September 2020 Print


REGISTER NOW! September 14 Webinar "Top 5 Things You Can Do Right Now to Protect Your Business"

Don't miss this timely and critical presentation just for INTMA members and invited guests. The session will provide hands-on, practical information you can put to use in your business right away. Questions? Contact Chapter Executive Kerry Hacker at [email protected] Registered attendees will receive Zoom login details upon registration.  Register today.

Thanks to INTMA Scholarship Golf Outing Golfers and Sponsors

This year the pandemic may not have cooperated, but the weather sure did! 50 golfers enjoyed this year's outing on September 2 at Heartland Crossing in Camby.  Thanks to their support and the generosity of our sponsors, we were able to raise over $17,000 for scholarships next year! A very special thanks to our title sponsor, the Eugene Haas Foundation/Haas Factory Outlet, for their generous donation.  Thank you also goes out to our other sponsors:

  • Federated Insurance, Dinner Sponsor
  • Overton Industries, Prize Sponsor
  • Major Tool & Machine, Raffle Sponsor
  • Blackhawk Industrial, Beverage Cart Sponsor
  • Haggard & Stocking, Beverage Cart Sponsor
  • Allied Automation, hole sposnor
  • Alro Steel, hole sponsor
  • Apex Tool, hole sponsor
  • Boyer Machine and Tool, hole sponsor
  • Circle City Heat Treating, hole sponsor
  • J. Solotken & Co., hole sponsor
  • Machined Castings Specialties, hole sponsor
  • Schaefer Technologies, hole sponsor

Photos from this year's event can be viewed on our website here.

Join Us October 15 for a Meeting with U.S. Senator Todd Young

The NTMA Indiana & Michiana Chapters, in partnership with the Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) Indiana District, is hosting a virtual Zoom meeting on October 15 at 11:00 AM featuring US Senator Todd Young (R-Indiana) and our One Voice Washington, D.C. lobbying team, Omar Nashashibi and John Guzik of The Franklin Partnership.

The first 30 minutes of the meeting will consist of an overview of key issues presented by our D.C. team, followed by discussions with Senator Young, a strong supporter of metalworking manufacturing.  Senator Young will make brief remarks and spend the remaining 20 minutes of the program taking questions and listening to your concerns.

This is your chance to discuss our industry's priority issues and key challenges facing your business ahead of the 2020 elections.

In advance of the meeting, all registrants will be provided with background information on Senator Young and the association's top policy priorities heading into the election.  You can register for this event here.

2020 NTMA Wage Survey Now Open:  Gain Insight into Wage and Benefit Practices for Shop Floor Precision Machining Positions 

The NTMA wage survey allows you to make truly informed business decisions by giving you reliable benchmarks based on the precision machining industry, company size, and closest competitors for talent. The survey allows you to understand and manage the market for talent rather than being dictated to by the market.

The 2020 NTMA Wage & Fringe Benefit Study is now open. Participate today and understand how your company's compensation levels and benefits practices compare to other precision machining manufacturers.

For details and to participate, click here.  Questions? Contact Taylor Mackay — [email protected]

Bringing MFG Day to Life in a Pandemic

MFG Day 2020, coming Friday, October 2nd, will certainly look a bit different this year. But this project is as important as ever in 2020.  MFG Day helps engage and inspire the next generation of manufacturing professionals at a time when they -- and our shops -- need it most.

In spite of all of the difficulties this year has presented, there are still plenty of opportunities for shops to take part in MFG Day -- and virtual tours are just one fantastic way to do so. We may not be able to be together in person, but we can still bring our communities in to see the impact of manufacturing.

Major Tool & Machine will host the Indiana MFG Day Kick Off Event again this year.  The virtual Manufacturing Day event will take the format of a roundtable for engaging conversation on how to create collaboration between education and industry.  You can learn more here.

To view the OneVoice video on how to engage with virtual tours, click here.  To get more information on MFG Day, head to the 2020 MFG Day website here.

We Want You! INTMA Is Seeking New Board Members

You've taken the first step by joining INTMA as a member, why not go one step further and add your voice to the Board?  

The Indiana Chapter of the NTMA is looking for new board members to join the team.  Board participation is an excellent way to network and share, learn about new opportunities, and advocate for the machining industry in our state.  

Board members give just a few hours of their time each month for a monthly meeting (virtual) and various phone and email communications.  Board members are also expected to try to attend all INTMA events, and perform outreach to prospective members and sponsors.

If you'd like to hear more about joining the INTMA Board of Directors, contact Chapter Executive Kerry Hacker at 317.653.5787 or [email protected]  

Need another reason to get involved? Click here for a great article on why board leadership is good for you and business!

Member Records Update

We want to make sure we're reaching all of our members! All INTMA Chapter members will be receiving a member records update and needs survey via both email and regular mail in early September.  Please watch for this mailing and take just a moment to respond.  Questions? Contact Chapter Executive Kerry Hacker at [email protected]

Member News

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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Federated Insurance Launches mySHIELDSM: An Online Destination for Risk Management Resources to Help Support Your Business

On August 31, 2020, Federated Insurance launched mySHIELDSM, an online destination for risk management resources to help businesses succeed. A brief video highlights mySHIELD’s many features including:

Training and Resource Tailored to You

  • Employee safety training and videos, customizable risk management plans, sample risk management policies and checklists, workplace posters, and more.

Seamless Certificate Management

  • Access and managed certificates of insurance, request and promptly receive new certificates, and create and save templates to simplify the certificate process.

Efficient Vehicle and Drivers Lists Tools

  • Managed drivers and vehicles in one convenient location. Add and delete company drivers, view the insurability status of drivers, update company vehicles, and access auto ID cards.

Manage Users Feature

  • Set permission levels for individual members of a business, granting access to only the information and features they need to utilize.

Additional Features

  • Online claims reporting and invoices.

Federated clients can register for mySHIELD by contacting the Client Contact Center at 1-888-333-4949. Once registered, users can also download the mySHIELD app from the App Store or Google Play Store for even more convenient access.

Leading Forward:  Workplace Controversies Webinar September 15

Thank you to all of 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


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