2014 is St. Louis’ year to host the annual joint meeting of the St. Louis and Kansas City Chapters, scheduled this year for July 25-26 in Branson, MO.

check out the details and registration information here

You can sign up online at click here to register online

Watch what St. Louis Chapter NTMA president Nick has to say about the Joint Meeting!

With the cooperation of Mother Nature, the Chapter snuck in another successful golf event at Pevely Farms Golf Club. Thanks to all who participated and to the many sponsors and donors, without whom this event would not have happened. Rain held off until the last golfers were making their way from the course. They say timing is everything….

For over 25 years NTMA has held National Purchasing Fairs with over 10,000 major customers having participated, resulting in the placement of millions of dollars worth of work to attendees.

The focus of the upcoming NTMA Northern Illinois Purchasing Fair on June 3-4 hosted by Big Kaiser Precision Tooling, Inc. and DMG Mori (Hoffman Estates, IL) is to align OEM’s (Original Equipment Manufacturers) and large companies with highly competitive and skilled domestic small to medium sized manufacturers that specialize in machined, stamped and fabricated parts, special tooling (dies, molds, jigs, fixtures and gauges) and special machines, ultimately providing a more economical resource for sourcing needs.

Pre-Purchasing Fair Presentation:
Influencing Customers
by Rod Jones, Senior Advisor
Business Development, National Sales DMG MORI SEIKI USA

Effectively selling manufacturing services is all about having a positive influence on the customer’s decision-making process. We try to convince customers of our value through imparting important facts about our company and processes – wondering if it made any difference. If the proper techniques are not used, the customer may reject the very values we are trying to communicate. The reason? It’s about how the human brain processes information and either accepts or rejects the communication. You will be surprised to learn the simple steps that can make a big difference.

Rod is the featured speaker at this year’s Purchasing Fair in the western suburbs of Chicago.

Who in your company will you send to hear that message? Who will attend the Purchasing Fair and perhaps meet your next big

for details on the June 3-4 Purchasing Fair click here

to register online click here

May 13 Plant Tour

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What a GREAT plant tour at host Component Bar Products! 150 people enjoyed seeing their great shop and hearing about their new Training Center (MMTTC). The Chapter welcomed new members Versatech from Effingham, IL. Photos coming soon.

Scholarships

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The application process for 2014 scholarships is now closed. Awards will be announced in May.

No, it’s not an April Fool’s prank – there really was a Chapter meeting scheduled on Tuesday, April 1.

The Chapter offered two events designed especially for manufacturing firms and their associates.

  • Free afternoon workshop for IT/office staff or tech-saavy owner/managers
  • Chapter meeting with Cyber Security expert Mark Eich

The Chapter welcomed new NTMA member Kluba Machine.


The March 11 Chapter meeting was a home run! Featured guest speaker Larry Schwartz, former president and CEO of Okuma America Corporation, delivered an incredible, eye-opening presentation around the issue of productivity.

New member companies Delta Gear (Paul Muckerman) and U.S. Integrity Machine (Ken Unnerstall and Chad Skornia) received their membership plaques.

Speaking Opportunities are Business, Career and Leadership Opportunities. Guest speaker Fred Miller (author of No Sweat Public Speaking) offered tips to make those experiences less stressful and more successful.

Fred Miller, No Sweat Public Speaking

Chapter President Nick Berilla presents membership plaque to new member Hubbs Mfg., represented by company president Rick Benward.

Although we don’t print a formal membership roster, since they are pretty much obsolete the minute they are printed, we DO have membership lists available for NTMA members, associate members and educational members. Contact Sally to get yours!

NTMA Headquarters Resource

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St. Louis Area’s Customer Service at NTMA headquarters office is Rich Basalla.

St. Louis members are encourage to contact Rich regarding anything at the national NTMA level (including assistance with web site login).

Rich Basalla, NTMA Membership Officer
1-800-248-6862 (rbasalla@ntma.org)
click here for NTMA.org

Sally Safranski is the contact for anything related to the Greater St. Louis Chapter NTMA.

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