Rocky Mountain Tooling & Machining Association (RMTMA) is a local chapter of National Tooling and Machining Association (NTMA)
We represent the precision custom manufacturing industry. Our membership is comprised of companies both large and small. Nationally (NTMA) has over 1,300 member companies, representing over $30 billion in revenues. We believe the important role manufacturing plays in our local and national economy. To our members we can provide education and training, networking, business and health insurance, market research, business development and advocacy.
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Our mission is to help members of the U.S. precision custom manufacturing industry achieve profitable growth and business success in a global economy through advocacy, education, networking, information, programs and services.
We are very proud of our member companies. Their services and capabilities serve as the manufacturing bedrock for the production of American manufactured goods. Our local and national member companies provide products vital to our economy, and meaningful well paid employment to thousands of employees and their families. We salute their commitment and entrepreneurial spirit. One of the ways RMTMA says thank you to our members is featuring a different member company every month. This month's our featured member company is:
Focused On Machining
Focused On Machining
RMTMA Member Spotlight
Justin Quinn, former banking executive recently acquired Focused On Machining.
This south-metro contract machine shop was founded in 2008 by Rich and Kim Pollmiller. Quinn a former banking executive with Centennial Bank, worked with many manufacturing companies during his banking career. Through his banking/manufacturing affiliations, he was inspired to get into the manufacturing business. "While I was in the Air Force, I worked with my hands all the time, and look forward to the opportunity to get back into that".
Justin was born and raised in Longmont, Colorado. After high school he joined the Air Force, where he spent his next six years. He finished his service career at McChord Air Force Base, as a C17 Flying Crew Chief. He then made his way back to Colorado, where he attended the University of Northern Colorado. There he completed his Bachelor of Finance degree in 2011. He then began as an intern at Centennial Bank, where he spent the next five years. During this period he also earned his MBA. He ended his banking career as Assistant Vice President of Commercial Banking.
Justin's military and banking careers were not the only exposure to machining and contract machine shops. He has three uncles that pursued careers in machining and influenced his decision to enter the contract machining world. His focus at present is on "streamlining operations and implementing new technologies". The company services multiple markets. The shop has experience with a diversity of different materials. They have 3-4-5 axis machine capabilities. Focused features multi-axis Mori Seiki turning and milling machines, a Master Cam programming system and Brown & Sharp CMM.
When asked what he sees as the biggest challenge, as a contract manufacturer Justin's response was " the skilled labor needed are a big challenge for all shops in the US right now. Unfortunately the industry has not done a good job bringing young people into the industry over the past 10-15 years".
On the opportunity side, Justin is encouraged by "the strength of the overall economy". Focused has also "brought in several new customers that are growing rapidly. I'm really excited to serve and grow with these new customers".
We at RMTMA wish Justin and Focused On Machining, a successful 2018.
If you would like more information about Focused On Machining, please contact them at:
8230 N Cora St
PO Box 129
Louviers, CO. 80131
It’s time to hang up a NEW calendar and to begin practicing NEW habits and disciplines that will help ensure your personal and professional success in 2018. NEW beginnings are always exciting, yet they are often accompanied by change – either to our habits, our attitudes, or our behaviors.
My name is Mike Hirsh and I am the NEW president of NTMA’s Rocky Mountain Chapter. I’m honored and excited to lead alongside our chapter executive, Jim Duggins, and the rest of RMTMA’s board of directors. My first priority as chapter president is to visit each of our members. I want your input on the topics, events, and networking opportunities that will provide the most value to you and your team.
When I joined the NTMA, a long-time member told me, “You’ll only get as much out of the NTMA as you put in”. Today, if the NTMA were to rank members by how many of the benefits they use, I’d likely be ranked as a “Power User”. Guess that’s why I volunteered to be the chapter president – I’m passionate about our industry, love precision machining, and strive every day to be a better leader! So, here are the top three reasons I am an NTMA member:
1) Networking – I’ve only been an NTMA member for 6 ½ years, and have already made friendships that will last a lifetime. As a business owner, there are times when I feel like I’m alone on an island. Our industry has a unique set of challenges, and having others that I can call on when the going gets tough has been a really valuable lifeline.
2) Benchmarking Reports – The NTMA conducts two confidential surveys each year (Wage and Benefits, Operating Costs and Executive Compensation). Members that participate in the surveys receive the final reports at no charge. The benchmarking data is extremely relevant and valuable – it shows us where we are performing well and where we can improve. This benefit alone can justify the cost of NTMA membership.
3) NTMA-U – This online college-credit curriculum is a great training resource! There are 35+ modules that are STEM-based (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math), and they have been specifically designed to address the workforce development challenges that many of our members are facing. The Rocky Mountain chapter has purchased a “Portal” which gives our member companies unlimited access to NTMA-U modules for $25 each.
Members also have access to an H/R employment law attorney (1-hr per month), Affinity Programs (discounted services), One Voice Advocacy, and a NEW Health Insurance offering (coming soon), among other things.
Are you taking advantage of all that NTMA has to offer? Do you have questions about how to get more out of your membership? Please feel free to contact me – I’m glad to help in any way I can and I promise to do my best to strengthen and grow our chapter. Hey, when can I stop by for a visit?
President, Rocky Mountain Chapter – NTMA
Hirsh Precision Products, Inc.
6420 Odell Place | Boulder, CO 80301-3310 USA