Great Lakes Bay Manufacturers Association
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.


technical training opportunities
network with manufacturers and potential customers



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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.