read spotlight)

MFG Lifetime Achievement Award

Tammy Bernier
Duperon Corporation
(watch video or read spotlight)

MFG Lifetime Achievement Award

Mark Marcucci
Gerdau Special Steel North America
(watch video or read spotlight)

MFG Lifetime Achievement Award

Al Thieme
Amigo Mobility International
(watch video or read spotlight)

“Coolest Thing Made in Michigan”

The winner of the 2019 “Coolest Thing Made in Michigan” People’s Choice Award is the Custom Booster Cylinder produced by Peninsular Cylinder Co. in Roseville. (watch for the “Coolest” spotlight coming in early 2020.)

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    • Contact MMA’s Sarah Martin, at 517-487-8521 or martin@mimfg.org to learn about upcoming sponsorship opportunities.

Contact Sarah Martin

Sarah MartinEvent Coordinator
Call 517-487-8521
E-mail martin@mimfg.org

The 2019 MFG Excellence Awards celebrated the best in manufacturing on November 7, 2019, in East Lansing. Check out the winners’ spotlights and videos linked below, see event highlights on MMA’s Facebook page and read the full recap in the November 2019 issue of MiMfg Magazine.

MFG Legislative Excellence Award

Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey
(read spotlight)

MFG Emerging Leader Award

Cheslie Stehouwer
Continental Dairy Facilities
(watch video or read spotlight)

MFG Community Impact Award

DeWys Manufacturing Inc.
(watch video or read spotlight)

MFG Talent Champion Award

Erika Nielsen, MAGMA/BorgWarner
(watch video or read spotlight)

MFG Innovation Excellence Award

KMS Designs Inc.
(watch video or read spotlight)

Small Tier John G. Thodis Michigan Manufacturer of the Year Award

John Sammut
Firstronic LLC
(watch video or read spotlight)

Large Tier John G. Thodis Michigan Manufacturer of the Year Award

Jim Wolf
Avalon & Tahoe Manufacturing, Inc.
(watch video or read spotlight)

MFG Woman of the Year Award

Donna Russell-Kuhr
PTM Corporation
(watch video or read spotlight)

MFG Lifetime Achievement Award

Tammy Bernier
Duperon Corporation
(watch video or read spotlight)

MFG Lifetime Achievement Award

Mark Marcucci
Gerdau Special Steel North America
(watch video or read spotlight)

MFG Lifetime Achievement Award

Al Thieme
Amigo Mobility International
(watch video or read spotlight)

“Coolest Thing Made in Michigan”

The winner of the 2019 “Coolest Thing Made in Michigan” People’s Choice Award is the Custom Booster Cylinder produced by Peninsular Cylinder Co. in Roseville. (watch for the “Coolest” spotlight coming in early 2020.)

    Blue Cross Blue Shield MetLife Michigan Creative Spartan Printing Trumpie Photography MTMIC Rehmann The Luminous Group LLC Kinexus MLive IT Resource Kerr Russell Maner Costerisan Magna The Center
    • Contact MMA’s Sarah Martin, at 517-487-8521 or martin@mimfg.org to learn about upcoming sponsorship opportunities.

Contact Sarah Martin

Sarah MartinEvent Coordinator
Call 517-487-8521
E-mail martin@mimfg.org
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