Chapter Highlights & News

 

Great Lakes Trade Adjustment Assistance Center

Have you been affected by imports? Then be sure to check out the details on the Great Lakes Trade Adjustment Assistance Center. 

Trade Adjustment Assistance for Firms is the only federal program specifically designed to help American manufacturers that have been hurt by foreign competition. Firms can qualify for up to $75,000 of matching funds to implement critical business improvements. The Great Lakes Trade Adjustment Assistance Center (GLTAAC) administers the program in Michigan, Indiana and Ohio. TAAF is funded by the US Economic Development Administration. 

Check out the following fliers for additional information:
GLTAAC Overview
Examples of Financial Assistance Projects

 

2020 NTMA Wage & Fringe Survey Now Available

The 2020 NTMA Wage & Fringe Benefit Survey is now available.
Participate today and understand how your company's compensation levels and benefits practices compare to other precision machining manufacturers.

The NTMA Wage & Fringe Survey allows you to make truly informed business decisions by giving you reliable benchmarks based on the precision machining  industry, company size, and closest competitors for talent. The survey allows you to understand and manage the market for talent rather than being dictated to by the market. Scrambling for wage and benefit data every time you hire a new employee won’t help your business scale. The sooner your HR team is allowed to invest in a reliable compensation survey, the sooner it can create the people programs and strategies truly needed to drive growth.

Save time by getting all of your data in one place
While there’s a growing volume of free compensation data out there on the internet, hopping from website to website to cobble together pay packages isn’t a recipe for long-term success. It’s a time consuming process and the use of inconsistent and fragmented data sources can create real risks for your business, including weak internal pay equity and a propensity to burn through cash and equity resources faster than expected. Using a strong, industry-focused wage survey as the foundation for your pay decisions will allow you to make fairer decisions and manage resources more wisely. You’ll also save lots of time by having all of the data you need, including high, low and average wages for 34 shop floor job titles.

All NTMA manufacturers who submit their data to the 2020 study will receive the full Wage & Fringe Benefit Report at no cost.

Check out what NTMA Presidet Roger Atkins has to say about the Wage & Fringe Survey.

Download the this FORM in order to submit your information.
Surveys are due by November 1, 2020.
Questions should be directed to Taylor at [email protected]

Confidentiality: Only the Mackay Research Group staff will have access to your Wage & Fringe Benefit information. Every precaution has been taken to protect the complete confidentiality of all information. The NTMA staff will never have access to your information.

 

New NTMA National Cost Savings Program


Check out the link below for details on the new NTMA National cost savings program with National Purchasing Partners.

National Purchasing Partners

 

Congrats to the 2019 NTMA Cleveland Chapter Graduating Apprentices

On Monday, November 18th, the Cleveland NTMA chapter honored the 2019 graduating apprentices at the monthly chapter meeting. Each of these apprentices have officially and successfully completed their apprenticeship training with a NTMA Cleveland chapter company and recieved a certificate from the NTMA Cleveland chapter along with a $500 gift certificate to Jergens.


Pictured frrom left to right:

Matthew Chesek - Exact Tool & Die (awarded accepted by Rachel Chesek)
Alex Walsh - Exact Tool & Die
Nicholas Ricciardi - Automation Tool & Die
Bob Hotujac, Cleveland NTMA Chapter President - Kennick Mold
Vince Gless - Christopher Tool
Aaron Rode - Christopher Tool

 

NTMA Cleveland Chapter Goes Axe Throwing

On Monday, June 10th, members of the Cleveland NTMA chapter decided to test their skills at axe throwing!



All participants received a short lesson on how to throw their axes, followed by some friendly competition between axe throwing teams.


The final competition of the day was an individual competition for the highest score. Mike Herzak from Insurance Systems Group came out on top as the winner! Congratulations!

To go along with all of the fun and friendly competition, the participants also enjoyed food, drinks and networking.





 

Congratulations Cleveland NTMA Chapter Safety Award Recipients

The NTMA Annual Safety Award survey is based on the OSHA Form 300A which Federal Law requires companies with more than ten employees to complete and post visibly in their plant February 1 through April 30 of the year following the year covered by the form.

The purpose of the survey is to present the top-performing companies with a Safety Award Certificate that can be proudly displayed in their company, as well as provide NTMA the composite data that will alow them to represent the member with OSHA and other regulatory agencies. A company's eligibility to receive this award id determined by a calculation using the number of injuries versus the total number of man-hours worked in that calendar year. Those eligible to recieve this award are among the best in the industry and something the owner and employees should be proud of.

There are a number of Safety Award recipients from the Cleveland NTMA Chapter that we would like to congratulate.
(Photos are of the awards that were presented to those members in attendance at the May 6th chapter meeting.)

Component Repair Technologies

Criterion Tool & Die

Exact Tool & Die

Norman Noble

Trec Industries

Tri-Craft

Valley Tool & Die

 

 

Cleveland NTMA Chatper Tours NASA Plum Brook Station

On Friday, April 12, 2019, the Cleveland NTMA chapter took a tour of the NASA Plum Brook Station in Sandusky, OH. Plum Brook Station is a remote test facility for the NASA Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, OH and is home to four world-class test facilities which perform complex and innovative ground tests for the international space community.

The group saw the Reverberant Acoustic Test Facility which is the world's most powerful spacecraft acoustic test chamber, the In-Space Propulsion Facility which is the world's only facility capable of testing full-scale, upper-stage launch vehicles and rocket engines under simulated high-altitude conditions along with much more.

 

2018 Safety Award Recipients

The NTMA Annual Safety Award Survey is based on the OSHA Form 300A which Federal Law requires companies with more than ten employees to complete and post visibly in their plant February 1 through April 30 of the year following the year covered by the form. The purpose of the survey is to present the top-performing companies with an NTMA Safety Award Certificate that can be proudly displayed in their company, as well as provide NTMA the composite data that will allow them to represent the member with OSHA and other regulatory agencies. A company’s eligibility to receive this award is determined by a calculation using the number of injuries versus the total number of man-hours worked in that calendar year. Those eligible to receive this award are among the best in the industry and something the owner and employees should be proud of.

We had nine safety award winners from the Cleveland chapter in 2018.

  • Cardinal Machine

  • Exact Tool & Die

  • Imperial Die & Manufacturing

  • Jergens

  • Nu-Tool Industries

  • Rochester Manufacturing

  • SC Industries

  • Trec Industries

  • Tri-Craft

These Safety Awards were presented at the May 21st Cleveland NTMA chapter meeting to those winning members in attendance. All other Safety Awards were mailed out to the recipients.