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President’s Letter

NORTH TEXAS CHAPTER

NTMA - NORTH TEXAS CHAPTER

A CLIMATE FOR CHANGE

NTMA PRECISION 2011 BOARD OF DIRECTORS

AS THE FALL SEASON APPROACHES, we are thankful in North Texas to get past the record breaking summer heat. Although economic times are uncertain, our membership has remained steady and our member companies are maintaining consistent workflow. The North Texas Chapter continues to service our members through active participation with local colleges such as Richland College to offer continuing education classes for member companies, curriculum advice for our future workforce and scholarships for prospective employees. The need for trained personnel is always a challenge in our industry and we strive to assist our educational partners with training and supplying the next generation of machinists. With the political climate unsure, we maintain a close relationship with those who understand the needs of our industry and can be an advocate for manufacturing in our state and in Washington. In March, Manda Machine Company hosted a press conference for Texas Governer Rick Perry to speak about the outlook for small businesses in Texas and the impact of regulations in manufacturing. In August, Congressman Pete Sessions spoke again for our general meeting at Applegate EDM to provide us with a legislative update from Washington and discuss the implications of the debt crisis. The North Texas Chapter is not all business, however. In July, we had a great time at the Ballpark in Arlington with food, drinks and a Ranger baseball game. Also, our Annual Golf Tournament in September is always a well-attended event and a great chance to spend some casual time with friends and fellow members. We hope to see many of our members attend the Fall Conference at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, CO on October 13-16, 2011 and we look forward to networking and learning from fellow manufacturers from around the country. Todd Ellard President, NTMA - North Texas Chapter

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

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