Welcome to SME's Grand Rapids Chapter 38!

Our mission is to provide manufacturing solutions through education and professional growth opportunities for current and future members. Encourage members and nonmembers to contact each other for discussions and answers to specific problems.

Our vision is to be the most sought-after manufacturing resource for our chapter members, community and SME organization. We encourage our student members to work with Discover Manufacturing to see all the opportunities West Michigan has available for them.

Community News

2018 Swing for Education SME Chapter 38 presents a golf outing for everyone to have a good time, good food, great fellowship and hopefully an excellent round of golf. Proceeds this year will go to the Scholarship Fund.  SME is dedicating its funds to the West Michigan seniors/current students that intend to further their education at either a technical ... more
Posted by Wanda Falk on Grand Rapids Chapter 38 Jun 11, 2018 8:30 AM EDT
The window is currently open to apply to Chapter 38 for a scholarship. We are accepting applications from students graduating in 2018 or students continuing on in 2019 at a state college or university, trade school or community college.  Please contact one of the SME038 officers for a copy of the application.  The application will be posted at Grand ... more
Posted by Wanda Falk on Grand Rapids Chapter 38 Jan 12, 2018 2:41 PM EST

Recent Group Discussions

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    Discover Manufacturing is putting together a list of companies that will be open for tours, hands on projects and block parties for students interested in Manufacturing.  Each teacher or school can register the class for a tour of a business in your area.  If you are traveling to another location, some funding is available with Discover Manufacturing.
    https://discover-manufacturing.com will give you the companies participating in the event in West Michigan.  If yo...
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    The Board of SME Grand Rapids, Michigan Chapter 38 wants to encourage its members to vote for one of its own members, Paul Plotkowski, Dean of Engineering at GVSU.  He is running against 6 other candidates for position of SME international Director.  It would be great to have one of our own members representing West Michigan and SME on the International Board for SME.  Please follow the instructions in your e-=mail or contact Debbie Clark with your questions at 313-425-30...

Upcoming Events

Contact Information

Bryan Albers 

Lynn Siebers

Treasurer/Membership Committee
Wanda Falk

Membership Retention
James Scarlett

At-Large Chapter Officers
Michael Wells
Paul Plotkowski, PhD | Email
5724 Elm Ave.
Hudsonville, MI 49426
United States

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