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Manufacturing Month Virtual Roundtable

Conversations to support Michigan's small manufacturers

Manufacturing Day is an annual national event that brings together hundreds of manufacturers to host students, teachers, parents, job seekers and other local community members at open houses designed to showcase modern manufacturing technology and careers. 

MGA celebrated manufacturing throughout October by generating awareness of the importance of Manufacturing in Michigan by hosting three virtual roundtable events. If you missed any of them, you still have to time to watch the videos below.

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On Tuesday, Oct 6th, we had our first MFG Month Roundtable - Attracting and Retaining the Right Talent to celebrate MFG Month.

Panelists discussed how employing a skilled workforce is more complex and challenging than ever before. If you missed it, you can still learn about talent acquisition best practices from experts and manufacturers.

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On Tuesday, Oct 13th, we had our second MFG Month Roundtable - Automation and Industry 4.0.

An engineer and a manufacturing company owner discussed challenges in the marketplace for small manufacturers. View the video to learn more how automation and Industry 4.0 technology are being used to fill in where human talent is lacking.

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On Tuesday, Oct 27th, we had our final MFG Month Roundtable - Managing a Multi-Generational Workforce.

Panelists shared their insights on best practices on navigating a multi-generational workforce as there are a number of benefits and challenges to having team members from multi-generations.