Michigan Manufacturer's Association
Since its 1902 founding, the Michigan Manufacturers association has dealt with many important business issues. Beginning in 1908, the MMA organized employers to establish a system for compensating injured workers. In 1912, based on a proposal authored by the MMA, Michigan's first Workers Compensation Act became law. In 1943. the Michigan Manufacturers Association became the first such association in the nation to offer group insurance programs to its members.