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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.

Upcoming Webinars

Buying, Selling or Not So Sure? Transaction Service Basics for Business Owners

Four-Part Series

MMA is partnering with the closely held business experts at Clayton & McKervey to offer a four-part series that will speak to manufacturing business owners who may be considering a transaction or those already in the process. Hear from leaders of the firm’s Manufacturing & Distribution, Transaction Services, and Private Client Services teams.

Check out the on-demand recordings and upcoming live sessions.

Protect Your Company from FCPA Criminal and Civil Liability

Wednesday, June 23, 2021 • 11:00 a.m.

The Department of Justice levied a record level of corporate fines and penalties under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) in 2020 and 90% of FCPA enforcement actions involve a third-party service provider. Are you aware of and protected from exposure in your international operations?

Log on Wednesday, 6/23/21 at 11:00 a.m. for a virtual discussion with Miller Canfield that will help you establish a tailored FCPA compliance program that works in real-world operations to protect your company and its directors, officers and employees from criminal and civil liability under the FCPA.


  • Gerritt Wieringa, Senior Counsel, Compliance for Whirlpool Corp. has an extensive background designing, implementing, and managing compliance and ethics programs, conducting investigations, and providing anti-corruption advice and counsel related to the FCPA.
  • Richard Walawender, Principal, Miller Canfield is the leader of the Firm’s International Practice who frequently advises clients on the FCPA, as well as outbound and inbound investment structuring and strategies, international joint venture and strategic alliances, CFIUS, export controls and other cross-border issues and disputes.
  • Howard Weissman, Senior Counsel, Miller Canfield previously served as Vice President & Associate General Counsel – International at Lockheed Martin Corporation, and has decades of experience advising on FCPA compliance matters, including designing, implementing and strengthening FCPA compliance programs, conducting FCPA due diligence for numerous proposed acquisitions, international joint ventures, agents, consultants, distributors and other third parties, and advising on litigation and other disputes with international consultants and other third parties.

Learn more and register online.

Michigan Roots, Global Research Virtual Lunch & Learn Series

MMA and the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) have partnered to help manufacturers go global with the International Trade Program. For 10 years, this successful program has helped small and medium-sized businesses diversify their customer base, stabilize sales and ultimately grow their business through exporting.

Attend an upcoming Michigan Roots, Global Research Virtual Lunch & Learn Series session. Each session starts at noon and lasts about 45 minutes.


MFG Excellence Awards

Michigan manufacturers have made exceptional contributions in the face of adversity to their workforce, their communities, the economy and the industry. Nominate a deserving individual, outstanding company or noteworthy product for the 2021 MFG Excellence Awards.

MFG Legislative Day

Get “hands-on” lobbying experience, connect with key policymakers and learn about MMA’s efforts to develop a pro-manufacturing economy during MMA’s annual Capitol event in September.


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.

MFG Operations Conference

Brings together manufacturers and operational issue specialists to help to move manufacturing forward with focused breakout sessions and keynote presentations on vital operational concerns.

Reasonable Suspicion Drug and Alcohol Training for Supervisors

MMA, MTMIC, the drug and alcohol testing experts at Allied Safety Consulting and the employment law professionals at the Honigman Law Firm are partnering to help employers protect themselves and their employees from the risks and liabilities related to the use and abuse of drugs in the workplace. 

Clearing the Air in 2021

Stay informed on urgent air regulatory issues at MMA’s annual virtual Clearing the Air, two-hour program on Thursday, May 20, 2021. This must-attend event partners MMA and the Environmental Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan and features leading professionals from government, industry, advocacy groups and the legal profession.

Event Sponsorship

Opportunities are available throughout the year to get your company brand in front of manufacturing’s leaders. Contact MMA’s Sarah Martin, at 517-487-8521 or, or download the 2021 MMA Media Kit to build a strategy that works for you.

Event Policies

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 Sarah Martin

Sarah MartinEvent Coordinator
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