MMA is dedicated to serving the needs of manufacturers across the state. Our educational programs and services are focused on helping members stay ahead of the curve of industry trends, regulatory requirements and legislative initiatives.

Manufacturers large and small learn from the successes and challenges of manufacturing leaders and how to adapt these strategies for your own company’s success in developing a world-class culture, retention and recruitment plan.

  • Manufacturing executive and/or HR leader
  • Employment professional
  • Workforce development agency leader
  • Educator and/or administrator
  • Anyone else interested in learning how to combat the manufacturing talent crisis

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Learning what it takes to advocate for Michigan’s largest and most competitive industry.

  • Connect with state leaders, engage regulators and network with policy makers.
  • Go behind the scenes and learn how you can better advocate for your business issues.
  • Advocacy for pro-manufacturing policies is a benefit of MMA membership.
  • Manufacturers who are interested in learning about the advocacy process and working directly with leading legislators on key issues are encouraged to attend.
  • Join us September 12 in Lansing (the day of the Legislative Reception)

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MMA’s annual networking Reception for members and manufacturing advocates is your opportunity to meet your elected representatives and government officials in a casual, friendly atmosphere.

  • Network and connect with lawmakers, executive office and department leaders and staff in an informal and social setting
  • Develop a personal connection with your representative or senator
  • Honor exemplary leaders who will be presented with the MMA Legislator of the Year Award in recognition of their service to manufacturing success
  • Join us on September 12 in Lansing (following Lobby Day)

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This new program recognizes excellence in manufacturing by honoring those who make a positive impact in their community and in their industry.

  • Celebrate our manufacturing community
  • Hear exceptional stories of world-class leaders
  • Learn practices you can apply in your own business
  • Join us on Thursday, November 9, in Lansing as we recognize outstanding leaders in manufacturing.

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National Manufacturing Day (MFG Day) is a great opportunity to inform your community and increase your exposure! Over the past several years this program has grown exponentially to host facility tours all across the country. Last year, more than 2,800 events were held across North America — a number we expect to climb year over year.

  • Decide which event is the right event for your brand
  • Register your event on the National MFG Day website
  • Connect with local educators and members of the state and local media
  • Share vital facts & figures about manufacturing
  • Use templates for connecting with potential attendees — including local students

Learn more.

Working with the National Center for Manufacturing Sciences (NCMS), MMA collaborated to deliver a loaded line-up of global manufacturers, small businesses and cyber security experts to ensure more than 170 attendees left with valuable takeaways their companies could immediately use. Learn more about the 2017 MFG Forum in the May issue of MiMfg Magazine or check out the 2017 Forum page.

Watch for details about the next MFG Forum, coming Spring 2018.

  • Full-day program on emerging issues impacting Michigan’s manufacturing sector by providing real-world best practices presented by leading manufacturers and issue experts.
  • Important resources to protect and grow your business.
  • Open networking and interactive activities.


Opportunities abound throughout the year to get your company brand in front of manufacturing’s leaders.

Contact MMA’s Sarah Martin, at 517-487-8521 or, to learn about the best bang for your marketing buck.

Cancellation/Refund Policy: Cancellations must be received in writing at least 10 business days prior to the event to receive a full refund after a $25 administrative charge. Cancellations not received in writing by the date required will not be eligible for a refund. No-shows will not be refunded.

Substitutions: Substitutions may be made any time prior to the beginning of the event.

MMA Cancellations / Rescheduling / Location Changes: If MMA must cancel an event, all paid registrants will receive a full refund. With notice, MMA reserves the right to reschedule or change locations for an event at any time. Upon the change, registrants will receive the opportunity to participate on the rescheduled date or new location, or request a full refund.

Accessibility: Please contact MMA if special accommodations are required.

Consent to Use Photographic Images: Registration and attendance at, or participation in, MMA meetings and other activities constitutes an agreement by the registrant to the use and distribution of the registrant or attendees’ image or voice in photographs, videotapes, electronic reproductions and audiotapes of such events and activities by MMA. Please contact MMA to opt out.

Contact MMA’s Sarah Martin, at 517-487-8521 or, with any questions about MMA’s Event Cancellation Policy.

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