May 2021 Print


    2021 INTMA Scholarships Awarded

    We're pleased to announce the recipients of our 2021 Precision Machining Scholarship Awards.  Congratulations to Braydan Holland, Luke Schirmer, Joshua Obermeyer, and Ayden Elpers

    Braydan Holland and Luke Schirmer are both 2nd year scholarship recipients of $5,000.  Both currently attend Vincennes University studying precision machining.

    Joshua Obermeyer, Pike Central High School, and Ayden Elpers, Mater Dei High School/Southern Indiana Career & Technical Center, will be graduating this month and will both receive $3500 scholarships to attend the programs of their choice next fall.  

    We will be making a formal presentation to the recipients during the annual meeting June 17.

    INTMA Gifts to High School Precision Machining Seniors

    When the INTMA board members determined that hosting the high school machining competition in 2021 wasn't going to be an option, they decided to do something different to recognize all of the seniors enrolled in Indiana high school precision machining programs this year.

    "These seniors have missed so many of the usual opportunities, including the chance to compete in our machining contest," said Scott Buie, INTMA Chapter President and CEO of Overton Industries.  "As part of our mission to encourage future machinists, we wanted to offer these students a gift that would remind them of the opportunities in machining and manufacturing."

    Each senior enrolled in precision machining at one of the high school programs across the state received a set of digital calipers last week, along with a special note of encouragement from the INTMA (click here to view the note).  Thank you to the following companies who supported this effort with generous contributions:

    • Apex Tool and Manufacturing
    • Endress + Hauser
    • Major Tool & Machine
    • Overton Industries
    • Vista Metals


    Manufacturing Supplier Expo Update

    Only a few exhibit spaces remain for the new Indiana Manufacturing Suppliers Expo in August.  If your company is interested in participating, please contact us as soon as possible.  

    Be sure to share the invitation to attend the Expo.  Registration is free, but you must register.  Raffle sponsorship opportunities are also still available.

    The Expo is your chance to showcase what your company has to offer the Indiana manufacturing community, and learn about new technology to improve your business.  For additional details and exhibitor/attendee registration information, click here.

    NTMA Operating Costs Survey

    Raise your hand if you’re tired of hearing the term "unprecedented" as applied to 2020! 

    We are too, but the reality is that 2020 was full of of the most demanding and erratic business circumstances you have ever faced.

    In order to help you navigate all of that change, you need reliable benchmarks for what happened in 2020 and how performance is impacted. The NTMA Operating Costs study provides those dependable benchmarks you need.

    The NTMA Operating Costs Dashboard is a profitability analysis of NTMA members designed to analyze and understand “best practices” of precision machining companies. This financial benchmarking tool addresses critical business questions with unprecedented ease, speed, and accuracy.

    What’s in it for me?

    Each survey participant receives an individual company Operating Costs Dashboard, delivered in Excel© analyzing your company. This report compares your financial performance to industry benchmarks and to others in the same line of business category; Tools & Dies, Molds, General Precision Machining, Aerospace Machining, Special Machines, Production Operations, and Sheet Metal Fabrication.  And it’s free to you through NTMA!

    To ensure a comprehensive report, NTMA needs your participation. Be sure to send in your OCEC response by May 31st.  Click here to access the survey.

    GD&T Employee Training Opportunity

    12 hours of expert, ASME-certified Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerance Training is now being offered to all INTMA members.  This training is available at your facility or at the Major Tool & Machine training center.  

    Click here for for details and information about how to take advantage of this program.

    In Memorium

    Robert A. Reimer, 97, one-time INTMA Chapter President, passed away April 27, 2021 at the age of 97.  Mr. Reimer worked for Hittle Machine & Tool prior to purchasing the company that he owned and operated with his wife for 35 years; he retired in 2010. He was a graduate of Arsenal Technical High School and proudly served in the Army Air Corp as a bombardier navigation instructor during World War II.  He also held various leadership positions with NTMA at the national level.

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    Programs and Events

    2021 Annual Meeting and Social

    All INTMA members are cordially invited to attend the 2021 Annual Meeting and Social at Top Golf in Fishers on June 17.  

    Be sure to save these dates on your 2021 calendars!

    June 17, 2021: Annual Meeting and Top Golf Event

    August 26, 2021: NEW! Indiana Manufacturing Supplier Expo, in partnership with IMA and PMA

    September 17, 2021: Annual Scholarship Golf Outing

    November 18, 2021: Shop Tour and Brewery Event

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    INTMA Associate Members

    15-Minute Federated Insurance Webinar May 18, 2 PM ET

    Fall Prevention: Slips, Trips, Falls and Common OSHA Citations

    Jobsite and workplace hazards related to falls continue to be a common source of OSHA citations year in and year out. At the same time, slips, trips, and falls continue to be one of the most frequent sources of claims. Not only is it costly in monetary terms but it can result in loss of livelihood or even loss of life. Join us for this webinar to hear a safety professional and a claims professional have a dialogue about workplace falls — from prevention and best practices to the consequences when falls do occur.


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