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The Amigo Mobility family celebrating 2019 MFG Lifetime Achievement Winner Al Thieme

Part of changing the general perception of manufacturing is by celebrating the many — industry leaders, policymakers, educators and manufacturing supporters — and honoring the contributions they make to the industry. Meet past winners.

MFG Excellence Awards Nominations Open June 14 – August 20, 2021

Michigan manufacturers have made exceptional contributions in the face of adversity to their workforce, their communities, the economy and the industry. Celebrate manufacturing excellence by nominating a deserving individual, outstanding company or noteworthy product for the 2021 MFG Excellence Awards. The Awards are presented during a prestigious evening of celebration and recognition to honor the rich history and bright future of Michigan manufacturing. Self-nominations are encouraged. See Award details below or download the 2021 MFG Excellence Awards pamphlet.

  • Highlights the coolest product manufacturered in Michigan.
  • Anyone can nominate their favorite Michigan-made product.
  • Once nominations are in, a people’s choice vote determines the Top 10 coolest products. Round two voting has Michigan-made products competing for the title of “Coolest” until a final winner is determined.
  • Part of the MFG Excellence Awards.
  • Nominate at coolestthing.mimfg.org
  • Honors the important, positive and tangible contributions individual manufacturers make to their employees, customers and communities.
  • Large tier is open to an individual or company. Small-tier is awarded to an individual.
  • Part of the MFG Excellence Awards.
  • See past winners.
  • Honors the roles women play in manufacturing, her significant achievements in the industry and positives impacts within her company and community.
  • Awarded to an individual woman at any level of manufacturing.
  • Part of the MFG Excellence Awards.
  • Nominate online.
  • Awarded for exceptional contributions to the industry and the potential for future accomplishments within Michigan manufacturing [less than 10 years in industry].
  • Part of the MFG Excellence Awards.
  • Nominate online.
  • Recognizes an individual who works to bring focus to the critical need of attracting Michigan’s next generation workforce to manufacturing’s variety of career options.
  • Awarded to an individual.
  • Part of the MFG Excellence Awards.
  • Nominate online.
  • Showcases a company that not only has brought an innovative concept to market, but has developed and maintained a culture focused on engaging the workforce to bring new ideas to life.
  • Awarded to a company.
  • Part of the MFG Excellence Awards.
  • Nominate online.
  • Recognizes a manufacturing company that has shown exemplary leadership in serving its community or state, and is an example of the involved and giving nature of manufacturers.
  • Awarded to a company.
  • Part of the MFG Excellence Awards.
  • Nominate online.
  • Honors an individual who has excelled in the industry and inspires their peers, emerging leaders, lawmakers and educators to strive to make significant contributions to their company, industry and community.
  • Part of the MFG Excellence Awards.
  • Nominate online.
  • Recognizes state policymakers who have provided essential leadership in regard to manufacturing issues over his or her career.
  • Awarded to an individual.
  • Presented at the Legislative Reception in September.
  • Selection by MMA-appointed committee.
  • See past winners.

Contact Sarah Martin

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


The Amigo Mobility family celebrating 2019 MFG Lifetime Achievement Winner Al Thieme

Part of changing the general perception of manufacturing is by celebrating the many — industry leaders, policymakers, educators and manufacturing supporters — and honoring the contributions they make to the industry. Meet past winners.

MFG Excellence Awards Nominations Open June 14 – August 20, 2021

Michigan manufacturers have made exceptional contributions in the face of adversity to their workforce, their communities, the economy and the industry. Celebrate manufacturing excellence by nominating a deserving individual, outstanding company or noteworthy product for the 2021 MFG Excellence Awards. The Awards are presented during a prestigious evening of celebration and recognition to honor the rich history and bright future of Michigan manufacturing. Self-nominations are encouraged. See Award details below or download the 2021 MFG Excellence Awards pamphlet.

  • Highlights the coolest product manufacturered in Michigan.
  • Anyone can nominate their favorite Michigan-made product.
  • Once nominations are in, a people’s choice vote determines the Top 10 coolest products. Round two voting has Michigan-made products competing for the title of “Coolest” until a final winner is determined.
  • Part of the MFG Excellence Awards.
  • Nominate at coolestthing.mimfg.org
  • Honors the important, positive and tangible contributions individual manufacturers make to their employees, customers and communities.
  • Large tier is open to an individual or company. Small-tier is awarded to an individual.
  • Part of the MFG Excellence Awards.
  • See past winners.
  • Honors the roles women play in manufacturing, her significant achievements in the industry and positives impacts within her company and community.
  • Awarded to an individual woman at any level of manufacturing.
  • Part of the MFG Excellence Awards.
  • Nominate online.
  • Awarded for exceptional contributions to the industry and the potential for future accomplishments within Michigan manufacturing [less than 10 years in industry].
  • Part of the MFG Excellence Awards.
  • Nominate online.
  • Recognizes an individual who works to bring focus to the critical need of attracting Michigan’s next generation workforce to manufacturing’s variety of career options.
  • Awarded to an individual.
  • Part of the MFG Excellence Awards.
  • Nominate online.
  • Showcases a company that not only has brought an innovative concept to market, but has developed and maintained a culture focused on engaging the workforce to bring new ideas to life.
  • Awarded to a company.
  • Part of the MFG Excellence Awards.
  • Nominate online.
  • Recognizes a manufacturing company that has shown exemplary leadership in serving its community or state, and is an example of the involved and giving nature of manufacturers.
  • Awarded to a company.
  • Part of the MFG Excellence Awards.
  • Nominate online.
  • Honors an individual who has excelled in the industry and inspires their peers, emerging leaders, lawmakers and educators to strive to make significant contributions to their company, industry and community.
  • Part of the MFG Excellence Awards.
  • Nominate online.
  • Recognizes state policymakers who have provided essential leadership in regard to manufacturing issues over his or her career.
  • Awarded to an individual.
  • Presented at the Legislative Reception in September.
  • Selection by MMA-appointed committee.
  • See past winners.

Contact Sarah Martin

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