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 Rocky Mountain custom precision manufacturing industry achieve profitable growth and business success in a global economy. This is achieved through advocacy, advice, networking, information, programs and services.
What We Do!
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 special “happenings” (awards, events, milestones, recognitions, etc), by our members. If you would like us to feature one of your “happenings”, please Click Here
1947 - 2019
At the NRL event, April 2019
Bud Megee passed away July 24 after a brief illness. Bud was a longtime supporter our organization and personal friend to many of our members. He played a significant role in helping establish our RMTMA chapter almost 30 years ago. He was a Gold level sponsor of RMTMA through CoWest Insurance. We extend our condolences to Bud’s family. He will be missed.
Summer Networking event/MMT Productivity Tour
MMT/Productivity hosted our summer networking event. It was was a great opportunity to get caught up with old friends, meet new friends, discuss industry topics, share thoughts and concerns. We also toured the MMT/Productivity facility and sat in on a presentation by Fusion 360 and CamPlete software system. Our thanks to MMT/Productivity for hosting this event.
On May 14 our chapter recently sponsored a plant tour of the Sundyne/Accudyne facility in Arvada, CO. They are an industry leader in the manufacture of low flow high head pumps and compressors. The tour included a presentation of their pump and compressor products, their application and worldwide installations. We also had toured their entire manufacturing area including machining, assembly and repair. It was very interesting and informative. Thank you Sundyne/Accudyne!
National Robotics League (NRL) Event
We hosted our inaugural NRL “battlebot” competition on April 13, 2019. The competition was held on the campus of Community College of Denver (CCD). We had participation from four metro area schools. We involved 35 students, 4 mentor teachers, 25 volunteers, 21 sponsors, a local boy scout troop, and a visit from the interim NTMA president.
This was a successful START to the NRL Colorado program. What a great way to introduce students (future workforce) to the skills and disciplines needed in manufacturing (communication, team building, documentation, technical skills). We had 4 participating schools this year and hope to double the number of teams for our 2020 event. If you would like more details of this event please visit our website www.nrlcolorado.org or contact us at: email@example.com.
Bollman Tech tours
One of RMTMA’s areas of focus and support is workforce development. We recently partnered with Bollman Tech (STEM program for Adams 12 school district, ) to give their students an exposure to technical education and manufacturing. The group of 75 students toured Community College of Denver, Metropolitan State University and Geotech (Denver manufacturer of environmental equipment). What a great way to introduce these students (our potential future workforce) to the manufacturing world.
Delltronics Receives 45 year plaque from RMTMA
Pat Bernal, President of Delltronics, Englewood, CO. receives a plaque from Mike Hirsh President of RMTMA, for 45 years of membership with RMTMA/NTMA. Thank you for your years of commitment.
Hirsh Precision Products earns manufacturing honor
Peter Doyle, COO of Hirsh Precision Products of Boulder, CO. accepts the prestigious Top Shops award for shop floor practices from Modern Machine shop. Hirsh Precision, an RMTMA member, is one of the most respected contract manufacturing companies in colorado.
Tips for Maximizing Your Investments
Whenever someone talks about maximizing your investments, most of us immediately think they’re talking about our finances - earning the highest return with the least risk in the shortest amount of time. And while financial stewardship is important, I’m really talking about how we invest our time and our talents – not just our treasures.
This spring, our chapter is embarking on a new initiative that will ultimately benefit every manufacturing company along the front range. We are launching NRL Colorado on Saturday, April 13th – a regional robotics competition that is a job-driven, project-based STEM learning experience specifically designed to engage manufacturing’s next generation. Hosting a regional robotics competition is a giant undertaking and we could really use your help to ensure it’s a success! Please contact Amy Primrose today to see how volunteering a few hours of your time can positively impact our industry’s future!
January is also a great time to invest in your team’s skills training and personal development. For a relatively small fee, your entire team will receive unlimited access to NTMA-U’s online training courses for 2019. The Rocky Mountain chapter invested in this training portal to provide our members with quality, affordable, industry-specific skills training.
Employees Annual Cost for Unlimited Training
0-10 $100.00 (does not include books)
11-25 $200.00 (does not include books)
26-75 $350.00 (does not include books)
76 or more $500.00 (does not include books)
The easiest way to enroll your company is by contacting our Chapter Exec, Jim Duggins. If we don’t hear from you by January 31st, one of our board members will be giving you a call to ask why you’re not proactively investing in your team… This one is a no-brainer, really!
Here are a few additional ways to maximize your NTMA investment:
Join the RMTMA LinkedIn Group
Attend the SW Regional Conference (Feb 8-10 in Irvine, CA)
Attend the MFG Meeting (March 6-10 in Tucson, AZ)
Mike’s Library: Recommend “Factfullness” by Hans Rosling and EntreLeadership by Dave Ramsey (I use Audible alot)
As I look back on 2018, I am especially grateful to have visited all but a handful of our member companies. Thank you for opening your doors and for giving me the opportunity to see good ol’ American pride, creativity and ingenuity – I reaped a HUGE return on my time investment! Thanks also for providing candid input on the issues, hot topics, and event preferences that yield the most value for you and your team. I also want to extend a huge “Thank You” to our board. Not only did we have a very productive strategic planning day in November, but we meet monthly to enhance member value and to keep our chapter initiatives moving forward.
I believe that the future of U.S. manufacturing is bright, and that we are better, stronger, and more profitable when we work together. 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!
At Your Service,
President, Rocky Mountain Chapter – NTMA
Hirsh Precision Products, Inc.
6420 Odell Place | Boulder, CO 80301-3310 USA
303.530.3131 | firstname.lastname@example.org