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MMA is dedicated to serving the needs of manufacturers across the state. Our educational programs and services are focused on helping members stay ahead of the curve of industry trends, regulatory requirements and legislative initiatives.

Upcoming Webinars

Going PRO in Michigan

Friday, July 30, 2021 • 11:00 a.m.

Applications for the Going PRO Talent Fund, one of the state’s most effective resources to train, develop and retain your team, open later this year. Over $30 million is expected to be available for Michigan Employers — are you ready to access these funds?

Join MMA’s Dave Worthams and the Express Employment Professionals team for to get an in-depth understanding of the Going PRO Talent Fund and practical takeaways on how your company can benefit from this program. You will also have the opportunity to hear from employers who have successfully applied for Going PRO Talent Funds in the past, as they share their tips and best practices to maximize these funds.

Learn more and register online.

High Impact Training on Shoestring Budget

Tuesday, August 17, 2021 • 8:30 a.m.

Investing in your employees through great training is a prime way to increase engagement, retention and productivity. While business experts recommend allocating two to three percent of your company’s budget to training, most organizations set aside significantly less. Read more on the MMA Blog and join MMA, Sigred Solutions and the Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center (The Center) on Tuesday, 8/17/21, at 8:30 a.m. for a dynamic discussion of low-cost high-impact solutions that will help you meet your employee development goals despite tight training budgets.

Learn more and register online.

Michigan Roots, Global Research Virtual Lunch & Learn Series

MMA and the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) have partnered to help manufacturers go global with the International Trade Program. For 10 years, this successful program has helped small and medium-sized businesses diversify their customer base, stabilize sales and ultimately grow their business through exporting.

Attend an upcoming Michigan Roots, Global Research Virtual Lunch & Learn Series session. Each session starts at noon and lasts about 45 minutes.

 


MFG Excellence Awards

Michigan manufacturers have made exceptional contributions in the face of adversity to their workforce, their communities, the economy and the industry. Nominate a deserving individual, outstanding company or noteworthy product for the 2021 MFG Excellence Awards.

MFG Legislative Day

Get “hands-on” lobbying experience, connect with key policymakers and learn about MMA’s efforts to develop a pro-manufacturing economy during MMA’s annual Capitol event in September.

Interested in sponsorship?
Check out the available sponsorship opportunities and contact MMA’s Ashley Wakefield, at 517-487-8523 or wakefield@mimfg.org, to discuss the best investment for your brand.

MFG Day

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. Learn more.

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.

Reasonable Suspicion Drug and Alcohol Training for Supervisors

MMA, MTMIC, the drug and alcohol testing experts at Allied Safety Consulting and the employment law professionals at the Honigman Law Firm are partnering to help employers protect themselves and their employees from the risks and liabilities related to the use and abuse of drugs in the workplace. 

Clearing the Air in 2021

Stay informed on urgent air regulatory issues at MMA’s annual virtual Clearing the Air, two-hour program on Thursday, May 20, 2021. This must-attend event partners MMA and the Environmental Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan and features leading professionals from government, industry, advocacy groups and the legal profession.


Event Sponsorship

Opportunities are available throughout the year to get your company brand in front of manufacturing’s leaders. Contact MMA’s Sarah Martin, at 517-487-8521 or martin@mimfg.org, or download the 2021 MMA Media Kit to build a strategy that works for you.

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 Sarah Martin

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