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If you have an employee in Michigan, should have registered to do business there and as part of the process you are normally expected to register to collect sales tax. Your sales tax registration number is ***** resale number that you can provide to the person you purchase goods for resale from. If you do not have a Michigan sales tax certificate, you can obtain the forms to obtain one through this link: http://goo.gl/QHR5mI
The other state you could try to obtain a resale certificate in is the state where the goods are produced, as you would also be considered to be doing business in that state since you own property in that state.
I should also mention that if you are selling the products to the distributor, the distributor should be providing you with a copy of its resale certificate, since once you are registered for sales tax, you will be expected to collect/pay sales and/or use tax. When you file your sales tax return, you would report the sales to the distributor as "sales for resale" and they would not be taxable.
I hope this answers your question. Please let me know if I can clarify anything or answer any additional questions. Thanks, Jonathan