September 2017 MiMfg Magazine In Every Issue 4 First & Foremost Contents MiMfg Magazine September 2017 • Vol. XXX • Print Issue No. 5 12 8 Key Conversation AARP’s Paula Dean Cunningham 20 Member Spotlight Burke Architectural Millwork 24 MFG at Work Dart Container Corporation, DeWys Manufacturing, Dow Chemical Company, Toyota Cover Story: Manufacturing means more than just jobs or investment dollars to your town. Find out how members are making their mark on their local communities. 27 Upcoming Events Features This Month 6 2017 MMA Legislators of the Year 9 MFG Excellence Awards 10 Apply Now Skilled Trades Training Fund Read the MiMfg Magazine digital edition: http://mag.mimfg.org. Editorial Staff 18 18 Energy-Saving Tips for Manufacturers By Dale Wicker, Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center 11 Reasons to Host an MFG Day Event 26 17 22 Check out the New MMA website 26 Avoiding Regulatory Compliance Fines and Penalties with Environmental Audits By Jeffrey V. Simsa • Gosling Czubak Engineering Sciences, Inc. 26 Hire Veteran Talent 3 Chuck Hadden Publisher Elyse Kopietz Copy Editor Joy Wolf Editor/Layout Brett Gerrish Copy Writer Michigan Manufacturers Association and MMA Service Corporation 620 S. Capitol Ave., Lansing, Michigan 48933 Phone: 517-372-5900 Fax: 517-372-3322 E-mail: email@example.com Website: www.mimfg.org MiMfg Magazine Vol. XXX Print Issue No. 5, September 2017 (ISSN 1936-8860), (USPS 024-973) published bi-monthly for $18 per year by the MMA Service Corporation (MMASC), 620 S. Capitol Ave., Lansing MI 48933-2308. Periodicals postage paid at Lansing MI and additional offices. POSTMASTER: send address changes to MiMfg Magazine, P.O. Box 14247, Lansing, MI 48901-4247. Cover: The Shape family continues to give back by installing new playground equipment at Whistle Stop Park in Spring Lake. Above: Students learn about manufacturing during MAHLE’s 2016 MFG Day plant tour. See page 12 for more about how manufacturers make a mark on their local communities.