Since its founding in 1943, NTMA has remained relevant by changing with the times, focusing on the future of American manufacturing as exemplified by our members: small and medium-sized companies, many of them family owned or privately held.
NTMA has the know-how, resources and national presence to drive positive change and growth. Our growing membership is gaining momentum and bringing a new perception to precision manufacturing across the U.S.
Our members report that much of the value of their participation with NTMA comes from what they derive from peers. NTMA offers local chapter gatherings and national conferences and seminars that provide opportunities to meet and learn from your peers, emerging leaders and industry experts.
NTMA is working to help fill the manufacturing skills gap through a suite of programs targeted at students and their families, schools, the current workforce and support organizations. The National Robotics League (NRL) gives students hands-on experience and marketable skills through partnership with local manufacturing companies. NTMA-U is an online training platform that removes the obstacles of traditional classroom-based learning. The program constantly evaluates industry needs and develops new, relevant content. NTMA’s training materials are approved by the FBAT-DOL for precision machining programs and NTMA also has an articulation agreement in place with the University of Akron so participants earn credit towards a college degree.
NTMA is committed to representing our industry’s needs in Washington, D.C. As part of One Voice – the federal government advocacy program representing small and medium sized manufacturing businesses in America with a total of roughly 1,300 member manufacturing companies – NTMA speaks for manufacturing, fights for fair trade and sensible regulation, and acts to keep economic activity in America. We also understand the need for skilled labor in the industry and work to recruit and teach new talent to manufacturing through initiatives and programs like the National Robotics League, NTMA-U and a partnership with NIMS for apprenticeship programs.