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.

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Highlighted Events

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

Mfg. Summit | TBD

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.

Golf Outing | Sept. 27

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.

Manufacturing Day | Oct. 5th

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….

Michigan Manufacturing Data

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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.


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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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