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.

We provide scholarships to students in the West Michigan Area that would like a future in Manufacturing through a variety of trade schools, colleges and universities  for jobs in Michigan.

Community News

Consider attending the following event at Western Michigan University to hear the speaker from Lawrence University about electric vehicles.  This is available to anyone who would like to attend.  The contact information and billing is listed below. l University and his bachelor’s degree from Lawrence Technological University.      Disruptive ... more
Posted by Wanda Falk on Grand Rapids Chapter 38 Jan 29, 2019 12:10 PM EST
If you have been a member for the last 2 years at SME your family or extended family may qualify for a scholarship from the SME Foundation.  If you are not a member and have a child that would like to apply for the scholarship, become a member NOW and fulfill the requirements for when your family is ready to graduate high school.  I have posted the information ... more
Posted by Wanda Falk on Grand Rapids Chapter 38 Jan 22, 2019 2:00 PM EST

Recent Group Discussions

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    Family Scholarship  
    Help YOUR student get the recognition and financial support they deserve!
    The SME Education Foundation awards our family scholarships annually to students with at least one parent or grandparent who has been an SME member in good standing for the last two years.
    Four students will be selected, one student will receive a $40,000 scholarship payable over four years. The remaining three students will each receive $20,000 scholarshi...

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