A Voice in the State Legislature & U.S. Congress

There are many benefits of joining MMA. As Mississippi’s premier pro-industry association, MMA works hard to protect and promote the interests of all Mississippi manufacturers. For example, through our lobbying efforts, MMA is looking out for your company’s interest during the legislative process, both in Jackson and Washington, on issues and topics such as:

Civil Justice Reform
Employment Laws
Environmental Issues
Health Insurance Cost
Unregulated Foreign Competition
Workers’ Compensation Law
Workforce Development


“The services that MMA offers to its members through its lobbying efforts are immeasurable. 
While our membership dues come directly from each member, the consolidation of those dues fund, 
among other things, a very effective and efficient lobbying effort on the members’ behalf 
that could never be accomplished individually.”

— Lex Taylor, President, Taylor Machine Works, Inc.

Publications & Information

In addition to our lobbying efforts, members benefit from information they receive from our newsletters, which are listed below.


A monthly overview of topics of interest, information and news relating to manufacturing.

Legislative Bulletin

Legislative information published periodically during the legislative session.

Legal Briefs

Mississippi labor attorneys bring you a better understanding of legal issues.


A monthly newsletter highlighting the environmental and energy topics and issues in Mississippi.

Special Union Report

An annual review of union election results and activity.

Unlimited Resources & Consultation

Members of MMA also can benefit from having the MMA staff of experts just one simple phone call away. The MMA staff acts as an extension of your staff and can assist you with questions on topics like human resources, OSHA and safety, employee relations, environmental regulations, union activity, EEOC, taxes or anything that may be of concern to your company.

Seminars & Training Courses

MMA offers our members training programs & seminars that help your company and your employees comply with government standards and regulations. MMA provides training on topics such as:

Employee Health and Safety
Environmental Law and Compliance
Human Resources Issues


MMA provides your company with a forum to meet with your peers in the manufacturing community by creating committees to discuss policies, issues, law and how your companies are affected. MMA has seven standing committees designed as a way for our members to create policy and to decide what action MMA will take on issues. The committees are open to all members of the association. The committees are:

Environment and Safety
Government Affairs
Workforce Development and Employee Relations

Discounted Insurance Products

MMA Health Benefits and MMA Insurance Services offer discounted insurance rates to MMA members.

MMA partners with carriers to offer MMA members long-term and short-term disability and life insurance benefits, as well as many other employee benefits, such as dental and vision coverage.

The MMA Insurance Services was created in 2010 as a managing general agency and is a wholly owned subsidiary of the MMA Work Comp Group. The MMA WGG and Berkley Southeast Insurance Group partnered to offer better workers' comp rates to our members. MMA Insurance Services and its providers also offer other lines of property & casualty insurance coverage, such as property, general liability and auto insurance, as well as write multi-state operations. 

Member Benefit Services Programs

Due to our large member base, MMA has the ability to secure discount programs and services for our members. MMA has negotiated with a variety of companies to offer MMA members discounted rates.

If you are a vendor who would like to be considered as a supplier in the MMA Member Benefit Services Program, click here for more information.

Current MMA members may access the Program participants/partners through the members-only Extranet.

Join MMA

As you can see, MMA can benefit your company in a variety of ways. Whether you’re looking for training, insurance coverage or basic information, MMA can help. MMA strives to be the first and only place you think of when you have questions or need answers to all of your manufacturing concerns or needs. MMA provides you with unlimited consultation services, as we look at ourselves as a part of your staff. For more information about MMA, see our frequently asked questions page or contact Shannon Hillman at (601) 292-1127 or