News

08.21.17

ARMA Consortium Receives $425,000

ARMA is happy to announce that the Texas Workforce Commission just awarded an ARMA Consortium and Austin Community College $425,000. The grant will provide customized training for more than 400 new and incumbent workers at manufacturing firms in Austin, including 3M, Applied Materials, Athena Manufacturing, KoMiCo, and TASUS. Offered through ACC’s Continuing Education Division, the program includes focused instruction on business technical courses such as electronics, electromechanical systems, and robotics, as well as customized LEAN training through TMAC.

 

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05.15.17

4th Annual ARMA Golf Tournament

The 4th Annual Golf Tournament was a great success—click here to see a few video highlights from our friends at Quicklight Media. I’m extremely grateful for the tremendous support from players, sponsors, and volunteers.  This was our biggest and best tournament yet!

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10.07.16

Manufacturing Day 2016 | ARMA Promotes Careers in Manufacturing

In an effort to address a projected shortage of engineers and qualified technicians, the Austin Regional Manufacturers Association (ARMA) has organized facility tours for students to promote the good paying jobs available in manufacturing. The average wage for the region is $106,000 a year, one of the highest in the country for manufacturing and a testament to the advanced nature of the products being made in the region. 

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08.09.16

Energy Rates Should Decrease

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07.07.16

OSHA Fines Set to Increase by 78% Next Month, Is Your Company Ready?

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04.01.16

New Financing Options for Building Owners!

Interested in upgrading your manufacturing or other industrial building with energy/water efficiency and renewable technologies but lack the needed capital? Do you have the needed capital but would prefer to invest those funds in something else for the business?

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03.30.16

An Inside Look at a Thriving, Diverse Industry

Take a look at our Austin Area Manufacturing Impact Report

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01.15.16

OSHA Targets Manufacturers Who Use Staffing Agencies & Temporary Workers

Does your company utilize temporary workers through a staffing agency?  If so, then your business is already on OSHA’s Enforcement Radar.  

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08.11.15

Central Texas Welding Programs Struggle to Keep Up with Demand

If he could, Robb Misso said he would hire 15 more welders immediately. Other companies want even more, said Misso, president of Dynamic Manufacturing Solutions in Northeast Austin.

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08.11.15

ARMA’s Activities Make a Difference

As executive director, I’m proud to announce that ARMA is undertaking several activities focused on strengthening the manufacturing community. We recently surpassed 100 members, and while our goal is 200 members in the next two years, the stability and growth in our association means we are able to focus more on the mission.

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08.11.15

Lean Performance Measures

Business exists to pay profits to its owners. Logically then, financial measurements are important in understanding where a business stands with respect to its own viability. Profit is the most important measure for any business.

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08.11.15

City of Austin Business Recovery and Disaster Planning Project

Austin manufacturers! Is your business prepared to withstand a disaster event? The City of Austin seeks to improve the readiness of the local manufacturing business community to prepare for an unplanned disaster caused by a natural or human-caused event.

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