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TMA's Education Foundation recognized for grant to local high school

Appreciate the shout out from Alliance Manufacturing about TMA Education Foundation's recent donation to a local high school to build up their on site tech lab - and encouraging the next generation to consider manufacturing careers as a viable and productive career. 

TMA to host Huntington CIO for US economic update April 26th


You may have seen him on CNBC, discussing tax reform or the latest market high. 

Join TMA for breakfast on April 26th as we welcome back John Augustine, CFA, CIO, Huntington Wealth & Investment for an Economic and Market update, graciously sponsored by Huntington Wealth & Investment. 

Rockford's Advanced Machine & Engineering expands in new phase


ROCKFORD - 
Northwest Quarterly executive editor, Chris Linden, reports: “Advanced Machine & Engineering (AME) … has built a global reputation for machine tool components and custom-engineered machining processes. Over the past 50 years, this family-owned company has built a reputation for doing difficult jobs with a high degree of precision.”

So far, 2018 has been quite eventful for AME; with a new facility expansioninvestments in new technology, and an admirable apprenticeship program, the company is setting up the future of manufacturing in the Rockford for success.

Cook County Board considers effort to force mandated minimum wage or lose property tax exemptions

"All hands on deck!" is a call going out to business owners in Cook County about a proposed ordinance that will place "devastating" requirements and lead to substantially increased business costs. 

Ordinance 18-1604 - which will be voted on Wednesday in Financy Committee and possibly move ahead to the full board - will cause employers to pay the county's prevailing wage or take the risk of losing property tax incentives the county allows. Simply another way to subvert Cook County municipalities that chose to opt out of the $15 per hour minimum wage mandate passed by the county board last fall. 


Here's what the Chicago Southland Convention and Visitors Bureau is telling their members:

IMTS joins Smart Manufacturing Experience

McLean, Va., (March 12, 2018) – IMTS – The International Manufacturing Technology Show, has announced that it has become a founding partner of the Smart Manufacturing Experience, which takes place April 30 – May 2, 2018 at the Boston Convention Center. Created by SME and AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology, the Smart Manufacturing Experience provides a setting for technology providers and users to be immersed in an interactive learning atmosphere. It provides practical solutions that industry can apply immediately to boost productivity, increase sales, improve efficiency and reduce costs. 

Meet TMA members - and hear their stories


TMA's You Tube Channel features our growing SAGE series interviews. Meet TMA members and hear their stories. 

Want to know what manufacturers are talking about?


Did you miss one of the last TMA News Bulletins?  Or want to share our stories with friends that don't get a hard copy? 
 

Trump exempts Canada, Mexico and sets steel tariffs into motion



Brushing aside stern warnings from from ally nations, U.S. companies and lawmakers in his own party, President Trump will impose substantial tariffs Thursday on steel and aluminum imports from across the globe, a senior White House official said.

His order will include an indefinite but conditional exemption for Canada and Mexico, the official said.


 

Elmwood Park High School explores technical career training at TMA

TMA's 92nd Annual Dinner Sponsors make evening sparkle



Several TMA members and affiliates made the association's annual dinner celebration sparkle -
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