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Celebrate Manufacturing Excellence Nominations Open June 14

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Manufacturing isn ’ t just what we do here in Michigan – it ’ s who we are . It ’ s our honor to recognize these champions of manufacturing at the 2022 MFG Excellence Awards . Presented every fall , this one-of-a-kind event recognizes what makes Michigan manufacturing the best in the world ! This prestigious evening of celebration and recognition shines a light on the individuals and organizations creating the products that shape our economy and improve our daily lives .
Award Categories
• John G . Thodis Michigan Manufacturer of the Year Honors the important , positive and tangible contributions individual manufacturers make to their employees , customers and communities .
• MFG Woman of the Year Honors the roles women play in manufacturing , her significant achievements in the industry and positive impact within her company and community .
• MFG Emerging Leader Awarded to an individual with fewer than 10 years in the industry for exceptional contributions to the industry and the potential for future accomplishments within Michigan manufacturing .
• MFG Talent Champion Recognizes an individual who works to bring focus to the critical need of attracting Michigan ’ s next generation workforce to manufacturing ’ s variety of career options .
• MFG Innovation Excellence Showcases a company that not only has brought an innovative concept to market , but has developed and maintained a culture focused on engaging the workforce to bring new ideas to life .
• MFG Community Impact Recognizes a manufacturing company that has shown exemplary leadership in serving its community or state , and is an example of the involved and giving nature of manufacturers .
• MFG Lifetime Achievement Honors an individual who has excelled in the industry and inspires their peers , emerging leaders , lawmakers and educators to strive to make significant contributions to their company , industry and community .
• Coolest Thing Made in Michigan Award The Coolest Thing Made in Michigan Award honors the products made by the manufacturers of our great state . Michigan ’ s coolest products were made by problem solvers , trailblazers and innovators that see opportunity and take the risks necessary to create great products . The difficulty will be in choosing only one winner .
Nominations Open This Summer

Anyone may nominate an individual or company within Michigan ’ s manufacturing industry . Nominations will open online at mimfg . org on 6 / 14 / 22 and run through 8 / 19 / 22 . 6