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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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October is MFG DAY Month!

Join the South Bend Regional Chamber and Michiana NTMA as we partner with area businesses and educators to shine a virtual spotlight on local manufacturers and manufacturing career opportunities. The virtual format extends the reach of this annual event beyond one day – and to more students, educators, parents, and community members. MFG Days 2020 will kick off October 2, with the launch of a video series and additional resources – then, industry panel discussions, business chats, virtual tours, and more will take place throughout the month. We are excited to create digital tools and virtual opportunities to connect students to manufacturing.

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One Voice Meeting with Indiana Senator Todd Young October 15

Join NTMA Indiana & Michiana Chapters
for a meeting with U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-IN)
When: Thursday, October 15, 2020 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM EDT

Where: Virtual – Zoom Link

The NTMA Indiana & Michiana Chapters, in partnership with the Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) Indiana District, is hosting a virtual Zoom meeting on October 15 at 11:00 AM featuring US Senator Todd Young (R-Indiana) and our One Voice Washington, D.C. lobbying team, Omar Nashashibi and John Guzik of The Franklin Partnership.

The first 30 minutes of the meeting will consist of an overview of key issues presented by our D.C. team, followed by discussions with Senator Young, a strong supporter of metalworking manufacturing, will make brief remarks and spend the remaining 20 minutes of the program taking questions and listening to your concerns.

With all that is happening, we are bringing you the opportunity to have your voice heard by your elected officials in Washington, D.C. This is your chance to discuss our industry’s priority issues and key challenges facing your business ahead of the 2020 elections.

In advance of the meeting, all registrants will be provided with background information on Senator Young and the association’s top policy priorities heading into the election.

This complimentary event is exclusive to NTMA & PMA Regular members. Contact MCNTMA Chapter Executive at for registration link, additional details or membership information.

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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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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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