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MMA | Put the Spotlight on MFG Leaders This Fall

Michigan Business Beat
July 3, 2020 12:00 PM

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The important role manufacturers play in leading their communities, state and nation are often underestimated — and MMA is working to change that. The MFG Excellence Awards is an excellent opportunity to put manufacturing in the spotlight and recognize the sacrifice and hard work of industry leaders.

Nominate an outstanding invidivual at mimfg.org for:



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Manufacturer of the Year (small tier)

Honors the important, positive and tangible contributions individual manufacturers and companies make to their employees, customers and communities. Awarded to an individual in the small tier category (less than 200 employees). Nominate online.

MFG Woman of the Year

Honors the roles women play in manufacturing, her significant achievements in the industry and positive impacts within her company and community. Nominate online.

MFG Emerging Leader

Recognizes a manufacturing leader who has been involved in the industry for less than 12 years for exceptional contributions to the industry now and into the future. Nominate online.

Self-nominations are encouraged for all categories. Nominations close at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, 8/21/20.


MFG Talent Champion

Recognizes an individual or program that works to connect manufacturers and educators to create a winning talent program. Nominate online.

MFG Lifetime Achievement

Honors an individual who has excelled in the industry and inspires peers, emerging leaders, lawmakers and educators to strive to make significant contributions to their company, industry and community. Nominate online.

Meet Past Winners

Need inspiration for your nomination? Meet previous MFG Excellence Awards winners by checking out spotlights and videos at mimfg.org. Past Award winners are the leading industry leaders, policymakers, educators and manufacturing supporters who lead and contribute to the industry.

Nominate Online Today

What’s the “Coolest Thing” Made in Michigan?

From household staples to life-improving machinery, Michigan manufacturers have produced some amazing things and in 2020, they’ve all gone the extra mile. Which product do you think is coolest?

Nominate the “Coolest Thing Made in Michigan” People’s Choice Award at coolestthing.mimfg.org by Friday, 8/21/20!



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