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MAMA Adds More Top Space Leaders to North American Space Summit Lineup

Sterling Heights, Michigan, September 12, 2022 – The Michigan Aerospace Manufacturers Association will welcome more top space leaders to its fifth annual North American Space Summit Oct. 2-4 in Traverse City, Michigan.

Former U.S. Army Lt. Gen Joseph Kellogg Jr., Lockheed Martin Space’s Stacey DeFore and Rhodium Scientific Corporation founder and CEO Olivia G. Holzhaus will speak at this year’s summit. They join U.S. Space Force Director of Staff Lt. Gen. Nina Armagno as keynote speakers for the event.

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Lt. Gen. (Ret) Keith Kellogg

Stacey L. DeFore

Olivia G. Holzhaus

Space Force Director to Speak at MAMA’s

North American Space Summit in Traverse City

Sterling Heights, Michigan, Aug. 4, 2022 – The Michigan Aerospace Manufacturers Association, or MAMA, will welcome U.S. Space Force Director of Staff Lt. Gen. Nina Armagno as a keynote speaker for its Fifth annual North American Space Summit Oct. 2-4 at Grand Traverse Resort in Traverse City, Michigan.

Armagno is the only person to have commanded both launch wings in the U.S. Air Force and is the first woman general officer commissioned in the Space Force, a new branch of the armed services focused on organizing, training and equipping the U.S. to conduct global space operations. She is responsible for coordinating policies, plans, positions and procedure issues for Space Force staff.

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This week, the U.S. became the first country to ban anti-satellite weapons testing, marking an important step toward creating a safer and more sustainable low-Earth orbit #space. ASAT weapons destroy #satellites and create hazardous debris that lingers in space for decades and can damage existing equipment, as well as endanger humans in space. Our SECAM initiative will also work to improve #sustainability efforts in LEO by partnering with commercial, academic and government agencies to develop technologies that help remove space debris by 2025. You can read more about SECAM here.

Michigan Legislature Declares March 30 Space Day

The Michigan Aerospace Manufacturers Association, State Lawmakers and Business Leaders to Attend SpaceX Launch and Meet with Top Space Organizations

Sterling Heights, Michigan, March 25, 2022 – The Michigan Legislature declared March 30 as Space Day, and the Michigan Aerospace Manufacturers Association is recognizing the occasion by convening a group of state lawmakers and business leaders to engage with leading space organizations, learn more about Michigan’s potential growth as a space state and attend a SpaceX launch.

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Michigan: Ready to Serve as Mid-America’s Hypersonic Suborbital Test Range

Michigan Aerospace Manufacturers Convenes Commercial, Academic, Defense Sector to Address Growing Hypersonic Technology

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State Fight: Michigan economic plan emphasizes satellite communications.

by Debra Werner -- February 20, 2022

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Wednesday - February 9th 

Business Over Breakfast

Hosted by:

Michigan Air Force Association (AFA) & AFA "Selfridge" Chapter 179

Michigan Aerospace Manufacturers Association (MAMA)

Do you ever wonder how the Air Force recruits, equips, and inspires our next generation of leaders? 

Offered at more than 1,100 colleges and universities across the country, The Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFROTC) program educates and trains qualified young men and women for service as commissioned officers in the U.S. Air Force & the U.S. Space Force. We will hear from the staff and the students from our own University of Michigan AFROTC Det 390 about the program as well as how they prepare our future leaders to face the challenges of tomorrow. 

Guest Speaker

Captain James Yau

Assistant Professor of Aerospace Studies

Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps, Det 390

University of Michigan


Captain Yau is a Det 390 alum who graduated and commissioned from the University of Michigan in 2015. While at Michigan, he earned his B.S. in Kinesiology (Movement Science) and was a 4-year letter winner and Captain of the Michigan Men's Cross Country & Track teams. Captain Yau went on to earn a graduate certificate in Nuclear Weapons Effects, Policy, and Proliferation from the Air Force Institute of Technology, and a M.S. in Management from Michigan State University. 

Wednesday, February 9, 2022

Fern Hill Golf Club

7:30 - 9:30 a.m.

(doors open 7:00 a.m., breakfast at 7:30 a.m., guest speaker at 8:00 a.m.) 

17600 Clinton River Road, Clinton Township, Michigan

$20 for members (Click here to register)

$25 future members (Click here to register


Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act

December 8th

Are Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act funds available for your organization?

More than $10.7 billion in funds are coming to Michigan

The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act has allocated $1 trillion in funds to expand broadband internet, repair and rebuild roads and bridges, improve transportation, upgrade airports and ports, build a network of EV charging stations, enhance our energy technology, deliver clean water and more. Michigan expects to receive more than $10.7 billion, including $100 million to help provide broadband coverage across the state.

Join attorneys from Warner Norcross + Judd LLP and the Michigan Aerospace Manufacturers Association on Wednesday, December 8 for an in-depth briefing on the new Infrastructure Act to learn about the types of funds that will be available – and how your organization might access them.


8:30 a.m.   Breakfast

9:15 a.m.   Presentation

10:15 am  Q & A


Defense Corridor Center for Collaboration & Synergy

7205 Sterling Ponds Court

Sterling Heights, Michigan 48312

Business Over Breakfast

Wednesday 15 December - 7:30-9:30 am

Brought to you by the Michigan AFA and the Michigan Aerospace Manufacturer's Association

Guest Speaker

U.S. Representative

Elissa Slotkin

Representative Elissa Slotkin serves the residents of Michigan's 8th Congressional District, a district that includes Ingham, Livingston, and North Oakland Counties.

She worked for the CIA as a Middle East analyst and worked alongside the U.S. military during three tours in Iraq.  In between her tours in Iraq, Rep. Slotkin held various defense and intelligence positions under President Bush and President Obama, including roles at the White House and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence.

In 2011, Rep. Slotkin took a senior position at the Pentigon and, until January 2017, she served as Acting Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs.


Fern Hill Golf Club

17600 Clinton River Road

Clinton Township

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MAMA to Host 2021 North American Space Summit in Traverse City

The Michigan Aerospace Manufacturers Association, or MAMA, will host its fourth annual North American Space Summit Aug. 29-31 in Traverse City, Michigan.

The three-day summit, also known as NASS, will feature influential leaders in aerospace, government, national security, automotive, academia and more on initiatives in new technology, capabilities, services and innovation in near-earth and low-Earth orbit, or LEO.

This year, the NASS will include speakers such as:

  • Wayne Monteith, associate administrator for the Office of Commercial Space Transportation at the Federal Aviation Administration
  • Monica Jan, senior director of strategy and customer experience at Virgin Orbit
  • Frank Weith, director of connected and mobility services at Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. and president of Ventic.
  • Rick Tumlinson, founding partner of SpaceFund
  • Derek Hodgins, strategy and business development for lunar exploration at Lockheed Martin
  • Lt. Gen. David J. Buck, USAF (Ret.) president, BRPH Mission Solutions.
  • Dr. L. Brad KingCEO of Orbion Space Technology

“The Michigan Aerospace Manufacturers Association is excited to once again host this event for the space industry,” said MAMA Executive Director Gavin Brown. “This year’s NASS will provide attendees opportunities to learn how they can help grow this nearly $424 billion industry, the benefits and opportunities to build meaningful partnerships as well as industry issues, trends and the latest technology.”

The summit’s theme this year will be “LEO: The New Gold Rush,” which will focus on collaborative opportunities for the public and private sector to help grow the commercial space ecosystem in the Midwest. The NASS will feature more than 30 educational and networking sessions for attendees to learn about the next generation of space-enabled communications, autonomous vehicle technology, space supply chains, government applications, funding sources and more.

“The collaboration of commercial and government agencies continues to set new standards for how we think about the space industry’s business model,” Brown added. “Still, this is just the beginning. There are numerous opportunities for more public-private partnerships and investments that can launch the U.S. space ecosystem to new heights. Our goal for this summit is to educate attendees on how they can join us for this exciting next chapter.”

For more information and to register, visit TheNASS.org.

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Marshall Space Flight Center

Huntsville, Alabama, June 2  MAMA led a delegation, including U.S. Representative Lisa McClain (R-MI) and six Michigan aerospace companies, on a visit to Rocket City (Huntsville, AL).

The visit included included a briefing by NASA/MSFC Small Business Specialist David Brock on Doing Business with NASA/MSFC

The Marshall Space Flight Center’s capabilities and experience are essential to nearly every facet of NASA’s mission of exploration and discovery.

Marshall has been solving complex technical problems for almost six decades, advancing technologies and developing science instruments and complex space systems.

Founded July 1, 1960, Marshall is one of NASA’s largest field centers with a total workforce of nearly 6,000 employees and an annual budget of approximately $2.8 billion. Through leadership in complex engineering, technology development and scientific research, Marshall makes space exploration possible.

The MAMA delegation also had the privilege of touring the United Launch Alliance Decatur, Alabama manufacturing, assembly and integration operations facility.

MAMA is proud that several Michigan companies serve as critical suppliers to the rockets that form the backbone of U.S. national security and exploration launch capabilities.

Higher Orbits Comes to Michigan

Go For Launch! 

Higher Orbits conducted a Go For Launch! event in Michigan as part of the Michigan Aerospace Manufacturers Association (MAMA) STEM program.

This event was held June 22-24 at Alpena Community College in Alpena, Michigan

30 Students in grades 8-12 worked with Astronaut Don Thomas and  competed to have their experiment idea launched to the International Space Station!

You can find out full details at www.GoForLaunch.space
Coverage on WBKB
here and The Alpena News here.

MAMA Secures Investment to Establish
Research and Development Project for 5G Space-Enabled Communications for Advanced Mobility

Sterling Heights, Michigan, May 4, 2021 – The Michigan Aerospace Manufacturers Association, or MAMA, today announced it has received the first in a series of investments that will enable Michigan to take a leadership role in developing 5G Space-Enabled Communications for Advanced Mobility, or SECAM, for commercial and government users.

It has never been easier to get your Innovative Technology Ideas connected to the Department of the Air Force!

The Air Force Research Lab (AFRL), on behalf of the Air Force and Space Force (DAF), has developed the Air and Space Forces Science & Technology (S&T) front door, a service to connect potential partners with DAF S&T experts and opportunities.

On AirForceTechConnect.org - entrepreneurs, small businesses, industry, academia, start-ups and others can safely and easily share ideas with DAF subject matter experts!  Go to the link, take 2 minutes to submit your idea; a team of 20+ Subject Matter Experts will immediately begin working the possible connections. Linking expertise to DAF is really that EASY!  It’s really that FAST!  To date, numerous SUCCESSFUL connections have been made!

Your innovative team and stakeholders are being sought to assist with DAF technical challenges.

Our outreach is extensive and inclusive throughout the R&D ecosystem.

 Please share this opportunity!

MAY 25-27, 2021

Register now at www.MDEX-NDIA.com

Sponsorship and Exhibitor Opportunities

  • Full program briefings from all 9 Army buying organizations at the Detroit Arsenal
  • 1:1 meetings with Army, buyers and supply chain managers
  • Connect with potential buyers and sellers

Celebrate Black History Month 

L'Hirondelle noire

Boxer, soldier, pilot, spy, club-owner, musician, and father... Eugene Jacques Bullard (October 9, 1895 – October 12, 1961). "They called him the Black Sparrow" Authored by Will Stenberg, courtesy of Jax Examiner. Read More

MAMA Selects Chippewa County for New Command and Control Center

Upper Peninsula Community Is Third and Final Site In Michigan Launch Initiative

Sterling Heights, Michigan, January 28, 2021 – The Michigan Aerospace Manufacturers Association, or MAMA, today announced the selection of Chippewa County in the state’s Upper Peninsula as the site of its new command and control center.

Chippewa was among four communities across the state considered for the command and control center. Site selection – co-led by spaceport consultants BRPH and Kimley-Horn – was based on many factors, including community support, constructability, existing communication infrastructure and established workforce and aerospace industry.

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Media Coverage

Detroit Free Press

FOX 17

ABC 10






Virtual Business Over Breakfast

Wednesday, February 17th, 2021

** Virtual via Zoom due to Covid-19 Restrictions **

For logon information contact info@MichMan.org

No Charge - Donations Accepted

Donate at: https://shop.afa-mi.org


8:00 am - Welcome Opening Remarks - Doug "Odie" S;ocum, President, AFA Michigan

8:15 am - Keynote Speaker: Chief Master Sergeant Tony Whitehead,

Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Chief of the National Guard Bureau


"Serving the National Guard"

Event Series Sponsor:

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Chippewa County International Airport releases video introducing the Chippewa Homestead Antenna & Mission Program (CHAMP) in support of the Michigan Launch Initiative.

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MAMA Plans January Site Announcement for New Command and Control Center

Organization Continues to Lead Efforts to Position Michigan as Premier Commercial Aerospace Destination, Highlights Four Priorities for 2021

Sterling Heights, Michigan, November 23, 2020 – The Michigan Aerospace Manufacturers Association will announce the findings of its site selection process for a new command and control center in January 2021.


Business Over Breakfast

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Keynote Speaker: BGen. Rolf Mammen, Commander, 127th Wing (ANG), Selfridge ANGB

Download the presentation:

"Selfridge: A 'Status Report' on the Wing -- And,
What the Future May Hold"

Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC)

DFARS Case 2019-D041 Interim Rule Update

November 19, 2020 Webinar

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Oscoda-Wurtsmith Spaceport Tour

September 29, 2020 

Oscoda Township and the Oscoda-Wurtsmith Airport Authority welcomed MAMA and a delegation of Aerospace and Defense Industry leaders to tour of the future site of the Oscoda-Wurtsmith Spaceport.  Also visited were local aerospace companies Phoenix Composite Solutions and Kalitta Air.

We wish to thank the Grand Traverse Resort and Spa and their diligent staff for providing a venue that followed hygienic best practices during these extraordinary times. We also especially want to thank our Sponsors and Registrants who had the confidence to support and attend the 2020 NASS. Finally, we wish to thank our Attendees for their willingness to undergo no-touch temperature checks, wear masks, socially distance when possible, and to frequently use the hand sanitizers located throughout the venue.

What attendees had to say: 

  • "NASS 2020 was one of the best space-related events I've attended. The presenters were great, the content was enlightening, and the opportunity to meet others in the industry was unsurpassed."
  • "Very informative, great environment for fostering collaboration."
  • "The NASS 2020 conference was very well organized and facilitated by MAMA and partners and had excellent relevant content with inspiring presentations and great questions/dialogue amongst the participants. Looking forward to follow on discussions and actions!"
  • "I left the NASS re-energized. It was inspiring to collaborate with such a dedicated and talented group. The opportunities to work within the aerospace sector were brought to life and I look forward to working with new collaborative partners."
  • "See you next year!"
  • "I really appreciated NASS being an intersection of Michigan launch and space, national and international space, and space policy. The content was phenomenal."

NASS Slide Decks

Below are links to slide decks referenced during presentations and discussion panels at the 2020 North American Space Summit. They do not capture or represent the full breadth of dialog between panelists, oral presentations, or question & answer interactions but they are still useful references.

Modeling Space Attacks for CrossDomain Security

Dr. Edward Griffor

Associate Director for Cyber-Physical Systems of the Smart Grid and Cyber-Physical Systems Program

Office of National Institute of Standards and Technology

Cybersecurity Concerns Across Ground Infrastructure and in Space

Reuben Sarkar 

President & CEO, American Center for Mobility

Intersection of Automotive & Satellite Connectivity

Dr. Partha Goswami

Senior Manager of Technology Insight, GM Global Product Planning

The NewSpace Investment Climate

Meagan Crawford

Managing Partner, SpaceFund

Michigan Launch Initiative: Site Selection & Feasibility Study

Brian Gulliver

Leader, Aerospace and Spaceport practice at Kimley-Horn

Michigan Launch Initiative: Status Update

Troy Cumings

Executive Partner, Warner Norcross + Judd

Michigan Launch Initiative: Where We Are Now and Where We Are Heading

Gavin Brown

Executive Director, Michigan Aerospace Manufacturers Association

U.S. – Canada Space Collaboration

Christian Perreault

Senior Partner and owner, Explorer Solutions

Smart Mobility and Smart Cities at a Crossroad

Carla Bailo

President and CEO, Center for Automotive Research

Space Law Policy, Rules and Regulations

Doug Loverro

Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Space Policy, U.S. Department of Defense

Launching the Next Generation of STEMists & Explorers… Developing YOUR Future Workforce

Michelle Lucas

Founder & President of Higher Orbits

The World of the Small Satellite Market: An Era of Growth and Innovative Development

Oscar S. Garcia

Chairman and CEO, Interflight Global Corporation

Propelling the Small Satellite Revolution

Dr. Brad King

CEO, Orbion Space Technology

Small Satellites >> They’re Not New…

Dr. James W. Cutler

Associate Professor, Aerospace Engineering

Associate Director, University of Michigan Space Institute

Vertical and Horizontal Air-Launch Solutions for the Small Satellite Markets

Oscar S. Garcia

Chairman and CEO, Interflight Global Corporation

More attendee comments: 

"Thank you NASS for a FANTASTIC event. It was carefully organized to foster collaboration in a safe environment. We will be back next year!"

  "Thank you to everyone who organized this event. Excellent job and glad you decided to move forward in person rather than going completely virtual. Thank you to all the sponsors as well."

"This conference held a lot of valuable information about the industry and the current developmental status."

"Very worthwhile attending."

"Highly recommend attending. I am looking forward to coming back year to year and planning to bring family too. Advancing progress of Space industry while family is experiencing the beauty of local nature and culture sounds like a perfect annual trip to me."

Northern U.P. Identified as Top Location for Vertical Launch Spaceport

Marquette Joins Oscoda as Space Launch Site, Projected to Create 2,000+ Jobs

Sterling Heights, Michigan, July 23, 2020 – The Michigan Aerospace Manufacturers Association today announced findings from a site-selection process for a vertical space launch site that has identified a location just north of Marquette.

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Download Rep. Triston Cole Letter of Support 

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GTED’s Health Solutions company donating PPE across Michigan

“The Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians through Grand Traverse Economic Development company (GTED) working closely with the Michigan Aerospace Manufacturers Association (MAMA), are very pleased to provide the gift of some hard to find medical grade, FDA CE certified 3-ply medical masks and FDA CE certified KN-95 masks,” said Roger Stull, CEO of GTED.

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May 2020

AFA & MAMA's "Business Over Breakfast"

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“China: Inside the Red Army Air Force"

Presented By:

Dr. Brendan Mulvaney, PhD.
Director, USAF/Air University's "China Aerospace Studies Institute" (CASI) 


Seeking to expand Aerospace and Defense manufacturing the Grand Traverse Economic Development (GTED) has joined the Michigan Aerospace Manufacturers Association (MAMA). GTED subsidiaries Grand Traverse Engineering & Construction (GTEC) and Bay Shore Steel Works (BSSW) have also joined MAMA.


Wholly-owned by the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians, GTED is the commercial investment entity that provides a consistent, supportive, and structured management platform in order to best support our subsidiary companies. www.GTEDUSA.com

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Oscoda-Wurtsmith Airport Identified as
Top Location for Potential Spaceport

Sterling Heights, Michigan, February 18, 2020 – The Michigan Aerospace Manufacturers Association today announced findings from an initial site-selection process for a potential horizontal space launch site in Michigan.

Today’s announcement at the Michigan Capitol is the next step in the process of exploring Michigan’s ability to support space-launch facilities, a command and control center to manage commercial satellite operations and a space ecosystem. . Learn More.

WNEM --State chooses Oscoda for space launch facility

WILX - Satellite launches, potential sub-orbital rides coming

ABC12 - Oscoda-Wurtsmith Airport named top spot for spaceport in Michigan

Detroit Free Press - Michigan wants to become next site for space launch facility

WWMT - Oscoda-Wurtsmith Airport earns new life as future space launch facility

Michigan Senators Jim Stamas (MI-S36), Michael MacDonald (MI-S10), Michigan Representatives Joe Tate (MI-H002) and Sue Allor (MI-H106) joined Brian Gulliver of Kimley-Horn and Gavin Brown of the Michigan Aerospace Manufacturers Association to congratulate Gary Kellan of Oscoda-Wurtsmith Airport for being selected as the preferred site for the Michigan Launch Initiative's Horizontal Launch Facility. 

MAMA Executive Director Gavin Brown presents Très Holton of The Astronauts Memorial Foundation with a donation of support. The Astronauts Memorial Foundation honors and memorializes those astronauts who have sacrificed their lives for the nation and the space program by sponsoring the national Space Mirror Memorial, and by implementing innovative educational technology programs. www.amfcse.org


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to download full press release

Oakland County Michigan Works! has selected Barron Industries, a manufacturer of engineered metal components for applications across the globe, as its first-ever Business of the Year. A complete turnkey manufacturer, Barron Industries uses the investment casting process to produce safety-critical metal components for the Aerospace, Defense, Automotive, Oil and Gas, and other commercial industries. For more information go to Barron-Industries.com

Michigan growing into US Space State
with Satellite Ground Station

With the rapid development of horizontal and vertical space launch facilities coming to Michigan, Michigan Aerospace Manufacturers Association (MAMA) is collaborating with partners like the Michigan Economic Development Corporation and the Michigan National Guard, to build a command and control center to support the launch and daily operations of satellites.

Leading a 
Shingo Transformation

Tuesday 19th November @ Zingerman's Ann Arbor, Michigan

Join us for this unique opportunity to experience how coaching as an element of leadership is pivotal to the success of engaging employees and deploying the Shingo philosophy of Operational Excellence.

We will take a deep dive into how and why so many organisations around the world have adopted the Shingo Model to drive their Enterprise Excellence Journey. We will cover the theory behind the model and also provide practical insights from Shingo award winners. Registration $450 per person.

September AFA + MAMA Business Over Breakfast

A delegation of students from Michigan State University, University of Michigan and Western Michigan University attended the September AFA-MAMA Business Over Breakfast meeting on September 18. Aerospace Engineer, and former Michigan State Senator, Patrick Colbeck shared his aerospace career experiences and his vision for keeping Michigan educated aerospace talent employed in Michigan's growing aerospace industry.   

AFA National Convention and
Air, Space & Cyber Conference

MAMA Executive Gavin Brown represented MAMA as a delegate to the Air Force Association's National Convention in Washington, DC September 14-15. He also represented MAMA members at the 2019 Air, Space & Cyber Conference at National Harbor, MD September 16-18.

The MAMA Pavilion at Mexico's Aerospace Summit

Michigan Launch Initiative

Michigan is entering the race to commercialize Low Earth Orbit space. The space launch market was estimated to be over $8.8 billion in 2017 and is projected to grow to over $27 billion by 2025... a compounded annual growth rate of over 15%.

Morgan Stanley estimates that the global space industry could generate revenue of $1.1 trillion by 2040, up from $350 billion today.

2019 Paris International Air Show

From top left: MAMA Delegation visited with VP Stefan Baur at the Raytheon Chalet, with Chrystal Morgan at the United Launch Alliance Pavilion, the Oklahoma SpacePort booth and with Natalia Gestwa the Provence Airbus representative at the 2019 Paris International Air Show

Left to right:  Members of the MAMA delegation are among the 140,000 trade attendees visiting 2,381 exhibitors from 48 countries; U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) and MAMA Executive Gavin Brown discuss Low Earth Orbit SPACE Commercialization; NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine and Gavin Brown discuss Low Earth Orbit SPACE commercialization.

June 2019 Business over Breakfast with Speaker Scott McCormick of the Connected Vehicle Trade Association presented "Impact of the Changing Mobility Landscape" Click Here to Download PDF of the presentation

NASA names Futuramic "Supplier of the Year"

NASA Astronaut Josh A. Cassada; Ken Dunn, SLS Manager, John Couch, VP Futuramic, Rob Flinn, Sales Manager, Futuramic.

Below: Astronaut Cassada presents Futuramic employee Matthew J. Ososky with the Silver Snoopy Award.

May 21, 2019 Warren, Michigan
NASA honored MAMA member Futuramic with its Supplier of the Year Award.

NASA astronaut Josh Cassada, NASA officials and Boeing representatives visited Futuramic on May 21 to present the "Supplier of the Year" award and to talk about the SLS rocket and Michigan’s role in advancing the agency’s deep space exploration efforts.

"Who would have imagined Futuramic would be helping put boots on the moon with eyes to Mars when the founder first opened our doors in 1955?" said John Couch, Futuramic vice president.

As a key supplier, Futuramic is helping NASA and Boeing, the SLS prime contractor, to complete assembly of the rocket’s core stage for EM-1 at NASA’s Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans.

Also during the May 21 event, 40-year Futuramic employee Matt Ososky was awarded NASA's Silver Snoopy Award by Astronaut Cassada.  The Snoopy is a silver lapel pin that has been flown in space and is awarded to those who have made a unique and critical contribution to a NASA program's success. 

Matt developed a complete integrated manufacturing, sub assembly, factory assembly, shipping and final assembly system for the SLS Core Stage Simulator. Matt's project saved millions of dollars and months of time vs. conventional techniques.

Space Foundation's
35th Space Symposium

MAMA members were well represented at the 35th Space Symposium in Colorado Springs April 8th thru 11th Leaders from commercial, government and military space from around the world attended to discuss, address and plan for future achievements in space.

MAMA Member Atlas Space Operations' Sean McDaniel and Mike Carey joined with MAMA's Gavin Brown at the 35th Space Symposium.

Pure Michigan Aerospace Summit

MAMA and several member companies were pleased to participate in the Pure Michigan Aerospace Summit held April 10th at Ford Field in Detroit.  Download: Instructions for doing business with Lockheed Martin

April 17th

 "Business Over Breakfast"

Speaker: BGen. John D. "Odie" Slocum

Commander, 127th Wing (ANG), Selfridge Air National Guard Base

10th Annual Michigan Defense Exposition

April 3rd & 4th. Warren, MI.  MAMA was honored to host the Air Force Research Laboratory booth in the MAMA Aerospace pavilion at MDEX. 

In addition to staffing the AFRL information booth, Lenell and Kim took a few minutes to join with "Rosies" to celebrate and honor the crucial importance women played in making Michigan's "Arsenal of Democracy" so pivotal in winning WWII.

All MDEX attendees had the opportunity to hear Kim and Lenell share an Overview of the AFRL, update on the Science and Technology 2030 initiative and provide valuable information on how to partner with the AFRL.

MAMA Members including the AFRL, the Air Force Association, Array of Engineers, Jetool, LIFT, Alfing, PPG, United Aerospace CNC, VTC, Buehler and Saginaw Industries all enjoyed welcoming MDEX attendees into the MAMA Aerospace Pavilion.

Michigan Aerospace and Defense Caucus Established

Senator Michael D. MacDonald (R - 10th Dist.) and Representative Joe Tate (D - 2nd Dist.) announced the formation of the Legislative Aerospace and Defense Caucus for the 100th Michigan Legislative Session.

The mission of the caucus is to educate and promote the emerging aerospace and defense industry in Michigan.  The caucus will meet to hear from prominent industry leaders, national defense officials and military generals and to help facilitate growth in employment and investment in Michigan’s Aerospace and Defense industry.

The Michigan Aerospace Manufacturers Association looks forward to supporting the mission of the Michigan Aerospace and Defense Caucus.

Click Here to read the organizational invitation.

Michigan could enter the satellite launch business by 2022

Michigan was a major force in the early Space Age, when Chrysler made rockets that carried astronauts and General Motors built the electric buggies they used to explore the moon.

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March 13, 2019

MLI Discussed at Senate Science Committee Hearing

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Michigan Senator Gary Peters quizzed Department of Commerce witness Kevin M. O'Connell, Director of the Office of Space Commerce, about the Michigan Launch Initiative at today's Senate Science Committee hearing on "The New Space Race: Ensuring US Global Leadership on the Final Frontier"

Blast Off: How northern Michigan is launching as an aerospace contender

Satellites, spaceports, and heat-treated aircraft parts: these are a few elements of Traverse City’s growing aerospace industry.

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Rockets' Red Glare

Michigan's aerospace industry plans to install launch facility by 2022.

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Enjoy "Rise of the Rockets" by NOVA on PBS.

New technologies are making rockets cheaper and more powerful than ever before. As companies like SpaceX and Virgin Galactic make space more accessible, and NASA returns to crewed spaceflight, a new era of space exploration may be on the horizon.


“Business Over Breakfast”

MAMA Executive Director Gavin Brown presented “Michigan’s Launch Initiative & Potential Impact on Michigan’s Economy” at the Michigan Air Force Association's inaugural "Business Over Breakfast" event held Wednesday February 20, 2019 at Villa Penna in Sterling Heights. More than seventy business and community leaders attended.

AFA President Randy Whitmire presents MAMA Executive Director Gavin Brown with an official AFA necktie.

The Michigan Launch Initiative is taking-off!!

A MAMA delegation led by Gavin Brown, MAMA Executive Director, met with Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson to brief her and her staff about the Michigan Launch Initiative.

The Northern Michigan Business Consortium, coordinated by Adam Williams, met to review the technology and economic development opportunities associated with the Michigan Launch Initiative.

Representatives of Governor Whitmer (D) and Senator Peters (D), US Representatives Jack Bergman (R) and Paul Mitchell (R), Michigan Senators Wayne Schmidt (R), Rosemary Bayer (D), Adam Hollier (D), Dan Lauwers (R), Mallory McMorrow (D), Mike Shirkey (R), Jim Stamas (R), Paul Wojno (D) and Michael MacDonald (R), Michigan Representatives Joe Tate (D) and Sue Allor (R) have been briefed on the MLI

2018 Aerospace Global Business Plaza

MAMA Represented Michigan Aerospace Manufacturers at the 2018 Aerospace Global Business Plaza held in connection with the Sacheon Aerospace Expo October 24-26, 2018 in South Korea.

AFRL Industry Day

More than fifty Michigan Aerospace Manufacturers participated in MAMA's Air Force Research Laboratory Industry Day on October 23, 2018. 

The program included presentations on the Air Force's 2030 Science and Technology Outreach Program, How to Partner with the Air Force Research Laboratory, and Other Transaction Agreements (OTA) that streamline and simplify doing business with the AFRL.

Each attendee had the opportunity to meet one-on-one with AFRL representatives for 10 to 15 minutes to promote their unique technological capabilities and interests.  The AFRL representatives then connected each attendee with the scientist, engineer or program manager for whom the technology was most appropriate.  

Air Force Research Laboratory

Industry Day

Click Here for list of 2018 Space Symposium Speakers

2018 Farnborough International Airshow

Tim Keating, Executive Vice-President of Boeing; Richard Rassel, Chairman of Butzel Long; Gavin Brown, Executive Director of MAMA; Dennis Muilenburg, President and CEO of Boeing.

Rachel Burke, Baker Industries, Mark Irby, Futuramic Tool & Engineering

Jennifer Lowe, Boeing; Tim Keating, Boeing; Gavin Brown, MAMA; Jamie Tollon, Futuramic; Paul Weisbrich, D.A. Davidson & Co.; Richard Rassel, Butzel Long. 

Jennifer Lowe, Boeing; Tim Keating, Boeing; Gavin Brown, MAMA; Jamie Tollon, Futuramic; Paul Weisbrich, D.A. Davidson & Co.; Richard Rassel, Butzel Long. 

Farnborough International Airshow

MAMA-MEDC Welcoming Reception

The Michigan Aerospace Manufacturers Association and the Michigan Economic Development Corporation held a Welcoming Reception to the 2018 Farnborough International Airshow.

The reception will be held in the Penthouse Suite of the internationally renowned Radisson Blu Edwardian Hampshire Hotel centrally located in the heart of London.

Hosted by:

Sponsored by:

Barron Industries extends reach in Europe

MAMA member Barron Industries is exhibiting at the Farnborough International Airshow July 16th thru 20th

Barron Industries recently won an Investment Casting Institute award for an aerospace component the company converted from a fabrication made of five separate machined parts that were bolted and welded together. 

AS9100D Certified and NADCAP accredited for non-destructive testing.

Learn more CLICK HERE


Italian Innovation Days 2018 

June 26 in Detroit

Sterling Heights, MI - MAMA was privileged to sponsor the Italian Trade Agencies' INNOVATION DAYS 2018 event in Michigan. Attending companies browsed the Italian participants' innovations in materials, machines, and processes and had the opportunity to engage in B2B meetings with prospective customers, suppliers and partners.

US - Korea Business Summit 2018

On May 23rd & 24th the US-Korea Business Summit 2018 included a track on Aerospace and Defense co-hosted by MAMA.  Korean and US companies interested in exporting and/or developing joint ventures/partnerships benefited from information packed presentations and B2B meetings. 

Next Opportunity to Connect:

Air Force Science and Technology 2030 Workshop

May 10 & 11, 2018

"With this initiative, we are going out to listen to Americans from higher education to small and large businesses to understand what basic and applied technologies will help us create the next game-changing inventions for 2030 and beyond."

The MAMA Delegation to the United States Air Force Science and Technology 2030 workshop at Indiana University was warmly received. The delegation presented six different new technology and research proposals that will help the USAF fulfill their mission objectives.

Gavin P. Brown, Executive Director, Michigan Aerospace Manufacturers Association; Dennis Atkinson, Principal, GAEMS, Inc.; Maj. Gen. William T. Cooley, Commander, Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio; Phil Chizek, Director, Business Developemt, LIFT; Ronald Butler, Principal, GAEMS, Inc.

April 2018 

MAMA Round Table Meeting

Aerospace & Defense Opportunities in India

At $16 billion, India’s aviation market is currently the 9th largest in the world and is expected to be the 3rd largest by 2020, and by 2030, the largest. Over the next decade, the market is expected to reach 337 million domestic and 84 million international passengers. This growth will create demand for new aircraft, air navigation service technologies, airport security equipment, and increased infrastructure.

India is one of the largest importers of conventional defense equipment in the world. India imports approximately 60% of its defense requirements. This year’s capital expenditure budget of $12.72 billion has increased slightly from last year. We anticipate significant opportunities for U.S. exporters in the defense sub-sectors.

Mr. Shantanu Sarkar, Commercial Advisor in the U.S. Commercial Service office in Kolkata, lead a roundtable discussion of the opportunities for aerospace and defense companies who wish to take advantage India's rapidly growing aerospace and defense sectors.

9th Annual Michigan Defense Expo

Over 2,500 visitors attending the MDEX had the opportunity to visit the MAMA pavilion and meet with a variety of MAMA members: 5ME, LLC; Chemical Bank; Futuramic Tool & Engineering; GAEMS; KOTRA, Sugino, Sharp Cutter, Omnico AGV; SA Partners; Sciaky, Inc.; Sharp Cutter Grinding Company and Sugino Corporation. MAMA pavilion exhibitors hosted a continental breakfast for early-bird attendees to kick-off two days of networking, lead generation and knowledge gathering.  

April 25, 2018
Michigan's Role in Missile Defense

Gavin Brown
, Executive Director,
Michigan Aerospace Manufacturers Association; Major General Michael A. Stone, Commander, 46th Military Police Command, Assistant Adjutant General - Army Michigan National Guard and Deputy Director, Michigan Department of Military & Veterans Affairs, and John Couch, Vice President, Futuramic Tool & Engineering Company; engaged MDEX attendees in a wide ranging review of Michigan's Role in Missile Defense. From Michigan's role in Ground-Based Midcourse Defense (GMD), to launching of a constellation of low orbit satellites, to harnessing Michigan's manufacturing excellence, "Michigan's Role in Missile Defense" was fully reviewed.  

Michigan Senator tours Oxford Aerospace Supplier

Senator Jim Marleau (R-District 12) met Barron Industries President Bruce Barron when he joined a group of other Michigan companies at the State Capital for the first ever Aerospace Day organized by MAMA earlier this year. 

Since Barron Industries is located in the senator’s district, Barron invited him to tour the metal manufacturing plant, and Marleau, who put himself through college working at a die casting operation, took him up on the offer.

Click Here for full press release

Jedco, Inc. Investing in Michigan’s
Aerospace Manufacturing Future

MAMA member Jedco, Inc., of Grand Rapids, has announced plans to invest over $9 million dollars expanding their manufacturing facilities and adding new machinery and equipment.  The investment, made over the next three years, will result in approximately 40 new full-time jobs.

Jedco Inc. serves the precision metal fabrication needs of the aerospace industry.  Jedco Inc. is a leading supplier of fabricated sheet metal and complex machined assemblies to the domestic and global aerospace industry. Jedco manufactures titanium fabrications, combustion chamber assemblies, transition ducts, heat shields and exhaust nozzles/mixer ducts for military aircraft engines.

Wall Colmonoy Celebrates 80 Years
of Making Metals Work Harder

Wall Colmonoy is pleased to announce its 80th Anniversary of business. “Making Metals Work Harder Since 1938”.

"Making Metals Work Harder Since 1938" highlights Wall Colmonoy’s innovative products and services which are fundamental in keeping airplanes in the sky, glass bottles in production, food fresh, pumps pumping, nuclear turbines powering, and transportation greener.

Wall Colmonoy is a global materials engineering group of companies engaged in the manufacture of advanced metal coatings and components. It was established in 1938 in Detroit, Michigan by Albert F. Wall.

Click Here to read the full press release

2018 Pure Michigan Aerospace Summit

David Novak, Gonzalez Group; Gavin Brown, MAMA; and
Phil Chizek, LIFT at 2018 Pure Michigan Aerospace Summit.

Detroit, MI The 2018 Pure Michigan Aerospace Summit held on February 21 at the Little Caesars Arena attracted over 400 Michigan companies interested in growing in the aerospace sector.

MAMA member Boeing was honored to be awarded the Pure Michigan Business Connect Supply Chain Achievement Award at the summit.

MAMA was again recognized for its role in helping Michigan be ranked #2 in aerospace investment attractiveness: 

The Michigan Aerospace Manufacturing Association continues to support the industry through research and development in the aerospace supply chain. While identifying opportunities for cost savings, the association has taken a proactive stance in the development of additive manufacturing technology and battery logistics. These efforts have helped attract investment in Michigan’s aerospace industry.

The full report can be founhere.

Aerospace Day at the Michigan Capitol

Lansing, Michigan

The Michigan Aerospace Manufacturers Association (MAMA) held an Aerospace Day at the Michigan Capitol Building on January 31, 2018. 

MAMA members met with their legislators to highlight the economic impact the aerospace industry contributes to Michigan's economy.

Several MAMA members had information tables in the 1st Floor West Corridor of the Capitol building.

Weldaloy sponsored a Box Lunch for the Legislators, Senior Staff and MAMA members.

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Korean Trade Mission to visit Michigan 

Seung Hoon Shin, Director General, KOTRA Detroit and Gavin Brown, Executive Director, MAMA

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Michigan, December 13, 2017
The Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency and the Michigan Aerospace Manufacturers Association agree to jointly arrange a trade mission  involving a select group of Korean aerospace/defense suppliers visiting Michigan in early 2018. 

Taking the Cost out of the Cost

Washington, D.C. December 7, 2017
During a break in testimony before the U.S. Senate Committee on Armed Services, regarding Department of Defense Acquisition Reform Efforts, the Honorable Ellen M. Lord, Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics, met with Gavin Brown, MAMA Executive Director and Anil Menawat Ph.D. President and COO of MAMA member Menawat and Company.

Mr. Brown and Dr. Menawat traveled to Washington to brief Senators, Representatives and Department of Defense officials on MAMA's Aggregate Demand Model (ADM) that is powered by Menawat's ProFIT-MAP Technology.

ADM integrates supply networks through advanced collaboration technology which reduces costs, improves quality, speeds delivery, and mitigates acquisition risks.

The Honorable Ellen M. Lord, Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics (AT&L), Gavin P. Brown, MAMA Executive Director and Anil Menawat, Ph.D., President and COO of Menawat & Company. Washington D.C. 12/7/17

5ME’s Ice Cold Machining Open House

MAMA Member 5ME's Ice Cold Machining Open House event at their Warren, Michgan Technology Center was a huge success! 

Held on November 9th, the event had an attendance of nearly 100 people with companies represented from coast to coast and from Canada to Mexico; all of whom were looking for ways to improve their manufacturing efficiency, reduce costs, and optimize profitability. 

Showcasing our patented 5ME® Cryogenic Machining Technology and FREEDOM™ IoT Software Platform, 5ME demonstrated next generation manufacturing of Titanium, Steel, and Iron components. With key launch partners such as Lockheed Martin Aeronautics, 5ME looks to work with MAMA on making Michigan a key state in the advancement of aerospace manufacturing technologies.

Visit 5ME's website by clicking HERE

See video of impact on F-35 by clicking HERE

Senate Passes Defense Bill with Peters Provisions to Boost Michigan Defense Industry, Military Installations

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Gary Peters (MI), a former Lt. Commander in the U.S. Navy Reserve and a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, today helped pass major defense legislation with over a dozen provisions he authored supporting Michigan’s growing defense industry and boosting America’s military preparedness. The final National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) conference report, which sets Department of Defense (DoD) policy was passed by the House of Representatives and Senate this week with bipartisan support and now heads to the President’s desk to be signed into law.

Click here for highlights of Senator Peter's provisions in the NDAA.

MAMA Member Mobile Video Computing Solutions Expands Operations

D. Scott Watkins, CEO has announced that the proven value of mobile video monitoring center has driven the need to expand both facilities and personnel.  The Troy, Michigan facility will increase its footprint by 50% and triple the number of employees in order to help us execute our plan to support tens of thousands of vehicles across the country.

Click Here for full Press Release

Aerospace Global Business Plaza 2017

October 2017

  Sacheon-si, Korea

MAMA led delegation to the Aerospace Global Business Plaza 2017 in Sacheon-si, South Korea in October 2017.  

Pictured left are:  Martin Buchmueller, Managing Director, Thyssenkrupp Aerospace; Chang Yup-Na, Directoer General of Global Business Cooperation Department at KOTRA and Gavin Brown, Executive Director, Michigan Aerospace Manufacturers Association. Pictured right are: Kim Boram, Translator & Interpreter and  Gavin Brown, Executive Director, Michigan Aerospace Manufacturers Association.


Supplier Cyber Regulatory Awareness (NIST 800.171)

September 2017
MAMA brought together an all-star team of cyber-security professionals to brief more than 40 representatives of aerospace and defense suppliers on Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) minimum cyber-security standards that go into effect on December 31, 2017.

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On missile defense, now is the time to do more for Less! (Not less for more)

"A quicker, better and more cost effective solution is to harness the competitive innovation that animates the most robust and creative economy the world has ever seen – the USA’s private sector."

Sterling Heights, Michigan - September 15, 2017 -  MAMA represented Michigan's Aerospace Manufacturers at a briefing session with Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette, Macomb County Executive Mark Hackel, Macomb County Public Works Commissioner Candice Miller, Michigan Defense Center Executive Director Sean Carlson and other representatives of Michigan's defense industry.

Michigan ranked #2 in Aerospace Manufacturing Attractiveness

MAMA's contributions cited 

PwC's 2017 Aerospace Manufacturing Attractiveness Ranking report has been released. The USA continues to be the #1 ranked country with Michigan ranked #2 amongst the states. 

The index is based on a weighted score of ranking categories that include: Labor, Infrastructure, Industry, Economy, Cost and Tax Policy.

In it's commentary on Michigan (page 5) the report states: 

The Michigan Aerospace Manufacturing Association continues to support the industry through research and development in the aerospace supply chain. While identifying opportunities for cost savings, the association has taken a proactive stance in the development of additive manufacturing technology and battery logistics. These efforts have helped attract investment in Michigan’s aerospace industry.

The full report can be found here.

MAMA Chairs Aerospace Session at 2017 Discover Global Markets

MAMA Executive Director Gavin Brown moderated the "Taking the Cost out of the Cost: Trends and Technology Demands Shifting the Aerospace Supply Chain" session at the 2017 Discover Global Markets in Cleveland, Ohio. Panelists were:

  • Gavin Brown, Michigan Aerospace Manufacturers Association (Moderator)
  • Jeff Brum, Technical Consultant, Mechdyne Corporation
  • Bob Phillips, Vice President, Phillips Service Industries and Sciaky Inc. 
  • Sean Holly, Vice President, Manufacturing Operations, Bell Helicopter

Sciaky joins Siemens PLM Software Solution Partner Program as a Software and Technology Partner

CHICAGO, Illinois –  Sciaky, Inc., a subsidiary of Phillips Service Indusries, INc. (PSI) and leading provider of metal additive manufacturing (AM) solutions, today announced it will adopt product life-cycle management (PLM) software technology from Siemens to support its industry-leading Electron Beam Additive Manufacturing (EBAM®) solution. Click Here For Full Press Release

Sciaky 110 EBAM System

MAMA's Aerospace and Defense Markets Overview and Outlook

June 29, 2017

MG Leonard Isabelle, Assistant Adjunct General and Commander of the Michigan Air National Guard; MG David G. Bassett, US Army Program Executive Officer for Ground Combat Systems; BG John D. Slocum, Commander, 127th Wing, Selfridge ANGB; Rich Choppa, Boeing Strategic Defense and Intelligence Systems (SDIS); Michael Howard, Principal at Arbor Strategic Advisors LLC. Were speakers at the meeting

Michigan State Senator Patrick Colbeck, U of M Masters in Aerospace Engineering, addressed MAMA members and guests. 

Major General David Bassett, Program Executive Officer for Ground Combat Systems

MAMA Executive Director Gavin Brown kicked-off the meeting with a report on the activities of the MAMA Delegation to the 2017 Paris Airshow and side trip to Airbus Helicopters, Safran Aircraft Engines, Henri Fabre Technocentre and the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) in Saint-Paul-lès-Durance, Provence, France.

Attendees were briefed on the Overview and Outlook for the Commercial, Military and Business Aviation markets, the Satellite and Missile markets, the Ground Combat Systems market and updated on the status of the Ground-based Missile Defense third missile field and the ANG F-35 basing decision.

MAMA Members enjoyed a post-meeting opportunity to network with the presenters and fellow MAMA members.

2017 Paris International Airshow

MAMA delegation visiting the Boeing Chalet.

L to R: Bob Phillips, Sciaky; Phil Chizek, LIFT; Dave Pascoe, Weldaloy; Myra Moreland, Weldaloy; Gavin Brown, MAMA; Jennifer Lowe, VP Boeing; Tim Keating, EVP Boeing.


Executive Director Gavin Brown welcoming a delegation of thirteen Israeli
defense companies visiting the MAMA Aerospace Pavilion at MDEX.

The MAMA aerospace pavilion at MDEX showcased ten MAMA member companies.

The MAMA Aerospace Pavilion saw a steady stream of
MDEX visitors throughout the two-day exhibition.

Boeing/MAMA Joint Counseling Session

A large delegation of MAMA Members met with Boeing Defense, Space and Security Program and Purchasing Managers March 13, 2017 during AUSA's Global Force Symposium and Exposition in Huntsville, Alabama.

March 13 meeting reviews are in: 

"This was an awesome networking opportunity, I felt this was exceptionally value added for the BOEING Team and MAMA Members both." --  Fred Longcore,  AUTODIE-LLC

"Great opportunity to get my company's capabilities in front of a major aerospace and defense contractor." -- Martyn Acreman, Matereon.

"MAMA events are always worthwhile" -- Wayne Dula, Loc Performance Products, Inc.

"MAMA events are ALWAYS excellent. They really work hard to make these happen and they are a great benefit to all members who take part" -- Ron Morrison, Schupan, Inc.

"The groundwork and preparation leading up to the Boeing Supplier meetings was outstanding by the MAMA team. Their assistance in introducing and connecting Boeing personnel to MAMA companies is a real advantage." -- Paul Munzenberger, Design Systems, Inc.

"MAMA is not only the vehicle that delivers you to a new customer's front door, but it is a way to surround yourself with a strong network of great people." -- Jamie Spitzer, Precision Machine Inc.

MAMA’s Brown: Michigan aerospace suppliers could help OEMs with cost savings

Brown spoke with MiBiz regarding the opportunities and challenges for aerospace suppliers going into 2017. 

Click here for link to MiBiz article

Sen. Peters to Join Senate Armed Services Committee

U.S. Senator Gary Peters announced he has been appointed to the Senate Committee on Armed Services for the 115th Congress, subject to ratification by the Democratic Caucus. Peters will also continue to serve on the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee; Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee; and the Joint Economic Committee.


Click here for link to related Detroit Free Press article 

MAMA Member News:

Sciaky to Deliver Large, Industrial-Scale
Metal 3D Printer to Airbus

Sciaky’s Electron Beam Additive Manufacturing (EBAM™) system will help the leading aircraft manufacturer save significant time and cost on the production of large titanium structural parts.


Click here for Sciaky website

MAMA Receives Missile Defense Advocacy Award

MAMA Holds Ground-based Missile Defense System Briefing for Michigan Aerospace Manufacturing Firms

Warren, MI 
September 21, 2106

Schupan & Sons and The Air Zoo
Kalamazoo, MI
September 22, 2016

2016 Farnborough International Airshow 

2016 Farnborough International Airshow (July 11-17)

MAMA delegation visiting the Boeing Chalet.

L to R: Dave Pascoe, Weldaloy; Tim Keating, EVP Boeing; Jennifer Lowe, VP Boeing; Gavin Brown, MAMA; and Jamie Tollon, Futuramic Tool & Engineering Company.

2016 Huntsville Trade Mission

MAMA delegation visiting the United Launch Alliance facility near Huntsville, Alabama -- May 2016.

The Michigan Aerospace Manufacturers Association organized and led a delegation of twenty Michigan based aerospace suppliers to visit procurement officials at Boeing Defense, Space & Security and United Launch Alliance in Huntsville, Alabama.

Some comments by participants:

"I was very appreciative of the amount of resources and time that Boeing and ULA dedicated to this trip. They put aside undivided attention for our delegation, and that was excellent."


"MAMA did an EXCELLENT job coordinating the right places to visit and the right people to see. This trip was so successful because it was so well planned."

Full trip follow-up survey can be found here

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