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Historic Timeline

75 Years Made Strong.

1943

M.W. Rowell was the first salaried executive that went around the country to see if he could get interest in forming a national group.

1943

NTDMA was Formed

1955

1,000 Member Mark

1955

NTDPMA received the Grand Award from the Society of American Trade Association Executives for outstanding service to the industry.

1956

NTDPMA set up its first group insurance program for member companies.

1956

Published its first "Business Management Aids" to the industry.

1957

Tool and Die Industry aids the National Defense by producing the M-60 machine gun.

1960

Association's name changes to the National Tool and Die Precision Manufacturers Association (NTDPMA).

1961

Formation of the first International Tool and Die Conference Tour.

1964

First NTDPMA Department of Labor apprentice training program launched. The program began with 45 men starting 12 weeks of classroom work.

1964

The first three training publications were created; mathematics, machine shop theory and blueprint reading.

1965

NTDPMA Became a 501(c)6

1966

Signed a $521,000 contract authorized by the DOL for expanded NTMPMA-administered apprentice training programs. Biggest on-the-job training contractor in the United States.

1967

Signed new contact with DOL for $2.6 million.

1968

First BUYER'S GUIDE was published.

1980

Name changed to the National Tooling & Machining Association.

1983

National Tooling & Machining Foundation (NTMF) created.

2008

Moved headquarters back to Cleveland, Ohio.

2009

National Robotics League (NRL) was created.

2011

NTMA-U established.

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