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.
Tuesday, March 5, 2019 marks the 5th annual Grand Traverse Area Manufacturing Summit!
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.
Supplier Networking Day | June 21
4th annual Grand Traverse Area Manufacturing Council Supplier Networking Day. What to expect.
- Casual Networking with good people
- Cold beer and good food
- Opportunity to win great prizes by hearing what local businesses are doing to support Northern Michigan manufacturing!
Come support local manufacturers and network with industry leaders from our community.
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….
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
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Legal Essential to Export training on May 9th. Join Foster Swift Collins & Smith PC and special guest speakers for an interactive workshop to learn tips and tools to ensure compliance. Seminars are free, but registration is required....read more
Featured Member: Skilled Manufacturing Inc.
Can a company be too obsessed with perfection? Too preoccupied with precision? Too focused on innovation? Too driven to achieve continuous process improvement?
At SMI, we have assembled a highly skilled team that shares one goal: meticulous attention to detail.
The result? Our global customer base experiences excellence in engineering design and manufacturing quality with every job we complete-whether it involves a 10,000-piece run or a single custom component.
Learn how your company can benefit from our obsession with perfection.
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!