Press Release: One Voice Honored with Award from American Jobs for America’s Heroes

Last week, we were honored to be among the recipients of a "Delivering on the Promise Honor Roll" award from American Jobs for America's Heroes, a non-profit military hiring campaign.

PMA is an avid supporter of our brave men and women in uniform and works with the campaign to attract returning members of the military to open jobs in the manufacturing sector. 

We're grateful to have been recognized.  Here's a press release about the event.




One Voice Honored with Award from American Jobs for America’s Heroes
First Annual Award Recognizes Manufacturing Associations’ Workto Hire Members of the Military 

Washington, DC, October 29, 2014 – The National Tooling and Machining Association and the Precision Metalforming Association were recognized last week as part of the first annual “Delivering on the Promise Honor Roll Awards”.  The awards were given by American Jobs for America’s Heroes (AJAH), a non-profit military hiring campaign coordinated between the National Guard, private sector employers, trade associations, and the non-profit community.  NTMA and PMA received awards for their outstanding commitment and leadership in helping National Guard members and veterans gain civilian employment. The ceremony was held at the National Guard Association of the U.S. headquarters in Washington, DC.

“NTMA recognizes the training and talent of members of the U.S. military and works to connect returning American service men and women with good jobs in the manufacturing sector,” said Brigadier General Ivan Denton, Director of Manpower and Personnel (J1), in his presentation.  “As part of the effort to address the lack of skilled workers in the manufacturing sector, NTMA is collaborating with employers, job training centers, educators, the armed forces, and others to promote the hiring of veterans.” 

“We are honored to receive this award,” said NTMA President Dave Tilstone.  “We need to keep getting the word out that these men and women can be a key to closing this skills gap.  NTMA looks forward to continuing to work with AJAH on this important program.”

On PMA, General Denton stated, “PMA has actively promoted the AJAH campaign on the PMA website as well as in frequent newsletter articles, on blog posts, and on social media to educate PMA members on how to best reach veterans.  PMA’s commitment to AJAH shows that PMA knows that manufacturing is good for veterans and veterans are good for manufacturing.”

“PMA members who have hired veterans report that these men and women have qualities that make them exceptional candidates for manufacturing jobs – qualities like a strong work ethic, a commitment to training, a respect for safety and an attention to precision and detail,” said PMA President Bill Gaskin.  “That’s why we’ve been happy to be involved with AJAH and the good work this organization is doing.”

About One Voice: The National Tooling and Machining Association’s (NTMA) and the Precision Metalforming Association’s (PMA) combined “One Voice” federal government advocacy program represents nearly 3,000 metalworking companies and is designed to promote U.S. government policies that will ensure a strong manufacturing sector in the United States.  For additional information, please visit www.metalworkingadvocate.org.

About the American Jobs for America’s Heroes Campaign: The American Jobs for America’s Heroes (AJAH) campaign, comprising more than 160 trade and professional associations, non-profit organizations, and state Chambers of Commerce, is a non-profit coalition with the National Guard to help unemployed National Guard members, veterans and spouses find skilled jobs in the private sector.  More than 1,300 employers are registered to post jobs through AJAH.  Currently, tens of thousands of National Guard members are unemployed.  See the AJAH short video on the campaign – http://www.centerforamerica.org/video.html 

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