We hear routinely from Lansing that the Election Day turnout is on pace to be a record next month with huge volumes of people seeking absentee ballots. Meanwhile, voting is also underway at a record-setting pace on the “Coolest Thing Made in Michigan,” which includes devices crafted by ADAMS & Son, Inc. of Sodus for the pandemic.
The Michigan Manufacturers Association tells us that thousands of votes have already been cast to help decide the 2020 “Coolest Thing Made in Michigan,” even as they remind us that this is the last week to vote daily for your favorite product in the People’s Choice Award hosted by the association.
The “Coolest Thing Made in Michigan” is part of the MMA’s MFG Excellence Awards program which celebrates the contributions manufacturers make to Michigan’s economy and local communities, and one of the companies in the running is right down the road at Sodus, where ADAMS & Son have PPE stations and a hand-sanitizer stand in the running.
Round 1 voting runs through this Friday, October 23rd, and anyone can vote daily for up to four products at the link below to determine which products make it into the Top Ten in Round 2, which will open on Monday, November 9th, 2020. The winner of the “Coolest Thing Made in Michigan” will be announced during the virtual MFG Excellence Awards event in January. Here’s a direct link to the voting site: http://coolestthing.mimfg.org
The 2020 “Coolest Thing Made in Michigan” nominees are:
- Sanitizer Stand & PPE Station — ADAMS & Son, Inc., Sodus
- Airotrust — Airotrust LLC, Livonia
- Touch Free Hand Sanitizer Dispenser — American Grower Resource, Marne
- Antimicrobial Touch Free Door Opener — American Grower Resource, Marne
- Waketoon — Avalon and Tahoe, Alma
- Metal Disintegrators — Electro Arc, Dexter
- Golf Ball Tender — Golf Ball Tender, Holland
- Sanctuary Aromatherapy Spray Mist — Healing Vibrations, Ann Arbor
- Ultra-Pure Polysilicon — Hemlock Semiconductor, Hemlock
- Ice Cream — Hudsonville, Holland
- GO OutdoorTable — Landscape Forms, Kalamazoo
- Powered Lifting Hand Truck — Magliner, Standish
- Multi-tool — Michigan Drill, Troy
- Downcomer Duct — Moran Iron Works, Onaway
- Kayak Express — Moran Iron Works, Onaway
- 6400XT Wood Hog Horizontal Grinder — Morbark, Winn
- MOD-IRONS — More Golf, Detroit
- Orion Modular Hunting Blind and Stand — Orion Hunting Products, Iron Mountain
- Human Hoist — Personal Positioning Technologies, LLC., Bay City
- Solid Cologne — Samson’s Haircare, Kalamazoo
- Shaggy’s Copper Country Skis — Shaggy’s Copper Country Skis, Boyne City
- SPOT 8MP Deep Cooled Scientific Camera — SPOT Imaging Solutions, Sterling Heights
- SuperMag88 — Multi-tool, Livonia
- TheEcoDryer — TheEcoDryer, Portage
- Classic Modern Day Powerboat — Thoroughbred Boat Company, Manistee
- TrainingMask — TrainingMask, Cadillac
- Puppywarmer — Warmer3 LLC, Battle Creek
You can learn more about the Michigan Manufacturers Association and the MFG Excellence Awards at http://mimfg.org.
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