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Alcoa Howmet – Whitehall, Michigan

Advanced manufacturing providing optimized solutions for improved performance, efficiency and value

Eagle Alloy

Eagle Alloy, Inc. – Part of the Eagle Group of companies - Muskegon, Michigan

Serving a diverse customer base and utilizing lean manufacturing practices; one of the premier steel foundries in the country


Alcoa Howmet – Whitehall, Michigan

A commitment to environmental sustainability; keeping the health and safety of their employees, customers and communities a top priority

Culinary Institute

Muskegon Area First: Helping Local Businesses Flourish

The Culinary Institute of Michigan - Baker College's world-class caliber culinary learning environment


Alcoa Howmet – Whitehall, Michigan since 1951

Leading producer of complex investment-cast turbine components for the aerospace and industrial gas turbine industries

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MAF Board of Directors

The Board of Directors of Muskegon Area First is a blend of local governmental leaders, labor, and major utilities and private industry through a partnership with the Chamber of Commerce. This group also provides the financial resources for the organization to operate.                 

Board of Directors                                                                                                                                                

Chair: Frank Peterson

City of Muskegon

Vice Chair: Anthony Chandler

City of Norton Shores

Secretary: Sam Janson

City of North Muskegon

Treasurer: Christina Achterhoff

Laketon Township

Melonie L. Arbogast

Blue Lake Township

Lori Doody (Interim)

City of Muskegon Heights

James Neubauer

City of Montague

Brian Mazade

City of Roosevelt Park

Edward Whalen

City of Whitehall

Jonathan Wilson

County of Muskegon

Chuck Schmitigal

Whitehall Township

Rich Houtteman

Consumer’s Energy

Scotty Kehoe

DTE Energy

Cindy Larsen

Muskegon Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce

Dale Nesbary         

Muskegon Community College

Roger Wade           

UAW CAP Chairperson

Jeremy Statler

Village of Fruitport