Interview with NCMS ’ Rebecca Taylor ................ 8
MFG Talent ................... 12
Air Policy Issues ............... 13
Policy Committee Highlight ....... 19
MFG Forum .................. 20
Member Spotlight .............. 22
Manufacturing News ............ 24
Upcoming Events .............. 27
We are excited to partner with the National Center for Manufacturing Sciences to bring you the most exciting , information-packed MFG Forum ever . Learn about NCMS and the value they bring to businesses like yours in this month ’ s Key Conversation on page 8 .
Join MMA ’ s Employment & Workforce Policy Committee . Your company can advise the MMA Government Affairs team on ways to improve processes and cut down on costly penalties . See page 19 for more information .
Is cyber security keeping you up at night ? Find out how to protect your business at the 2017 MFG Forum . A variety of federal , state and local experts will help you discover your vulnerabilities and develop best practices to keep your business safe from cyber attack . Learn more about cyber security throughout this issue of MiMfg Magazine and check out the line-up of speakers for the MFG Forum on page 20 . Seats are filling fast — register today .
Chuck Hadden MMA President & CEO
Elyse Kopietz Director of Communications , Marketing & Events kopietz @ mimfg . org
Tell us your MFG Day stories and we ’ ll share them this summer as we gear up for MFG Day 2017 . E-mail gerrish @ mimfg . org to tell your tale today .
Larry Janicki Service Corporation President janicki @ mimfg . org
Amerisure ’ s experienced team helps reduce your insurance costs and could pay you back through MMA ’ s dividend program . See page 7 or contact Mark Lee , at 517-487-8532 , to learn more .
Mike Johnston Vice President of Government Affairs johnston @ mimfg . org
Looking to solve the talent struggle in your community ? Learn about PRIME ®, at an informational breakfast before the MFG Forum on 4 / 25 / 17 in Novi . See page 12 for more and RSVP today .
Delaney McKinley Director of Human Resource Policy and Membership Development mckinley @ mimfg . org
Stay informed on legislative and regulatory issues by joining one or more MMA Policy Committees . Contact Bailey Judson , at 517-487-8552 , to register .