Telephone
517-372-5900

As of 2/20/19, all users must create a new account. Click “Login” and then “Create an Account” or contact MMA at 517-487-8542 for assistance.

Menu

Michigan Manufacturers Announce MFG Excellence Award Winners

LANSING — The Michigan Manufacturers Association (MMA) proudly announces the award recipients for the annual MFG Excellence Awards, Michigan’s top statewide event recognizing the inspiring stories, people, companies and products that make up its manufacturing industry. The MFG Excellence Awards is a black-tie optional gala event to be held on Thursday, 11/7/19, at the Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center in East Lansing.

“Manufacturers do more than just make a product. They create something out of nothing, innovate, inspire, employ our people and invest in our communities,” said Chuck Hadden, MMA President & CEO. “Michigan would be a far less exciting place without manufacturers and the MFG Excellence Awards is our chance to thank them, to celebrate them and to honor the hard work they do everyday.”

MMA cordially invites supporters of the industry to join them on this night to honor the following one-of-a-kind individuals and well-known brands:

  • MFG Lifetime Achievement Award
    Tammy Bernier of Duperon Corporation (Saginaw)
  • MFG Lifetime Achievement Award
    Mark Marcucci of Gerdau Special Steel North America (Jackson)
  • MFG Lifetime Achievement Award
    Al Thieme of Amigo Mobility International (Bridgeport)
  • John G. Thodis Michigan Manufacturer of the Year Award (large tier)
    Jim Wolf of Avalon & Tahoe Manufacturing, Inc. (Alma)
  • John G. Thodis Michigan Manufacturer of the Year Award (small tier)
    John Sammut of Firstronic LLC (Grand Rapids)
  • MFG Woman of the Year Award
    Donna Russell-Kuhr of PTM Corporation (Ira)
  • MFG Emerging Leader Award
    Cheslie Stehouwer of Continental Dairy Facilities (Coopersville)
  • MFG Talent Champion Award
    Erika Nielsen of MAGMA/BorgWarner (Auburn Hills)
  • MFG Innovation Excellence Award
    KMS Designs Inc. (Portage)
  • MFG Community Impact Award
    DeWys Manufacturing Inc. (Marne)
  • MMA Legislative Excellence Award
    Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey (Clarklake)
  • And watch as the winner of the 2019 “Coolest Thing Made in Michigan” People’s Choice Award is announced live on-stage

“From start to finish, the list of award recipients this year is astounding,” said Hadden. “Whether it is those that have spent a lifetime getting the industry to where it is today or those who are picking up that torch to lead Michigan manufacturing into the future, every one of these men and women is an example of what manufacturing is all about.”

Download the PDF version of this release here. You can register online or contact MMA’s Sarah Martin at 517-487-8521 or martin@mimfg.org.

Contact Brett Gerrish

Brett GerrishCommunications Coordinator
Call 517-487-8533
E-mail gerrish@mimfg.org

LANSING — The Michigan Manufacturers Association (MMA) proudly announces the award recipients for the annual MFG Excellence Awards, Michigan’s top statewide event recognizing the inspiring stories, people, companies and products that make up its manufacturing industry. The MFG Excellence Awards is a black-tie optional gala event to be held on Thursday, 11/7/19, at the Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center in East Lansing.

“Manufacturers do more than just make a product. They create something out of nothing, innovate, inspire, employ our people and invest in our communities,” said Chuck Hadden, MMA President & CEO. “Michigan would be a far less exciting place without manufacturers and the MFG Excellence Awards is our chance to thank them, to celebrate them and to honor the hard work they do everyday.”

MMA cordially invites supporters of the industry to join them on this night to honor the following one-of-a-kind individuals and well-known brands:

  • MFG Lifetime Achievement Award
    Tammy Bernier of Duperon Corporation (Saginaw)
  • MFG Lifetime Achievement Award
    Mark Marcucci of Gerdau Special Steel North America (Jackson)
  • MFG Lifetime Achievement Award
    Al Thieme of Amigo Mobility International (Bridgeport)
  • John G. Thodis Michigan Manufacturer of the Year Award (large tier)
    Jim Wolf of Avalon & Tahoe Manufacturing, Inc. (Alma)
  • John G. Thodis Michigan Manufacturer of the Year Award (small tier)
    John Sammut of Firstronic LLC (Grand Rapids)
  • MFG Woman of the Year Award
    Donna Russell-Kuhr of PTM Corporation (Ira)
  • MFG Emerging Leader Award
    Cheslie Stehouwer of Continental Dairy Facilities (Coopersville)
  • MFG Talent Champion Award
    Erika Nielsen of MAGMA/BorgWarner (Auburn Hills)
  • MFG Innovation Excellence Award
    KMS Designs Inc. (Portage)
  • MFG Community Impact Award
    DeWys Manufacturing Inc. (Marne)
  • MMA Legislative Excellence Award
    Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey (Clarklake)
  • And watch as the winner of the 2019 “Coolest Thing Made in Michigan” People’s Choice Award is announced live on-stage

“From start to finish, the list of award recipients this year is astounding,” said Hadden. “Whether it is those that have spent a lifetime getting the industry to where it is today or those who are picking up that torch to lead Michigan manufacturing into the future, every one of these men and women is an example of what manufacturing is all about.”

Download the PDF version of this release here. You can register online or contact MMA’s Sarah Martin at 517-487-8521 or martin@mimfg.org.

Contact Brett Gerrish

Brett GerrishCommunications Coordinator
Call 517-487-8533
E-mail gerrish@mimfg.org
MFG Forum 2017
Events
MFG Forum 2017
The 2017 MFG Forum will outline the threats, discuss best practices and provide resources for protecting valuable manufacturing assets from cyber attack.
Mfg Excellence Awards 2017
Events
Mfg Excellence Awards 2017
This program recognizes excellence in manufacturing by honoring those who make a positive impact in their community and in their industry.
MFG Forum 2018
Events
MFG Forum 2018
The MFG Forum guides industry leaders through emerging issues like Industry 4.0 and provide resources to maintain Michigan’s manufacturing advantage in the 21st century.
Insurance Forms
Insurance, Internal Page
Insurance Forms
Download and print the forms you need to manage your benefits program.
Manufacturers Recognize Vantage Plastics for Community Impact
News
Manufacturers Recognize Vantage Plastics for Community Impact
MMA is proud to announce that Standish’s Vantage Plastics has been selected as the 2017 recipient of the MFG Community Impact Award.
Manufacturing’s Plan for Michigan
Advocacy
Manufacturing’s Plan for Michigan
Michigan’s economy is growing — but more remains to be done. Discover the industry’s top priorities for the 2017-2018 Legislative Session and help keep manufacturing moving forward.
Building a Competitive Michigan
Advocacy
Building a Competitive Michigan
MMA legislative and regulatory successes have saved Michigan manufacturers billions of dollars in recent years.
Reduced UI Taxable Wage Base Available in 2018
Advocacy
Reduced UI Taxable Wage Base Available in 2018
Eligible employers will qualify for a reduced taxable wage base of $9,000 for calendar year 2018 thanks to MMA-supported legislation passed in 2011.