Upcoming Events

01.24.19

NIST Cyber Security

In response to escalating attacks on several ARMA members, we have invited a top official from the Department of Commerce to join us for a special presentation and workshop on Cybersecurity with the hope that you keep your facility safe from threats. More details and agenda coming soon. 

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01.30.19

January Luncheon | Army Futures Command

Join us on Wednesday, January 30 for the first ARMA Luncheon of 2019 with guest speaker Col. Patrick Seiber of the Army Futures Command.

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02.07.19

ARMA Facility Bus Tour

More details coming soon. 

02.19.19

Safety Seminar | Facilitated by Berg Compliance Solutions

More details and registration coming soon. 

02.27.19

TMAC Manufacturing Supervisor Certification Program

This unique program provides companies the opportunity to target frontline supervisors and team leaders at manufacturing facilities with a comprehensive overview of supervisory principles.  The course teaches students the interpersonal strategies to become a productive and respected supervisor.  We meet once a week for 5 weeks so there is an opportunity to return to the work environment in between sessions and come back to class to discuss questions. It also allows for a full 40 hours of learning with less stress resulting from falling behind by an entire week at once.  

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03.19.19

Corrective Action Seminar

It is an all too common practice to keep fixing the same things over and over. As a result, we become experts at fixing rather than preventing the problems and identifying opportunities for continual improvement activities. This course outlines the Corrective Action Process and provides the background and tools necessary to complete an effective root cause analysis as well as defect prevention methods.

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03.28.19

March Luncheon

04.24.19

TMAC Intro to Lean and 5S

This overview class provides a solid foundation of lean concepts. Participants begin by manufacturing various assemblies in a traditional manufacturing setting. The results of the first simulation round provide the setting for continuous improvement by applying the lean manufacturing principles. Participants will have the knowledge of understanding the 8 wastes in manufacturing. A mixture of lecture and hands-on simulations will teach lessons in standardized work, workplace organization, visual controls, set-up reduction, batch size reduction, point of use storage, quality at the source, workforce practices, and pull systems.

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05.02.19

6th Annual Golf Tournament

Join ARMA for our 6th annual Golf Tournament at Avery Ranch. More details and registration information coming soon. If you are intersted in sponsorships for this event, please contact Liz Gori at liz@arma-tx.org. 

05.15.19

TMAC ISO 9001 Internal Auditor

Learn the fundamentals and applications of ISO 9001 Internal Auditing. This two-day internal auditing course covers the recently revised ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System (QMS) Standard, requirements and auditing techniques. This internal audit training class will benefit individuals participating in an internal audit for the first time; employees of companies interested in implementation or management of ISO QMS; and quality professionals who want a refresher course. No prior audit experience necessary.

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05.23.19

May Luncheon

06.25.19

Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Course | Facilitated by TMAC

This Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt training course covers the fundamental methodologies utilized for Lean Six Sigma problem solving. It includes the basic improvement procedures and their necessary metrics, enabling attendees to become central team members on improvement project teams. The course also makes attendees aware of typical wasteful activities and methods to make necessary improvements in their day-to-day activities.

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10.02.19

TMAC Lean Manufacturing Certification Program

This unique program provides companies the opportunity to provide their employees with an overview and a strong foundation in the Lean concepts and tools that are used to drive continuous improvement and achieve world-class business performance. The certification consists of nine “Lean Tools” that can be applied in any business environment.

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10.24.19

2019 Central Texas Manufacturing Expo and Conference

More details and registration coming soon! To pre-register as an exhibitor or for sponsorship information, please contact Liz Gori at liz@arma-tx.org. 

Past Events

09.26.18

SQFI Information Day Presentation

Join food industry professionals from all levels of the supply chain to discover the benefits of third-party food safety and quality certification. Learn better business practices that increase profits and protect brands, including lessons learned from recent food safety outbreaks. Or expand your knowledge, skills, and expertise in the field of food safety auditing.

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09.20.18

Texas Engineering Executive Education | Corporate Recognition Event 2018

Join us for fascinating discussion, hors-d'oeuvres, drinks, and camaraderie with your business peers from around the state. Keynote Speaker: Dr. Van N. Truskett. 

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09.13.18

2018 Central Texas Manufacturing Expo & Conference | Presented by the Business Bank of Texas

Featuring presentations on the Factory of the Future by the Enterprise Architect for General Motors, Anton Karadimce, and Senior IT Manager leading General Motors 4.0 transformation, Jennifer Watson, as well as over 100 exhibitors showcasing advanced products, capabilities and services. More details coming soon.

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09.12.18

ARMA 5th Anniversary Bash

Join us for ARMA's 5th Anniversary Dinner & Bash! We've grown from 8-240 members and we want to celebrate with you. Drinks on us! There will be poker, raffle prizes and a sneak peak at our 100 trade show exhibitors. More details coming soon. 

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08.23.18

August Luncheon | Dr. Mini Kahlon, Dell Medical School

Join us Thursday, August 23 for our August Speaker Luncheon, featuring Dr. Mini Kahlon, Vice Dean of Health Ecosystem for the Dell Medical School. She will speak on the Dell Medical School, potential collaboration with industry, and how the ecosystem might evolve as the institution becomes more mature—including opportunities for manufacturers. Austin already has $1 Billion dollars in output from Biopharmaceutical companies and medical device manufacturers and this sector is projected to grow.  In her role, Mini Kahlon works with public, private and academic partners to build a vital inclusive health ecosystem.

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07.19.18

ARMA Summer Mixer @ K1

ARMA Members Only: Join us July 19th for food, fun and racing. Grab a coworker and come on down. All attendees get a drink ticket, dinner, and free go-karting. We will also have door prizes and gifts.

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02.08.18

Facility Bus Tour (ARMA Members Only) | Sponsored by INSURICA | SOLD OUT!

This year’s tour will visit two heavy weights of regional manufacturing. First stop is ICU Medical, formerly Pfizer/ Hospira. This facility produces 1/3 of the IV bags in the United States. It is a high volume, large operation with significant automation. The second stop is NXP’s premier ATMC fab. Attendees will dress out in bunny suits for a close look at their billion dollar wafer production. We’ll conclude at Celis Brewery, where we will tour their facility and sample some of their hard work.

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01.29.18

Intro to Lean Manufacturing (Facilitated by TMAC)

This overview class provides a solid foundation of lean concepts. Participants begin by manufacturing various assemblies in a traditional manufacturing setting. The results of the first simulation round provide the setting for continuous improvement by applying the lean manufacturing principles. Participants will have the knowledge of understanding the 8 wastes in manufacturing. A mixture of lecture and hands-on simulations will teach lessons in standardized work, workplace organization, visual controls, set-up reduction, batch size reduction, point of use storage, quality at the source, workforce practices, and pull systems.

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09.28.17

2017 Central Texas Manufacturing Trade Show & Procurement Conference

1st annual ARMA Tradeshow at the Palmer Events Center, sponsored by the Business Bank of Texas. Featuring over 75 vendors showcasing advanced products, capabilities, and services as well as top procurement executives from major OEMS. Drinks and door prizes included!

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09.11.17

ISO9001:2015 Transition Introduction

The ISO 9001:2015 Transition Introduction comprehensive 1-day workshop will introduce the new ISO high-level structure for management system standards (Annex SL) and review the changes between ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 9001:2015. Presenter, Kristin Wheatley, will provide information that will enable participants

to identify the key gaps in their current Quality Management System (QMS) and start planning the transition to the new requirements.

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08.31.17

August Luncheon | John P. Garrett, Founder & CEO of Community Impact Newspaper

Join us Thursday, August 31 for an ARMA Luncheon featuring John P. Garrett, Founder and CEO of the Community Impact Newspaper.

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06.28.17

ISO 9001:2015 Internal Audit Class (facilitated by TMAC)

Learn the fundamentals and applications of ISO 9001 Internal Auditing. This two-day internal auditing course covers the recently revised ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System (QMS) Standard, requirements and auditing techniques.

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03.08.17

Informational Meeting:DoD Grant Dollars Available to Defense Suppliers and Subs | Manufacturers Only

The Department of Defense has allocated grant dollars to help defense suppliers  (including subs) that have seen a decrease in defense related work find new opportunities.  You would be eligible even if your business has increased production but specific defense contracts or sub work for defense contractors has decreased. The reason for the grant is to make sure potential suppliers develop new business to retain their capabilities.  

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03.08.17

TMAC Manufacturing Supervisor Certification Program | SOLD OUT!

The Supervisor Certification curriculum targets firstline supervisors at manufacturing facilities with a comprehensive overview of supervisory principles. With a strong emphasis on continuous improvement, job instruction, employee relations, problem solving, and effective communication, the course teaches students the interpersonal strategies to become a productive and respected supervisor.

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02.28.17

ARMA Lean Plant Tour at Voltabox of Texas

Voltabox of Texas is hosting the February ARMA Lean Plant tour at their new facility in Leander on the 28th at 2pm for manufacturer members. This event is open for ARMA Manufacturer Members only.

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01.19.17

January Luncheon | Catherine Morse, Samsung Semiconductor

Join us Thursday, January 19th to kick off the 2017 ARMA Luncheon Series with Catherine Morse from Samsung. As General Counsel and Director of Public Affairs, she has been an instrumental part of the leadership team for their $13.5 Billion fab. She will speak to the current state of the industry, Samsung's plans for Austin, and a new focus on workforce. 
 

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09.29.16

Speaker Luncheon | Tamara Atkinson, Director of Capital Area Workforce Solutions

Join us Thursday September 29th for our luncheon featuring the new executive director of  Workforce Solutions (WFS ) Capital Area Workforce Board, Tamara Atkinson. WFS Capital Area is the leadership and governing body for the regional workforce system.

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09.13.16

Employment Law Seminar

Join us September 13th for the ARMA Employment Law Seminar facilitated by Tonia Lucio and Jim Howicz of the Law Firm Richards, Rodriguez and Skeith.  This half-day event will provide you and your managers with helpful information on a variety of critical issues impacting companies. 

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08.24.16

Speaker Luncheon | Dr. Thomas Edgar, Chair of Engineering at University of Texas at Austin

Join us Wednesday, August 24th for our luncheon featuring Dr. Thomas Edgar. Dr. Edgar is Professor of Chemical Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin and Director of the UT Energy Institute. He is also co-founder of the Smart Manufacturing Leadership Coalition, which developed a research roadmap to address smart, zero-emission, energy-efficient manufacturing. He will speak on the work of this coalition to drive performance through technology and automation.

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08.11.16

High Performance Hiring Strategies | Members Only Presentation

Using stories and examples, this engaging and highly interactive session will provide you with actionable information that you can use to make immediate improvements to your recruiting and hiring strategies and processes.

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07.28.16

Corrective Action & Focus on Root Cause | Members Only Presentation

Join us on July 28 for a special presentation on Corrective Action lead by Kristin Wheatley with TMAC. As plant manager for over 15 years, Kristin addresses errors and quality issues for several companies and developed a consistent, effective approach. The talk will focus on: Corrective Action and how it is different from simply correcting a problem, Root Cause Analysis, a brief overview of tools and methodologies, Corrective Action's place in a Quality Management System, Why is it so hard?

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06.28.16

Leadership to Sustain Lean presented by AME and Buildasign

This workshop deals with leadership at the behavioral level, giving participants the opportunity to practice behaviors that sustain lean practices, plus help them lead others to do the same.

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03.09.16

Town Hall with Congressman McCaul | Members Only

Join us for a special manufacturing focused discussion with Congressman McCaul, Chairman of the Department of Homeland Security. This is a members only event and an important opportunity for us to share thoughts and concerns with our elected leaders.

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09.23.15

Speaker Luncheon | Cordell Bennigson, Former CEO of Durcon

A former Marine Pilot and CEO of a manufacturing plant, Cordell Bennigson will address leadership, overcoming obstacles, and accomplishing the mission. Register now: http://arma-effective-leadership.eventbrite.com

09.14.15

Employment Law Seminar

Join us to examine the top issues facing manufacturers in employment law. Register here: http://arma-law-seminar.eventbrite.com

08.27.15

Speaker Luncheon | The Future of Automation and Robotics

Join us for our speaker luncheon featuring Paul Evans, Director of Automation and Robitics Dvision at SwRI. The presentation will focus on the present and future of automation in manufacturing. Register here: http://arma-swri.eventbrite.com

05.28.15

Luncheon: Larry Weis, GM of Austin Energy

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02.19.15

Luncheon: Jason Bohrer, Sr VP at HID Global

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