Great Lakes Bay Manufacturers Association
Tanya Blehm
manufacturing and business issues

The Great Lakes Bay Manufacturers Association offers its members the opportunity to network with other manufacturers and potential customers. In addition, it provides education and support on manufacturing and business issues. The Association also works with local education and training providers to promote technical training opportunities that help ensure a qualified workforce.

The Great Lakes Bay Manufacturers Association is sponsored by leading manufacturers, Michigan Works! and the Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center.

The Board of Directors is made up of local manufacturing professionals.  Many thanks to those members that serve on the board.



technical training opportunities

Our membership year is from January to December or July to June.  You choose what is best for your company.  Renewals are invoiced at the start of the membership year.  Don't forget to refer a friend.

Jeremy Bockelman

Jeremy is well diverse in manufacturing and leadership. 

network with manufacturers and potential customers



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SHaron Hugo

Sharon is the newest member to the team and will be coordinate daily office tasks for the GLBMA.

Board of Directors

Tanya Blehm

Tanya is our jack-of-all-trades marketing and event coordinator.

History of the GLBMA


  • 1912 - Saginaw Valley Manufacturers Association founded.
  • 1970 - Organization changed the name to Saginaw Valley Manufacturers Association to encompass more area manufacturers.
  • 2010 - Organization updates name to reflect the Great Lakes Bay region to Great Lakes Bay Manufacturers Association.
  • 2016 - GLBMA moves its office location and day to day operation to the Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center at Saginaw Valley State University.  Updating the organization to best serve its members.
Tanya Blehm