Dedicated to advocating for, supporting, training and growing the manufacturing industry in Michigan, MMA’s mission to the industry is simple: to hear your voice, to unify your voice, to amplify your voice and to be your voice. Our advocacy, educational programs and member services are focused on helping members stay ahead of the curve of industry trends, regulatory requirements and legislative initiatives.

MMA Hiring Solutions powered by Chatfield Global Informational Session

Thursday, March 23, 2023 • X:00 a.m.

MMA is launching a new partnership with Chatfield Global to help members discover quality talent, streamline the hiring process, easily market jobs and save time — and money. Join MMA and Chatfield Global for a live virtual discussion on actionable solutions for the workforce gap that manufacturing is facing today and watch for more about MMA Hiring Solutions, powered by Chatfield Global.

Learn more and register online.

CMMC Certification – A Focus on Essentials

Thursday, April 27, 2023 • 9:00 a.m.

MMA member Radian Compliance will be provide 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).

Learn more and register online.

Get on-demand webinar recordings in the Online Learning Center, including the Michigan Roots, Global Research, Sustainable Manufacturing, 2022 Redistricting and Talent Magnet series.

(Check out the interactive calendar or download the printable 2023 Calendar of Events.)

Sustainable Manufacturing Workshop Series

MMA and The Nature Conservancy in Michigan host a new series of in-person workshops on manufacturing sustainability in Grand Rapids, Jackson and Saginaw with each workshop focused on a different aspect of sustainability in manufacturing. Learn more.

Tuesday, April 24, 2023
Crowne Plaza Lansing West

MFG Operations Conference

The annual MFG Operations Conference provides actionable solutions to operational challenges for Michigan manufacturers. The sold-out 2022 MFG Operations Conference provided actionable solutions to operational challenges for Michigan manufacturers. This powerful annual event offers proven strategies, tools and best practices in the areas of talent recruitment, employee retention and engagement, leadership, technology developments and human resources. Save the date for the 2023 MFG Operations Conference on Monday, April 24, 2023 at the Crowne Plaza Lansing West.

Tuesday, April 18, 2023
MMA Headquarters, Lansing

Clearing the Air Conference

The annual Clearing the Air, held every spring, keeps members informed on urgent air regulatory issues with MMA and the Environmental Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan bringing together leading professionals from government, industry, advocacy groups and the legal profession. Join us for this in-person update on air issues on Tuesday, April 18, 2023 in Lansing.

Workforce Solutions Regional Meetings

Join MMA’s Bill Rayl as we bring together regional resources to find solutions to workforce challenges in your area. Learn more.

Nominations open June 2023

Save the Date:
Thursday, November 10, 2023

MFG Excellence Awards

Our annual MFG Excellence Awards is the only event that exclusively celebrates our industry. We take this time to recognize the leaders and products that are pushing manufacturing forward! We recognize their value to our state, our nation and our world. We celebrate their determination. Their innovation. Their success. Their impact on the people and communities where we live. It’s not too late to start thinking about your 2023 nominations (which open in June). Learn more about the 2022 awards presentation held November 10 in Lansing and save the date for the 2023 MFG Excellence Awards on Thursday, November 9, 2023 in East Lansing.

Save the Date:
Tuesday, September 12, 2023

MFG Legislative Day

Connects manufacturing leaders, legislative decisionmakers and regulatory officials in Lansing for hands-on lobbying experience. The 2022 MFG Legislative Day was held in September. Save the date for 2023 MFG Legislative Day in Lansing on Tuesday, September 12, 2023.

Save the Date:
Thursday, June 22, 2023

ImPACt Golf Classic

The Inaugural ImPACt Golf Classic was a solid success last summer and will return in June as an annual opportunity. Support Michigan’s manufacturing future by helping to build strong relationships with pro-manufacturing leaders to ensure MMA’s agenda is heard. Save the date for Thursday, June 22, 2023 at Fox Hills Golf & Banquet Center in Plymouth — an upscale links-style 18-hole championship course designed by Arthur Hills.

Save the Date:
October 6, 2023


Annual National MFG Day is a great opportunity to share our industry with your community. Over the past several years this program has grown exponentially to host facility tours all across the country. Learn more.

Opportunities are available throughout the year to get your company brand in front of manufacturing’s leaders. Contact MMA’s Ashley Wakefield, at 517-487-8523 or see how to, or see the Expand Your Brand to build a strategy with MMA that works for you.

MMA is committed to providing a safe, productive and welcoming environment for all meeting participants and MMA staff. All participants are expected to abide by the Meeting Policies and Virtual Programs Code of Conduct which apply to all MMA meeting-related events, including those sponsored by organizations other than MMA but held in conjunction with MMA events, in public or private facilities and/or public or private platforms. Please see the full MMA Event Policies for details including cancelation, recording consent, behavior expectations and more.

Contact for Sponsorship

Ashley Wakefield

Ashley Wakefield
Director of Membership, Marketing & Events
Call 517-487-8523

Contact for Registration

Elizabeth Maciejewski

Elizabeth Maciejewski
Membership Specialist
Call 517-487-8542