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As Seen In Production Machining

Precision Machining Industry Comes Together to Save Lives
PMPA member shops offered their capabilities to help the healthcare industry in its desperate need of ventilators for coronavirus patients. 

CNC Machine Shop Responds to Demand for Ventilator Valves
In light of needs to combat the coronavirus pandemic, Smith and Richardson has boosted production of six components used in ventilator valves. Here’s a bit about how the shop is managing this.

W.H. Bagshaw Co. — 150 Years of Precision Machining, Manufacturing Careers, Families and the Community
What lessons can we learn from a precision manufacturing company that has thrived its way through the past three industrial revolutions?

OSHA Inspection Priorities Update 2019-2020
Late in 2019 OSHA revised its inspection priority weighting system.

Growth of a Company
Peterson Tool Co. was founded in 1958 by John L. Peterson, Sr., with a $500 loan and 1,000-sq.-ft. barn in a town outside of Nashville, Tennessee. More than 60 years later, Peterson Tool fills 40,000 sq. ft. between two adjacent facilities and serves 30 countries.

Effective Communication: Who
The answer to “Who” isn’t just a name — it’s a person. Discover the different communication preferences for each generation. 

Journey to Ownership
Eric Dales, owner of Adam’s Automatic Inc. in Olmsted Falls, Ohio, earned his GED, earned his machinist certificate, started work at Adam’s Automatic, became a Certified Journeyman Machinist through an apprentice program and bought the business in 2012.

PMPA Advocacy and Your Bottom Line
Your return on investment for PMPA’s Advocacy efforts can be seen on the increased depreciation and credits taken on capital equipment purchases, on the 100% tariffs that were avoided on the European-sourced copper and brass products that you machine and on the repeal of the 2.3% Medical Device Tax, the 1.9% Health Insurance Tax, and the 40% Cadillac Excise Tax on health care plans.

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Meet Cate Smith, PMPA’s New Executive Director
Cate Smith was recently named the executive director of PMPA. She brings to the table a range of experience relating to professional association management.

PMPA Tech Talks—Listen, Discover and Connect
PMPA Tech Talks cover important topics such as operations, benchmarking, metallurgy and digital security. 

Workforce Development—Training Shows How
To expand on his “Workforce Development—What We Can Do Better” article, Miles Free explains the Who, What, Where, When, Why, How and How Many of one of the four upskilling tools—training.   

R.F. Mau Uses Conservative Approach to Grow
Brian Adams, fourth-generation president of R.F. Mau, and vice president/general manager, Tony Gemignani, discuss the past, present and future of the company.

Meet the New PMPA President, Victor DaCruz
In October 2019, at the Annual Meeting held at the Bellagio in Las Vegas, the PMPA installed its new president, Victor DaCruz of DACRUZ Manufacturing. Victor is eager to continue the hard work of outgoing president, Mike Reader, of Precision Plus Inc.   

Are You Turning the Lights Out on Profitability?
If you are a shop with a lightly attended program or lights out, you need to hear this lesson because it will help you keep your business profitable and not let the market steal your value.  

Robotic Advantage Adapts to Customer Needs
New England Tool in Manchester, Connecticut, has developed Robotic Advantage to provide customers with automated systems that integrate seamlessly.

PMPA in Las Vegas
PMPA held its Annual Meeting at the Bellagio Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. The Annual Meeting is well attended with exciting speakers and a celebration of the year.

Workforce Development: What We Can Do Better
The causes of our workforce issues may be out of our hands, but there are definitely steps we can take to improve our shop’s response to the issue.

Expanding Offerings with Max-Bar Tooling
Somma Tool Co. has a history of taking advantage of opportunities to help the business thrive. Recently, Somma Tool found a way to expand its product line, and market, by acquiring the Max-Bar Tool Co. 

PMPA Next Generation Committee at Hardinge Inc.

Decision by Committee Works at PMPA
Some committees can be a waste of time, but at PMPA, the committees are populated with dedicated PMPA members and staff who work hard to improve the precision machining industry. 

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Continuous Improvement Powered by Commitment and Process
What would you do with a reduction of 64% in non-billable hours? PMPA visited Sepco-Erie in Erie, Pennsylvania, twice and witnessed the results of commitment to continuous improvement. 

Emerging Leader Graham Immerman Leads with Passion
By displaying passion and empathy, the MachineMetrics marketing director is able to communicate the ideas of Industry 4.0 in an easy-to-understand and inspiring way.

Product Categories of Precision Machined Products Association

Books, Publications & Information Services
Conference, Seminar or Exhibition Organizers
Consulting Services
Trade Associations, Societies, Governmental Agencies
Training of All Types, Including Audiovisual/Internet

Trade Names

PMPA
PMPA Speaking of Precision
PMTS
Precision Machined Products Association
Precision Machining Technology Show