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Data Protection Experts For New DoD CMMC Requirement

MCNTMA Valued Associate Member – The AME Group
Data Protection Experts for New DoD CMMC Requirement

What is CMMC?
In a nutshell, 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. CMMC is currently in a draft version.

The U.S. DoD is working with the Defense Industrial Base (DIB) sector to enhance the protection of sensitive data – particularly Federal Contract Information (FCI) and CUI within the supply chain. The theft of hundreds of billions of dollars of intellectual property (IP) by malicious cyber activity threatens the U.S. economy and national security. These threats are estimated to cost the U.S. between $57 B and $109 Billion in 2016, and threats are only rising. The theft of IP is attributed to poor cybersecurity maturity and ineffective implementation of controls.

These guidelines combine various cybersecurity control standards (NIST, ISO, AIA and others) into one unified standard, but unlike NIST SP 800-171, the CMMC will implement five (5) levels and take into consideration to what extent your company practices the standards.

How will CMMC impact your business?
Starting June 2020, whether you are the contracting business or a subcontractor, you MUST obtain your Certification if you want to do business with the DoD. There are 5 levels of maturity, but not every type of contract requires the highest level. The level required will depend on the amount of CUI your company handles, even if you think it none. The required CMMC level will be contained in the L&M section of the Request for Proposals (RFP) making cybersecurity an “allowable” cost in the DoD contacts.

This will be implemented initially with only DoD contracts, but don’t be surprised to see it applied to other government entities. For additional details and contact info –

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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 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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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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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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