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MFG Days 2022 Are Here!

MFG Days 2022 Are Here!

Please join the South Bend Regional and Greater Niles chambers as we partner with businesses and educators to shine a spotlight on local manufacturers and manufacturing career opportunities. The digital format created in 2020 extended the reach of this annual event beyond one day – and to more students, educators, parents and community members – with over 16,000 page views to date.

Since the first MFG Day in 2014, 75+ industry and education/training partners and more than 6,000 students and educators from two states, six counties and 19 high schools and adult ed programs have connected through MFG Days in the South Bend Region. MFG Days 2022 will kick off October 7 with the launch of updated and expanded online resources – then, career chats, tours and more will take place throughout the month and extend through the school year. We’re excited to connect even more students to opportunities in our region!


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One Voice…for Manufacturing

As US manufacturing continues to navigate the unique challenges and changes brought on by the last year – and a change in administrations – it remains important to have a partner in advocacy.

NTMA helps provide this support by working closely with the team at One Voice: the combined federal government advocacy program representing small-and medium sized business manufacturing in the US. With regulations, policy, and shop safety all constantly evolving, One Voice has a wealth of fantastic resources, developed to help keep your shop informed and prepared for whatever comes next.

Learn more at

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The Future of Manufacturing Event

The Indiana Manufacturers Association
is joining
Ivy Tech Community College and Purdue University
to host a virtual statewide meeting
to discuss the Future of Manufacturing
Ivy Tech and Purdue University, in partnership with Harvard, Tuskegee University, UMASS Amherst and University of Michigan, have received a NSF ERC (Engineering Research Center) planning grant also focusing on next gen manufacturing technologies. This is a $100,000 one-year planning grant. This planning grant will prepare us to apply for a 10-year $50 million grant for AI in Manufacturing.

The Future of Manufacturing grant proposes a fundamental re-imagination of AI/ML techniques, establishes an AI-Commons that bridge multiple sites and companies, distributed machine learning, incentivized information sharing and continuous quality improvement and training. Please join us to provide input on Indiana’s manufacturing future and learn how you can be a part of this important initiative!February 10, 2022
3:00p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER! If you have questions, please contact Keith Buckley at [email protected]

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Announcing 2022 MCNTMA Officers & Directors

The MCNTMA held its annual meeting December 3. The purpose of this meeting was to vote on the 2022 Michiana Chapter Board of Directors and Officers, review the chapter’s strategic plan goals and objectives for business and workforce development and membership. Please welcome the following announcement of your 2022 Board of Directors and Officers…
President – Kelly Kasner, Michiana Global Mold
Vice President – Ms. Mickey Raynoha, Mack Tool & Engineering
Trustee – Mr. Eric Kurzhal, Allied Specialty Precision
Board Members
Mr. Paul Hartz, Mack Tool & Engineering
Mr. Jeff Uebler, BCI Solutions
Ms. Kate Lee, South Bend Regional Chamber (Community Member)
Mrs. Ann Voll, Sibley Machine (Honorary Member)

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Virtual Town Hall w/Congresswoman Jackie Walorski

NTMA Michiana Chapter
Virtual Manufacturing Town Hall
with Congresswoman Jackie Walorski

Thursday, April 1, 2021 -11:00 AM to 12:00 PM EDT
Virtual – Zoom Link (Provided upon registration)

The NTMA Michiana Chapter, in partnership with the PMA Indiana District, is hosting a virtual Zoom town hall meeting on Thursday, April 1 at 11:00 a.m. ET, featuring Congresswoman Jackie Walorski (IN-02) and our One Voice Washington, D.C. lobbyist, John Guzik of The Franklin Partnership.

The one-hour meeting will consist of a 30-minute overview of key issues presented by John Guzik, followed by 30 minutes with the congresswoman. A strong supporter of metalworking manufacturing, Rep. Walorski will make brief remarks and spend the remaining 20-25 minutes of the program taking questions and listening to your concerns.

This is your chance to discuss our industry’s priority issues and key challenges facing your business!

In advance of the meeting, all registrants will be provided with background information on Rep. Walorski and other key information.

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Manufacturing Industry Mini-Webinar Series

Starting February 4, 2021, we launch our Manufacturing Webinar Mini-Series.

These are four quick hit webinars in four weeks – designed to cover some of the emerging trends we’re seeing today that are affecting most businesses in manufacturing and distribution.

Each Thursday in February 11:30am-12:30pm EST

Sign up here to attend!

This informative series is brought to you by MCNTMA Valued Associate, The Horton Group

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Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification

What is CMMC?
It is a way to understand how mature a company is with their security practices and to set standards for companies who work with the Department of Defense (DoD) to protect controlled unclassified information (CUI) and ultimately reduce the likelihood of a breach caused by those businesses.

Whether you are the contracting business or a subcontractor, you MUST obtain your Certification if you want to do business with the DoD.

For resources and/or a security risk assessment, please contact the MCNTMA. I and our valued associate, The AME Group can help.

Quick Summary to Better Understand CMMC

About The AME Group
Technology support in the manufacturing industry holds unique challenges. Finding an I.T. service provider with experience in manufacturing is not always easy, but The AME Group is ready to assist. With decades of experience supporting manufacturers’ I.T. environments, we can leverage our proven methodologies to efficiently support your equipment and users. Our robust portfolio of managed solutions takes the concerns of I.T. off of your hands, allowing you to focus on productivity, safety, and reaching your metrics.

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Moving Forward…

2020 was quite a year. In this webinar, we will explore all the changes that have occurred in the economy and what they mean for our future.

The pandemic, government responses, consumer trends, burgeoning opportunities, and lagging sectors will shape the trends ahead and drive our tactics and strategies. The United States, global economies and the industries most important to attendees will be examined with these forces and their implications for the future.

We will also:
-Assess economic prospects for 2021 and into 2022.
-Look at a system of key leading indicators proven to signal cyclical turns in the economy and markets.
-Present clear, actionable Management Objectives™ that are right for the coming years as we adapt to the ‘new normal.’ The one thing that will not change is that successful businesses will constantly have to adapt to a sea of changing circumstances.

Register for Complimentary Webinar Here

This event is brought to you by valued MCNTMA Associate Member, The Horton Group
Wednesday, February 3, 2021
8:30am – 10:00am EST

Alex Chausovsky of ITR EconomicsALEX CHAUSOVSKY
Market Researcher / Institute for Trend Research (ITR)

Alex Chausovsky is a highly experienced market researcher and analyst with more than a decade of expertise in subjects that include macroeconomics, industrial manufacturing, energy efficiency, automation and advanced technology trends. He has consulted and advised companies throughout the US, Europe, Brazil, China and Japan for the last fifteen years.

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