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10.02.19

Manufacturing Day 2019

In celebration of Manufacturing Day 2019, eighteen Austin area manufacturers will open their doors on Oct. 4 to more than 400 students from AISD, RRISD, PFISD, BISD, and GISD as part of an effort to address a projected shortage of engineers and qualified technicians. 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. Students will get a first-hand account of advanced manufacturing tools and techniques as well as learn more about the potential career paths that are available within industry.

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12.19.18

End of Year Announcements

We are pleased to announce that 2018 was our biggest and best year yet. We truly appreciate our members and supporters that made it a success. We added 50 new members this year for a total membership of over 250 companies and 33 sponsors. Our programs and activities grew too. We hosted a 5th Anniversary Bash, our Second Annual Tradeshow, and a Golf Tournament that sold out in 10 hours. We are also pleased to announce that we were awarded a contract with the City of Austin to help build a talent pipeline for manufacturers, an initiative that will allow us to bring value to our members and help fulfill our mission: to strengthen the manufacturing community through advocacy, workforce development, and networking. I’m pleased to say, that I also expect a fantastic 2019 that sees even more growth, more participation, and an event calendar that brings you meaningful opportunities to learn and connect with your colleagues.

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05.08.18

5th Annual Golf Tournament

The 5th Annual Golf Tournament presented by Bank SNB was a great success. According to many, it was the best one yet. It sold out in 12 hours. We had over 37 teams and more than 180 people at Avery Ranch Golf Course. Thanks to our sponsors and players, we raised $58,000 to support initiatives that will strengthen regional manufacturing including efforts to help build talent pipelines.

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12.15.17

Announcing Company and Volunteer of the Year

This has been a great year for ARMA. We've added more members than ever before and now have a total membership of over 220 companies. Our programs and activities continue to expand including a record breaking Golf Tournament, a Trade Show, a $425,000 grant from Texas Workforce Commission, and a Workforce Study that will allow us to effectively address the talent shortages within industry.  We would not be able to accomplish so much without great people and great members. I’d like to take a moment to thank our Board Members and sponsors. They make it possible. While many are deserving of recognition, two stood out this year and please help me congratulate the following:

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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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