Grand Traverse Area Manufacturing Council
Make Great Things.
The Grand Traverse Area Manufacturing Council was established to promote long-term thinking, education, and collaboration through people and companies that allow us to make great things in northern Michigan. It’s our mission to support a sustainable and globally competitive manufacturing sector for a stronger economy.
Don’t miss out on these great opportunities to network, learn, and share with other area businesses and manufacturers.
A very special thank you to all our Platinum sponsors: Chemical Bank, Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center (MMTC), and Skilled Manufacturing Inc. for helping to make this amazing event possible.
On the last Friday of September, manufacturers across northern Michigan gather to support the Manufacturing Technology Academy (MTA) of Traverse City in our annual Manufacturers Charity Golf Outing.
First Friday of October is national Manufacturing Day! The GTAMC is excited for another successful year as we look to bring 850 students into 40 different manufacturing facilities. Thank you for your support!
Making an Impact Across the Region
Value Proposition: A strong manufacturing community benefits the economy of northern Michigan. Innovation is spawned by sharing best practices and ideas. Council initiatives will positively impact company operations and/or profitability. Individual relationships developed through Council membership can provide a valuable network to the benefit of member companies as well as companies of the region.
What’s Up? Local Manufacturing News
Grand Traverse Area manufacturing news – Read the latest news and information about local manufacturing across northern Michigan. Learn more about local manufacturing events, education, company news, industry trends and more….
Auto Supplier To Bring Up To 76 Jobs To Traverse City June 12, 2019 Global automotive supplier Lear Corporation, based in Southfield, will close a plant in Taylor and move as many as 76 jobs to Traverse City, reports say. Lear, which produces automotive seating, will...read more
For 36 years, GLTAAC has been working with import-impacted manufacturing firms in Michigan, Ohio and Indiana through the federal Trade Adjustment Assistance for Firms program (TAAF). Our clients receive planning assistance, up to $75,000 in matching funds.... and...read more
Welcome to the Michigan Manufacturing Data Dashboard. This dashboard provides a snapshot of how the state's economy is performing in general, and in particular in the manufacturing sector. The Dashboard provides independent and objective data on how Michigan's...read more
Featured Member: KATA Engineering Inc
WHY CHOOSE KATA?
Our Invisible Secret Sauce…
We use an invisible tool to make great things.
We founded KATA Engineering based on our beliefs that goals are accomplished through an invisible choreographed process of problem solving.
This invisible purpose makes us different. Period.
Our purpose is to survive by continuous improvement and ask for challenges, not to just make production and work around problems.
We don’t hit goals by accident. We don’t act before we have a target condition. We first understand the current state deeply, then we create a series of small target condition steps to ultimately achieve goals.
All of this is done through coaching and harnessing the invisible problem solving power of people.
LET’S MAKE IT WORK!
Learn. Network. Grow.
Community Events: Not only does the GTAMC meet regularly to discuss and collaborate on a variety of topics related to manufacturing and business development — but we also partner, sponsor, and promote an assortment of events throughout the area. These meetings and events are a great way to:
- create new relationships
- network with peers
- learn all about the amazing innovation that is taking place throughout northern Michigan
Visit our calendar of events to learn more.
Do you have questions or want to learn more about the Grand Traverse Area Manufacturing Council? Please contact us today. We’re always happy to help!