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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.

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Are You Missing Out on the Research Tax Credit?

Tuesday, November 9, 2021 • 9:00 a.m.

The Research Tax Credit (RTC) is a generous incentive program that rewards companies of any size for conducting research activities in the United States. But many companies fail to make an RTC claim because they falsely assume that the program is restricted to “high tech” companies. The fact is that virtually any company may have qualified research activities (QRAs) – and because of the innate innovation taking place daily at manufacturing facilities, the industry has a unique opportunity to maximize claims. 

Join MMA and globally recognized subject matter expert Diane Stogiannes, B.Sc., President of DST Advisory Group for an informational virtual meeting on Tuesday, 11/9/21 at 9 a.m. to learn how your company access this dollar-for-dollar credit against your federal income tax liability.

Learn more and register online.

How to Make 2022 Your Best Export Year

Tuesday, November 16, 2021 • 10:00 a.m.

The past 18 months have shown us that online business development tools are critical growing and thriving globally.

MMA is excited to be joined by Andrew Lawlor, Online Business Development Manager at IBT Online to discuss how Michigan manufacturers can leverage the power of localized websites and digital marketing to grow their exports, sales, brand, and business globally, making 2022 your best export year.

Learn more and register online.


MFG Excellence Awards

Michigan manufacturers have made exceptional contributions in the face of adversity to their workforce, their communities, the economy and the industry. Join us on Thursday, November 4, in Lansing to celebrate manufacturing excellence.

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

Smart Solutions for Manufacturers

Join MMA and the Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center (The Center) on Tuesday, November 9, in Lansing for a half-day interactive event that will help you find and keep the right workers, fill production gaps and increase profitability. Register today to engage in sessions on Employee Engagement and Culture, Lean Manufacturing and Industry 4.0 Technologies.

MFG Legislative Day

From pre-registration to the evening reception, MFG Legislative Day is all about networking. The 2021 event held in September connected industry advocates, legislative leaders and regulatory officials in Lansing for “hands-on” lobbying experience.


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. 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, 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