• Simple Steps to Combat Selling’s Three Deadly Cs

    April 12, 2024    487

    The Three Deadly Cs — Commoditization, Compressed selling time and Consensus decision making — are eroding margins and rendering traditional selling strategies obsolete. MMA member Blue Salesfly outlines simple steps to help you prepare for the new battleground.
  • Building Businesses, Strengthening Communities

    April 9, 2024    492

    People are the foundation of manufacturing growth and the recent MMA Operations Conference provided solutions to enhance team morale and promote business growth. A selection of Conference speakers provide insights to help members.
  • Industry Member Spotlight: Barron Industries

    April 9, 2024    490

    Interview with Barron Industries President and CEO Bruce Barron
  • Premium Associate Member Spotlight: Radian Compliance

    April 9, 2024    341

    Interview with Radian Compliance Managing Partners Sally Smoczynski and Lisa DuBrock
  • MMA Solutions for Success: Dale Carnegie Training Offered by Ralph Nichols Group

    April 9, 2024    358

    MMA members can access discounted training through “Dale Carnegie Training Offered by Ralph Nichols Group.” Dale Carnegie is ISO 9001 certified, providing manufacturing teams with the greatest quality leadership training in the world.
  • MFG Game Changers: M R Products Inc. - Home of Mr. Chain

    April 9, 2024    359

    Manufacturers have a critical need to keep people safe by creating barriers around the shop floor. For more than 64 years, a small business in a small town has made a global impact on safety by making reusable, safe and lightweight chain barriers.
  • Using Wage Data to Maintain a Leadership Position in Your Region

    April 9, 2024    359

    The best companies are always benchmarking themselves against their competitors and other employers in their region and beyond. MMA's Bill Rayl walks you through an easy way to get wage info for every area of the state on a timely basis.
  • Strategies for Increasing Retention in Plants

    April 9, 2024    280

    The financial cost of turnover has resulted in this being cited as a main priority for 2024. Instead of continuing to engage in wage wars and accepting the high cost of replacing employees, MMA member Career Growth offers proven solutions for investing in your people.
  • The Power of Mentorship in Manufacturing

    April 9, 2024    306

    Mentorship holds diverse meanings across various industries, including manufacturing. At its core, mentoring conveys a powerful message to your team — a message of care, commitment and a willingness to invest in their growth.
  • Export Your Michigan Products Worldwide — A Strategic Opportunity to Grow Revenue

    April 9, 2024    347

    International trade represents a key opportunity for Michigan manufacturers to find new markets, expand sales, and increase profits. The EXIM can equip businesses with the financial tools they need to capitalize on potential markets worldwide.