WE OFFER TWO TYPES OF MEMBERSHIPS:
- Regular Membership is for machine shops or companies with a machine shop component; and
- Industry Partnership for those who provide a service or products to machine shops. Click here to learn more about our becoming one of our Industry Partners.
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.
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 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.
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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PartnerShip Freight Savings
As the endorsed shipping provider for NTMA, PartnerShip helps members reduce their LTL and truckload freight
costs and ship smarter.
- Receive competitive pricing from TForce Freight, YRC, XPO, Saia, and others
- Benefit from personalized service from industry experts
- Gain access to tools to easily manage your shipments and save time
How it works
Put the PartnerShip team to work for you. They can provide you with quotes, schedule pickups, and handle any issues that come up with the carrier. Prefer to be more hands on? PartnerShip.com has everything you need to easily manage your account and set up your shipments.
Get a quote on an upcoming shipment or create an account to start saving. If you have any questions, email
sales@PartnerShip.com or call 800-599-2902.
Akron NTMA members can get exceptional FedEx discounts:
- 50% off on FedEx Express ® shipping
- 50% off on FedEx Express international shipping
- 30% off on FedEx Ground ® shipping
- 30% off on FedEx Home Delivery ®
How it works
If you currently ship with FedEx, you’ll be able to continue using it the same way you do today. After you enroll, the discounts will be added to your account and then automatically applied to your shipments. Don’t have an account? No problem. You can open one when you enroll.
Enroll in the NTMA/FedEx Advantage Program today to sign up for your FedEx discounts. You’ll receive confirmation once the discounts have been added to your account and you’re ready to start saving. If you have any questions, email fedex@PartnerShip.com or call 440-517-7275.
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.
Free Coolant Service
Blaser Swisslube offers NTMA members free coolant service for any new CNC machine (up to one drum depending on sump size). This includes an initial fill plus an analysis of your situation to guarantee the right product for your application. If you use neat oils, ask about our 20 percent NTMA discount on your first drum. Protect your machine investment, people, and parts with premium metalworking fluids from Blaser Swisslube.
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