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April 27, 2016
April 2016 Business Conditions Report

CLEVELAND, OH—April 27, 2016—According to the April 2016 Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) Business Conditions Report, metalforming companies expect a slight improvement in business conditions during the next three months. Prepared monthly, the report is an economic indicator for...

April 13, 2016
Palmetto Business Daily: Dayton Rogers owner named chair of Precision Metalforming Association

Dayton Rogers Manufacturing Co. owner and president Ron Lowry has been tapped to chair the Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) as the chairman of the organization’s board of directors. 

Dayton Rogers is based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, but has a plant in Columbia, South...

April 03, 2016
Meadville Tribune: Destruction domination: RoboBOTS competition won by a Cochranton team ... again

It only took Cochranton High School’s robot, Juggernaut, about a minute to bring home a four-peat championship at Meadville Area Senior High School’s House of Thrills on Saturday at the 10th annual RoboBOTS competition.

The team Projekt Mayhem robot made Union City High School and its...

March 31, 2016
Meadville Tribune: Meadville native studying mechanical engineering at Penn State receives leg up from RoboBOTS program

The RoboBOTS robot building program gave Bryce Mullen of Meadville more of an advantage when he started college last fall than he had expected.

"It really gave me a leg up," said Mullen, a freshman studying mechanical engineering at Pennsylvania State University in State College. "I was...

March 30, 2016
March 2016 Business Conditions Report

CLEVELAND, OH—March 30, 2016—According to the March 2016 Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) Business Conditions Report, metalforming companies expect a slight dip in business conditions during the next three months.  Prepared monthly, the report is an economic indicator for...

March 29, 2016
Meadville Tribune: RoboBOTS one way trade group attracts future workers

Local tooling and machining firms constantly must reach out to students to attract new people to careers in today's high technology manufacturing environment.

"We have to tell our message each year and get out and share our message," said Tami Adams, executive director of the Northwestern...

March 27, 2016
Meadville Tribune: Today's RoboBOTS battle ring has ties to early internet search pioneer

The ring where robots clash during the annual RoboBOTS robot competition isn't the original from the 2007 competition.

That first arena, about a 10-foot by 10-foot structure, was rented by the Northwestern Pennsylvania chapter of the National Tooling and Machining Association from the...

March 17, 2016
Dayton Rogers’ Owner and President Ron Lowry Elected Precision Metalforming Association Board Chairman

CLEVELAND--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) announced today that Ron Lowry, owner and president of Minneapolis-based ...

March 17, 2016
Meadville Tribune: Ten years in, RoboBOTS is a model of fun with serious purpose

It started 10 years ago with 15 teams before an audience of less than 1,000. On April 2 this year, RoboBOTS, the annual mechanical engineering skills competition organized by the local chapter of the National Tooling and Machining Association, marks its first decade by hosting 37 teams and an...

March 17, 2016
Modern Machine Shop: MFG Meeting 2016 Focuses on U.S. Manufacturing Trends, Economic Outlook

More than 400 manufacturing executives attended The MFG Meeting March 2-5 in Palm Desert, California, where conference sessions focused on emerging developments in U.S. manufacturing and economic forecasts. The event was organized by AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology and the...