PMPA Illinois and Wisconsin Chapter Legislative Roundtable

 

Tuesday, May 4, 2021

1PM – 2PM EST

Join us for a broad discussion of federal, state and local legislative and regulatory issues that affect the daily operations of PMPA members in the Illinois and Wisconsin area. Omar Nashashibi, Founding Partner of The Franklin Partnership, PMPA’s Legislative Affairs firm will present the latest and moderate our discussion.

 

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CCAT Programs – April 2021

 

CCAT Programs for CT Manufacturing companies

  • CCAT is facilitating StanleyX’s DEEPHOW pilot projects this year, with cohorts starting again in May, July and October, with FREE access to this AI learning technology tool.  For more information or to apply go to CCAT’s DeepHow Pilot Program  
  • Free, online 180 Skills licenses are available to CT manufacturing companies – and ALL your employees. Flyer attached – new Diversity, Equity and Inclusion course!
    • Over 700+ courses available for CT manufacturing employees. Sign up online or reach out to Eileen to get your whole team registered for this free online learning!

 

Upcoming Industry 4.0 & Digital Technology Workshops (www.ccat.us/events) And Funding to help you adapt many of the new technologies introduced in these workshops is available: 

 

    • On-Demand Technical Workshops – Available Anytime
      • Automation & Robotics
      • Additive Manufacturing
      • Internet of Things (IoT)
      • Big Data & Analytics
      • Digital Technologies

 

Money for Manufacturing Programs – MATCHING GRANT PROGRAMS, flyer attached or Money for Manufacturing to access

o   Connecticut Additive Manufacturing Adoption Program (AMAP) – NEW!

      • $100,000 to help infuse additive manufacturing technologies into your production environment.
        The window for accepting applications will run from April 1 to May 31, 2021.

o   Connecticut Manufacturing Innovation Fund Voucher Program (MVP)

      • $49,000 to conduct a project aimed at improving your manufacturing productivity, efficiency and competitiveness.

        Administered on a first-come first-served basis.

o   Connecticut Manufacturing IoT Integration Voucher Program (IVP)

$20,000 to assist with the implementation of IoT solutions on your manufacturing floor.Administered on a first-come first-served basis.

 

CCAT 180 Skills with DEI Course Graphic

 

CCAT GRANT PROGRAMS GRAPHIC

Retooling the Workforce

 

Workforce Development is a mission of the Lorain County Manufacturing Sector Partnership.

Who We Are

The Lorain County Manufacturing Sector Partnership (LCMSP) is an employer-led group committed to promoting manufacturing and growing the available workforce in the region for manufacturing companies. The LCMSP is a Working Group of the Lorain County Manufacturing Council, a 501(c)(3) serving manufacturers in Lorain County.

Lorain County Manufacturing Sector Partnership Website

 

Absolute Machine Tools has a published article in the Spring 2021 issue of Pulse Magazine titled “Retooling the Workforce” and has been working with LCMSPW to continuously improve workforce development in our area.

Retooling the Workforce Article

 

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PMPA Business Trends February 2021

 

Our performance and sentiment indicators this month justify our optimism about the markets and employment prospects for our precision machining industry in 2021. The six- month trend of steady sales in our index shows that we are most likely being constrained by lack of supply and workers. We are performing strongly even as relevant FED indicators declined in February.

 

Demand can only accelerate as our broader economy opens up and consumers spend their new-found savings. Pay attention to the numbers, and not the pessimists. The numbers reflect both a current positive reality for our precision machining shops and anticipate an even stronger three months ahead.

 

PMPA Business Trends February 2021

 

PMPA Eastern New England Chapter
Legislative Roundtable

Thursday, April 22, 2021

1PM – 2PM EST

Join us for a broad discussion of federal, state and local legislative and regulatory issues that affect the daily operations of PMPA members in New England. Omar Nashashibi, Partner of The Franklin Partnership, PMPA’s Legislative Affairs firm will present the latest and moderate our discussion.

 

REGISTER HERE

 

Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology

 

Want to take out operating costs and gain efficiencies using new technologies to advance your business?  Learn more, including how grant funding can support your adoption of new technologies by attending any of our upcoming webinars.  Subsequent FREE consulting and/or prototyping support available thru CCAT’s Advanced Technology team.  

 

View recordingsand download slides now.  

Apprentices Work! New opportunities to strengthen your workforce with CMWDI:  Funding is available to train your team.  Learn more.  

 

Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology

APRIL 20, 2021  |  11am EST

Technical Tuesday Solutions Series

Increasing Productivity by Eliminating Workholding Slippage

 

Clamping and gripping various components for machining and fabricating can often be an overlooked variable for improving production and maximizing profits. This webinar will demonstrate how Carbinite Metal Coatings’ textured tungsten-carbide coatings have been proven to increase the coefficient of friction, resulting in greater holding power and allowing you to increase feed rates, optimize production efficiency, and extend tool life. Carbinite coatings adhere to the base metal, creating a metallurgical bond that is guaranteed to not crack, chip, or peel.

Presenters: 

Andy Hixon, Operations Manager                                

Drew Meier, Technical Engineer

 

REGISTER HERE

 

On-the-Job Training (OJT)

 

The On-the-Job Training (OJT) Program assists employers with the cost of hiring and training a new employee. It is funded through the federal Workforce Investment and Opportunity Act (WIOA) and administered through the MassHire Career Centers in Massachusetts.

The OJT Program enables employers to hire new employees and train them at their place of business while being reimbursed a percentage of the new employee’s wages during training.

 

On-the-Job Training (OJT)