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TECHNOLOGY . BUSINESS . EDUCATION . EVENTS . DIRECTORY

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BRINGING BACK AND RETAINING AN ECONOMY BUILT ON AMERICAN...

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TAKE INTO CONSIDERATION THE HEALTH AND SAFETY OF EMPLOYEES AND THE ENVIRONMENT

GREAT STRATEGY ...POOR EXECUTION TURN YOUR STRATEGY INTO REALITY WITH WEEKLY MEETINGS THAT INTEGRATE YOUR STRATEGIC GOALS

ECONOMIC BLUEPRINT WILL PRESIDENT OBAMA’S ECONOMIC PLANS SAVE AMERICAN MANUFACTURING?


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Contents Features

Departments

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03 President’s Letter

Take into consideration the health and safety aspects not only for you, but also for your employees. We all want to work in a safe and healthy environment.

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GREAT STRATEGY...POOR EXECUTION

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If your organization wants to turn your strategy into reality, you need to conduct weekly meetings that integrate the goals of your strategic plan.

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WILL PRESIDENT OBAMA’S BLUEPRINT SAVE AMERICAN MANUFACTURING? In his State of the Union address, the President laid out a blueprint for the economy - an economy built on American manufacturing, American energy, skills for American workers, and a renewal of American values.

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“WE JOIN TOGETHER AS MEMBERS OF THE SW REGION PRECISION CUSTOM MANUFACTURING COMMUNITY TO ACHIEVE BUSINESS SUCCESS IN A GLOBAL ECONOMY THROUGH ADVOCACY, ADVICE, NETWORKING, INFORMATION, PROGRAMS AND SERVICES.”

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CONTRIBUTING WRITERS Jamie Beauvais, Harold Dahl, Todd Ellard, Dante Fierros, Anna Flaaten, Margaret Jacoby, Michele Nash-Hoff, Omar Nashashibi, Jeff Thredgold, Ted Szaniawski ADVISORY BOARD Chris Mignella, Lisa Ellard, Glenn VanNoy, Gail Houser EDITORIAL, ADVERTISING & ADDRESS CHANGES Chris Mignella Phone: 602.388.5752 • Fax: 480.970.8501 Email: ExecutiveDirector@arizonatooling.org

Precision News is published bi-monthly by the Arizona Tooling & Machining Association (ATMA). Opinions expressed are those of the authors or persons quoted and not necessarily those of the ATMA. While efforts to ensure accuracy are exercised, ATMA assumes no liability for the information contained in either editorial or advertising content. ATMA assumes no responsibility or liability for unsolicited manuscripts or artwork. Reproduction in whole or part without the expressed written consent from ATMA is prohibited. Precision News is the registered trade name of this publication. Copyright ©2012 by ATMA. All rights reserved.

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First Word PRESIDENT’S LETTER

GET READY… GET SET… GO! . . .. ..

PERHAPS IT’S A GENERATION THING, but I recall growing up with those words ringing in my ears in just about anything we did. It really didn’t matter what the subject was as long as it required some action and some elapsed time. It could have been a bicycle race to the corner and back, or a foot race to the end of the football field or who could finish their root beer the quickest. It didn’t matter what the “race” was about. What mattered was that we were IN the race, that we did OUR BEST and that if we did better than the other fellow, we “WON”.

TODAY WE ARE IN A “RACE” ON MANY LEVELS. WE HAVE HURDLES TO JUMP IN OUR COUNTRY AS WELL AS WITHIN OUR OWN COMPANIES AND ORGANIZATIONS. I DON’T NEED TO BELABOR THE POINTS BECAUSE YOU KNOW THEM ALL TOO WELL AND WE ALL LIVE THE CHALLENGES DAY TO DAY.

DANTE O. FIERROS President 602.980.1907 dante@nicholsprecision.com

We launched a new year with new goals for our ATMA last month and as you recall the three targets are Service, Membership and Revenue. We are working to provide a new approach for helping our members through increased communication and feedback. We are reinventing how we can help our associate members help our regular members achieve their goals. Well, the feedback is coming in on a daily basis and I will be reporting on new directions at every upcoming event, this magazine, emails and in person. We have many tools that can help us in our own particular race. All you need to do is participate, ask questions and seek opportunities from those around you in the ATMA.

Are you ready? Are you set? WELL, LET’S GO!

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Policy Watch MANUFACTURING

Labor Relations Board (NLRB), OSHA and other federal agencies.

fyi: Last year, members of Congress introduced over 700 bills and amendments mentioning manufacturing.

The Year of the Manufacturer - TFP

by OMAR S. NASHASHIBI

IN CHINA, 2012 IS THE YEAR OF THE DRAGON but in these upcoming U.S. elections, it is the year of the Manufacturer. Over the past several years, industry groups like the National Tooling and Machining Association have continued to beat the drum that manufacturing is the foundation for economic growth. It seems that policymakers in Washington are starting to pay attention. In his January State of the Union speech to Congress, President Obama specifically said “manufacturers” or “manufacturing” 16 times (compared to 3 times in 2011, twice in 2004 and 2010, and zero in 2001-2003 and 2005-2009) and made reshoring a central theme. This is a major development, because for the President to more than double mentions of manufacturing than has been said in the last 11 years, means our message has finally reached the top of government. Last year, members of Congress introduced over 700 bills and amendments mentioning manufacturing (which is not necessarily a good thing). We finally have their attention, so now what happens? After the speech, the White House unveiled the President’s “Blueprint for an America Built to Last.” The “Blueprint” contains six tax proposals targeting the manufacturing sector, which he made a key theme of his State of the Union. Several of these include

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100% expensing, focusing the 199 Domestic Production Activities Deduction, and incentivizing the reshoring of manufacturing. The President is also adopting a proposal endorsed by the Association several years ago, to create a Trade Enforcement Unit to assist small and medium sized manufacturers fight back against illegal trade activities by our foreign competitors. However, Republicans and Democrats are working off two different blueprints in Washington. The President is taking a decidedly populist approach as he campaigns across the country, particularly in swing states in the Midwest where he often travels. He mentions additional surtaxes on “millionaires”, reverting to a 39.6% upper bracket rate, and doubling the capital gains tax. Meanwhile, on Capitol Hill, House Republicans continue to pass bills repealing regulations that will die in the Senate and criticizing the President for his assault on businesses through actions by the National

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Despite all the rhetoric about manufacturing, lawmakers allowed the Research and Development Tax Credit to expire for the 14th time and failed to extend 100% expensing of capital equipment purchased in 2012. Over 80 percent of NTMA members report using Bonus Depreciation and more than half claim the R&D. The President strongly supports both these critical tax provisions. House Republicans, from Tea Partiers to moderates support them, as do Senate Democrats. Then why can’t Washington act on something they all agree will help create jobs and energize manufacturing? We are seeing more politicians touring manufacturing plants, meeting with workers, and praising the jobs created. In this election year, we clearly have their attention in Washington, even if we can’t get them to act; at least they’ve begun to listen. Manufacturers around the country should seize this opportunity to invite politicians to their facility, educate them on your industry and let them meet the voters who will decide whether they deserve to represent you in Washington. There are close Congressional elections in almost every state, including 3 of the 8 seats in Arizona, and Republicans only need to net a four seat gain to take over the Senate. President Obama is running near even against former Governor Mitt Romney and states like Pennsylvania and Ohio will help determine the winner. The year of the Dragon comes along only once every 12 years, but every year should be that of the Manufacturer. We need to make this one count at the ballot box in November.

OMAR NASHASHIBI is a founding partner at The Franklin Partnership, LLP, a bi-partisan government relations firm retained by the National Tooling and Machining Association in Washington, D.C. Learn more at: www.franklinpartnership.com


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U.S.-Mexico Border Trade Gets Boost from Trade Missions National Export Initiative includes U.S. supplier missions to Maquiladoras by ANNA FLAATEN

This past November, the Arizona U.S. Commercial Service led a delegation of 53 U.S. companies from Arizona, Texas, and California to the Maquila Supplier Expo in Nogales, Sonora, including members from the Arizona Tooling and Manufacturing Association. During the event, U.S. suppliers met with prospective buyers and partners from more than 35 maquiladoras, resulting in numerous trade leads and prospective sales for U.S. companies. The program was a collaborative effort among the U.S. Commercial Service, the U.S. Consulate in Nogales, the Nogales Economic Development Office, the Sonora Maquila Association, UPS and Liquid Capital of Arizona. Supply chain managers are eager to source more inputs regionally due in part to increasing prices of Chinese-made goods, shorter time-to-market, and better quality control. The Maquila Expo is just one of many ways the U.S. Commercial Service is working to connect U.S. companies to international partners. With over $1 billion a day in U.S. - Mexico trade, Mexico is one of the United States’ most important and longstanding commercial partners. Many of these programs are a direct result of the President’s National Export Initiative, which aims to double overall U.S. exports by the end of 2014. Contact your local Federated representative and schedule a tour.

With offices in 108 U.S. cities and U.S. Embassies and Consulates nearly 80 countries, the U.S. Commercial Service connects U.S. companies with international buyers. To get started, visit: www.export.gov Anna Flaaten is Senior International Trade Specialist, U.S. Commercial Service Phoenix. She may be reached at Anna.Flaaten@trade.gov

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Trend Watch NEWS FROM THE CUTTING EDGE

Top Tips Every Taxpayer Should Know about Identity Theft source: IRS

IDENTITY THEFT OFTEN STARTS outside of the tax administration system when someone’s personal information is unfortunately stolen or lost. Identity thieves may then use a taxpayer’s identity to fraudulently file a tax return and claim a refund. In other cases, the identity thief uses the taxpayer’s personal information in order to get a job. The legitimate taxpayer may be unaware that anything has happened until they file their return later in the season and it is discovered that two returns have been filed using the same Social Security number. Here are the top 12 things the IRS wants you to know about identity theft so you can avoid becoming the victim of identity theft: 1. The IRS does not initiate contact with taxpayers by email to request personal or financial information. The IRS does not send emails stating you are being electronically audited or that you are getting a refund. 2. If you receive a scam e-mail claiming to be from the IRS, forward it to the IRS at phishing@irs.gov. 3. Identity thieves get your personal information by many different means, including: • Stealing your wallet or purse. • Posing as someone requesting information about you through a phone call or e-mail. • Looking through your trash for personal information. • Accessing information provided to an unsecured Internet site. 4. If you discover a website that claims to be the IRS but does not begin with ‘www.irs.gov,’ forward that link to the IRS at phishing@irs.gov. 5. To learn how to identify a secure website, visit the Federal Trade Commission at

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www.onguardonline.gov/tools/recognizesecure-site-using-ssl.aspx.

9. Show your Social Security card to your employer when you start a job or to your financial institution for tax reporting purposes. Do not routinely carry your card or other documents that display your Social Security number.

6. If your Social Security number is stolen, another individual may use it to get a job. That person’s employer may report income earned by them to the IRS using your 10. For more information about identity theft Social Security number, thus making it – including information about how to report appear that you did not report all of your identity theft, phishing and related income on your tax return. When this fraudulent activity – visit the IRS occurs, you should contact the IRS to Identity Theft and Your Tax show that the income is not yours. Your fyi: Ask your accountant Records Page, record will be what measures they take which you can find updated to reflect to protect your personal information. by searching only your information. “Identity Theft” on You will also be the IRS.gov home asked to submit page. substantiating documentation to 11. IRS authenticate yourself. impersonation schemes flourish 7. Your identity may during tax season have been stolen if and can take the a letter from the IRS form of e-mail, phone websites, even indicates more than one tax return was filed tweets. Scammers may also use a phone for you or the letter states you received or fax to reach their victims. If you receive a wages from an employer you don’t know. paper letter or notice via mail claiming to be If you receive such a letter from the IRS, the IRS but you suspect it is a scam, leading you to believe your identity has contact the IRS at http://www.irs.gov/ been stolen, respond immediately to the contact/index.html to determine if it is a IRS notice. legitimate IRS notice or letter. If it is a legitimate IRS notice or letter, reply if 8. If your tax records are not currently needed. You may also fax the notice/letter affected by identity theft, but you believe you received, plus any related or supporting you may be at risk due to a lost wallet, information, to TIGTA at the non toll-free questionable credit card activity, or credit number of 1-202-927-7018. report, you need to provide the IRS with proof of your identity. You should submit a 12. While preparing your tax return for copy of your valid government-issued electronic filing, make sure to use a strong identification – such as a Social Security password to protect the data file. Once card, driver’s license, or passport – along your return has been e-filed, burn the file to with a copy of a police report and/or a a CD or flash drive and remove the completed IRS Form 14039, Identity Theft personal information from your hard drive. Affidavit, which should be faxed to the IRS at 978-684-4542. You should also follow FTC guidance for reporting identity theft at www.ftc.gov/idtheft. Learn more at: www.irs.gov

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A Small Price to Pay Every person you hire has the potential to be a blessing or a curse to your business. Most people you interview are trying to impress you, and some may not limit themselves to the truth. Consider the study by American DataBank: • 30% of employment applications contain false material and information • 40% of resumÊ information is misrepresented • 45% of potential employees have either a criminal record, bad driving record, workers compensation claim history, or bad credit history • 95% of companies are victims of theft, yet only 10% discover it • 72% of all negligent hiring suits are lost by employers • 40% of American drivers have a violation on their driving record • 25% of American drivers don’t have insurance at all • 30% of business failures are caused by employee theft

Negligent hiring lawsuits, theft, and workplace violence are risks you take when you hire a new employee. Sometimes, a bad hire can have devastating financial consequences for a business when that person’s actions cause property damage or harm to others— or worse. The good news is that your chance of hiring the right person is greatly increased when you follow professional employment screening practices. Completing a background check is a small price to pay to protect your company. If you have hiring responsibilities, check out the employment screening services offered through Federated’s Shield NetworkSM to see how we can help you protect your company, your employees, and your customers without breaking your budget. Contact your local Federated representative and schedule a tour.

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People Power INFORMATION FOR ACTION

Job Fit or... Misfit? by TED SZANIAWSKI

Do you ever find yourself asking . . .“What’s the problem with Harry”? You liked him when you interviewed and hired him, but now, not so much. He gets his job done, sort of, but he’s created a trail of performance issues and the other workers complain about him. Bottom Line: He’s a misfit . . . he lacks what we call good “Job Fit” . . . and it’s a common problem. To be a successful you must seek better ways to select top talent . . . avoid the “Harrys” who applied. So, how can you discover the specific talents required by a job and match them to the personal talents of candidates? The short answer is: Add “science” to the “art” selecting new hires! First, you have to fully understand the job and only the job has the answer to what is required for optimum performance. So, let the job talk . . . and listen carefully!! The process of listening to the job is called benchmarking and it’s a process removes common biases that are associated with the hiring process. Benchmarking replaces the “I’ll know a good one when I see one” with a structured . . . scientific . . . approach to understanding a job. Benchmarking utilizes an assessment that can quickly determine such things as the behaviors, values, motivators and skills required for superior performance. Companion assessments can then be used to compare candidates’ characteristic to those indicated in the job benchmark to determine if good “Job Fit” is evident. While we support the use of assessment tools to evaluate both jobs and candidates, we don’t believe that selection decisions should ever be all “science” and no “art”. There’s a place for both science and art and we highly recommend the One Third Rule:

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Job Benchmarking Applicant & Screening Process Review of Education/Experience/Proven Skills

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Background Checks/References Pre-Employment Tests/Assessments Structured Interviews

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Check for “Fit” with Company Culture Compatibility with Work Teams Confidence that this will be a “Good Hire”

The heck with all the other Harry’s out there --- let your competition have them. Begin to treat candidate selection like any other business endeavor --- gather pertinent information, plan ahead and structure a process based on methodical evaluation of the job and of each candidate Add science to the art of selection.

TED SZANIAWSKI is the principal of HRGroup, LLC. He can be reached at ted@hrgrouponline.com Learn more at: www.hrgrouponline.com

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Hire the Best & Let Your Competition Have the Rest! Do’s & Don’ts of Screening Candidates Too many employers rush into hiring because they have an immediate need to fill. Your goal must be to hire only the best! The value of placing your efforts and resources into the hiring process cannot be overstated. HR Magazine estimates that nearly 80% of turnover is due to hiring mistakes. By definition, half of all job applicants are below average. And guess what – somebody is hiring them! What’s more, many job applicants will misrepresent to you their true status, background and experience. One survey reported by Inc. magazine indicates the following about job applicants: • 15% of all job applicants falsify academic qualifications. • 10% falsely upgrade their academic qualifications. • 35% claim specific achievements or experiences that are not true. • 70% indulge in puffery (upgrading the importance of achievements). • 2% have some kind of criminal record, including automobile convictions.

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If you want the best then insist that a hiring process be followed. Clearly define the job – include tasks, responsibilities and qualifications necessary to meet your need. Require an application – don’t depend on a resume alone. Look for gaps in employment, include a veracity statement that the applicant must sign. Measure performance using job-related tests and assessments for all applicants for a given position. Testing’s been known to produce some very surprising results. When conducting the interview, use behavioral-based questions and don’t ask questions that reveal age, marital or parental status, religion, nationality, sexual orientation, or disability. Interview several similarly qualified candidates – a wider pool allows better selection decisions. Conduct a background check – at a minimum verify education and other credentials and check for criminal and driving records. The biggest problems we see employers make when it comes to hiring are 1) the failure to properly define the “need”; and 2) the failure to take the time to follow a process. These are important strategies you can use to find and hire the best. MARGARET JACOBY, SPHR President, MJ Management Solutions, Inc. Contact by email at: margaret@mjms.net Learn more at: www.mjms.net

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Formaldehyde by BRETT “THE COOLANT GUY” REYNOLDS, CMFS

Attention machine shop owners! You might have noticed advertisements in trade magazines from various metalworking fluid manufactures, claiming their fluids don’t contain formaldehyde (Triazine or HHT). So… your probably wondering what’s the big deal right now with formaldehyde and what does it mean for me, my company (and most importantly) the people that I employ? To start, let me give you a little background on the topic at hand. Triazine- trade name-Grotan; has been and still is a widely used broad spectrum biocide in the metal removal fluid industry. Hexahydro-1,3,5-tris (2-hydroxyethl)-s-Triazine or HHT, is classified as a formaldehyde releasing condensate. HHT is a very effective, low cost broad spectrum biocide for metal-working fluid formulators to use. HHT has been used in metal removal fluids for many years. Recently formaldehyde was moved by IARC (International Agency for Research on Cancer) from a “Group 2A”, (Probably Carcinogenic to Humans) to a “Group 1 status”, (Carcinogenic to Humans). Along with this ruling from IARC; the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, National Toxicology Program (NPT) the 12th Report on Carcinogens (12th RoC), has ruled formaldehyde as “Know to be a Human Carcinogen”. So as you can see this is not good news for biocide manufactures or metalworking fluid formulators. Many metalworking fluid manufactures are scrambling to reformulate their various metal removal fluids, while others are claiming that they have never used formaldehyde in any of their formulations in the first place. So what’s the truth and what does this mean for me? In my opinion, I would anticipate metalworking fluids to become more expensive due to the higher costs of non-formaldehyde based biocides. Metalworking fluid manufactures will have to reformulate, and by thus doing so, some products which contained Triazine may no longer be available in the future. This could lead to machine shops that use a particular fluid due to a manufacturer specific approval; i.e. aerospace and medical approvals, searching to find a new fluid which is on the approved list for use. Unfortunately for the customer the eventual ban on Triazine will mean higher cost and reduced fluid life expectancy. This is due in part to the decreased effectiveness of biocide choices made available for formulators to work with.

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BY HAROLD DAHL

GREAT STRATEGY...POOR EXECUTION How many of you are in organizations that have great strategy meetings? The team meets, performs a SWOT analysis, crystallizes your market niche and identifies your ideal future state. Things look pretty good at this point. EVERYONE IS EXCITED ABOUT THE DIRECTION YOU ARE HEADING and the vision of the future. The team develops a laundry list of items that need to get done. Everyone pledges to tackle their list of projects in a timely fashion. As you adjourn, you agree to meet again next quarter to discuss the team’s progress. Everyone hurries back to their offices.

Then things get really crazy and the next thing you know your quarterly meeting is only a few days away and virtually nothing has gotten done. You do a mad scramble to assemble some talking points for the next meeting but the reality is very little has been accomplished.

With nearly a full day devoted to the strategy session, everyone is scrambling to catch up on their regular duties. A general deferral of these special projects begins to set in. Because the next meeting is not scheduled for several months, the sense is you will have plenty of time to engage on the initiatives identified at the strategy session. Other pressing issues creep in to your schedule and you put the special projects on hold for a few more days.

If your organization wants to turn your strategy into reality, you need to conduct weekly meetings that integrate the goals of your strategic plan. Most people consider meetings a waste of time, and that perception is based on experience. However, the underlying issue is not the meeting itself…it’s how the meeting is being run.

A week goes by, then another. Pretty soon a month or more has elapsed and those initiatives have not even been started. Well, at least you can console yourself in the knowledge that no one else is making progress on their to-do’s either. The next meeting is still 6 weeks away.

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Sound familiar?

The ability to execute on a plan is critical to the success of a small business. You don’t have the luxury of a misstep in execution. If a critical decision is not acted upon, the results can range from organization frustration to complete catastrophy. There are many aspects of meetings that make them successful, here are four key components to help make your meetings a success.


There’s a fine balance between meeting too much and not enough. 1. L E A D TH E M E E TI N G If you’ve organized a meeting, take control of it, don’t let the meeting run you – Lead it! We’ve all seen meetings take on a life of their own. The one element that is always missing in these situations is a clear leader that takes control of the meeting. Don’t be afraid to keep tasks on track, to limit the amount of rhetorical conversation, and to make decisions. Having a clear outcome of a meeting is critical. Without clear direction, participants won’t know which direction to go. One of the best known meetings of all time happened in Philadelphia back in 1776. Leaders in those early days of our Country came to a historic decision after they met. There was no question which direction they were going. The resulting document wasn’t called the “Discussion of Indecision” – it was a Declaration! Leaders of that meeting, including Adams, Franklin, and Washington, were decisive in their approach and gave clear direction to the rest of the Americans – they were leaders in those meetings. 2. B E STR U C TU R E D A N D C O N S I STE NT Having consistently structured meetings should lead to more efficient meetings. Humans are creatures of habit – if there’s consistency in approach, participants will be more engaged with the flow of the gathering. In his book, “Traction: Get a Grip on Your Business” Gino Wickman outlines a structured approach to hosting a meeting. This structure gives purpose to a meeting and keeps the discussion on track. Limiting the amount of time for idle chit chat helps to keep proper focus. Limiting the time commitment for each meeting also keeps participants on track. One of the most consistent and efficient meetings I’ve seen happens thousands of times a week every Sunday – the football huddle. Think about it – a team has 25 seconds between plays to get 11 players moving in the same direction. Why does it work? A structured and consistent approach. continued on page 24


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WILL PRESIDENT OBAMA’S BLUEPRINT SAVE AMERICAN MANUFACTURING?

In his State of the Union address, President Obama laid out a blueprint for an economy that’s built to last - an economy built on American manufacturing, American energy, skills for American workers, and a renewal of American values.

BY MICHELE NASH-HOFF

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I share the President’s belief that “this is a make or break moment” for the middle class and those trying to reach it. Manufacturing is the foundation of the middle class, and we are losing the middle class because of the loss of manufacturing jobs. I’ve seen the middle class eroding for decades because manufacturing and the good jobs the industry provides began leaving our shores long before the recession. Too many manufacturers have sourced all of most of their manufacturing offshore, especially in China. It’s the loss of manufacturing jobs that is keeping unemployment so high and creating budget deficits at the local, state and federal level. People who are working pay taxes that generate revenue for our government whereas the unemployed create expenses to government for their “safety net.” The President’s blueprint has one section covering manufacturing titled, “Manufacturing: Create New Jobs Here In America, Discourage Outsourcing, And Encourage Insourcing,” so let’s examine the points one by one to see if they will make enough difference to “save American manufacturing.”

1. Remove tax deductions for shipping jobs oversees and providing new incentives for bringing them back home: It’s been outrageous that we’ve been giving tax incentives to companies to outsource manufacturing offshore by allowing companies moving operations overseas to deduct their moving expenses and reduce their taxes in the United States. This proposal would eliminate deductions for moving their operations offshore and give a 20 percent income tax credit for the expenses of moving operations back to the U. S. to create jobs for Americans. 2. Target the domestic production incentive on manufacturers who create jobs here at home and double the deduction for advanced manufacturing: This proposal would reform the current deduction for domestic production by more narrowly focusing it on manufacturing activities, expanding the deduction for manufacturers, and doubling the deduction for advanced manufacturing technologies from its current level of 9 percent to 18 percent. This proposal would benefit manufacturers utilizing advanced manufacturing technologies, but I see no reason why it shouldn’t apply to all domestic manufacturing and why oil production should be eliminated from this deduction. 3. Introduce a new Manufacturing Communities Tax Credit to encourage investments in communities affected by job loss: “The President is proposing a new credit for qualified investments that help finance projects in communities that have suffered a major job loss event ... would provide $2 billion per year in incentives for three years.” For example, if a major employer closes a plant or substantially reduces the workforce with a mass layoff, the tax credit would support qualified investments in the affected community that would improve local economic growth. This proposal would help communities that lose manufacturing companies or suffer mass layoffs, but would have no effect in preventing manufacturers from leaving or closing plants.

4. Provide temporary tax credits to drive nearly $20 billion in domestic clean energy manufacturing: The President is proposing to extend the Advanced Energy Manufacturing Tax Credit tax credit for investment in domestic clean energy manufacturing to ensure new windmills and solar panels will incorporate parts that are produced and assembled by American workers. However, the U.S. solar industry filed a trade case at the Department of Commerce late last year alleging dumping and unlawful subsidies by China. Until we address China’s currency manipulation and dumping of products including solar panels and windmill parts, America’s clean energy industry will remain at a competitive disadvantage to China. Senate bill 1619 that passed the Senate last fall, and H. R. 639 waiting for a vote in the House would be a good start in addressing China’s currency manipulation. Unfortunately, President Obama has indicated he would veto the bill if passed. 5. Reauthorizing 100% expensing of investment in plants and equipment: The President is proposing to extend for all of 2012 a provision that allows businesses to expense the full cost of their investments in equipment, spurring investment in the United States. This provision was part of the Bush administrations tax cuts and will sunset at the end of this year unless it is extended. It needs to be extended well beyond the end of this year for it to have any real impact in benefitting manufacturers. 6. Closing a loophole that allows companies to shift profits overseas: Corporations right now can abuse the tax system by inappropriately shifting profits overseas from intangible property created in the United States. The President is proposing to close this loophole. This is one of the several steps we need to take to incentivize companies to maintain manufacturing in the U. S. or bring manufacturing back from overseas. continued on page 16

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WILL PRESIDENT OBAMA’S BLUEPRINT SAVE AMERICAN MANUFACTURING? continued from page 15

At the same time the President is calling for immediate enactment of this plan, he is pushing forward on a framework for corporate tax reform that would encourage even greater investment in the United States, while eliminating tax advantages for outsourcing. This framework would include: Making companies pay a minimum tax for profits and jobs overseas and investing the savings in cutting taxes here at home, especially for manufacturing: The President is proposing to eliminate tax incentives to ship jobs offshore by ensuring that all American companies pay a minimum tax on their overseas profits, preventing other countries from attracting American business through unusually low tax rates. The savings would be invested in cutting taxes here at home, especially for manufacturing. This would only encourage more companies to reincorporate in tax haven countries to avoid paying any corporate taxes in the U. S., which has the second highest rates in the world. A better plan would be to reduce corporate taxes down to the globally competitive 25 percent so that corporations will have less incentive to avoid paying U. S. taxes by building facilities in foreign countries. Making permanent an expanded Research and Experimentation Tax Credit: The President is proposing to make the Research and Experimentation Tax Credit permanent, while enhancing and simplifying the credit. Again, this is one of the recommendations in my book and would encourage manufacturers to keep R&D in the United States as only research and experimentation performed in the United States is eligible. Simplify the tax code and close loopholes: The Fact Sheet states that over the last 30 years since the last comprehensive reform, the tax system has been loaded up with special deductions, credits, and other tax expenditures that help well-connected special interests, but do little for our country’s economic growth. The President’s framework will close these loopholes and simplify the tax code so businesses can focus on investing and creating jobs rather than filling out tax forms. As I mentioned in a recent article, the Department of Treasury issued a report in 2007 that made many recommendations of how to simplify the tax code and close loopholes. We don’t need to “reinvent the wheel” to study how to simplify the tax code. Let’s just implement some of the previous recommendations immediately. Cracking down on overseas tax avoidance and loopholes: The Fact Sheet states that the President has taken strong steps to crack down on

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overseas tax evasion and loopholes, including signing into law the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act, which targets tax evasion by U.S. citizens holding investments in foreign accounts, as well as measures to crack down on abuse of foreign tax credits that have allowed multinational companies to inappropriately reduce the amount of taxes they paid in the U. S. The Fact Sheet touts the tax incentives that President Obama signed into law in the last three years that have helped manufacturers, but he actually only signed legislation extending the tax cuts and tax incentives through 2012 that were originally passed by Congress under the Bush administration. These tax cuts and incentives will end in 2013, if not extended again, and far higher taxes will be imposed under certain provisions of the Affordable Health Care Reform Act of 2010.

A CAREFUL REVIEW OF THE PRESIDENT’S BLUEPRINT SHOWS THAT IT DOESN’T DO ENOUGH TO SAVE AMERICAN MANUFACTURING. One of the big reasons manufacturers and other types of businesses are sitting on millions of dollars in corporate profits without expanding plants, buying new equipment, and hiring more workers is the fear of the higher taxes and health care costs they are facing in 2013 as a result of the Health Care Reform Act. Therefore, a careful review of the President’s blueprint shows that it doesn't do enough to save American manufacturing. The few beneficial policies will be more than undone by the tax increases and regulations that will take effect in 2013 and thereafter. What we need is an all encompassing national manufacturing strategy if we truly want to provide enough incentives to retain or bring back manufacturing to the U. S. and discourage corporations from outsourcing their R&D and manufacturing overseas.

MICHELE NASH-HOFF is the President ElectroFab Sales and the author of Can American Manufacturing be Saved? Why We Should and How We Can, available at www.savingusmanufacturing.com or www.amazon.com


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ATS Industrial Supply an MSC Company Dear Valued Customer, We are excited to inform you that the best of two worlds are coming together to bring you the greatest value Metalworking has to offer! On January 31, 2012, MSC Industrial Supply acquired ATS Industrial Supply. The decision to sell ATS stemmed from our commitment to providing companies like yours with the absolute best in metalworking products. This acquisition will now bring together the most talented associates in the metalworking industry, and offer customers a wide variety of products and solutions. We wanted you to be among the first to know about this new partnership and the benefits it will undoubtedly bring. We can assure you that we are committed to continuing to deliver the high quality service and support you have always received from ATS, and arizonatooling.org to ensure continuity of service, / 17 the ATS sales team will be staying on to service customers in the area, and MSC will be honoring ATS pricing. We are also excited to announce that in addition to all the services you have been receiving from ATS, we will now be expanding our value proposition to include all the great benefits that MSC has to offer, such as: • Enhanced Service Levels – A best in class logistics solution, with a multiple service options that include Same Day Shipping and Next Day Delivery. • Broader Inventory – Access to a over 500,000 product skus, and over $300 Million in inventory. • Cost Savings Solutions - An extensive range of technologically advanced tools, procurement solutions and services that can help you lower costs. Complete details of the integration of our two businesses will take some time to finalize, but for now, please continue to conduct business as usual with ATS. Over the next 120 days you will receive periodic communications from us regarding the integration and steps we’re taking to enhance the level of service you receive. We will communicate any business changes to you in a timely fashion. As always we remain committed to responding to all of your metalworking needs. If you have any questions regarding the acquisition or our products and services, please reach out to your ATS sales representative or email me your comments or questions directly. We look forward to being of service to you and exceeding your expectations. Sincerely, Steve Verdel Vice President, Sales stevev@atsindustrial.com

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Is There a Benefit of Having AEDs in the Work Place? The answer to this question is absolutely! by JAMIE BEAUVAIS

Envision a normal office setting with your coworker sitting in a cubicle next to you. All of a sudden he starts having chest pains and loss of breath. He then falls out of his chair on to the floor, unconscious. It appears he has had a heart attack, which has lead to cardiac arrest. You immediately call 911 and the clock starts ticking. Quickly, you retrieve the onsite AED and begin CPR. You apply the pads of the AED on the chest and follow the verbal guidelines given by the AED to begin treatment. The device begins analyzing and tells you to push the shock button to deliver the first shock. Your coworker comes to. You continue to care for him until EMS has arrived, but he is now conscious and can answer you when you speak to him. EMS finally arrives after 7 minutes and begins to care for him. Many organizations struggle with the thought of purchasing an automated external defibrillator (AED) for the workplace due to the fact that many organizations are unaware of what an AED’s purpose is and how it can save lives. Understanding the benefit of an AED in the workplace could save a life. In our continuous effort to educate the manufacturing industry, safety professionals have been researching the benefits of an AED program. Current statistics from OSHA, show that by having trained personnel and the right equipment, you can increase survival rate of cardiac arrest victims.

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EMS treats about 300,000 victims of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest each year in the U.S. Less than eight percent of people who suffer cardiac arrest outside the hospital survive. Sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) can happen to anyone at any time. Many victims appear healthy with no known heart disease or other risk factors. ESTABLISHING AN AED PROGRAM Buying AEDs is the first step to developing an AED program. AEDs should be accompanied by a comprehensive training and maintenance program to ensure the unit is always ready for use by a trained person. Some considerations: The Unit: Most AED systems offer voice-activated prompts that guide the user. Once a unit is turned on, the user is instructed to place the two pads on the patient’s chest. The pads analyze the patient's cardiac activity and determine whether or not defibrillation or shock treatment is needed. The pads deliver an electrical current, which is delivered when the button is pressed; the user is then instructed to begin CPR.

fyi: Each minute defibrillation is delayed reduces the victim’s chance of survival by about 10 percent. - De Anza College

Training: Key personnel such as safety staff, administrators, and supervisors are the first to be alerted when a cardiac arrest incident occurs, so they should be trained to use AEDs properly. Once key personnel are trained, all employees should be made aware of the new program and the steps that should be taken if an SCA event occurs.

Maintenance: The AED manufacturer will provide information and recommendations for maintenance and testing guidelines and should be considered the primary resource for your program.

JAMIE BEAUVAIS is Assistant Safety Director of Micro-Tronics, Inc. in Tempe, AZ. Learn more at: www.osha.gov/index.html and www.azshare.gov/AEDFormInfo.htm


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PrecisionNews // ARIZONA TOOLING & MACHINING ASSOCIATION

MEMBER LISTINGS REGULAR MEMBERS Hein Tran

3D Machine & Tools

480-329-8254

James Buchanan

Powill Manufacturing & Eng, Inc.

623-780-4100

Dave Wright

Accuwright

480-892-4595

Ilene Price

Precise Metal Products Co.

602-272-2625

Brandon McDermott

Aerostar / Aerospace Mfg.

602-861-1145

Tony Costabile

Precision Die & Stamping, Inc.

480-967-2038

Chuck Eriksen

Allied Tool & Die Company, LLC

602-276-2439

Michael Dailey

Prescott Aerospace, Inc.

928-772-7605

John Raycraft

Arizona Precision Industrial, LLC

480-785-7474

Tyler Crouse

Pro Precision

602-353-0022

Charles A. Van Horssen

Axian Technology, Inc.

623-580-0800

Zach Wilsterman

Profile Tool & Engineering

480-894-1008

John O’Leary

AZ Industries for the Blind

602-269-5131

John Bloom

R & D Specialty/Manco

602-278-7700

Paul Bowman

B3 Precision, LLC

480-250-3366

Paul Shelton

Shelton Industries

520-408-8026

Kevin Burbas

B&B Tool, Inc

520-397-0436

Mark Willmering

Sonic Aerospace, Inc.

480-777-1789

Jeff Buntin

Barnes Aerospace - Apex Mfg. Div.

602-305-8080

Jeff Gaffney

Southwest Swiss Precision

602-438-4670

Norela Harrington

Bent River Machine, Inc.

928-634-7568

Steven Yeary

Southwest Turbine, Inc.

602-278-7442

Eric Stroot

Bolt’s Metallizing

602-244-2432

Mike Gudin

Southwest Water Jet

480-306-7748

Keith Adams

C.G. Tech, Inc.

623-492-9400

Ruben Cadena

State Industrial Products, Inc.

602-275-0990

Greg Gaudet

CAD Tools Company, LLC

480-753-4290

Dennis Miller

Summit Precision, Inc.

602-268-3550

Joe Cassavant, Jr.

Cassavant Machining

602-437-4005

Scott Higginbotham

Sun Grinding LLC

602-238-9595

Steve Schwartzkopf

Chips, Inc.

602-233-1335

Karl Szanto

Tech Mold

480-968-8691

Kim Rice

Cling's Manufacturing

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Jacque Cowin

Tram-Tek, Inc.

602-305-8100

Ron Gilmore

Continental Precision, Inc.

602-278-4725

Walt Ahland

TriPlex, LLC

480-930-3493

Allen Kiesel

Creative Precision West

623-587-9400

Rick Lorenzen

Tri Star Design & Mfg.

480-345-1699

Daniel Krings

Deck Machine & Tool, Inc.

602-253-1080

Jeremy Lutringer

Unique Machine & Tool Co.

602-470-1911

David Lair

Dynamic Machine & Fabricating

602-437-0339

Bill Ankrom

Vitron Manufacturing, Inc.

602-548-9661

Grant Evans

Evans Precision Machining, Inc.

623-581-6200

Robert L.Wagner

Wagner Engineering, Inc.

480-926-1761

Joseph J. Koenig

Exactitude, LLC

602-316-6957

Denise & Bob Wright

Wright Prototype

623-825-8671

Mark Weathers

Excaliber Precision Machining

623-878-6800

Bruce Treichler

Zircon Precision Products

480-967-8688

Jeff Hull

Foresight Technologies

480-967-0080

Alex Curtis

Hamilton Industries

480-967-9339

Tim Malin

Helm Precision, Ltd.

602-275-2122

Jeremy Schaulk

Hi-Tech Machning & Engineering

520-889-8325

Don Theriault

Industrial Tool Die & Engineering

520-745-8771

Joseph Sirochman

JPS Manufacturing

480-367-9540

Jeff Barth

JWB Manufacturing

480-967-4600

Jim Carpenter

Kimberly Gear & Spline, Inc.

602-437-3085

Don Kammerzell

K-zell Metals, Iinc.

602-232-5882

Matt Kalina

LAI International, Inc

480-348-5942

Ernest Apodaca

Layke, Inc.

602-272-2654

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ATMA EVENTS IN MARCH/APRIL 2012

John Lewis

Lewis Aerospace

623-581-0764

NTMA Conference, Orlando, FL > 3/7 - 3/11

Michael C. Majercak, Jr.

Majer Precision

480-777-8222

Safety Meeting > 3/19 @ 11:30am (Phoenix Heat Treat)

Edward Wenz

MarZee, Inc.

602-269-5801

Arle Rawlings

Mastercraft Mold, Inc.

602-484-4520 480-899-0939

Board of Directors Mtng > 3/20 @ 4:00pm (MicroTronics) Membership/Mktng & Program Mtng > 3/22 @ 4:00pm Fiesta Inn/Raintree Room 4:00pm - 5:30pm

Paul Clark

Metal Spinning Solutions, Inc.

Jeff Meade

Metalcraft

480-967-4889

Joe Tripi

Micropulse West

602-438-9770

Robert Marusiak

Micro-Tronics, Inc.

602-437-8995

Mark Lashinske

Modern Industries, Inc.

602-267-7248

Phillip LoCascio

National Aviation

480-966-1097

Precision News Articles/Ads Due > 4/16

Membership/Mktng & Program Mtng > 4/12 @ 4:00pm Fiesta Inn/Raintree Room

John Anglin

Nelson Engineering

602-273-7114

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UPCOMING ATMA EVENTS!

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MAY 5/11 Safety Meeting (General Safety Standards) 11:30 at Phoenix Heat Treat, 2450 W. Mohave, Phoenix

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WELCOME NEWEST 11:30-1:00 atSafety Foresight Technologies, 5/11Meeting Safety Meeting (General Standards) 11:30 at Phoenix Heat Treat, 2450 W. Mohave, Phoenix 1301 W. Geneva, Tempe MARK YOUR CALENDAR WITH THESE REGULAR MEMBERS: A 2 Z Metalworker 602.412.7696 5/12 Combined Membership, Marketing & Program

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5/17 Board of Directors Meeting Meeting 11:30-1:00 at Foresight11:30-1:00 Technologies,at Micro-Tronics, 1301 W. Geneva,2905 TempeS. Potter, Tempe, 85282

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6/09 Combined Membership, Marketing & Program tristardesign@cox.net bwright@proaxis.com 5/12 Combined Membership, Marketing & Program 6/09 Combined Membership, Marketing & Program Consolidated Resources 623.931.5009 Meeting Foresight Technologies, Meeting 11:30-1:00 at Foresight Technologies, Meeting11:30-1:00 11:30-1:00 at at Foresight Technologies, www.tristardesign.net www.wrightprototype.com 1301 Tempe 1301W. W.Geneva, Geneva, Tempe Creative Promotions 1301 W. Geneva, 480.839.9511 Tempe MAY 6/21 BoardofofDirectors Directors Meeting 11:30-1:00 at 6/21 Board Meeting 11:30-1:00 at 5/17 Board of Directors Meeting 11:30-1:00 at D D i - Solidworks 602.241.0900 Micro-Tronics, 2905 S. Potter, Tempe, 85282 2905 S. Potter, Tempe, 85282 Safety Meeting (General Safety Micro-Tronics, Standards) 11:30 Micro-Tronics, 29055/11 S. Potter, Tempe, 85282 D&R Machinery 480.775.6462 General Dinner Meeting 5:00-8:00pm at Phoenix at Phoenix Heat Treat, 24506/29 W. Mohave, Phoenix Meeting 5/25 General Dinner Meeting 5:00-8:00pm at Phoenix 6/29 General AirportDinner Hilton, 2435 S. 47th5:00-8:00pm Street, Phoenix at Phoenix EMJ Metals 602.272.0461 Airport Hilton, 2435 S. 47th Street, Phoenix 5/12 Combined Membership, Marketing & Program Airport Hilton, 2435 S. 47th Street, Phoenix

MANY THANKS TO OUR 2012 ATMA VALUED SPONSORS: Board of Directors Meeting 11:30-1:00 at

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GREAT STRATEGY...POOR EXECUTION continued from page 13

If your organization wants to turn your strategy into reality, you need to conduct weekly meetings that integrate the goals of your strategic plan. 3. M E E T R E G U L A R LY There’s a fine balance between meeting too much and not enough. Finding that balance is critical to conducting effective meetings. Distractions hit us from every direction. It is easy to procrastinate if we know there is a long lag before you reach your deadline. When properly structured, meetings create interim checkpoints that encourage progress on initiatives. These check points create rolling deadlines that keep the team moving forward. 4. E XP E C T E XC E L L E N C E Peer pressure is often viewed as a danger zone for teenagers as they find their path in the world. People want to belong, they want to contribute and they want their contributions to be valued. Success attracts good people. A well functioning team creates high expectations for team members. This positive peer pressure is a strong motivator for each individual team member. No one wants to let down the high functioning team. As a result, each team member will perform at a high level to maintain their standing with the team. Meeting for the sake of meeting just doesn’t work. A well executed meeting will result in positive results. If you are struggling as an organization to get things done, put renewed focus on conducting effective meetings and building positive team dynamics as a result.

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MEMBER LISTINGS

SAN DIEGO CHAPTER 2012 BOARD OF DIRECTORS President TONY MARTINDALE Martindale Manufacturing Vice President and Treasurer HEATHER RUSSELL K-Tech Machine Secretary SEAN TILLET Alphatec Spine Membership MIKE BROWN Computer Integrated Machining Past President MELINDA COLDWELL Cornerstone Machining, Inc.

BOARD MEMBERS Education Board Member John Riego de Dios Construction Tech Academy Member at Large Cliff Manzke Manzke Machine, Inc.

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858.486.9050

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Peter Neville

B&H Tool Company Inc.

800.272.8878

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619.448.0787

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619.596.9246

Melinda Coldwell

Cornerstone Machining, Inc.

760.727.5228

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Diversified Tool & Die

760.598.9100

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512.355.1360

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Glenn Van Noy

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858.279.2557

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602.758.6912

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Selway Machine Tool Company

888.735.9290

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President’s Letter NTMA - NORTH TEXAS CHAPTER

NEW SEASON, NEW GROWTH SPRING IS HERE IN NORTH TEXAS and the beautiful weather and new growth around us is invigorating. Such is the case for our member companies as well. The second quarter of 2012 is off to a great start as we see our careful planning and goal setting from the beginning of the year start to pay off in increased production, new hires, equipment sales and new business. WE ARE BEGINNING TO SEE INCREASED ORDERS FROM COMPANIES WHO HAVE DONE BUSINESS WITH OUR MEMBERS IN THE PAST. During the recession, many energy and aerospace companies halted new orders and relied on their inventory. Now as the economy improves and their inventories are depleted, we are experiencing a positive increase towards pre-recession production levels. Our North Texas Chapter is experiencing growth as well. In January, we welcomed Dave Tilstone, NTMA President, and Grady Cope, outgoing NTMA Chairman to our January General Meeting at Manda Machine Company. They congratulated our chapter for our membership growth and talked about the increased activity in our region. In February, John Duca with the Dallas Federal Reserve was our guest speaker for our general meeting at Ellison Technologies. Through his insightful presentation, we learned how the problems in the housing industry brought on the recession and how the strength of the manufacturing industry is leading the nation’s economic recovery. As this issue comes to print, we will be gathering for our 2012 NTMA MFG National Conference, March 7-11th in Orlando, Florida. This is a great opportunity for networking with NTMA member companies, vendors and suppliers and other manufacturing organizations. The conference offers speakers and round table forums for members to gather the most current industry trends, while also providing chapters with valuable tools to improve their organization at the local level. If you missed the MFG Conference, there is still an opportunities to “spring” into action at the NTMA-PMA Legislative Conference, May 8-9 in Washington, D.C. I hope to see you there! TODD ELLARD President, NTMA - North Texas Chapter

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NORTH TEXAS CHAPTER 2012 BOARD OF DIRECTORS President TODD ELLARD Manda Machine Company Vice President JEFF SPENCER Clay Precision Treasurer BARRON SMITH R.W. Smith Company Chapter Executive LISA ELLARD Trustee WAYNE APPLEGATE Applegate EDM

BOARD MEMBERS Mike Berdan BE Technologies Frank Burch Southern Machine Works Bill Walter Ellison Technologies Micah Embrey CNC Precision/Shamrock-Bolt Don Halsey Halsey Manufacturing Ray Jones MWI, Inc. Pat McCurley Midlothian Insurance Karla Chandler Education Liason

“The Power of Connections” NTMA - North Texas Chapter ntc.ntma@gmail.com phone: 214.536.4970 P.O. Box 541236 Dallas, TX 75354-1236 ntmanorthtexas.org

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MEMBER LISTINGS REGULAR MEMBERS

ASSOCIATE MEMBERS

Vincente Chan

Aeroweld Technologies, Inc.

972.247.1189

Larry Ellison

AJR Metalworks, Inc.

214.352.3766

Wade Whistler

A.C.T. Precision Sheet Metal, Inc.

214.678.9114

Tommy Thompson

Bodic Industries

972.840.1015

Wayne Applegate

Applegate EDM, Inc.

972.488.8997

Lewis Lance

Bodycote Heat Treat

817.265.5878

Tony Woodall

AST Waterjet

972.554.0383

Rick Blair

Brook Anco Corporation

585.475.9570

Steve Ingersoll

Bailey Tool & Manufacturing

972.974.8892

Craig van Hamersveld

Campat Machine Tool, Inc.

972.424.4095

Michael Berdan

BE-Technologies, Ltd.

972.242.1853

Claudia Pautz

Castle Metals

972.339.5000

Christi Cameron

Cameron Machine Shop, Inc.

972.235.8876

Chris Simms

Champion Cutting Tool

516.536.8200

Jeff R. Spencer

Clay Precision, Ltd.

903.891.9022

Frank Vance

Frank J Vance

972.255.3925

Gary Embrey

CNC Precision Manufacturing, Inc.

972.241.3931

Norm Williamson

H & O Die Supply, Inc.

214.630.6660

Joseph Lodor

Commerce Grinding Company, Inc.

214.651.1977

Mike Johns

Haas Factory Outlet

972.231.2802

Robert McNamara

Davis Machine & Manufacturing

817.261.7362

Stephen Draper

Hartwig, Inc. -- Texas

972.790.8200

Charles Gilbert

DNS Tool Cutter Grinding, LLC

972.241.5271

Matt Curtis

Hillary Machinery, Inc.

972.578.1515

Dena Kupiec

Elijah Tooling, Inc,

940.591.1340

Rod Zimmerman

Iscar Metals, Inc.

817.258.3200

David Ellis

Ellis Tool & Machine, Inc.

903.546.6540

Randy Joyce

Joyce Engraving Company, Inc.

214.638.1262

Rudy D. Kobus

Expert Tool & Machine, Inc.

972.241.5353

Curtis Dahmen

Kaeser Compressors, Inc.

972.245.9611

Monte Titus

F& R Machine & Repair, Inc.

214.631.4946

Mark S. Holly

Machinists Tools & Supplies

214.631.9390

Gary Fore

Fore Machine Company, Inc.

817.834.6251

Leland McDowell

McDowell Machinery & Supply Co.

214.353.0410

Mike Lee

Fort Worth Centerless Grinding, Inc.

817.293.6787

Pat McCurley

Midlothian Insurance Agency

972.723.5171

Larry Borowski

Greenslade and Company, Inc.

817.870.8888

Nicki Smith

MSC Industrial Supply

817.590.2637

Oscar Guzman

Guzman Manufacturing

972.475.3003

Ray Jones

MWI Inc. / Southwest Division

972.247.3083

David L. Hodgdon

H. H. Mercer, Inc.

972.289.1911

Mike Chadick

North Texas Precision Instrument

817.589.0011

Don Halsey, Jr.

Halsey Engineering & Mfg., Inc.

940.566.3306

Reed Hunt

Reed Hunt Services, Inc.

817.261.4432

Cory Trosper

K & D Tool & Die, Inc.

972.463.4534

Scott Devanna

SB Specialty metals

800.365.1168

Keith Hutchinson

Lancaster Machine Shop

972.227.2868

Bob Severance

Severance Brothers

972.660.7000

Scott Cody

LSC Precision, Inc.

940.482.9700

Alan VanHoozer

Top Tooling of Dallas, Inc.

972.278.8300

Sammy Maddox

Maddox Metal Works, Inc.

214.333.2311

Glenn Wise

Wise Machinery, LLC

817.905.9473

Todd Ellard

Manda Machine Company, Inc.

214.352.5946

David Evans

Manek Equipment, Inc.

903.439.6414

Rodie Woodard

Maximum Industries, Inc.

972.501.9990

Woodrow W. Thompson

Metal Detail, Inc.

214.330.7757

Allen Meyer

Meyer Enterprises

972.353.9791

Eddie Steiner, Jr.

O E M Industries, Inc.

214.330.7271

Morris Padgett

Padgett Machine Tools, Inc.

254.865.9772

Troy Paulus

Paulus Precision Machine, Inc.

940.566.5600

Joe O’Dell

Plano Machine & Instrument, Inc.

940.665.2814

Matt Harrell

Quickturn Technology, Inc.

469.643.5010

Barron Smith

R. W. Smith Company, Inc.

214.748.1699

Mike Embrey

Red Rock Industries

940.665.0281

Frank Burch

Southern Machine Works

580.255.6525

John Anselmi

Sunbelt Plastics Inc.

972.335.4100

Marshall B. Taylor

T & K Machine, Inc.

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INSIGHT AND UNDERSTANDING

A“Good”Jobs Report by JEFF THREDGOLD, CSP

After three years of essentially lousy employment reports, the January 2012 report was simply better. Job growth exceeded expectations…it occurred in almost every employment classification…hours worked in various sectors rose…and the unemployment rate ticked down for the fifth month in a row. The U.S. economy added an estimated 243,000 net new jobs during January. In addition, previously estimated job gains of the two prior months were revised higher by 60,000 jobs. The nation’s unemployment rate declined again to 8.3% in January — the lowest in nearly three years — from 8.5% in December.

One measure of employment relative to the population remains worrisome, and distorts the unemployment rate. The closelywatched labor force participation rate, those of working age in the economy who are holding a job, declined to 63.7% in January, the lowest since May 1983, a period of 29 years!

The current 8.3% jobless rate compares to the 9.1% rate of one year ago, the 9.7% rate of January 2010, and the 7.8% rate during January 2009.

One could make the case that if another three million people left the labor force, the reported unemployment rate could drop to the mid-6% range. But is that a good thing?

Please note that the consensus forecast of economists was for a rise of roughly 135,000 net new jobs in January, with the unemployment rate staying at 8.5% or moving higher to 8.6%…just shows you what we know…(ouch)

…hardly

TRIVIA The estimated number of unemployed people (those actively seeking jobs within the past 30 days but unable to find one) declined sharply to 12,758,000 in January versus 13,097,000 in December. Of the total, 5.5 million have been without a job for six months or more. The “underemployment” rate, that which counts the formally unemployed, those working part-time who would prefer to work fulltime, and those not seeking work but who would accept a job if offered, dipped to 15.1% in January versus 15.2% the prior month. The annual benchmark revision to employment totals of the past 21 months noted that the U.S. economy added 1.82 million net new jobs in 2011, versus the initial estimate of 1.64 million jobs.

IN SUMMARY Can one argue that the bigger government policies of the Administration are finally working, as evidenced by the drop in the unemployment rate in recent months?…not exactly I would suggest that the issues of pent-up demand for new automobiles, some new home construction activity, and limits to productivity gains in many sectors played a role in the recent job improvement. The economy is growing at a modest pace, which traditionally means greater demand for workers. One measure of advertised available jobs moved to a near three-year high in December. (www.time.com) I would also argue that while the Administration and the Congress have yet to approach budget deficit containment in any meaningful way, the option of even larger increases in government spending as favored by many in Washington, is off the table. That is a good first step.

STILL... While the January data was clearly better than we have seen for some time, a reality check is necessary. This nation still has 5.6 million fewer workers than it did four years ago. In addition, we started 2012 with fewer people employed than in January 2001…zero job growth over the past 11 years. (The New York Times)

Finally, two other items come into play. We have heard for two solid years now that Europe was about to implode financially. It is still there, if still shaky. The other issue is that numerous dire forecasts of imminent U.S. recession last summer as the economy was weak (never our view) also fell by the wayside.

The unemployment rate falls at times because of solid job gains, as in January. Other times it can decline as hundreds of thousands of discouraged people leave the labor market and are no longer counted as unemployed.

JEFF THREDGOLD, CSP and Economic Futurist, is author of the Tea Leaf, a free weekly economic and financial newsletter, now in its 37th year. He can be reached at 888-THREDGOLD.

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