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.

Highlighted Events

Don’t miss out on these great opportunities to network, learn, and share with other area businesses and manufacturers.

NoMi Mfg. Summit | May 17, 2023

The Northern Michigan Manufacturing Summit hosted by the Grand Traverse Area Manufacturing Council will be held on Wednesday, May 17th, 2023 from 8:00am – 1:00pm, at the Hagerty Center in Traverse City.

27th Annual Charity Golf Outing | September 29, 2023

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.

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….

Rosie The Riveter Day

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Cindy Kangas 517-939-9910   Michigan Manufacturing Councils Search for Rosie Descendants To Help Celebrate National Rosie the Riveter Day in March (LANSING) — Six Michigan...

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Plascon Group

Featured Member: DCL Inc.


“With our innovative research and development team, in-house designers, experienced engineers, and our state-of-the-art 80,000 square foot manufacturing facility, DCL offers a complete one-stop source to develop, build and service bulk loading solutions.

As an industry leader and corporate citizen, we remain firmly committed to the success and economic growth of our community and our state. With more than 78 employees at our northwestern Michigan manufacturing facility serving customers worldwide, we take seriously our role as one of Michigan’s business leaders.”

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.


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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!
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