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Manufacturers Honor CMMA’s Harry Leaver with MFG Lifetime Achievement Award

The Michigan Manufacturers Association (MMA) is proud to announce Harry Leaver, executive director of the Central Michigan Manufacturers Association as a recipient of the MFG Lifetime Achievement Award. The MFG Lifetime Achievement Award is given to 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. Mr. Leaver will receive the award during the 2018 MFG Excellence Awards on November 8 at the Kellogg Center in East Lansing.

Harry Leaver was selected by an independent panel of judges for his 50+ years of dedicated service to the Michigan manufacturing industry and his lifelong commitment to ensuring the American Dream is something attainable for all people.

“Harry has spent his career in service to manufacturers and the community at large, while being a staunch supporter of the MMA and developing the Central Michigan Manufacturers Association into a resource for manufacturers throughout the region,” says Chuck Hadden, MMA president & CEO. “Those who know Harry use words like “loyal” and “dedication” and “leader” to describe him. Honoring a person’s lifetime is as much about their impact on others as it is on their own achievements. For that reason, Harry Leaver deserves to be celebrated.”

The MFG Excellence Awards is a one-of-a-kind gala event promoting manufacturing’s most inspiring people, companies and products as well as the inspiring stories which have made Michigan the global hub for the industry. Now in its second year, the inaugural MFG Excellence Awards received the Michigan Society of Association Executive’s (MSAE) Diamond Award recognizing it as the top association event in Michigan.

In addition to presenting Harry Leaver with the MFG Lifetime Achievement Award, the MFG Excellence Awards will also present awards for Emerging Leader, Community Impact, Innovation Excellence, Talent Champion and the John G. Thodis Michigan Manufacturer of the Year Award — an industry staple since 1981. Additionally, Alro Steel’s Al Glick will also receive the MFG Lifetime Achievement Award and the winner of the “Coolest Thing Made in Michigan” People’s Choice Award will be presented following a months-long social media promotion on MLive.

For more information on the 2018 MFG Excellence Awards, contact MMA’s Sarah Martin at 517-487-8521 or

This release was originally promoted on 10/18/18.

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