I am happy to announce that IcarTeam has just joined TMA, Technology & Manufacturing Association of Illinois.
Technology & Manufacturing Association, was formed with the philosophy that 8 small manufacturing companies could better themselves through association with each other. Since then, Technology & Manufacturing Association has evolved into Illinois’ premier association with over 1,000 precision manufacturing and supplier members. TMA is a non-profit association that is committed to recognizing manufacturers as value-added producers of goods and services, and creators of high quality jobs for Illinois citizens.
Technology & Manufacturing Association supports industry by providing educational opportunities, industry representation and services to foster member company global competitiveness. Governed by the Board of Directors, TMA represents and promotes the interests of all members serving as a forum and a clearinghouse for the exchange of ideas and information. This association fosters a sense of mutual support and unity among the members and the industry as a whole.
There are multiple ways IcarTeam will benefit from the membership:
- Exposure to the industrial community in Illinois – TMA has thousands of members most of which are OEMs, machine shops and other industrial companies located in Northern Illinois.
- Sales Channel – Technology & Manufacturing Association members represent a perfect target audience for marketing IcarTeam / Precision Zone / Alfa Controls services.
- Cooperation in Training Programs – TMA is interested in bringing IcarTeam to provide custom tailored industrial training programs to its members and industrial community in general.
Expectations of TMA membership
IcarTeam will be actively participating in the Technology & Manufacturing Association SIG (Special Interest Group) Meetings. Moreover, IcarTeam will be hosting some of these meetings. We have just announced the first Technology & Manufacturing Association SIG meeting hosted by IcarTeam in January 2016.
IcarTeam is actively discussing the details of the training programs – everything from the curriculum to associated costs. Further announcements will be made once the details are clarified.
IcarTeam and its members will be included in the TMA referral programs – from equipment repairs to system integration and panel construction – we will be added as vendors endorsed by Technology & Manufacturing Association.
These are clearly exciting opportunities. Let’s make the best of them.