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Discover Manufacturing Week is a hands-on region-specific collaborative in West Michigan tasked with addressing the talent needs of manufacturing in the region. Manufacturing Week is part of the national MFG DAY initiative to address common misconceptions about manufacturing. Manufacturers across West Michigan introduce their communities to modern manufacturing with facility tours, open houses, block parties and more. Discover Manufacturing has branded Manufacturing Week as the most successful Manufacturing Day/Week/Month throughout the nation.

Watch the 2020 webinars below!

Discover Manufacturing Week 2020 is November 9-13!


Discover Manufacturing Week 2020 is set for November 9-13, 2020 and will continue its mission to support and promote career interest in manufacturing as well as change the perception of this industry. 


This year we will provide live, virtual events using the Zoom webinar platform. All webinars will be recorded and uploaded a newly created Discover Manufacturing YouTube Channel and be easily available for future use by students, parents, and educators.  


Due to the limitations of hosting Discover Manufacturing Week as a virtual event, we are creating 10 webinars: two webinars per day, 9:00 am and 1:00 pm. Each webinar will be one-hour and will feature four manufacturing companies. In each webinar, manufacturers will be grouped by geographic location. 

A limited number of manufacturers can take part in this year’s event program. If you are interested in participating, please contact your local Economic Development Champion for your county:

Allegan County: Amanda Cooper, Lakeshore Advantage

Barry County: Jennifer Heinzman, Barry County Chamber of Commerce

Ionia County: Travis Alden, The Right Place

Lake  or Oceana County: Jodi Nichols, The Right Place

Mason County: Brandy Henderson, Ludington Scottville Chamber of Commerce

Mecosta County: Jim Sandy, Mecosta County Development Corporation

Montcalm County: Kathy Jo Vanderlaan, The Right Place

Muskegon County: Darryl Todd, Muskegon Area First

Newaygo County: Julie Burrell, The Right Place

Osceola County, Dan Massy, Osceola County

Ottawa County: Amanda Cooper, Lakeshore Advantage or Nancy Manglos, The Chamber of Grand haven, Spring Lake and Ferrysburg

Discover Manufacturing Week Webinars