Rochester Tooling & Machining Association

Keynote Address




RTMA Summary Report - 11/6/2013
Kevin J. Kelley, RTMA Executive DirectorAt the October 17 Annual meeting I provided a summary of RTMA activities and issues. The RTMA is using grant funds to provide resources to its members to help them get business, hire and train skilled workers.The RTMA is focused on four critical areas:Workforce DevelopmentAccess ...
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Workforce Development Update - 8/9/2013
Kevin J. Kelley, RTMA Executive DirectorThe RTMA is collaborating with Monroe Community College in implementing an Accelerated Precision Machining Certificate Program. The RTMA is paying the cost of tuition for thirteen candidates. These funds were provided through a grant with the New York State Urban Development Corp...
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Manufacturing – The Impact of Resurgence - 6/18/2013
Kevin J. Kelley, RTMA Executive DirectorThe Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation, along with the Manufacturing and Society in the 21 st Century, have recently published a significant report. The report is entitled "The Manufacturing Resurgence: What It could Mean for the U.S. Economy, A Forecast ...
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Manufacturing Resurgence Agenda - 5/14/2013
Kevin J. Kelley, RTMA Executive DirectorThe National Association of Manufacturers has drawn a line in the sand regarding the resurgence of manufacturing in America. NAM has identified four goals comprising their agenda for manufacturing growth. They are as follows:Goal #1 – The United States will be the best place in t...
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RTMA Benefits Update - 4/1/2013
Kevin J. Kelley, RTMA Executive DirectorAt the March 21, 2013 Monthly Meeting, I gave an update regarding the benefits the RTMA provides to its members. While approximately half the membership was in attendance and heard the presentation, this update is directed to those of you who were unable to attend. The update is ...
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Job Training Initiative - 2/4/2013
Kevin J. Kelley, RTMA Executive DirectorThe RTMA will be implementing a job training program to address the shortage of skilled labor in its industry. The RTMA will collaborate with Monroe Community College. The collaboration will involve an accelerated precision machining program. This certificate program is designed ...
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Airport Display - Access to Markets Program - 1/14/2013
Kevin J. Kelley, RTMA Executive DirectorA major objective of the RTMA is to provide market access for its members.  In an effort to achieve this, we have enlisted the services of Pangea 3D Studios, a professional graphic design and multimedia company.  Pangea will be working to create a state-of-the art D...
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The Benefits of Manufacturing - 12/12/2012
Kevin J. Kelley, RTMA Executive DirectorConventional wisdom holds the manufacturing industry in low esteem. The popular perception – as amplified by the media and casual observations at big-box stores – is that almost nothing gets made in the United States, and it doesn’t help that the Great Recession accounted for mil...
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RTMA Summary Report - 11/5/2012
Kevin J. Kelley, RTMA Executive DirectorOn October 25th, the RTMA held its Annual Meeting. It is the RTMA's custom to provide a summary report of the past year's activities. The following is that report, which I presented at the meeting.1. RTMA Mission The RTMA Mission provides the guiding light for its actions. The RT...
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