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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

Creating a Coaching Culture for a Multigenerational Workforce

Thursday, March 21, 2024 • 11:00 a.m.

Join MMA and Career Growth’s Dixie Grow for a culture-changing discussion as she shares why and how your organization would benefit by creating a coaching culture that improves employee engagement, retention and performance, a top 2024 priority for organizational leaders.

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.)


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. New this year, the MMA Operations Conference is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDC) for SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP®. Register to join us Thursday, March 14, 2024 in Lansing —learn more.

March 14, 2024
The Lansing Center




 

National Rosie the Riveter Day

Rosie the Riveter is a cultural icon, representing the women who worked in factories and shipyards during World War II, many of whom manufactured munitions and war supplies. Join MMA at the Capitol to celebrate with some of the original Rosie the Riveters and World War II Veterans on Thursday, March 21, 2024, at the Michigan State Capitol in Lansing. Learn about available sponsorship opportunities.

Save the Date: March 21, 2024


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 9, 2024 in Lansing.

Tuesday, April 9, 2024
MMA Headquarters, Lansing


MMA Legislative Day

Connects manufacturing leaders, legislative decisionmakers and regulatory officials for hands-on lobbying experience. The 2023 event held in September was a well-attended and well-received event featuring Lt. Governor Gilchrist and “The Quad.” Save the date for the 2024 Legislative Day on Tuesday, April 30, 2024 to advocate for the future of Michigan’s manufacturing industry at the MMA Headquarters, Michigan State Capitol and Heritage Hall in Lansing.

April 30, 2024
Capitol Complex and MMA Headquarters, Lansing


MMA Workforce Solutions Regional Meetings

Watch for details as MMA’s Bill Rayl hits the road in Spring 2024 to bring together regional resources to find solutions to workforce challenges in your area. Check out highlights from 2023 and plan to join us at a Workforce Solutions Regional Meeting near you.

May 9, Auburn Hills  |  May 15, Lansing,
May 21, Kalamazoo  |  May 30, Mt. Pleasant


Golf Classics

Support a strong manufacturing future at MMA’s annual golf outings. Plan to join us Monday, September 9, at Eagle Crest Golf Club in Ypsilanti 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
Eagle Crest Golf Club, Ypsilanti


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


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


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