February 2021 Print


INTMA, IMA and PMA Announce New Manufacturing Supplier Night Event

We're joining forces in 2021 to bring together Indiana manufacturing suppliers and manufacturers for a very special evening event. This is your chance to showcase what your company has to offer the manufacturing community, and learn about new technology to improve your business.

The audience attending this event will include representatives from a wide range of Indiana manufacturing companies:

  • Company owners and managers
  • Manufacturing, industrial and quality engineers
  • Purchasing
  • Sales
  • Inspection personnel

For additional details and exhibitor/attendee registration information, click here.

NTMA Executive Compensation Survey

Please add your voice to this year's NTMA Executive Compensation Survey.  This year's survey includes not only the C-Suite (CEO/CFO/COO) but also several salaried positions, like foreman and office manager.  Member participation in the survey helps provide the best industry data possible.

The 2021 NTMA Executive Compensation Report will be delivered in an Excel© dashboard that allows you to create a customized report in a more efficient and user-friendly format. The interactive Dashboard allows you to select the specific columns of data you want to benchmark against your company.

The deadline for submsision is February 15th.  Please note, the 2021 NTMA Executive Compensation Report is FREE only to participating members!

CLICK HERE to access the survey.

Purdue Awarded CenterPoint Energy Foundation Grant to Provide Opportunities in Manufacturing to Indianapolis-Area Students

Increasing the diversity of manufacturing and engineering talent within Indiana manufacturing is the goal of a new initiative by the Purdue University Manufacturing Extension Partnership (Purdue MEP).

Purdue MEP intends to create a pipeline of diverse manufacturing talent through deployment of a training, internship, and employment program focused primarily on low-income and minority individuals in the greater Indianapolis area.

Known as the “Opportunity in Manufacturing Initiative,” the program will leverage Purdue MEP’s existing best-in-class Manufacturing Skills for Success training model. Created in conjunction with the Purdue MEP Board of Advisors, the 10-day workshop series prepares individuals for careers in manufacturing. Students will learn basic workplace skills, such as effective communication, problem solving, and critical thinking, as well as fundamental technical skills, such as the ability to read blueprints and use common measurement tools. This training provides a Purdue University Certificate of Learning and an OSHA 10 certification.

Purdue MEP will work with partners to ensure students are provided with the supportive services that are needed in order to ensure successful completion of the program. Students who complete the training will be connected to internship, continuing education, and employment opportunities.

In addition, Purdue MEP will create and develop an employer toolkit to encourage diversity, equity, and inclusion in recruiting practices.

The Opportunity in Manufacturing Initiative is funded by a grant from the CenterPoint Energy Foundation. This initiative is part of a broader commitment by Purdue MEP to work with the Indiana manufacturing community to provide comprehensive and sustainable solutions to the critical manufacturing workforce skills gap. Based on the results of the initiative, Purdue MEP may expand the program outside of the greater Indianapolis area.

If you would like more information about this topic, contact Ranae Stewart at 317-709-0723 or [email protected]

Free Online, On-Demand CNC Training Opportunity-Perfect for New Hires/New CNC Programmers

America’s Cutting Edge (ACE) program is a national initiative for machine tool technology development and advancement.  As part of the ACE program, IACMI – The Composites Institute is offering a new computer numerically controlled (CNC) machining training program. It is composed of an online component, which is then followed by an optional one-week, in-person training opportunity.

The program’s intent is to train the next-generation machine tool workforce, including future manufacturing engineers, machine tool designers, entrepreneurs, machinists, and others.

There is no cost to participate in this opportunity, but registration is required.  Details and registration can be found on the ACE website here.

INTMA Precision Machining Scholarship Applications Due March 1

The application process for our 2021 Precision Machining Scholarships is now open.  High school seniors and current students enrolled in a precision machining college/trade school program are eligible to apply online via the CICF website.

The INTMA Scholarship is an annual tuition scholarship created by the INTMA to promote the tooling and machining industry and assist students desiring to advance their education and pursue a career in tooling and machining. Applicants should demonstrate a clearly defined career interest in the tooling and machining industry.

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.


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Programs and Events

Be sure to save these dates on your 2021 calendars!

April 3, 2021: High School Machining Competition

June 17, 2021: Annual Meeting and Dinner

August 26, 2021: NEW! Joint Supplier Night, in partnership with IMA and PMA

September 17, 2021: Annual Scholarship Golf Outing

November 18, 2021: Shop Tour and Brewery Event

INTMA 2021 High School Precision Machining Competition Update

We're making every efffort to host our annual contest this year.  While there are obvious challenges due to the ongoing pandemic restrictions, we remain committed to hosting a safe and rewarding event if possible.  

Please consider supporting this year's event with sponsorship.  Details can be found on our website here.

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INTMA Associate Members

Thank you to all of our 2021 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
  • Ice Miller
  • J. Solotken & Co.
  • Katz, Sapper & Miller
  • Northwestern Mutual


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