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Important Resources While Navigating the COVID-19 Response

For the most up-to-date and relevant information, check the One Voice COVID-19 response website – where NTMA members can obtain the trustworthy, practical information you need right now to operate your businesses. The current website topic areas include: Safe Workplace Guidelines, Workforce Resources, Human Resource Compliance Tools, Loan and Tax Information, Federal, State and Local Government Ordinances and Information. The site is being updated constantly as new information becomes available. information.

About One Voice: One Voice is the combined federal government advocacy effort of The Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) and the National Tooling and Machining Association (NTMA). One Voice represents approximately 2,500 metalworking companies, promoting U.S. government policies that will ensure a strong manufacturing sector in the United States.

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MCNTMA Announces 2020 Board of Directors

The MCNTMA held its annual meeting December 6. The purpose of this meeting was to vote on the 2020 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 2020 Board of Directors and Officers…

President – Mr. Paul Hartz, Mack Tool & Engineering
Vice President – Mr. Eric Kurzhal, Allied Specialty Precision
Secretary/Treasurer – Ms. Teresa Sherman, Schafer Industries
Trustee – Mr. Eric Kurzhal, Allied Specialty Precision
Alternate Trustee – Mr. Paul Bonin, Bertrand Products

Board Member – Mr. Andy Jordan, Exacto Inc of South Bend
Board Member – Ms. Kelly Kasner, Michiana Global Mold
Board Member – Mr. & Mrs. Bill & Ann Voll, Sibley Machine (Honorary Members)
Board Member – Mr. Mark Bagwell, Horton Group (Associate Member)
Board Member – Mr. Brian Witkowski, AME Group (Associate Member)
Board Member – Ms. Kate Lee, South Bend Regional Chamber (Community Member)
Board Member – Mr. Mike Pace, Purdue University (Education Member)

Get the most out of your membership by getting in! Your participation matters to the future success of the chapter and association. We value your input to improve your value of membership. Please contact MCNTMA Chapter Executive, with your comments and suggestions for a prosperous 2020!

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MFG Day Impact Event! – Nov 19

Manufacturing Day Impact Event!
Tuesday, November 19, 2019
9:00am-10:30am EST
General Stamping & Metalworks
25101 Cleveland Road
South Bend IN 46628

Please join us to recap and showcase the successes of South Bend Region Manufacturing Day 2019! and explore other ways to strengthen your current and future workforce. Event includes testimonials from area manufacturing companies who hosted students,
and a tour of General Stamping and Metalworks.

Impact Event Agenda…

-Review survey feedback the South Bend Regional Chamber received from host sites and participating students. Learn the many opportunities and benefits of participating in 2020!
-Share information on education/training programs area manufacturers are leveraging to attract new talent or skill up existing talent
-Discuss current and projected workforce and training needs
-Share additional opportunities to engage with your future workforce
-Tour General Stamping & Metalworks

As a Michiana area manufacturing employer, even if you haven’t participated in the South Bend Region MFG Day YET, we would love to have you join us as we recap the event and have a conversation about some unique training partnerships emerging in our region, and what more manufacturers can do to attract, build, and retain a quality workforce. Contact to register

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Luncheon Roundtable & Plant Tour – Nov 7

Luncheon Roundtable
& Plant Tour
Thursday, November 7, 2019
11:30am EST

Join our Small Business Roundtable to discuss workforce development initiatives including recruitment, training and retention of future skilled talent. Luncheon includes opportunities for plant tour of Mack Tool and Engineering and success stories of their particpation in the M.A.P. to grow their entire team.

Mack Tool and Engineering 2820 Viridian Dr, South Bend, IN 46628
To Register- email

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MFG Day 2019 is October 4!

NEWS RELEASE: South Bend, Ind. – On Friday, October 4, the sixth annual South Bend Region Manufacturing Day will provide nearly 800 area students with the opportunity to visit local manufacturers, explore education and career opportunities in our community, and see how their classroom learning today is building a foundation for their future success.

The South Bend Region Manufacturing Day presenting partners are Centier Bank, Tenneco, and the National Tooling and Machining Association (NTMA) Michiana Chapter. Additional sponsors include: 1 st Source Bank, AEP, FDC, Honeywell, Ivy Tech Community College, Nuway Construction, Conexus, Elkhart Plastics, Ivy Tech Community College, Purdue Polytechnic South Bend, and Tuesley Hall Konopa, LLP.

“The Chamber is excited by the growing collaboration between business and education in our region and proud to serve as a connector and leader of initiatives like Manufacturing Day,” says South Bend Regional Chamber President & CEO Jeff Rea. “Engaging students and showing them the wonderful opportunities in our community to continue their education, begin a career, and make an impact helps drive growth of existing business and attraction of new ventures.

…In the South Bend Region, students and educators from nine high schools and SBCSC Adult Education will learn about real career opportunities, training, and resources. The day will also support educators as they work to introduce their students to career possibilities…MFG Day 2019 planning is led locally by the South Bend Regional Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with NTMA Michiana Chapter, Ivy Tech Community College, Purdue Polytechnic South Bend, South Bend Community School Corporation, Career Academy, Mishawaka High School, Penn High School, New Prairie High School, Saint Joseph High School and SBCSC Adult Education.

The following manufacturers and educators are also assisting with planning and will host tours or be on site at Ivy Tech to share their story with students:
Allied Specialty Precision
AM General LLC
B&B Molders, LLC
Bertrand Products, Inc.
Bethel University
C & S Machine
Complexus Medical
Corteva Agriscience Pioneer
Curtis Products, Inc.
Daman Products
Elkhart Plastics, Inc.
Graphic Films
General Stamping & Metalworks
Hoosier Racing Tire
Hubbell RACO
Imagineering Finishing Technologies
Ivy Tech
The Lebermuth Company, Inc.
Lippert Components
Mack Tool & Engineering
North American Signs
Nuway Construction
Pretzels, Inc.
Purdue Polytechnic
South Bend Purity Cylinder Gases
Rieth-Riley Construction
St. Joseph Energy Center
Schafer Industries, Inc.
Sew Loved, Inc.
South Bend JATC 153 Electrical Training Alliance
South Bend Modern Molding
Speedgrip Chuck Company
Steel Warehouse
Tire Rack
Trine University
Yamaha Robotics
MFG Day is a national effort, supported by a variety of organizations, to expand knowledge about and improve general public perception of manufacturing careers and manufacturing’s value to the U.S. economy. It is a way to encourage local manufacturers to connect with students, parents, and educators to explore how they can be involved in the growing number of manufacturing-related careers across the country. More information is available at – SOUTH BEND REGIONAL CHAMBER

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The M.A.P. To Connect Your Company To Your Future Skilled Workforce – June 20

Through this collaboration, we will address the skills shortage in the precision metalworking industry and bridge the gap to fill your skilled-labor positions – by recruiting and training talent in our communities and job placement with your company.

Thursday, June 20, 2019
Goodwill Industries of Michiana, Inc.
1805 W Western Avenue, South Bend IN

Skilled help is hard to find. That’s why the MCNTMA and Goodwill Industries of Michiana have come together to form the Manufacturing Advancement Program. Utilizing Goodwill Industries’ services of education, job training, placement and resources matched with NTMA’s NTMA-U – a fully online program of skills training/apprentice courses developed for the precision machining and related occupations, this innotive initiative is designed to upskill Michiana’s manufacturing workforce and provide companies with the skilled labor to fill their open positions.

Kelly Kasner, MCNTMA Chapter Executive and Kelly Friend, Goodwill Industries Director of Career and Business Engagement will lead an info session, industry meet-and-greet, a tour of the Goodwill facility and more. At 5:30pm, the community is invited to join in as prospective trainees. They will have the opportunity to discover what the M.A.P. could mean for them, which companies are interested in participating to hire and schedule a meeting to get started right away.

If you would like to register you and your company to attend this complimentary event, please contact MCNTMA at or Mickey Roberts, Goodwill Industries mroberts@goodwill-ni-org.

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Make Events Part of Your Business Success Strategy

Make Events Part of Your Business Success Strategy!
Contact The MCNTMA Today For Details
2019 Calendar

Jan 11 – MCNTMA B.O.D. Meeting
Jan 22 – South Bend Regional Chamber Freshman Forum w/Senator Mike Braun
Jan 25 – MCNTMA Member Value Gathering
Feb 08 – MCNTMA B.O.D. Meeting
Feb 21 – MCNTMA Presidents Night
Feb 20 – NTMA Top Shops Seminar – Dallas TX
Feb 22 – MCNTMA Member Value Gathering
Mar 08 – MCNTMA B.O.D. Meeting
Mar 06 – NTMA/AMT MFG Meeting Conference – Tucson AZ
Mar 22 – MCNTMA Member Value Gathering
Mar 29 – South Bend Regional Chamber Third House Meeting
Apr 12 – MCNTMA B.O.D. Meeting
Apr 08 – NTMA/PMA ‘One Voice’ Legislative Conference – Washington DC
Apr 26 – MCNTMA Member Value Gathering
Apr 29 – NTMA Emerging Leaders Conference – Louisville KY
May 03 – MCNTMA B.O.D. Meeting
May 07 – Horton Group Marijuana and Corporate Policies & Procedures Seminar
May 17 – National Robotics League National Competition – California PA
May 22 – NTMA Top Shops Seminar – Phoenix AZ
May 24 – MCNTMA Member Value Gathering
Jun 07 – MCNTMA B.O.D. Meeting
Jun 00 – MCNTMA The Big Event! Plant Tour & Technology Workshop
Aug 21 – NTMA Top Shops Seminar – Hartford CT
Aug 22 – MCNTMA Golf Outing Fundraiser – Pretty Lake Golf Club, Plymouth IN
Sep 07 – MCNTMA B.O.D. Meeting
Sep 19 – MCNTMA Small Business Luncheon Roundtable
Sep 27 – MCNTMA Member Value Gathering
Oct 04 – MFG DAY!!!
Oct 11 – MCNTMA. B.O.D. Meeting
Oct 15 – NTMA Fall Conference – Austin TX
Oct 25 – MCNTMA Member Value Gathering
Nov 01 – MCNTMA B.O.D. Meeting
Nov 00 – MCNTMA The Big Event! Plant Tour & Technology Workshop
Dec 06 – MCNTMA Annual Meeting @ South Bend Career Academy

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Marijuana and Corporate Policies & Procedures…What Employers Need To Know – May 7, 2019

MCNTMA Event Announcement
Organized by Valued Associate Member – Horton Group
Marijuana and Corporate Policies & Procedures
What Employers Need to Know
May 7, 2019 | 8:00AM – 10:30AM EDT |Mishawaka, Indiana

Recently, Michigan became the 10th state to legalize marijuana – forcing the question: how should employers move forward with their drug policies?

Join us for a timely event, where we will include perspectives from an employment law attorney and insurance carrier to understand how this change may impact your business.

For Additional Details and Simple Complimentary Registration visit

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MCNTMA Announces 2019 Strategic Plan

To keep in alignment with our mission & vision statements, as well as improving the value of membership and strengthening our community and industry, the MCNTMA Board of Directors developed a strategic plan outlining goals & objectives and strategic directions for the pillars of membership- business success resources, workforce development and advocacy.

Goals & Objectives include membership growth, raising awareness and being a model association. Strategic directions include: business success resources- workshops/events, promotion of relevant national benefits/resources/events, innovative networking opportunities; workforce development- MFG Day, NTMA-U and strategic community partnerships; advocacy- engagement with elected officials and share industry-related information. Contact MCNTMA Chapter Executive for a complete plan document. We welcome participation, input and feedback to grow the association!

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