• Reduce Training Costs While Increasing Talent

    May 22, 2023    122

    If you’re like many other manufacturers in Michigan, finding and retaining new hourly workers has been a challenge. While we can’t control the talent pool, we can control how we think about training new employees. Here are three factors to consider that could help the effectiveness of your employee training efforts and lead to greater retention:
  • The Manufacturing Facility Has Changed

    May 22, 2023    121

    Much has changed since J.S. Vig Construction was founded as an industrial contractor in southwest Detroit in 1965. Back then, blueprints were hand-drawn and estimates were prepared with an adding machine. Now, technology has changed the world and the rate of change continues to accelerate fast, so buckle up
  • How Lean Can Attract & Retain Younger Members of the Workforce

    May 22, 2023    70

    You know, the unseen beast that snatches up new hires when they go outside for their break. For some reason, they disappear and never return. Why does this mystery monster seem to hang out in some parking lots? How can organizations make sure their new employees stop disappearing? The answer may lie inside the building.
  • How to Win the Manufacturing Talent Game

    May 22, 2023    77

    Attracting and retaining top talent in an increasingly competitive market has become a hot topic for business leaders. Learn how prioritizing culture and leadership can help you win the manufacturing talent game.
  • New Rules May Eliminate Your 401(k) Audit

    May 17, 2023    255

    Employers with less than 100 401(k) participating employees may be eligible for small plan reporting options with no audit required based on recent IRS changes. Learn more in this Dawda Mann Insight.
  • Michigan Manufacturers Association Champion of New Member Development Hits the Ground Running

    May 15, 2023    537

    MMA, in its continuing role as the unifying champion of Michigan’s manufacturing industry, has announced the latest expansion of its team of highly talented professionals leading the charge. Elissa Olson has joined the organization in the role of Membership Development Manager.
  • Webinar: Kickstarting Your Talent Management Strategy

    May 10, 2023    667

    Talent retention and acquisition continues to be a hot topic for manufacturers across the state but many organizations lack consistent strategies to manage their talent. Hear from Sigred Solutions’ Mike Dergis as he discusses the importance of having a good talent strategy and how it can be implemented across the employee life cycle.
  • Gov. Whitmer Proclaims April 30-May 6 as Small Business Week in Michigan

    May 5, 2023    513

    Governor Gretchen Whitmer issued an MMA-supported proclamation declaring the week of 4/30/23 through 5/6/23 as Small Business Week in Michigan. Read the 5/4/23 press release from the Governor’s office.
  • Webinar: CMMC Certification – A Focus on Essentials

    May 1, 2023    404

    MMA member Radian Compliance provides Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) insights, detailing how the NIST SP 800-171 is related to CMMC, what the Department of Defense latest timeline and phased rollout plan may mean for your business, and resources available to Michigan-based manufacturers, logistics and architecture and engineering companies operating in the defense industrial base (DIB).
  • MMA and SensCy Partner to Provide Manufacturers with Critical Cyber Protection Services

    April 24, 2023    277

    MMA announced their official partnership with SensCy at the sold-out 2023 MFG Operations Conference. Small to medium-sized manufacturers are becoming more frequent targets of cybersecurity attacks and the need to educate and implement cybersecurity best practices is critical to the industry’s success.