Each week, our Proud to Manufacture in Michigan team picks from more than 1,000 member companies to name a Featured Manufacturer of the Week. Our latest winner is Founders Brewing Co.!

Featured Manufacturer of the Week


Since 1997, Founders Brewing Co. has evolved into one of the most recognized and fastest growing craft breweries in the country. With breweries and taprooms located in both Grand Rapids and Detroit, Founders has been ranked as a top brewery in the world for the past five years by RateBeer.com thanks to their wide variety of beers offered.

Founders strives to be unique, to break barriers and to challenge what is commonly accepted as the “norm.” Their staff is continuously working to reinvent what beer can be.

This passion extends beyond beer, as Founders is focused on reducing their environmental footprint and supporting national and local causes. The Big Pitcher is their corporate giving platform designed to benefit local communities in meaningful ways, driven by the core pillars of social equity, environmental conservation and arts and culture. Founders also has an internal sustainability team called Strike Force Green, which works to create a culture of environmental stewardship and helps implement waste, water and energy reduction measures across the company.

Due to their ongoing passion for their products and local communities, Founders Brewing Co. has been chosen as Proud to Manufacture in Michigan’s latest Featured Manufacturer of the Week!


Others looking to support the ongoing growth of Michigan manufacturing and connect with more than 1,000 diverse manufacturers throughout the state can join our Proud to Manufacture in Michigan (PTMIM) program.

PTMIM offers a number of benefits to members, including an official PTMIM poster to display, a company page on the PTMIM website, a PTMIM logo for the company’s website and the chance to win Featured Manufacturer of the Week – all at no cost!

Learn more about the PTMIM program here or become a member here for the opportunity to be named our next Featured Manufacturer of the Week!