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2020 Scholarship Applications Open

The INTMA Scholarship is an annual tuition scholarship created to promote the tooling and machining industry and assist students who want to advance their education and pursue a career in tooling and machining.

Successful scholarship applicants receive an annual award of up to $10,000 to cover tuition, books and tools expense for two semesters. Awards are for one academic year only. Recipients may re-apply for a second scholarship.

More information can be found in the CICF online guidebook here.  Access to the online application can be found on the CICF website here.  Questions? Contact Chapter Executive Kerry Hacker at [email protected]  All applications are due by February 28, 2020.

Two Podcasts You Should Be Listening To

You won't want to miss "The Job Shop Show", a podcast dedicated to raising the bar for custom manufacturing.  Each episode focuses on talks with the owners, suppliers, partners and customers of custom manufacturers. Listen and learn the secrets of top performing Job Shops, and the tools, techniques and backgrounds that have made them successful.

"Talking with One Voice" is another podcast focused entirely on the manufacturing industry.  Each week the One Voice advocacy team in Washington, D.C. break down how the latest news from Washington impacts manufacturing businesses around the country.

New to podcasts? Listening is easy -- on your phone, computer, in the car -- here's a link to a great article on how to listen.

Winning Big with the Pacers Game

We hit the jackpot on this year's Pacers game and were treated to a big win with Victor Olidipo's comeback! 40 INTMA members and guests enjoyed the game, food and drinks in the Planet Fitness Lounge.  A heartfelt thanks goes out to Federated Insurance for sponsoring the event.

We'll announce next year's game date in the fall so be sure to get your 2021 tickets early!

Ivy Tech Wins Governors Workforce Cabinet Award of Excellence

Ivy Tech's Machine Tool Technology Program has been selected as a recipient of the Awards for Excellence for Outstanding Postsecondary Career and Technical Education School Program of Study by the Indiana Governors Workforce Cabinet.  The award recognizes Ivy Tech's program for its exceptional outcomes in preparing Career and Technical Education students for continued postsecondary education and future employment opportunities.

Member News

Major Tool & Machine, Inc., has signed an exclusive teaming agreement with Raytheon Company to develop array structures for the U.S. Navy's SPY-6 radar program.  SPY-6 is a family of next-generation, integrated air and missile defense radars that is being installed on more than 50 ships across seven Navy ship classes.  

"Major Tool's array structures will literally serve as the foundation upon which we build the U.S. Navy's most advanced radars," said Paul Ferraro, vice president of Raytheon's Seapower Capability Systems business.

INTMA Members Pitch In Guest Instructors for Area 31 Career Center

When the Area 31 Career Center needed help finding instructors for its machining program recently, they called on Alice Overton.  Alice put out a call for classroom mentors and INTMA members didn't hesitate to help.  Volunteers from Overton Industries, Boyer Machine and Tool, Major Tool & Machine, and Vincennes University's Gene Haas Training and Education Center in Lebanon all came to the rescue.  Our members provided experts to teach, train and mentor first and second year-students in Area 31 Career Center's precision machining classes. A heartfelt thanks goes out to Alice, Justin Cardwell (Boyer Machine), Jim Appleby (Major Tool & Machine), Greg Hill (Overton Industries), and Bob Vickery (Vincennes University) for all of their work with the Area 31 students!

Do you have news about your company you'd like to share with other INTMA members? Send your news to Chapter Executive Kerry Hacker at [email protected]


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INTMA Associate Members

Thank you to our 2020 Associate Members.  Their support of our chapter makes what we do possible!

  • Alro Steel
  • Blackhawk Industrial
  • Circle City Heat Treating
  • Federated Insurance
  • HAAS Factory Outlet
  • Haggard & Stocking
  • Huff Steel
  • Ice Miller
  • J. Solotken & Co.
  • Katz, Sapper & Miller
  • Northwestern Mutual


Federated Insurance Resources

Risk Management:  Prevention Could Mean Profits

HR Question of the Month:  Form WH-382 - Designation Notice Required?

It's Your Life:  Triple Protection Plans


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Save these Dates

Saturday, February 15, 2020 Annual High School Machining Competition



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