Michigan Manufacturers Recognize Aircraft Precision Products Inc. for Excellence in Local Community

The Michigan Manufacturers Association (MMA) is proud to announce Aircraft Precision Products Inc. of Ithaca has been selected as the 2018 recipient of the MFG Community Impact Award. The MFG Community Impact Award is given to a company that has shown exemplary leadership in serving its community or state and is an example of the involved and giving nature of manufacturers. The Aircraft team will receive the award during the 2018 MFG Excellence Awards on November 8 at the Kellogg Center in East Lansing.

Aircraft Precision Products Inc. was selected by an independent panel of judges for its company-wide participation in growing the surrounding Ithaca community, including being active in area school boards, business organizations, churches, art and music organizations, youth athletic programs, veterans organizations and senior centers. APPI also has been a regular participant in career day events, promoting manufacturing as a career choice at multiple schools throughout the region including Ithaca, Breckenridge, Alma, Mt. Pleasant and Lansing Christian.

“Aircraft Precision is comprised of men and women — from the C-level to the shop floor — who understand the important role manufacturers must play in their local communities,” says Chuck Hadden, MMA president & CEO. “APPI is visible in all aspects of the community and are an example of the very best of manufacturing. In addition to their philanthropic efforts, they also embrace the role of stewards for the future through their commitment to education and growing awareness of technical education and skilled trades career paths.”

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 Aircraft Precision Products Inc. with the MFG Community Impact Award, the MFG Excellence Awards will also present awards for Lifetime Achievement, Emerging Leader, Innovation Excellence, Talent Champion and the John G. Thodis Michigan Manufacturer of the Year Award — an industry staple since 1981. The winner of the “Coolest Thing Made in Michigan” People’s Choice Award will also be presented following a months-long social media voting process hosted by 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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