Why Join NTMA?
To say it simply, the NTMA gets it. We understand your challenges in today’s economy. We recognize that many of you face a talent gap, with necessary skills in short supply. And we know that there’s a gap between the reality of our industry and the public’s perception of it.
But even more importantly, NTMA has the resources to do something about these issues. Our educational programs stimulate the talent pipeline. Our resources and roundtables help members share best practices and solve common business problems. And by speaking with one voice, we cut through media-generated perception to communicate reality to policy makers and the public.
Regular membership in the National Tooling & Machining Association stands for the future. We also stand with your peers. Will you stand with us–and your industry–today?
Associate Members make business connections with our members that benefit both sides. Our regular members trust our valued associate members for business information, supplies & products, along with cost saving ideas on how to run their business more efficiently. Download our associate member application and get involved with the Houston NTMA.
Benefits of Belonging
Cost savings programs- from everyday business supplies to energy discounts with APPI (one member is savings thousands per quarter), these programs will have your dues pay for themselves.
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PartnerShip®, the endorsed shipping management provider of the NTMA, helps all NTMA members save on every shipment they send and receive. Members who enroll in the NTMA Shipping Program save on select FedEx® services.
APPI Energy Discounts
The National Tooling and Machining Association has endorsed APPI Energy to provide data-driven procurement solutions that reduce and manage electricity and natural gas supply costs for members on an ongoing basis. Every day, APPI Energy identifies the wide range of energy supplier prices across the U.S., and utilizes that data to provide the lowest prices available among many vetted, competing suppliers. One member have saved on average $3000 per month with this service.
Market Research and Valuable Data
By combining your observations with those of others, you can arrive at an entirely new understanding of market conditions and trends. That’s the promise of NTMA’s market research services. By surveying the marketplace—and your peers—we can offer a valuable, big-picture perspective.
We offer the Business Conditions Report twice each year to help you understand where your best opportunities may be, and what you may expect to face in your business.
Our Business Conditions Report contains survey results gathered from contract manufacturing companies—your peers—broken down by industry segment and geographic region, with comments and insight into current and expected business conditions.
NTMA BENCHMARKING SURVEYS AND REPORTS
NTMA conducts four benchmarking surveys annually – the Executive Compensation Survey (in January), the Operating Costs Survey (in March), the Business Conditions Report (July and December) and the Wage & Fringe Benefit Survey (in September). These surveys result in valuable benchmarking reports – available for FREE to participants.
What’s in it for you? As a survey participant you will receive an individual Financial Performance Report analyzing your company. This report compares your financial performance to industry standards.
Who speaks for small- and medium-sized manufacturers among policymakers? Only NTMA.
From state legislatures to Federal agencies, from local authorities to the White House, the actions of those in government can do a great deal to help—or hinder—one of America’s traditional economic strengths. So we at NTMA fight for fair trade and sensible regulation, and against unfair competition and harmful legislation.
In an environment where many incentives act to send key pieces of our economy overseas, where foreign competitors can trade unfairly through dumping and currency manipulation and where ill-considered taxes and regulations can stifle American manufacturers—or cause them to fail entirely—NTMA is sorely needed.
Only your support of our efforts—through NTMA membership and financial partnership—can keep American manufacturing strong and growing.
NPP Member Benefits
Through your association’s partnership with NPP, you can save on products for your business and employees. Membership is FREE.
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