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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Upcoming Events

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

Membership Meeting

On the Third Monday of odd months, the GTAMC meets to collaborate on key issues related to the manufacturing community.

Golf Outing

22nd Annual Manufacturers Golf Outing 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. All proceeds are donated back...

Executive Meeting

Executive Committee meets on the first Monday of even months to discuss a variety of value adds to manufacturing members and community.

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….

Why Grand Traverse Manufacturing?

Our Mission at GTAMC is to “support a sustainable and globally competitive manufacturing sector for our region, for a strong economy." We have world class companies and technology here, but sometimes hear that a number of our regional companies face the following...

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2018 Supplier Networking Day

On a very summery late June afternoon in the TentCraft courtyard, the Grand Traverse Area Manufacturing Council (GTAMC) and its team of supporters held the annual Supplier Networking Day event. More than 50 local decision makers at our local...

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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.

Manufacturing Day in northern Michigan is a celebration of modern manufacturing in our area with the purpose of inspiring greatness in our next generation of manufacturers — and allowing them to see it in action! On this day, local manufacturers open their doors to area public school students in an effort to communicate, educate, and generate excitement about our region’s manufacturing!

Featured Member: TentCraft

TentCraft is the exclusive provider of MASTERTENT™, the world’s only premium custom pop-up tent and tent accessory system designed specifically for the rigors of mobile marketing and promotional events, with superior logo and print capabilities.


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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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