Manufacturing is a vital part of our state’s economy. Thanks to the skilled and talented workers in this industry, we continue to see them make a positive impact on the Magnolia State.
Those workers come from all walks of life, and in an effort to showcase what they do for Mississippi, we launched a variety of media campaigns to personalize their stories.
Made in Mississippi is a video series that highlights a member company and the products they make. You can find a link to all of our videos by clicking here, or by visiting our YouTube page in the highlighted link.
Every year, we partner with the National Association of Manufacturers to sponsor ‘Manufacturing Day.’ For 2020, we published daily videos during the week of Manufacturing Day that focused on some facet of the manufacturing industry in our state. You can find all of those videos by clicking here.
National Welding Month is in April of each year and is promoted by the American Welding Society. For 2021, we featured Rockett Inc., which is a contract metal fabrication and manufacturing business in Flowood. They rely heavily on welders, and in our video, employees at the company describe their passion for welding as well as the importance of emphasizing skills training in grade schools.
The MMA also funds an endowment scholarship at Jackson State, Mississippi State, Ole Miss, and Southern Miss. To highlight the students receiving these scholarships, we launched ‘MMA Scholarship Spotlight’. You can read our stories on these students by clicking here.
We hope these media campaigns help show the capabilities of our state workforce as well as create an appreciation for their contributions to our economy.
Please follow us on social media! Our links are at the top of this webpage, and they are also listed below.
Facebook – @MSManufacturers
Twitter – @MSManufacturers
August 18, 2021: Ryan Miller is the Executive Director of the newly-created Accelerate Mississippi. His mission is to move the needle of workforce development in Mississippi, and he said the manufacturing industry can play a big role in forging change in our state.
September 22, 2021: MMA President and CEO John McKay recently was a part of the Skills Foundation’s podcast with Accelerate Mississippi Executive Director Ryan Miller. The two discuss the role of Accelerate MS, goals for the office, and how their organizations can partner to solve the workforce problems facing the state.