Date: Thursday, 6/11/20
Contact: Brett Gerrish
Office: 517-487-8533

MMA Releases Updated Interactive Resource to Advance Manufacturing’s Safe & Productive Restart

LANSING (June 11, 2020) — The Michigan Manufacturers Association (MMA) today released the latest version of its high-demand tool kit, MFG Tools for Safe & Productive Operations. The interactive resource now features direct links to more than 40 MMA member-driven products and services designed to help integrate leading safety standards with strategies to help manufacturers scale up operations and thrive in the world’s new normal. The tool kit is engineered to ensure manufacturing continues to lead the restart of Michigan’s economic engine.

“Manufacturers have led the way to Michigan’s economic recovery by strengthening supply chains in the face of a global crisis and through countless donations of personal protective equipment,” said John J. Walsh, MMA President & CEO. “We at MMA are doing our part to guide them through the many complex and changing facets of operating in the shadow of the COVID-19 pandemic.”

The MFG Tools for Safe & Productive Operations is a one-stop source for information related to in-person manufacturing operations in Michigan, offering best practices on topics ranging from decontamination, social distancing, virus mitigation, and information technology to financial resources, training and communication, and legal and loss control services.

Over 40 MMA member companies that have demonstrated a commitment to the vitality of Michigan’s manufacturing sector are featured in the interactive resource, including:

  • Albert Kahn Associates, Inc.
  • Allied PhotoChemical
  • Allta International, Inc.
  • Americhem Sales Company
  • Antea®Group
  • Ascentis
  • ASK and the MMA Cyber Threat Protection Program
  • Big Time PPE
  • Blue Care Network
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
  • BMK & Associates
  • BrightStar Care of Michigan
  • Britten
  • Burke Architectural Millwork
  • Calder Capital
  • Clark Hill, PLC
  • Dow Chemical Corporation
  • FreePoint Technologies, Inc.
  • Gallagher
  • GoCanvas
  • Heritage-Crystal Clean
  • HoMedics
  • Honigman
  • Innovative Solution Partners
  • Kerr Russell
  • KMS Design
  • Lear Corporation
  • Luminous Group
  • Magna International of America
  • Maner Costerisan
  • Manufacturing Technology Mutual Insurance Company
  • MetLife
  • Miller Canfield
  • Movista, Inc.
  • Murray Percival Co.
  • NBS
  • Oakstone Group
  • Progress Chemical, Inc
  • Red Level
  • Rehmann
  • RWDI
  • and iMBranded
  • SDI Clarity
  • Signal Restoration Services
  • Total Security Solutions
  • TRC Environmental Corporation

The third iteration of MFG Tools for Safe & Productive Operations adds to MMA’s stocked library of resources for manufacturers, including their COVID-19 Resources Page linking to dozens of valuable strategies and guidance and the COVID-19 Financial Relief Tool Kit with details on federal, state and local funding opportunities to help businesses get back on track.

“MFG Tools for Safe & Productive Operations is an evolving tool kit and one that will see new products and services added as we locate even more valuable resources,” said Walsh. “We’re focused on expediting manufacturing’s recovery and we’ll be there for members throughout the entire journey.”

Access MFG Tools for Safe & Productive Operations at For more information on MMA’s resources and response to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, or to schedule a call with MMA President & CEO John Walsh, contact MMA’s Brett Gerrish at 517-487-8533 or

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For more information, contact Brett Gerrish, at 800-253-9039 ext. 533 or 517-487-8533.