Manufacturing Industry News
ELK GROVE VILLAGE – A group of nearly 60 graduates completed a three-year apprenticeship course and stepped into high-demand careers with no debt – emphasizing a growing interest and renewed respect for solid careers in the essential manufacturing industry.
The Technology & Manufacturing Association, headquartered in Schaumburg, Illinois, currently offers what industry insiders refer to as the “gold standard” in training for three high-demand manufacturing careers in Tool & Die Making, Mold Making, and CNC Programming.
In addition to the excellent quality training TMA offers, nearly 100% of the time, small to mid-sized manufacturers provide TMA’s training as a benefit to their employees especially interested in advancing their careers.
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TMA’s 2022 Scorecard Shows Disappointing Support in Legislature for Illinois Small- to Mid-Sized Manufacturers
Less Than 25% of Illinois Legislators Vote for Bills to Improve Illinois’ Leading Industry
SCHAUMBURG, IL – The Technology and Manufacturing Association (TMA) released their 2022 Legislative Scorecard which showed more than three quarters of Illinois lawmakers do not support pro-manufacturing legislation.
As one of the leading industries in Illinois, manufacturers look to their elected officials to advocate for legislation that supports their efforts to drive the Illinois economy, but TMA’s Legislative Scorecard shows a decline in support from state leaders over the last three years.
TMA’s Legislative Scorecard holds members of the Illinois General Assembly accountable and informs TMA members and the public about the pro- or anti-manufacturing votes cast by their elected officials ahead of the June 28th primary elections.
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SCHAUMBURG, IL – Dozens of candidates for state and federal offices completed the Technology and Manufacturing Association (TMA) 2022 candidate questionnaire, which surveyed candidates on their positions related to pro-growth and pro-manufacturing issues.
As Illinois manufacturers endure cumbersome government regulations and a burdensome tax climate, TMA informs their members and Illinois voters of candidate positions ahead of the June 28th elections. Of those who completed TMA’s survey, 11 candidates for federal office and 12 candidates for state office were aligned with manufacturers on at least 80% of the issues discussed.
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SCHAUMBURG – The Technology & Manufacturing Association is announcing an exciting new partnership with Judson University in Elgin, Illinois, geared towards preparing future leaders in manufacturing.
The course consists of ten monthly sessions plus project work for which a dual-accredited certificate will be awarded along with an option of credits towards a college degree.
“We are pleased that Judson University shares our vision as we set into motion our first Manufacturing Leadership Program,” said TMA President Patrick Osborne. “This opportunity is one for which we’ve seen the need and have worked toward for a while. We look forward to seeing how this new program will open doors for more talented young people to consider and pursue crucial manufacturing careers.”
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According to the Magazine for Environment, Health and Safety Leaders, the US Supreme Court’s stay on the COVID vaccine mandate is not the last U.S. employers will hear about the matter.
January 26, 2022 OSHA announced it is preparing a General Duty violation to through the agency’s rule-making process. The update will be based on a “guidance” OSHA issued in August 2021, which identified eleven elements the agency wants to see placed into action describing the role of employers in protecting workers:
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Last year was a banner year for sellers of manufacturing technology. According to a February 14 report from the Association for Manufacturing Technology, technology orders from manufacturers broke $5.9 billion last year, the highest year on record.
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SCHAUMBURG – Every year, TMA’s past chairmen get together to encourage each other with stories from their time serving the members of the Technology & Manufacturing Association.
After a year hiatus, many reconnected at the annual Past Chairmen’s dinner and were greeted by TMA’s new President Patrick Osborne.
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SCHAUMBURG – TMA members that choose to. be a part of the organization’s exclusive email network find in their inboxes queries and notices several times a week that manufacturers are especially in tune with.
The CMS-SIG Network, hosted and facilitated by TMA’s Kent Gladish, offers qualified manufacturing employment candidates, ideas for local specific needs, and an array of unique questions and answers.
So TMA News asked Gladish, “What is CMS-SIG and how is it implemented among TMA members?”
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Highest Risks Posed During Fall and Winter Months
SPRINGFIELD – While winter brings plenty of challenges outdoors – including cold, ice and snow – there’s also an increased risk for carbon monoxide (CO) in the workplace. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that the highest number of cases involving CO poisoning are in the fall and winter seasons.
CO is a poisonous, odorless, colorless and tasteless gas. It’s produced by incomplete combustion of carbon-containing material, like natural gas, gasoline, propane, coal or wood. Prolonged exposure can be deadly.
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Businesses with over 100 employees required to provide contact and payroll information to the State
SPRINGFIELD – As the year comes to a close, the Illinois Department of Labor (IDOL) is reminding Illinois businesses with over 100 employees to provide contact information to the department to remain in compliance with the Equal Pay Act of 2003.
The Illinois General Assembly passed and Governor Pritzker signed updated legislation earlier this year that requires private businesses with 100 or more employees in the state of Illinois to report certain payroll information to IDOL beginning in 2022 (see PA 101-656 and PA 102-36).
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