Membership with Akron NTMA is an investment in your shop, people, and processes. To say it simply, the NTMA gets it. We understand your challenges in today’s economy. We recognize that many of you face a talent gap, with necessary skills in short supply. And we know that there’s a gap between the reality of our industry and the public’s perception of it. But even more importantly, NTMA has the resources to do something about these issues. Our educational programs stimulate the talent pipeline. Our resources and roundtables help members share best practices and solve common business problems. And by speaking with one voice, we cut through media-generated perception to communicate reality to policy makers and the public.
NTMA has the know-how, resources and national presence to drive positive change and growth. Our growing membership is gaining momentum and bringing a new perception to precision manufacturing across the U.S.
Our members report that much of the value of their participation with NTMA comes from what they derive from peers. NTMA offers local chapter gatherings and national conferences and seminars that provide opportunities to meet and learn from your peers, emerging leaders and industry experts.
NTMA is working to help fill the manufacturing skills gap through a suite of programs targeted at students and their families, schools, the current workforce and support organizations. The National Robotics League (NRL) gives students hands-on experience and marketable skills through partnership with local manufacturing companies. NTMA-U is an online training platform that removes the obstacles of traditional classroom-based learning. The program constantly evaluates industry needs and develops new, relevant content. NTMA’s training materials are approved by the FBAT-DOL for precision machining programs and NTMA also has an articulation agreement in place with the University of Akron so participants earn credit towards a college degree.
NTMA is committed to representing our industry’s needs in Washington, D.C. As part of One Voice – the federal government advocacy program representing small and medium sized manufacturing businesses in America with a total of roughly 1,300 member manufacturing companies – NTMA speaks for manufacturing, fights for fair trade and sensible regulation, and acts to keep economic activity in America. We also understand the need for skilled labor in the industry and work to recruit and teach new talent to manufacturing through initiatives and programs like the National Robotics League, NTMA-U and a partnership with NIMS for apprenticeship programs.
Why Join NTMA?
To say it simply, the NTMA gets it. We understand your challenges in today’s economy. We recognize that many of you face a talent gap, with necessary skills in short supply. And we know that there’s a gap between the reality of our industry and the public’s perception of it.
But even more importantly, NTMA has the resources to do something about these issues. Our educational programs stimulate the talent pipeline. Our resources and roundtables help members share best practices and solve common business problems. And by speaking with one voice, we cut through media-generated perception to communicate reality to policy makers and the public.
Benefits of Belonging
Expand your network, increase your connections, and grow your business. The number one benefit that we hear from members is the opportunity to network with other members. With a variety of events, seminars, educational opportunities, and social gatherings, you’ll have plenty of chances to expand your manufacturing network with Akron NTMA.
Who speaks for small- and medium-sized manufacturers among policymakers? Only NTMA.
From state legislatures to Federal agencies, from local authorities to the White House, the actions of those in government can do a great deal to help—or hinder—one of America’s traditional economic strengths. So we at NTMA fight for fair trade and sensible regulation, and against unfair competition and harmful legislation.
In an environment where many incentives act to send key pieces of our economy overseas, where foreign competitors can trade unfairly through dumping and currency manipulation and where ill-considered taxes and regulations can stifle American manufacturers—or cause them to fail entirely—NTMA is sorely needed.
Only your support of our efforts—through NTMA membership and financial partnership—can keep American manufacturing strong and growing.
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APPI Energy Discounts
The National Tooling and Machining Association has endorsed APPI Energy to provide data-driven procurement solutions that reduce and manage electricity and natural gas supply costs for members on an ongoing basis. Every day, APPI Energy identifies the wide range of energy supplier prices across the U.S., and utilizes that data to provide the lowest prices available among many vetted, competing suppliers. One member have saved on average $3000 per month with this service.
Market Research and Valuable Data
By combining your observations with those of others, you can arrive at an entirely new understanding of market conditions and trends. That’s the promise of NTMA’s market research services. By surveying the marketplace—and your peers—we can offer a valuable, big-picture perspective.
We offer the Business Conditions Report twice each year to help you understand where your best opportunities may be, and what you may expect to face in your business.
Our Business Conditions Report contains survey results gathered from contract manufacturing companies—your peers—broken down by industry segment and geographic region, with comments and insight into current and expected business conditions.
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