The Michigan Manufacturers Association (MMA) is the state’s leading advocate focused solely on securing a prosperous future for Michigan manufacturers through effective advocacy, meaningful education and strategic business services.
Recognized as the go-to organization for Michigan manufacturers, MMA remains committed to its standing values of trust, leadership, knowledge, influence, and relationship building — all for the continued success of the state’s largest and most vital industry.
Established in 1902, MMA now represents the interests and needs of nearly 1,700 member companies, ranging from small manufacturers to the world’s largest and most well-known corporations. The MMA Board of Directors is an elected entity featuring industry leaders poised to enhance manufacturing’s growth and long-term competitiveness.
The MMA Service Corporation (MMASC), established in 1980, is MMA’s for-profit subsidiary. The MMASC Board of Directors oversees the functions and operations of the Service Corporation.
MMA events help you manufacture connections and grow your business. These professional development and networking programs are held across the state with businesses of all sizes in mind. Attendees can expect applicable take-aways and real-world best practices at our manufacturing-focused events, including:
- 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.
- MFG Forum
Delivering guidance on emerging issues is at the forefront of MMA’s mission. Hear from leading executives with real-world examples of the challenges, accomplishments and best practices that can take your business to another level.
- MFG Legislative Day
Get “hands-on” lobbying experience while learning about the legislative process and MMA’s efforts to develop a pro-manufacturing economy.
- MFG Excellence Awards
Celebrate excellence in manufacturing by honoring the individuals who make a positive impact in their community and to the industry. Walk the red carpet, hear inspiring stories
and honor the industry’s finest at Michigan’s annual showcase for manufacturing.
Get details on upcoming events.
MMA works every day to create a competitive business climate for your company. As a result of MMA’s advocacy efforts, we have created a strong economic environment for Michigan manufacturing. Our state is leading the nation in manufacturing job growth, with 205,000 new manufacturing jobs since the recession and MMA-driven savings of more than $4 billion. This is clear evidence that a pro-manufacturing agenda has a positive impact on the Michigan economy.
- Manufacturing's Strategy for Michigan's Future
Discover more about MMA's overall agenda to move Michigan forward.
- Tax Policy
Creating a state tax system so Michigan manufacturers can compete effectively in the global economy.
- Workforce Policy
Defending the fundamental rights of employers in the workplace.
- Talent Development
Building viable talent development initiatives to create new industry jobs today and into the future.
- Energy Policy
Ensuring manufacturers can compete globally and ensure low-cost energy with reliable capacity and delivery systems.
- Environmental Policy
Protecting human health and the environment while making Michigan manufacturers globally competitive.
- Health Care Policy
Controlling the rising cost of health care to allow manufacturers to continue offering outstanding benefits.
- Regulatory Policy
Maintaining a state regulatory climate to improve both economic competitiveness and environmental sustainability.
Michigan manufacturers are constantly investing, growing jobs, and developing innovative new products — stay informed on the industry and issues that impact your business. MMA provides members regular updates on legislation, regulations, job creation, talent partnerships and advice from manufacturers of all sizes to help you succeed.
- MiMfg Magazine
Manufacturing-focused from cover-to-cover, MMA’s monthly member magazine features emerging issues, member spotlights, expert content and interviews with state and industry leaders.
- Quick Hits
The award-winning MMA Quick Hits e-newsletter provides a weekly snapshot of Association news. Open it. Read it. Click it. Stay on top of what MMA is doing for you.
- MFG Voice
Legislation and regulations can affect everything you do. Subscribe to MMA’s MFG Voice for a weekly look at the policies your Government Affairs team is working on and how you can stay engaged on the issues.
- Event Take-aways
MMA event attendees walk away with more than a great learning experience and networking contacts. Each event provides an in-depth program featuring speaker interviews, presentations, and related content from manufacturing leaders and industry experts.
- Social Media
Connect with MMA on Twitter, like us on Facebook, join our network on LinkedIn and watch us on YouTube — help us spread the good news about manufacturing.
MMA wants your company to succeed and provides a variety of services to help you grow and compete. Add to your company’s bottom-line and start saving today! We diligently review our programs and services to ensure they provide value to members.
- Business Services
Keep your business on the cutting edge of safety and security with new services providing you access to safety data sheets and world-class cyber threat protection.
- HR Resources
Find your next hire, compare your company benefit offerings, provide for your employees’ future, get free HR advice, subscribe to worry-free posting compliance and order safety training aids.
- Industrial Savings
Discounts on liquid propane, energy services, MRO supplies, shipping and parts cleaning and waste disposal and more are all available to you as an MMA member.
- Employee Discounts
Share the benefits of MMA membership with discounts on office (and school) supplies and car rental. Pass the savings onto your employees today.
- Insurance Programs
The group buying power of MMA’s 35,000+ covered employees means more competitive insurance programs and rates for health, dental, vision, workers’ comp, life and liability coverage.
- Insurance Forms
Access the insurance forms you need, when you need them. Forms, benefit booklets, dental cards and more are a click away.