The Manufacturing Practice Specialty (MPS) was established in 2006 by members, for members. MPS’s goal is to provide a forum for industry-specific issues in manufacturing facilities, such as metalworking, timber and lumber working, food processing, chemical, rubber and plastics and printing/publishing locations. In addition to publishing its triannual electronic publication Safely Made, MPS helps develop technical sessions for ASSE’s annual Professional Development Conference, regularly sponsors webinars on timely manufacturing-related topics, holds conference calls and much more. Connect with the group, network with fellow members, and post questions and comments on LinkedIn. Also, feel free to reach out to the volunteer advisory committee as needed. MPS also sponsors the Food and Agribusiness Branch, which is FREE to all MPS members.

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Member Benefits

  • Industry-focused networking via LinkedIn, Facebook, conference calls and annual face-to-face meetings.
  • Triannual electronic technical publications via email and access to publication archives.
  • Access to 150+ interviews with top industry professionals.
  • Publication opportunities.
  • Advisory committee guidance and advice.
  • Volunteer and leadership opportunities.
  • Discounts on group-sponsored webinars.
  • Practice Specialty sponsorship on conference speaking proposals.
  • Mentoring services.

Volunteer Advisory Committee

Administrator: Tanis Marquette
Assistant Administrator: Julia Bradley
Content Coordinator: David Coble
Secretary: Carl Huckaby
Membership Chair: Melanie Sanders
Awards & Honors Chair: Jeff Winter
Professional Developement Chair: Siva Thotapalli
Body of Knowledge Chair: James Burk
Website/Social Media Chair: Mark Blanco
Sponsor Liaison: Michael Coleman

ASSE would like to thank CLMI and Westex for their sponsorship of the Manufacturing Practice Specialty.



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