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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.

Increase Your Engagement with Michigan Manufacturers

Sponsorship opportunities are available throughout the year. Work with MMA’s team to build a package that includes event sponsorship and more. Contact MMA’s Ashley Wakefield to build your 2024 strategy at 517-487-8523 or wakefield@mimfg.org.


Upcoming Webinars


Cybersecurity Initiative Launch Event

Wednesday, June 12, 2024 • 10:30 a.m.

MMA, in partnership with SensCy and General Agency Company, is proud to introduce the Michigan Cybersecurity Initiative — a groundbreaking program that offers MMA members an exclusive opportunity to obtain industry-leading cybersecurity insurance paired with proactive cyber hygiene. Join us for a member-exclusive live virtual partner launch with MMA’s John Walsh, former Governor Rick Snyder and General Agency’s Nate Weisenburger where you can be the first to discover how MMA is working to protect the cybersecurity of your businesses. 

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 2024 Calendar of Events.)


Lunch & Learn: State of Manufacturing, Trends and Workforce Solutions

Join your manufacturing peers with MMA and MMTC for a collaborative update on the State of Manufacturing in Michigan, a timely legislative update from Lansing and workforce strategies that work for manufacturers. Hear best practices and inside information from industry experts Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center President & CEO Ingrid Tighe, MMA President & CEO John Walsh and MMA Executive Director of Workforce Solutions Bill Rayl on Friday, June 14, 2024.

Friday, June 14, 2024
Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center Headquarters, Plymouth


Manufacturing Excellence Awards

The annual Manufacturing Excellence Awards celebrates the leaders, companies and products pushing manufacturing forward. The 2023 Award winners were honored in November at a sold-out ceremony. It’s not too early to start thinking about next year’s Manufacturing Excellence Awards — nominations open June 2024 and plan to join us on Wednesday, November 6, 2024.

November 6, 2024
The Lansing Center


Golf Classics

Support a strong manufacturing future at MMA’s annual golf outings. Plan to join us Monday, September 9, at Fox Hills for the annual Summer Golf Classic to benefit the MMA ImPACt Fund. Watch for details about the 2025 Winter Golf Classic, which benefits the MMA-PAC Fund, at one of Michigan’s indoor simulator facitilies in the coming months.

September 9, 2024
Golden Fox at Fox Hills, Plymouth


MMA Ballots & Brews Regional Meetings

Connect with manufacturing and community leaders at regional events featuring networking and an inside view on how the 2024 Election will impact manufacturers. From talent development and tax policy to health care costs and environmental regulations, get valuable insight during a dynamic, deep-dive into industry challenges.

Watch for details about these Fall 2024 regional meetings in Gaylord, Marquette, Grand Rapids, Southeast Michigan, Jackson and Frankenmuth..

Coming Fall 2024


MMA Operations Conference

The annual Operations Conference provides 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. See highlights from the 2024 Operations Conference and watch for details on the 2025 Conference to be announced.


MMA Legislative Day

Connects manufacturing leaders, legislative decisionmakers and regulatory officials for hands-on lobbying experience. The 2024 event held April 30 in downtown Lansing was a well-attended and well-received event featuring policymakers, manufacturing leaders and more. See highlights from the 2024 Legislative Day and watch for details on the 2025 event to be announced.


MMA Workforce Solutions Regional Meetings

Companies and communities around the state are taking groundbreaking collaborative action to ensure resilience and success in the face of challenges and opportunities. Attendees heard powerful stories from their region and gained tactical solutions to take their companies to the next level at the Spring 2024 MMA Workforce Solutions Regional Meetings.


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. Check out the highlights of the sold-out 2024 event held on April 9 in Lansing.


MFG Day

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.

Save the Date: October 4, 2024


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 for Sponsorship

Ashley Wakefield

Ashley Wakefield
Director of Membership, Marketing & Events
Call 517-487-8523
E-mail wakefield@mimfg.org

Contact for Registration

Elizabeth Maciejewski

Elizabeth Maciejewski
Membership & Events Coordinator
Call 517-487-8542
E-mail maciejewski@mimfg.org