Interview with Premium Associate Member Spotlight: Sigred Solutions founders Mike Dergis and Kristi Stepp
Perception is changing thanks to industry-leading companies right here in Michigan that have created inclusive, supportive and dynamic work environments through engagement and community-based programs.
Grand Rapids-based AdvantEdge Cutting Tools (ACT) was founded with a singular goal in mind — to provide better cutting tools and machining processes at lower costs for Michigan manufacturers.
As technology becomes fully integrated at all levels of industry, so does the opportunity to maximize your company’s research and development tax credit. The Research Tax Credit is available to companies developing or improving products, processes, techniques, formulas, inventions, or software.
Taking the time to develop a deeper level of strategic planning and organization can produce positive results throughout all areas of the company from employee retention to sales and revenue.
In appreciation for outstanding leadership on behalf of Michigan manufacturers, MMA recognizes...
The story of the talent shortage in Michigan manufacturing is two-fold -- first, the challenge of talent acquisition and, second, retention. Find out what companies are doing to improve their employee retention.
Homethrive is a “high-tech, high-touch, family caregiving solution” and has partnered with MMA to provide their services as an employee benefit with preferred pricing for those services.
Bosch, a leading global supplier of technology and services and the largest automotive supplier in the world, is changing the game when it comes to cultivating the talent needed to sustain the company’s mobility program in the years to come.
MMA today released the following statement from in response to conference committee adoption of a conference report for the General Omnibus Budget for Fiscal Year 2021-2022, which includes significant funding to train and upskill workers for in-demand jobs.
MMA recently conducted a survey of MMA Industry Members to ensure that we are evolving and growing to maintain our core mission. The findings of the survey validate current strategies and set a path for future growth aligned with member needs.
Interview with SME Education Foundation Vice President Robert Luce
Interview with Omega Castings Inc. President Brett Cutshall
President Biden is calling on OSHA to impose workplace safety rules mandating employers to require their employees to be vaccinated for COVID-19 or be tested weekly.
Everyone knows about the pink elephant in the room; the change your company needs to address but no one is ready to talk about it.
Several federal unemployment programs end which signals an end to what has become a major impediment to the return of the full workforce in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and a potential opportunity for Michigan manufacturers looking to hire.
ROSS Controls has weathered many storms in its first century, including a substantial investment and the unknown bottom resulting from the pandemic created significant concern. They immediately reacted to keep their company moving forward.
Eagle Technologies is helping manufacturers embrace Industry 4.0 with advanced technologies such as RPA, big data, systems integration and more. The company specializes in developing and delivering all-in-one solutions for automated manufacturing production and testing.
A number of challenges exacerbated by the pandemic have made this issue worse. Now manufacturers are faced with two critical questions: What are young people looking for in a manufacturing career and how do we recruit them?
For many manufacturers, however, the desire and willingness to train is not the issue. It’s the budget.
You don’t have to wait to ramp your budget back up to launch great training. Here are a few approaches you can implement immediately.
Governor Gretchen Whitmer has signed into law an important component of MMA’s efforts to get Michiganders back to work.
MMA has helped deliver a solution to the acute need for manufacturing talent. Learn how a $6 million appropriation will create opportunities to boost your company’s talent pipeline and improve the image of manufacturing careers.
Growth, surplus and savings are always a good thing. But the prospect of “maintaining” in this difficult economic climate may lead to a pleasant discovery: maintaining your roof — your building’s largest asset — can lead to cost savings, which is a valued interest to all manufacturing businesses.
After six years of leading the MMA Board through various challenges and opportunities, Bill Henderson, President of Aircraft Precision Products Inc., completed his service and turned the gavel over to Jeff Daniel, Vice President & Chief Financial Officer of PVS Chemicals Inc.
Major technology breakthroughs are no longer just the stuff of startups in Silicon Valley, Boston or The Research Triangle. Today, technological innovation is happening in every front office and shop floor, and the Industry 4.0 revolution is underway.
Interview with Fishman Stewart's Patent Attorney, Litigator, Intellectual Property Specialist and Founding Member Michael B. Stewart.
Remora is a Detroit-based startup pioneering a technology that could quite literally save the world by capturing nearly all CO2 emissions from vehicle tailpipes to be sold to companies concrete makers and greenhouses.
Cyber security has become a major concern not just for large corporations that handle macro amounts of consumer data, like banks and health care providers, but for manufacturers as well.
MMA is calling for action to address Michigan’s talent crisis, a primary barrier to future growth and competitiveness. If our economy is to fire on all cylinders, we must have policies that get people back to work.
MIOSHA officially rescinded the existing COVID-19 Emergency Workplace Rules and replaced them with a new standard for health care employers that is in alignment with the federal OSHA Emergency standard for health care settings.
Based in Grand Rapids, Cascade specializes in large-part plastic injection molding and has grown to include 15 facilities, 97 presses and more than 1 million-square-feet of manufacturing space since it was founded by Fred Keller in 1973.
Energy usage is a significant piece of the operational budget but most companies don't know where to start when it comes to cost savings. Enstar has been helping manufacturing clients save money on energy costs since 1996.
Michigan is large manufacturing state, ranking 3rd in manufacturing output as percentage of GDP, fourth in manufacturing employment, and number one in auto manufacturing strength, and according to Business Facilities, 16th annual State Rankings Report. Michigan has more work to do
Michigan’s manufacturing legacy is an advantage but the state is locked in a high-stakes competition on a global scale, not only competing with other states to attract and keep vibrant manufacturers with high-paying jobs but also with countries all over the world.
MMA released the following statement from MMA President & CEO John J. Walsh in support of Governor Whitmer’s proposal to expand funding for early education.
Interview with Mercantile Bank of Michigan Chief Lending Officer Mark Augustyn
Interview with Quality Assured Plastics President Annette Crandall.
Starting and owning a manufacturing business is no small feat. MEDC’s International Trade program helps businesses tap into a wealth of resources and support to expand into foreign markets and export products around the world, all while continuing to grow and prosper in Michigan.
While manufacturers recognize Industry 4.0 will have a significant impact in the coming years, many are struggling to identify appropriate opportunities for implementation or access the required technologies.
For employees that have become comfortable working from home on a full-time or part-time basis, the return to the office may cause anxiety and disruption. Reboarding will be crucial to keep from losing your “hard-won” talent as they transition back to in-person work.
Interview with Nordic Hot Tubs Inc. President Pete Westfall.
Interview with Miller Canfield CEO Megan Norris.
In the unfortunate event of a worker getting injured on the job, that is where insurance providers like the MTMIC will step in to provide critical support to the worker and the employer.
Grand Rapids-based Firstronic thinks big — really big. So big, in fact, that the company ultimately hopes to change the entire ecosystem for electronics manufacturing services (EMS).
A successful transition increases revenue, cuts costs and boosts customer satisfaction. It also frees up critical resources. Get five tips which are key to pulling off a successful transition.
Family-owned manufacturing leaders share their advice for what to do — and what not to do — to ensure a transition free from internal strife.
The interdependencies of worldwide supply chains in every sector and industry have come under sharp scrutiny lately with logistics and supply chains being re-evaluated through the lens of real-time data and analytics and more.
COVID-19 case rates are increasing rapidly in Michigan, presenting ongoing personal and professional challenges for us all. As an industry that has led the way as one of the safest workplaces, manufacturing must continue to lead the way.
The COVID-19 crisis not only increased employees’ concerns about their health and finances — it also highlighted some distinct vulnerabilities such as employees feeling they didn’t have enough disability coverage to protect themselves or their families.
Governor Whitmer extended the Emergency COVID-19 Workplace Safety Rules until October 2020 and MIOSHA released the first draft of permanent COVID-19 workplace safety rules.
Selling your small business may not have been your focus in 2020 and may not be your focus in 2021. With an economy in flux and public health at the forefront of every decision, you may be simply focused on keeping your businesses — and yourself — healthy.
Interview with The Luminous Group President Murray Sittsamer
Interview with Lomar Machine & Tool Company Founder and CEO James Geisman
MMA has helped ease environmental clean-up and industrial waste headaches for members thanks to their long-time partnership with Heritage-Crystal Clean (HCC), the second largest parts cleaning and industrial waste services provider in the U.S
eMatrix was born as an idea between four partners to solve what they saw as a major deficiency in the battery production industry – no custom battery packaging.
The MIOSHA Part 505 Coronavirus Disease Advisory Committee will meet twice weekly over the next two weeks and time is dedicated at the end of each meeting to hear from stakeholders directly impacted by workplace safety rules.
Intellectual Property is the intersection of engineering and law where patent attorneys identify, secure and advance the creative works of innovators. Typical tools include patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets and know how.
Planning is underway for the 2021 MFG Operations Conference, which will bring together manufacturers with operational issue specialists to tackle operational roadblocks and leap forward on industry trends.
MMA is seeking your feedback to prepare for the upcoming MFG Operations Conference.
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