The Luminous Group Sponsors the First “Coolest Thing Made In Michigan Award” with the Michigan Manufacturers Association

Gina Thorsen, President of Stormy Kromer, accepts the Coolest Thing Made in Michigan Award from Murray Sittsamer, President of The Luminous Group, at the MFG Excellence Awards event, November 8 2018.

The Michigan Manufacturers Association held its MFG Excellence Awards dinner on November 8, in East Lansing, Michigan. This annual gala is held to promote the inspiring stories of Michigan’s manufacturing industry, the thousands of unique manufacturing companies that operate in the state, and the 600,000 Michigan residents employed in the industry.

This year, The Luminous Group sponsored the first “Coolest Thing Made In Michigan Award.” This award recognizes amazing Michigan-made products and the finalists included a wide range of companies and products:

  • Excalibur Elite Windshield Pontoon
  • Founders Beer
  • Hudsonville Ice Cream
  • Koegel Viennas
  • Original Stormy Kromer Cap
  • Amigo Motorized Cars
  • Better Made Snack Foods
  • Gentex Full Display Mirror
  • Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix
  • Sanders Bumpy Cake

The inaugural award recipient is the Original Stormy Kromer Cap. This beloved Michigan-made product is a 4-panel handmade cap that was created in 1903.

Today the company continues to manufacture the cap in a variety of designs, employing Michiganders who make an expanded line-up of products, including the iconic cap.

Manufacturing in Michigan is rich with innovation. The list of finalists and the award winner are all great examples of Michigan’s manufacturing talent and leadership. We believe that they represent the future of Michigan – competing with businesses on a global stage.



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