What Qualifies as a Michigan Made Product?

  • Products nominated for the Coolest Thing Made in Michigan can be from any sector of the state’s manufacturing industry.
  • The company that makes the product does not have to be headquartered in Michigan, but the product must be manufactured in Michigan.
  • Products must be made using a manufacturing process.

Who Can Make a Nomination?

All are encouraged to nominate their favorite Michigan-made products. Self-nomination is strongly encouraged. (MMA staff members are excluded from nominating). There is no limit to the number of product nominations per person or per manufacturer.

How Many Products Can a Company Have in the Competition?

There is no limit to the number of product nominations per company, but only one product per company can be featured in the Top 10

How Will a Company Know I Nominated Something It Makes?

Companies with products nominated for Coolest Thing Made in Michigan will be notified by MMA.

How Does Voting Work?

  • Call for Nominees: From June to August 2024 we are looking for Cool Products to be nominated for recognition.
  • Voting Round 1: August 2024. Over a 10 day period voters may select their top 4 favorite products per day in this round of voting. The top 10 products receiving the highest number of votes will advance to the next round.
  • Voting Round 2: September, 2024. Over a 10 day period the second round of voting will feature the top 10 products from the first round of voting. Voters may select 1 product per day. The top product from this round will determine the top 3 finalists and Coolest winner.
  • Top 3: The Top 3 finalists will be honored and the ultimate winner will be announced at The 2024 Manufacturing Excellence Awards.
  • Note: Only one product per company is allowed into the top 10 and top 3 categories. If more than one product is voted into these categories from the same company, the highest vote count will be considered to move on in the competition.

How are votes tallied?

  • MMA works with Maner Costerisan as our Due Diligence Partner to certify vote counts and rule compliance.
Due Diligence Partner: Maner Costerisan

Due Diligence Partner

2024 Manufacturing EXCELLENCE AWARDS

The annual Manufacturing Excellence Awards celebration is the only one of its kind in Michigan. Through the Awards program, MMA helps recognize what makes Michigan manufacturing the best in the world! The Awards shine a light on the individuals and organizations creating the products that shape our economy and improve our daily lives.

Save the date for the 2024 Manufacturing Excellence Awards being held on November 6, 2024 in the Capital Region