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2021 MFG Excellence Award Recipients

Part of changing the general perception of manufacturing is by celebrating the many — industry leaders, policymakers, educators and manufacturing supporters — and honoring the contributions they make to the industry. Meet past winners.

Michigan manufacturers make exceptional contributions to their workforce, their communities, the economy and the industry. The MFG Excellence Awards are presented during a prestigious evening of celebration and recognition to honor the rich history and bright future of Michigan manufacturing. Self-nominations are encouraged.

It’s not too early to start thinking about nominations for the 2022 MFG Excellence Awards. Nominations open in June 2022. See Award details below.

  • Highlights the coolest product manufacturered in Michigan.
  • Anyone can nominate their favorite Michigan-made product.
  • Once nominations are in, a people’s choice vote determines the Top 10 coolest products. Round two voting has Michigan-made products competing for the title of “Coolest” until a final winner is determined.
  • Part of the MFG Excellence Awards.
  • Honors the important, positive and tangible contributions individual manufacturers make to their employees, customers and communities.
  • Large tier is open to an individual or company. Small-tier is awarded to an individual.
  • Part of the MFG Excellence Awards.
  • See past winners.
  • Honors the roles women play in manufacturing, her significant achievements in the industry and positives impacts within her company and community.
  • Awarded to an individual woman at any level of manufacturing.
  • Part of the MFG Excellence Awards.
  • Awarded for exceptional contributions to the industry and the potential for future accomplishments within Michigan manufacturing [less than 10 years in industry].
  • Part of the MFG Excellence Awards.
  • Recognizes an individual who works to bring focus to the critical need of attracting Michigan’s next generation workforce to manufacturing’s variety of career options.
  • Awarded to an individual.
  • Part of the MFG Excellence Awards.
  • Showcases a company that not only has brought an innovative concept to market, but has developed and maintained a culture focused on engaging the workforce to bring new ideas to life.
  • Awarded to a company.
  • Part of the MFG Excellence Awards.
  • Recognizes a manufacturing company that has shown exemplary leadership in serving its community or state, and is an example of the involved and giving nature of manufacturers.
  • Awarded to a company.
  • Part of the MFG Excellence Awards.
  • Honors an individual who has excelled in the industry and inspires their peers, emerging leaders, lawmakers and educators to strive to make significant contributions to their company, industry and community.
  • Part of the MFG Excellence Awards.
  • Recognizes state policymakers who have provided essential leadership in regard to manufacturing issues over his or her career.
  • Awarded to an individual.
  • Presented at the Legislative Reception in September.
  • Selection by MMA-appointed committee.
  • See past winners.

Contact Sarah Martin

Sarah MartinEvent Coordinator
Call 517-487-8521
E-mail martin@mimfg.org