MiMfg Magazine September 2017 - Page 4

4 MiMfg Magazine September 2017 Don’t Miss: Legislators of the Year . . . . . . . . . . 6 Interview with AARP’s Paula Dean Cunningham . . . . . . . 8 MFG Excellence Awards . . . . . . . . 9 1 & First Foremost What makes manufacturing matter? The people of course! Learn how Michigan’s most successful manufacturers made their mark at the MFG Excellence Awards on 11/9/17 and let their stories inspire your team to new heights. Register now: mimfg.org . MFG Day is right around the corner — get ready to excite the next generation of manufacturers! Check out page 11 for great reasons why your brand needs to join this nationwide industry celebration. Skilled Trades Talent Fund . . . . . . 10 MFG Day . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Member Spotlight . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Manufacturing News . . . . . . . . . . . 24 3 2 We’ve upgraded mimfg.org ! Our mobile-friendly website is easy to use, full of great content and a resource you’ll want to share. Check it out and let us know what you think. Veteran Talent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Upcoming Events . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Chuck Hadden MMA President & CEO Elyse Kopietz Director of Communications, Marketing & Events kopietz@mimfg.org Larry Janicki Service Corporation President janicki@mimfg.org Sponsorships are still open (but going fast) for the brand-new MFG Excellence Awards. This black-tie event will honor the industry’s best and most influential leaders. Connect with us today! EnStar Energy Services helps all member companies become more energy efficient with a free assessment of your utility bill and energy usage. See mimfg.org to learn more and sign up. Mike Johnston Vice President of Government Affairs johnston@mimfg.org Delaney McKinley Senior Director of Government Affairs and Membership mckinley@mimfg.org MMA and the SME Education Foundation can build a customized talent pipeline to produce the skilled workers your facility needs. Begin implementing your PRIME® solution today. Help manufacturers grow their business by sharing your expert content. Contact Brett Gerrish, at 517-487-8533, to learn about opportunities to contribute to the magazine and our website. Like, Share and Follow: mimfg.org @MIManufacturers @mimfg