In high schools throughout America, shop class has been eliminated and kids are often told that the only way to be successful is to have a four-year college degree. I reject this approach and, to the contrary, believe we need to put shop class back in high schools and instill in young people a heightened sense of pride and purpose for entering careers in the skilled trades.
The Akron NTMA Chapter, together with NTMA National and the Cleveland NTMA Chapter, is proud to host Attorney General Mike DeWine.
Thursday, September 25th
Hilton Akron Fairlawn
3180 West Market Street
Akron, OH 44333
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The Ohio Strong Award raises public awareness of Ohio's need for a new generation of dedicated men and women working in manufacturing and the skilled trades. Through this effort, I've had the opportunity as Ohio Treasurer to recognize many exceptional workers and educators throughout the state who have gone above and beyond the call of duty and exemplify what it means to be Ohio Strong.
May 6-7, 2014 Washington, D.C.
The robotics team introduced and demonstrated their functioning robot, and displayed their preliminary designs for the final product of the robot. Discussions included the importance of the manufacturing industry.
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
3180 West Market Street
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On November 7, the Akron NTMA Chapter board of directors received a tour of the Yarde Metal facilities in Streetsboro, Ohio.
Please see the NAM’s final submission for USTR’s 2014 National Trade Estimate Report on Foreign Trade Barriers.
October 16th - 19th, Boston, MA. Click Here for Details.
Adam Prante, a Skills USA Gold Medalist, is employed by Sattler Machine. Click here to read more.
Akron Public Schools, Medina County Career Centers, and Buchtel VOC-tech schools all came out on March 26th to participate and hear about the opportunities the National Robotic League can bring to precision manufacturing in our region. Steve Tamasi, President and owner of Boston Centerless, Inc. of Woburn, MA, came into talk to company owners, parents and educators about starting a robotics program that can encompass all of the current effort that are occurring within the middle schools and high schools. For more information on the NRL go to: www.goNRL.org
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We are pleased to announce that the U.S. Business and Industry Council has released its latest report on import penetration in advanced U.S. manufacturing markets.
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Manufacturing Day 2012, founded by the Fabricators and Manufacturers Association (FMA) and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), along with NTMA and other sponsors, registered over 200 facility tours and presentations October 5th, designed to expand knowledge about and improve public perception of manufacturing careers and manufacturing’s value to the U.S. economy.
From the East coast to the Western shoreline, students, educators, media and the community at large learned about real career opportunities, training and resources. NTMA members demonstrated pride in quantity and quality hosting events across the country. Toth Technologies, of Pennsauken, New Jersey, demonstrated the manufacturing technology which awarded them American Machinist 2007 Top Ten Shop and Modern Machine Shop 2012 Top shop. www.tothtech.com Kuhn Tool & Die, of the NW Pennsylvania Chapter recently hosted over 100 tourists to its Homecoming Manufacturing Tour series, leading tours for technical students, local government leaders, curious citizens and members of the NTMA. The Dayton, Ohio region generated the highest concentration of Manufacturing Day activity, joined by Dysinger, Inc. of Dayton, Ohio www.dysinger.com exhibiting their AS9001 Rev C Certified high precision part machine shop. Also in the country’s Midwest, Mittler Bros Machine & Tool, of Wright City, Missouri, www.mittlerbros.com opened its precision machine shop which designs and builds special machines including in house engineering.
Thank you to all who joined NTMA by hosting tours, promoting and supporting this initiative. Though through the entrepreneural spirit of this great nation, every day is Manufacturing Day. We continue to celebrate the success of our industry and look forward to Manufacturing Day 2013 when we again manufacture America’s future…
You need to know the competitive wage rates paid and benefits offered by other custom precision job shops—in your chapter, in your industry segment, and at similar size companies.
The NTMA wage survey is an excellent tool to establish and maintain a functional compensation program. Each chapter must meet a minimum threshold of survey responses in order to provide valid stats for its local area. Every member’s input counts towards the credibility of the report. Please make these quality surveys a priority in your business operations.
This survey is exclusively distributed on line. For an electronic copy of the survey form, please contact John R Mackay, Mackay Research Group at email@example.com or 720-890-4255. Thank you for your prompt attention.
A new strategic goal of the NTMA Member Services Team is to ‘dig deeper within an organization.’ Respecting that members join NTMA for a multitude of reasons and NTMA membership benefits multiple functions of company operations, it is our intent to gather additional and diverse information on our members in order to provide focused quality and value. Hence, we introduce the enhanced NTMA Regular Membership Application. The revised NTMA Application is available HERE as a pdf download. The new form also reflects our new national headquarters address in Cleveland, Ohio.
As part of basic Code of Regulations for NTMA Chapters, incorporation of the approved application conforms to the association’s membership guidelines, rights and requirements. We appreciate your attention in adopting this form to your membership packet materials and upload to your chapter website. This form is also available at www.ntma.org/join/ Please contact Jeff Walmsley at 1.800.248.6862 with questions or need for additional information.
Future notable NTMA Chapter events include:
Western Massachusetts Chapter offers an MTConnect Workshop on December 7th, at CT Center for Advanced Technology to discuss technology and machine stats.
San Francisco Bay Area Chapter presents ‘2012 CMC Quarterly Regional Roundtables’ Tuesday, December 11th, at AB&I Foundry, Oakland CA, to strategize and discuss the current state, regional and local regulatory issues impacting metalworking companies.
December 14th marks the date of festive holiday celebrations for the Florida West Coast Chapter at the East Lake Country Club; and the Akron Chapter at the Akron/Fairlawn Hilton.
I am proud to announce your chapter’s upcoming event. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with your event calendar. I am excited to engage and support growth with NTMA chapters. Please contact me if I can be of assistance. On behalf of the NTMA Team, we appreciate your leadership and thank you.
Rhetorically, at least, you don’t have to be a card-carrying deficit hawk to believe that an ongoing U.S. economic crisis triggered by reckless spending and borrowing gets genuinely overcome only by promoting saving and producing instead. President Obama says that he agrees, too; hence his call to create “an economy built to last” rather than one based on “bad debt and phony financial profits.”