Northern Michigan Lean Learning Consortium Membership

The Northern Michigan Lean Learning Consortium (LLC) is a member-based support network for those pursuing Lean with resources and support from Northwestern Michigan College (NMC), the Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center, North Central Michigan College, and other partners. The LLC was launched in 2008 to inform individuals and organizations about lean management practices. In 2009 consortium members with certified Lean Champions reported over $1.75 million in financial impacts.

Become a member of a regional group of professionals committed to sharing ideas and learning best practices in the discovery of Lean principles. Memberships are available for organizations and individuals.

Organization Membership - Annual Investment $595

Organization Membership Benefits:

  • 10% Discount on customized training services
    • Member companies receive a10 percent discount on non-grant training provided by NMC’sTraining Services during their membership period.
  • Access to Monthly Events: Best Practice and Gemba Tours, along with Learning Events.
    • Any two staff from your organization can attend.
  • Membership in to the Michigan Lean Consortium

Individual Membership (non-transferable) - Annual Investment $90

Individual Membership Benefits:

  • Access to Monthly Events: Best Practice and Gemba Tours, along with Learning Events
  • Membership in to the Michigan Lean Consortium
Students are welcome to join the Lean Learning Consortium for $45 a year and includes the same benefits as an individual membership.


Consortium Members:

  • Anchor Lamina America Inc.
  • Armor Express
  • Bay Motor Products
  • Boride Engineered Abrasives
  • Britten Studios/Banners
  • Cadillac Products Automotive Co.
  • Century Extrusion
  • Cherry Capital Foods
  • Cherry Republic
  • Coding Products/ITW
  • Cone Drive
  • Dennis, Gartland, & Niergarth
  • Dynatect Lead Screws International
  • Electro-Optics Technology
  • Grain Train
  • Grand Traverse Machine
  • GTResort and Casinos/Turtle Creek Casino
  • Great Lakes Potato Chips
  • Great Lakes Stainless, Inc.
  • Great Lakes Trim
  • Hayes Manufacturing
  • IMM, Inc.
  • ITW Workholding
  • Jervis B. Webb
  • Lexamar/Magna
  • Link Industries
  • Mansfield Land Use Consultants
  • Manthei Inc
  • Mitchell Graphics
  • MR Products Inc
  • Northern Physicians Organization
  • Northwest Michigan Community Action Agency
  • Petoskey Plastics Inc.
  • Preston Feather Building Centers
  • Pro Image Design
  • Rexair LLC
  • RJG Inc.
  • Safety Net
  • Shoreline Fruit
  • Skilled Manufacturing Inc. - Aerospace
  • Skilled Manufacturing Inc. - Automotive
  • Specialty Silicone Fabricators
  • Springfield Inc.
  • Strata Design
  • Tellurex Corporation
  • TentCraft
  • Traverse Bay Area Intermediate School District
  • Traverse City Area Public Schools
  • Tube Fab/Roman Engineering
  • Tyson Foods Inc.
  • Venturi
  • Wojan Metal Products
  • ZD Metal Products
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