MMA CEO Walsh Testifies on Manufacturing COVID-19 Recovery

MMA’s John J. Walsh gave testimony this morning with
the automotive industry on their COVID-19 response.

Watch the Walsh’s testimony online (beginning at 27:52).

MMA President & CEO John J. Walsh testified this morning before the Joint Select Committee on the COVID-19 Pandemic, praising the state’s manufacturing industry on their COVID-19 response and calling on the Legislature to act on initiatives that will help address ongoing challenges related to the pandemic.

Together with executives from General Motors, Shape Corp., the Center for Automotive Research and MICHAuto, Walsh urged Lansing policymakers to protect companies from frivolous lawsuits, block unemployment tax increases, and support the state’s dynamic manufacturing industry with economic development incentives.

Contact MMA Vice President of Government Affairs Mike Johnston, at 517-487-8554 or, to learn more about MMA’s efforts to drive legislative solutions to manufacturing challenges in the shadow of the global health crisis

New & Notable

Contract Tracing Checklist for Employers

What happens when an employee tests positive for COVID-19? The Michigan Department of Health & Human Services has developed a Contact Tracing Checklist to help employers understand best practices and support employees and local public health.

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Upcoming Webinars

Webinar: Why Now Is The Time
to Terminate Your Pension Plan

Host: Gallagher
(MMA Premium Associate Member)
Monday, September 14, 2020 at 1:30 p.m.
Register online.

Despite the business and economic disruptions of COVID-19, current market conditions present an opportunity for employers struggling to fund ongoing pension plans.

Join MMA for a free and informative discussion with Alan Pitts, Area Senior Vice President for Gallagher, a global leader in insurance, risk management and consulting services, to learn how you can take advantage of declining interest rates to improve your company’s long-term financial outlook.

Webinar: Payroll Tax Deferral
Briefing with Maner Costerisan

Host: Maner Costerisan
(MMA Premium Associate Member)
Tuesday, September 22, 2020 at 9:00 a.m.
Register online.

The IRS has issued guidance on President Donald J. Trump’s executive order deferring the payment of certain employee payroll taxes until 12/31/20.

Join MMA and Dennis Theis, a principal with the manufacturing-focused public accounting firm of Maner Costerisan, for a free critical briefing to learn how the deferral actually works in practice and hear about remaining uncertainties. Ask your questions of a seasoned CPA to make sure your company and your employees are competitive and protected.

Resources for Manufacturers

Stay updated and compliant with the many changes imposed over the last few weeks. Find state, federal and member resources on MMA’s COVID-19 Resources.

Please continue to reach out to the MMA team with questions.