4 MiMfg Magazine October 2020
Don ’ t Miss :
Interview with EPA Region 5 Administrator Kurt Thiede ................. 6
First & Foremost
Premium Associate Member Spotlight ............. 8
New Member Service : Safely6ft . com ............... 10
MMA Webinars : Election 2020 & the MFG Impact ........... 16
MMA-endorsed Candidates .... 19
Industry Member Spotlight ..... 26
Manufacturing News .......... 28
“ Coolest Thing Made in Michigan ” Voting Open !. ............... 31
Upcoming Events ............ 31
To be an informed MFG Voter , you need the facts . We ’ ve put together resources to help you make the best decisions for manufacturing at the polls this November . See page 14 to learn the importance of this election and how your manufacturing vote matters .
I joined Governor Gretchen Whitmer last month to launch the Futures for Frontliners program , a program that recognizes and rewards essential workers with scholarships to attend community college tuition-free . Applications and resources to share this opportunity with your workforce are available at michigan . gov /
frontliners now through 12 / 31 / 20 . Learn more on page 23 .
MMA had the rare honor to give an in-person update on important topics to US Environmental Protection Agency ( EPA ) Region 5 Administrator Kurt Thiede during his July visit to Michigan . See page 6 for a key conversation on issues ranging from PFAS and ozone attainment to reducing regulatory red tape .
John J . Walsh President & CEO walsh @ mimfg . org
Larry Janicki Service Corporation President janicki @ mimfg . org
Prepare for the winter months by stocking up on a full line of PPE products and solutions from Safely6ft . com with a newly announced member-exclusive 30 % discount at mimfg . org .
Mike Johnston Vice President of Government Affairs johnston @ mimfg . org
Members drive MMA ’ s advocacy efforts and the best way to participate is through MMA Policy Committees . Learn how you can help us shape the manufacturing agenda at mimfg . org .
Delaney McKinley Vice President of Membership , Marketing & Events mckinley @ mimfg . org
The 2020 Election could profoundly sway the future for Michigan and its manufacturing industry . Join MMA for an entertaining and informative webinar series that will reveal how the Election will impact our sector . Learn more on page 16 .
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