Archived Webinars (webinars-archive)

Exciting NTMA-U Grant Opportunity – Portal Benefits, Support, and How to Apply!

April 06, 2017

Presentation Date: April 21, 2017
Presentation Time: 2:00 pm EST

NTMA Chapter Leaders — Please join us for this informative meeting where we will announce the NTMF grant opportunity that is now available for all chapters! We will explain the benefits and features of NTMA-U portals, the support that NTMA can provide for new and existing portals, and the process for applying for the grant. Please come prepared with your questions!

Download NTMA Grant for Chapter Portals PROCESS

Register HERE
Webinar ID: 970-052-291

Property Tax & Personal Property Tax – What You Need to Know

March 20, 2017

Presentation Date: June 14, 2017
Presentation Time: 1:00 pm EDT
Presented by: CBIZ

Property taxes – whether real estate or personal property – are not like income taxes in that there’s no schedule to determine your tax liability. States offer different types of property tax exemptions, discounts, credits and rebates. It pays to know and take advantage of all the benefits for which you are eligible. Join Rich Hermes and Vicky Reznicek of CBIZ MHM for a “heads up” discussion.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. REGISTER HERE.

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Managing the Risks & Rewards of Your 401(k) Plan

March 16, 2017

Presented on: May 18, 2017
Presentation time: 1:00 pm EDT
Presented by: Ed Hinders, CBIZ

As a Plan Sponsor you want to offer participants maximum benefits while maintaining compliance and managing fiduciary risk and expenses. Join Ed Hinders, VP and CBIZ Retirement Services Senior Plan Consultant for a packed discussion on these key topics plus opportunities to improve plan design, provide better employee engagement and improve retirement outcomes for your employees

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. REGISTER HERE.

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Don’t Be A Sitting Duck for Cybercriminals

March 09, 2017

Presentation Date: April 4, 2017
Presentation Time: 1:00 pm EDT
Presented by: Randy Romes and Erik Skie of CliftonLarsonAllen

R&D Tax Credit – “Better Than Ever in 2017”

March 06, 2017

Presentation Date: June 1, 2017
Presentation Time: 1:00 pm EDT

Legislative enhancements have made the research and development tax credit available to a wider variety of businesses. Join Raj Rajan, Managing Director and the national lead for CBIZ MHM’s R&D Tax Credits Practice, to learn how your company may qualify for the dollar-for-dollar reduction in tax liability.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.


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Heat Treating Today’s Tool Steels

March 02, 2017

Presentation Date: May 2, 2017
Presentation Time: 1:00 pm EDT
Presented by: Paulo

A heat treatment overview with a focus on tool steels, vacuum processing, and distortion.
Presented by: Rob Simons, Metallurgical Engineering Manager of Paulo

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.


Metrology – When Do I Need Dedicated Metrology Equipment vs. a Universal CMM?

November 23, 2016

Presentation Date:  November 15, 2016
Presented by:  Mike Kambietz – Zeiss and Dr. Mark Malburg – Digital Metrology

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“Cryogenics” – The Stone Cold Advantage to Increasing Revenues and Profitability

November 16, 2016

Presented on: November 15, 2016
Presented by: George Georgiou from 5ME, Lee Johnston from Okuma and Mike Kerscher from Mazak

Post Election Results

November 15, 2016

Presentation Date: November 11, 2016
Presented by: The Franklin Partnership

Presenters: The Franklin Partnership

Partnership for Enhancing Productivity in Automated Machine Tending

June 30, 2016

Presentation Date: June 21, 2016
Presented by: Geoff Dawson – Fanuc America and Brad Evans – Schunk

Multi-Axis Quick-Change Workholding Systems

June 09, 2016

Presentation Date:  May 17, 2016
Presented by:  John Zaya, Product Manager Workholding, Big Kaiser


Part 2 – 5-Axis Machining Strategy & Process Optimization

April 04, 2016

Webinar presented March 22, 2016 by Gisbert Ledvon, GF Machining Solutions and William Vejnovic, Grob Systems

Part 1 – The Business Case for 5-Axis Machining

Webinar presented February 16, 2016 by Gisbert Ledvon, GF Machining Solutions and William Vejnovic, Grob Systems

Find Out How to Increase Manufacturing Tolerances Using Geometric Tolerancing

March 31, 2016

Do to technical difficulty we are unable to provide a recording of the GD&T Webinar that took place on January 26, 2016.   Here is a link to the datum reference frame:

Presenters: Scott Neumann

Supply Chain Network Intro Webinar - September 2

September 02, 2015

The NTMA Supply Chain Network Fair (previously known as the NTMA Purchasing Fair) is being held in Indianapolis on Thursday, Nov. 5. On Wednesday, Sept. 2 (1-2 p.m. EDT), NTMA will host an introduction webinar to this new event, presented by NTMA Strategist Dan Bagley. Webinar registration is now open – you won’t want to miss this opportunity to hear about all the networking opportunities planned for you at the November Fair!

NLRB Ambush Election Webinar

April 10, 2015

On April 14, the National Labor Relations Board’s ("NLRB") "Ambush Election" rules will take effect. Is your business ready? The new rules shorten the time from when a union election is called and a vote is held to as little as 10 days (from the current average of 56 days), and also require businesses to supply unions with the phone numbers and email addresses of employees ahead of an election.

Presenters: Robert Nichols, Partner, Bracewell Giuliani

R & D Tax Credit Webinar

January 21, 2015

It’s official. The R&D tax credit is back in play for 2014
R&D Tax Credit Webinar
Wednesday, January 21st, 2015: 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. EST
Join the webinar and learn what many NTMA members already know: Contract manufacturers/job shops ARE doing R&D and are reducing their tax liabilities through the use of R&D Tax Credit
With tax season underway, please join Scott Schmidt, Principal of NTMA national associate member company Black Line Group, for an in-depth look at the now extended 2014 tax credit. Learn about the new significant rule change the IRS made in 2014 that could potentially make the R&D Tax Credit more attractive and easier to claim for many more small and mid-size companies.
Special guest Omar Nashashibi, partner at The Franklin Partnership, LLP, also will provide an update on the latest developments in Washington, D.C. related to tax reform, including making the R&D tax credit permanent.
Many of the day-to-day activities taking place in the job shop/contract manufacturing environment DO qualify for the R&D tax credit! For companies that have yet to take advantage of the R&D tax credit, this potentially can mean the creation of immediate and substantial amounts of cash—typically into the tens of thousands of dollars each year! In addition, companies can reduce future tax liabilities and improve cash flow.
Does your company:
• Manufacture new and/or improved products, including making parts for larger OEM customers?
• Develop new and/or improved production/manufacturing processes?
• Develop prototypes and models, including computer-generated models?
• Design tools, jigs, molds and dies?
• Conduct testing of new concepts and technology?
• Attempt using new materials?
• Add new and/or modify existing equipment?
• Implement automation and/or technology into the manufacturing process?
To learn more about the R&D Tax Credit, your company’s potential opportunity and the specialized services offered by Black Line Group, register for this no-cost webinar.
Register Today:

Presenters: Scott Schmidt, Black Line Group and Omar Nashashibi, The Franklin Partnership

Stepping UP to Leadership … for Transitioning and Emerging Leaders

October 07, 2014

11:00 am-12:00 pm Eastern Time
“Congratulations!!  You are now the Manager of XYZ.  Go forth and do good things.  We’re counting on you.” 

An exciting opportunity?  For Sure! But, what does it really mean to be a leader? What’s the difference between a good manager and a good leader? Are some of us just natural leaders? Can leadership be learned?  Why was I selected? Why did I agree?  Are the challenges I am experiencing unique? How do I gain the trust and respect of those I lead, when I was once one of them?  How can I manage the additional responsibility and accountability?  What’s in it for me? 

These are some of the most common questions new and emerging leaders have about their role. There are millions of books, classes, and resources for leaders today, and yet, we can still feel very lonely and isolated in our own journey to becoming a leader.
Our first Training webinar for Emerging Leaders will help you answer these questions for yourself, and develop clarity about the direction of your career path as a leader. You will receive a simple process to help you create a Leadership Development Plan that will guide your journey from being an individual contributor to becoming a competent and confident leader.
Tuesday, October 7, 2014
11:00am-12:00pm Eastern Time

Register for our GoToTraining via the link below. Space is limited to foster quality interaction and discussion in this presentation workshop. Registrants will receive a confirmation email with further instructions. We look forward to you joining us.

Registration URL:
Training ID: 458-684-268

How to Achieve Greater Success in Hiring National Guard Members and Other Veterans

April 01, 2014

Click on webinar title to access recorded session.  
NEW DATE:  Tuesday, April 1, 2014; 1:00-2:00 p.m. Eastern Time.  Two experts in military recruiting and placement will describe specific ways to improve recruiting success.  Topics include: 1) Writing job postings to attract veterans; 2) Interpreting military candidate experience and training accurately; 3) Conducting the most productive interviews; 4) Gaining the most from the American Jobs for American Heroes campaign and military employment counselors; and 5) Avoiding mistakes that cause veteans to turn down your offer. 
Participant questions will be taken following the presentation

Presenters: Stacy Bayton is Chief Operating Officer of both the Military Spouse Corporate Career Network (MSCCN), and Corporate America Supports You (CASY). Erin Voirol is the Executive Director of MSCCN and Operations Manager of CASY.

Don’t Leave Money on the Table: R & D Tax Credit Webinar

January 29, 2014

Wednesday, January 29, 2014 (1:00-2:00 p.m. Eastern)
Come learn what many NTMA members already know. That “Job Shop/Contract Manufacturers” ARE doing R&D and ARE utilizing the R&D Tax Credit!!!
Wednesday, January 29, 2014 (1:00 p.m. Eastern) With tax season underway, it’s time to explore whether your company can reduce its tax liability and benefit from the R&D Tax Credit. The definition of Research & Development is extremely broad for tax credit purposes.  Activities associated with developing or improving a product and/or process can qualify for the R&D Tax Credit.  This can include activities such as programming, engineering and prototyping new parts.  Activities that “job shop/contract manufacturers” do every day!!!

Presenters: Scott Schmidt, Black Line Group; Mike Hirsh, Hirsh Precision Products; Omar Nashashibi, The Franklin Partnership

Grainger’s Customized Online Catalog

December 16, 2013

How NTMA members can best utilize the Grainger Customized Online Catalog

Presenters: Eugene Kim, NTMA Grainger Account Manager

Affordable Care Act

July 16, 2013

Date: Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Time: 2:00-3:00 p.m. Eastern

Parts of the new health care law, known as the Affordable Care Act, have already taken effect but full implementation is only months away as States start enrolling people in insurance plans October 1. This leaves businesses little time to plan and meet the mandates taking effect January 1, 2014.

As an NTMA member, you are invited to attend a webinar on the Affordable Care Act and what it means to your company and employees. The Association’s lobbyists in Washington, The Franklin Partnership, are active on health care issues working with the Small Businesses for Affordable Health Care led by the National Federation for Independent Businesses (NFIB). This is your chance to hear directly from Washington about the health care law.

Once you have registered, you will receive a confirmation e-mail with log-in details. A reminder e-mail will also be sent the morning of the webinar.

Presenters: Kevin Kuhlman, Manager Legislative Affairs, National Federation of Independent Businesses / Small Business for Affordable Health Care Coalition

Cost-Savings APPI Energy Webinar

May 01, 2013

Please join us for a webinar at 2:00 p.m. (EST) on Wednesday, May 1, to learn how your NTMA membership can help you reduce electricity and natural gas costs.
NTMA selected APPI Energy as the preferred energy consultant for our members. Using APPI Energy’s procurement and consulting services:
• One NTMA member reduced electricity costs by $4,672 in 24 months.
• One NTMA member reduced electricity costs by 10% in 29 months.
Register for the complimentary, 30-minute webinar to learn how APPI Energy’s unbiased advisors can verify the accuracy of your energy bills and recommend cost-reducing solutions specific to your business.
P.S. – Andy Ellard, a member of NTMA and owner of Manda Machine Company, Inc., says, “APPI Energy helped make the deregulation process so much easier for us. While we concentrated on our jobs, they concentrated on managing our electricity. They shopped for a supplier, made the best selection, and clearly presented the offer and contract to me. Now I’m on my way to saving money this year for our electricity.”

Presenters: Jeff Sherman, Director of Consulting, APPI

How to Factually Evaluate Critical Supplier Performance & Risks

April 24, 2013

A "Special Series" webinar presented by Manufacturing Executive Institute (MEI). Presentation time is 10:00-11:00 a.m. Pacific Time.

Presenters: Alan G. Dunn, President of GDI Consulting & Training Company.

Pragmatic and NTMA - Benefits of the Partnership

April 22, 2013

Pragmatic and NTMA - Benefits of the Partnership (Monday, April 22, 2013  1:00-2:00 PM Eastern Time)
Conference Number : 1 866 212 4491

As a member or partner of The National Tooling and Machining Association (NTMA), you have access to this exclusive webinar where you’ll learn:
- How to save on your communication requirements
- How you could lower your conference calling costs by a minimum of 25%
- How to utilize all conferencing features to take full advantage of conferencing tools
- Important information about the mobile industry
- The benefits of Pragmatic Mobile consulting services
- How you can lower your monthly mobile spend by an average of 20-50%

To know more about the event, please visit our website:

Presenters: Peter Bean and Lisa Romano

HR Laws

April 09, 2013

You’re invited to take part in a free webinar on April 9 at 2:00 PM Eastern Time featuring the ultimate compliance tool for HR -- We’ll explore how HRLaws can help protect you against your biggest HR challenges, such as:
• Increase in employee lawsuits
• Wrongful termination
• Discrimination claims
• Workers’ comp
• Overtime pay
In about an hour, you’ll learn:
• How to find quick answers to your toughest questions on employment law compliance
• How to meet requirements of both state and federal law
• How to access’s training solutions, workplace policies, and hundreds of on-demand webinars
• And much, much more

Grainger: Maximizing Member Discounts

February 05, 2013

To listen to the presentation, please click HERE.
Speaker Information:
Scott Harte is the account representative for Grainger overseeing the discount program for NTMA, PMA, PMPA, TMA and NFFS. Scott is an expert at assisting associations and their members leverage all of the savings Grainger has to offer.

Presentation Information:
Grainger benefits for NTMA, PMA, PMPA, TMA & NFFS Members! Leverage your spending and consolidate your purchases. With Grainger’s extensive product inventory, you can avoid the costly hassle of searching for numerous suppliers for your MRO needs. We already stock a huge selection for you. And remember 24/7 access to it all is just a click away on®. Please join us on this webinar to learn more about how Grainger can save you time and money.

Presenters: Scott Harte - Grainger

Grainger: Maximizing Your Member Discounts

February 04, 2013

Grainger benefits for NTMA Members! Leverage your spending and consolidate your purchases. With Grainger’s extensive product inventory, you can avoid the costly hassle of searching for numerous suppliers for your MRO needs. We already stock a huge selection for you. And remember 24/7 access to it all is just a click away on®. Please join us on this webinar to learn more about how Grainger can save you time and money.

To know more about the event, please visit our website:
When: Monday 4 February 2013, 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Time Zone: (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Audio Conference Details: Conference Number(s):
1. Dial In Number : 1-855-392-2514
2. Access Code : 3133924

Presenters: Scott Harte

MTConnect - Downstream Applications to Increase Productivity & Competitiveness

January 30, 2013

Presenters: Neil Desrosiers, Applications Engineer/Developer

NTMA’s Fast Fridays Competitiveness Series:  Manufacturing Lower Taxes with the R & D Tax Credit

January 25, 2013

The recorded version of the January 25th webinar, "Manufacturing Your Way to Lower Taxes" is now available for viewing.
Now that the country has been talked off the “fiscal cliff”, and with tax season underway, it’s time to explore whether your company can benefit from the R&D Tax Credit. Come learn about this underutilized part of the tax code, and hear how NTMA member, and newly elected Ohio State Rep. Mark Romanchuk, and his company PR Machine Works, has benefited from the R&D Tax Credit. In addition, Omar Nashashibi from The Franklin Partnership will discuss the current legislative happenings around the R&D Tax Credit in Washington. “Job Shop/Contract Manufacturers” ARE doing R&D!!!

Presenters: Scott Schmidt, Omar Nashashibi,and Mark Romanchuk

NTMA Fast Friday’s Competitiveness Series: Financial Intelligence with Author, Joe Knight

August 17, 2012

Invite your colleagues to attend this informative "Financial Intelligence"
webinar – Operations Managers, Sales Staff, Financial Analysts and any others
charged with making decisions that impact your company’s finances!

Presenters: Joe Knight

8 Key Strategies that Reduce the Cost of Poor Quality

March 10, 2009

Presenters: Kevin King, Manufacturing Technology Director - NTMA; Christine Hansen, Product Marketing Manager - Epicor Software





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