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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...

March 06, 2016
MiBiz: Manufacturers Push for Health Care, Environmental Reforms

Manufacturing industry groups are tracking a number of key policy issues this year that could have a variety of implications on their West Michigan members.

Those issues range from overarching concerns about health care costs to industry-specific issues such as the use of fire retardants...

February 19, 2016
February 2016 Business Conditions Report

CLEVELAND, OH—February 19, 2016—According to the February 2016 Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) Business Conditions Report, metalforming companies expect a slight uptick in business conditions during the next three months. Prepared monthly, the report is an economic indicator for...

February 18, 2016
PMA & MetalForming Magazine Host Successful Technical Conference in Mexico

CLEVELAND, OH—February 18, 2016—The Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) and MetalForming magazine, its flagship publication, educated more than 100 metalforming professionals from dozens of companies throughout Mexico at its Press and Die Maintenance Conference, February 4, 2016, in...

February 14, 2016
Mass Live: Outlook 2016: Pioneer Valley has 'urgent' need for trained manufacturing workers

SPRINGFIELD –Western Massachusetts civic and business leaders must work together to maintain and grow the area's "sterling reputation" as a leader in advanced manufacturing, emphasizes Eric D. Hagopian, the president and CEO of the Massachusetts Center for Advanced Design and Manufacturing....

February 09, 2016
MetalForming Magazine to Hold Conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota on ERP Software

CLEVELAND, OH—February 9, 2016—MetalForming magazine, the flagship publication of the Precision Metalforming Association (PMA), announces The Manufacturing ERP Experience—a conference that will provide small to midsized manufacturing companies with information on new business-management software...