Showing posts from October, 2014

PMA Receives "Delivering on the Promise" Award from American Jobs for America's Heroes

Last week, PMA was recognized for our work on helping our country's military veterans find employment in the manufacturing sector. We were a recipient of the first annual "Delivering on the Promise Awards" from the non-profit military hiring campaign, American Jobs for America's Heroes. Here are a few pictures of PMA President Bill Gaskin at award reception in Washington, DC. For more on the event, read the press release in the post below this one. PMA President Bill Gaskin and Keith Kelly, Assistant Secretary, Veterans’ Employment and Training Service, U.S. Department of Labor  Bill speaking at the podium before accepting PMA's award Bill being given the award by Brig General Ivan E Denton, Director of Manpower and Personnel, National Guard Bureau 

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’ Work to 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

Executive Development: Achieving Leadership Excellence

In today’s highly competitive, global business environment it is essential for executives to stay exceptionally aware of the latest technology and trends impacting their industry. In order for them to continue to lead and sustain their organization, they must achieve outstanding levels of performance.  Executive development programs provide the resources necessary for leaders to heighten their productivity and better execute key organizational strategies. To support the unique community of leaders in the manufacturing industry, the Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) is proud to be hosting the first annual Executive Development Academy (EDA) on January 7 - 9,  2015 in Tampa, FL.  Key EDA topics include: Generational Issues & How to Solve Them - Strategies and tips to help you avoid generational collisions, implementing strategies for recruiting and retaining millennials. Successful Negotiation of Business Contracts (Terms and Conditions ) - Thirty ideas in 75 m

Press Release: One Voice Celebrates Manufacturing Day

PMA members across the country celebrated Manufacturing Day this year, taking part in the more than 1,676 events held to attract new workers to the manufacturing sector. Here's a One Voice press release about the day: Washington, DC – On Friday, October 3, 2014, manufacturers across the country will open their doors to students, parents, educators, job seekers and other members of their local communities for tours and information sessions in celebration of national Manufacturing Day (MFG Day). The National Tooling and Machining Association (NTMA) and the Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) – together known as One Voice - are Silver Sponsors of this year’s MFG Day, supporting efforts to spread the word about opportunities in modern U.S. manufacturing. MFG Day 2014 comes as the sector’s pace of growth rose in August  to its highest level in three years.  But, despite the sector’s growth, manufacturing employers continue to have difficulty finding skilled workers to fi

Women in Manufacturing Group Releases New Survey

Over the past few days, Women in Manufacturing has held their fourth annual SUMMIT in Schaumburg, IL.  As a reminder, Women in Manufacturing (WiM) is a group powered by PMA and dedicated to attracting, retaining and advancing women in the manufacturing sector.  During this year's SUMMIT, WiM released the results of a new survey which has implications for the future of recruiting women into the manufacturing sector.  Read the following press release about the survey for highlights of the results. New Survey Shows Keys to Recruitment of Women to Manufacturing  Sector New Women in Manufacturing Group’s Survey Results Released Ahead of Manufacturing Day Schaumburg, IL - With national Manufacturing Day (MFG Day) set for this Friday, October 3, 2014, a new survey shows that there is one group of potential employees that should not be overlooked – young women.   Women in Manufacturing, (WiM) , a group of nearly 500 women dedicated to attracting, retaining and advancing wome