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4 MiMfg Magazine September / October 2022
Solutions for Success ............ 7
Premium Associate Member Spotlight ...... 8
Industry Member Spotlight ............ 10
Legislative Updates ............ 20
MFG Excellence Awards ............. 25
Upcoming Events ..... 31

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From finding and retaining talent to improving machine and process quality , many manufacturing leaders see Industry 4.0 as a vital , long-term investment for the health of their company — and their talent . See page 12 to learn how utilizing concepts such as systems integration , data collection and analysis , automation , robotics and the Internet of Things ( IoT ) can address your talent challenges .
Employers are required to provide training to employees before operating powered industrial trucks and now MMA members can save 20 % on TrainMOR TM ’ s quality live and online training programs .
John J . Walsh
President & CEO walsh @ mimfg . org

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We ’ ve received more nominations for the 2022 MFG Excellence Awards than ever before in the history of this program . With so many deserving contenders , you ’ ll want to stay tuned for announcements about this year ’ s winners and finalists and join us to celebrate them at our annual gala on Thursday , 11 / 10 / 22 , in Lansing . See page 25 for details or register online at mimfg . org / mfgexcellence .
Mike Johnston
Executive Vice President of Government Affairs & Workforce Development johnston @ mimfg . org
This October , join us for an MMA Ballots & Brews regional meeting near you to get the latest on political races in your area and statewide . Enjoy appetizers and drinks along with information to help answer your election questions . Register to join us at mimfg . org / ballotsbrews .
Delaney McKinley
Executive Vice President of Operations mckinley @ mimfg . org
Two rounds of people ’ s choice voting in the “ Coolest Thing Made in Michigan ” competition will determine the Top 10 and Top 3 coolest Michiganmade products , with the winner being revealed live at the 2022 MFG Excellence Awards gala on 11 / 10 / 22 . Cast your vote at micoolestthing . org .
Bill Rayl
Director of Workforce Solutions rayl @ mimfg . org
MMA is working with quality and experienced partners on collaborative solutions to help our members develop the strongest and most competitive manufacturing workforce in the world . See page 18 to learn about three new partnerships vetted to help you meet your talent needs .
Ashley Wakefield
Director of Membership , Marketing & Events wakefield @ mimfg . org
Your MMA team is already planning networking opportunities in 2023 and beyond for members . Contact me , at 517-487- 8523 , to develop a comprehensive advertising , sponsorship and thought leadership plan to increase your engagement with Michigan manufacturers .
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