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October 2012 - Volume 6; Issue 10

Hunt for New Business

at the TDMAW 2012 Expo Tuesday, November 13, 2012 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. Silver Spring Golf & Banquet Center

In this issue... Legislative Update: Celebrate Manufacturing Understanding The New Used-Oil Compliance Procedures Building a “Loss-Side” Culture – Federated Insurance Tool Steel Technical Training 75th Anniversary Dinner


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President’s Letter

5 years as an association. . . WOW! This impressive milestone for the TDMAW really came to life on October 3rd at the Brookfield Sheraton. The 2012-2013 Member Program began on an all-time high. Ken Mahuta opened this special meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance. Eighteen proud and special past Presidents of our Association were in attendance and given a warm and well deserved introduction by fellow past President, Jim Persik. These special (18) men and women, plus the (41) past Presidents who could not attend or who have passed away, definitely deserve a heartfelt “thank you” or at least a grateful thought. Doug Brockelman of Stanek Tool gave a very moving and informative tribute about the Stanek family. After a very fine meal, John Steinmiller (VP of Business Operations) and John Hammond (General Manager) provided the (50+) attendees a comprehensive program that highlighted Milwaukee Bucks history, community involvement, business challenges, the Bradley Center/possible new arena and a 2012/2013 NBA update/evaluation. The real star of the evening was retired past President, Lloyd Hansen (Ultra Tool & Die Co.) who traveled all the way from Arizona with his wife to be part of this celebration. Lloyd gave a very emotional and inspirational speech that covered his military service, subsequent career in manufacturing, the TDWAW, Ultra Tool and most importantly his family. I was honored to present Lloyd with a metal chalice, machined by MATC students, that was intended for the furthest traveling past President, but ultimately was a well earned thank you gift from all in attendance for a truly special 75th Anniversary message. On September 26th, I was honored to be a guest “Employer” speaker as part of Workforce Development Month event that

featured Lieutenant Governor Rebecca Kleefisch. It was the official launch of the TIME Program (Training Individuals for Manufacturing Employment), a $4.9 million on-the-job training program. This 4-year grant will run through November 2015 and provide on-the-job training for 560 participants. October is Manufacturing Month in Wisconsin. Thanks to the Biz Times and its sponsors, Busch Precision was honored to host the 2012 Manufacturing Summit on October 4th. The panelists included TDMAW member Jeffrey Clark (President/CEO of Waukesha Metal Products), Mike Erwin (President of Tailored Label Products), Rich Meeusen (Chairman, President & CEO of Badger Meter, Inc.), Bryan Mullett (President of Bradley Corp.), and Judie Taylor (President of DUECO, Inc.). There were more than 200 attendees. They discussed why innovation matters in the global marketplace. They shared thoughts on technologies, acquisitions, international trade, education, taxes and various legislation issues. It was great to see several TDMAW members at this event. A personal heartfelt “thank you” to the many TDMAW members who attended the Busch Precision 105th Anniversary Celebration on October 10th. Those who arrived in the morning were treated to a speech by former Wisconsin Governor/current U.S. Senate Candidate Tommy Thomson. Speaking of candidates, mark your calendar for November 6th. We need all TDMAW members and their associates to get out a vote for “Manufacturing Friendly Candidates”. One week later, November 13th, plan on improving your business by attending the Group Buying Partner Expo at Silver Spring Golf & Banquet Center as an exhibitor and/or shopper from our top flight partners, sponsors and exhibiting member companies. Michael A. Mallwitz - President

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Thank You to Our RED, WHITE & BLUE Sponsors!

2012-2013 EVENTS

For Members Only Tuesday, November 13, 2012 Group Buying Partner Expo 5:00 – 8:30pm Silver Spring Golf & Banquent Center

Friday, January 11, 2013 Post Holiday Party

Hilton Garden Inn Park Place, Save the Date!

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Member Breakfast Meeting

Affordable Care Act presentation by Federated Insurance For more information, go to http://www.tdmaw.org/calendar.html. If you have any questions, please contact the TDMAW headquarters at 262-532-2440 or toolmaker@TDMAW.org

New RFQ Capability Submitting an RFQ to Busch Precision has never been so easy! When time is of the essence and convenience makes all the difference, submitting your RFQ is as simple as 1 – 2 – 3. 1. Visit www.BuschPrecision.com 2. Click on “Request a Quote”. 3. Complete and submit your RFQ.

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Busch Precision celebrates 105th anniversary: This October marks the 105th anniversary of Busch Precision. In honor of the occasion, Mike Mallwitz and his staff at Busch welcomed hundreds of visitors and offered tours of the facility for those who took advantage of the opportunity. Former Governor of Wisconsin, Tommy Thompson, stopped by to add his congratulations to Mike and relatives of Julius Busch, the founder of the company. Thompson noted that it is truly remarkable for any business to survive and prosper for 105 years in such a competitive industry. 3


For Members Only Owners of member companies are invited to attend every meeting. Can’t make it? Designate a representative from your company’s management team to attend in your place. Simply email toolmaker@TDMAW.org and tell us. Give us their email address and we will add your representative to our mail address. –Grow through networking.

The Bureau of Apprenticeship Standards is starting a new entry level apprenticeship. It is called Industrial Manufacturing Technician, and it is 3000 hours with 2 semesters of related schooling. It is covered by the SAGE grant for books and tuition. BAS has kicked off the program and is ready to go! If you believe you are interested in participating, or would like to discuss the program further, please contact: Owen Smith, in Madison, 608-266-2491

Workforce Development will be holding a job fair in Waukesha County on October 30, 2012.

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The fair will be well advertised, and you are invited to hold a booth. For additional information visit www.tdmaw.org/NewsAlert.

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You’re invited to participate in the MATC, Downtown

Milwaukee Campus, Open House on Saturday, November 3, 2012, 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.

A special offer from the Milwaukee Bucks for TDMAW Members, Sponsors and Partners! Come to the Saturday, December 1st Bucks vs. Celtics game at 7:30 p.m. and receive special pricing. Buy an individual ticket, or hold a company outing for your employees! For additional information visit www. tdmaw.org/NewsAlert.”

2013 Winter Retreat Take off for Iberostar Cozumel for one week starting Saturday, March 30, 2013. There is an early booking savings until September 30th. Options available – contact Michael for pricing, Michael@sendusaway. com. If you have any questions, call Kelly Clark at RC Tool, 262.820.3722, kelly@rctool@bizwi.rr.com. Participation is not limited to TDMAW members. Don’t miss the next BotsIQ competition, scheduled for Saturday, November 10th, at 9:00 a.m. The competition will be held at Moraine Park Technical College in West Bend. BotsIQ teams are made up of high school students who have designed and manufactured their own robots to compete. The competitions are exciting to watch, and the BotsIQ program is a great way to get students interested and involved in manufacturing.

Edward L. Simeth Scholarship Award applications are currently being accepted, with a submission deadline of January 15, 2013. This scholarship awards up to $500 per semester for students enrolled in a Machine tool Operations Program or Tool & Die program at any accredited Wisconsin technical college. For an application visit http://www.tdmaw.org/trainScholarships.html. If you have any questions contact the TDMAW Headquarters at toolmaker@tdmaw.org.

TDMAW and BotsIQ participated in MATC’s Heavy Metal Tour and Manufacturing Crawl, on Saturday, October 6th. This event was open to high school and middle school students, and promoted manufacturing as a career. Students were able to tour labs and classrooms, see manufacturing equipment in action and talk with representatives from many area manufacturing companies. TDMAW donated $100 towards a MATC manufacturing scholarship that was given away at the event. The scholarship was awarded to: Edward Thompson of Bradley Tech High School.

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ver the last month it came to my attention that a new customer did not have control of their Internet domain name. As it turns out, the previous computer support company changed the ‘Registrant’ of the domain name, the person controlling the domain. This effectively locked the customer out of their own Internet presence thus preventing them from doing business. Not good… Make sure your company is the registrant of your Internet domain name. Why is that important? Reference www.Wikipedia.com “A domain name is an identification string that defines a realm of administrative autonomy, authority, or control on the Internet. Domain names are formed by the rules and procedures of the Domain Name System (DNS).” “The right to use a domain name is delegated by domain name registrars, which are accredited by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the organization charged with overseeing the name and number systems of the Internet. In addition to ICANN, each top-level domain (TLD) is maintained and serviced technically by an administrative organization operating a registry. A registry is responsible for maintaining the database of names registered within the TLD it administers. The registry receives registration information from each domain name registrar authorized to assign names in the corresponding TLD and publishes the information using a special service, the whois protocol.” The Registrant of the domain name has ultimate control of that domain. At Swick, we insist that our customer’s current name and address be listed as the registrant. If you check your domain name and are not listed, be sure to check with your IT support company to see why.

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Celebrate Manufacturing ctober Means Manufacturing Month:

A number of our members are opening their doors during October to legislators, candidates for public office, the media, customers, and the public to show what manufacturing in Wisconsin is all about. They are part of a statewide effort to Chet Gerlach promote our industry and encourage young people to consider a career in manufacturing. We thank members supporting this initiative and encourage all our members to begin thinking about how they can participate in 2013. If I missed your event, please send me an email so I can give you credit in next month’s newsletter.

Pictured left to right: Dorothy Walker of MATC, Rep. Elect Mandela Barnes, Dean Kalisnig, Senator Lena Taylor, Steve Latus and Chet Gerlach

Journeymen Tool and Technologies Tour: Many thanks to Steve Latus and Dean Kalisnig for hosting a tour of Journeymen Tool and Technologies for Senator Lena Taylor, Representative Elect Mandela Barnes, and Dorothy Walker, Director of Manufacturing at the Milwaukee Area Technical College. After the tour we had a lively discussion about what the state of Wisconsin could do to help educate qualified workers for the manufacturing industry. In addition we also focused on how to bring qualified employees and employers together. Thanks to Senator Taylor, Mandela Barnes, and Dorothy Walker for taking the time to meet with us. Waukesha Metal Products hosted

an open house for students, educators and others interested in manufacturing career opportunities on October 5, National Manufacturing Day. The open house was attended by students and teachers from North Lake Middle School and Sussex Hamilton High School. In addition Secretary of Workforce Development, Reggie Newson, and the CEO of WMEP, Buckley Brinkman, also stopped by to show their support. Many thanks to Jeff Clark and the folks at Waukesha Metals for reaching out to our young people.

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Understanding The New Used-Oil Compliance Procedures Submitted by: Industrial Fluid Solutions, Blue Level Sponsor

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new compliance procedure initiated by the Wisconsin DNR is being put into the normal waste disposal process for better tracking of chlorinated halogen levels in waste water starting in 2012. Since most machine shop owners have one major source for used oily waste, i.e. machine tool coolant sumps and oil reservoirs, this procedure should be easy to work into your normal best practices for managing fluid waste.

To understand the used oil regulations, it is important to first understand the definition of used oil found in 40CFR Part 279.1. Used oil means any oil that has been refined from crude oil, or any synthetic oil, that has been used and as a result of the use is contaminated by physical or chemical impurities. This means that wastes like oily water and machining coolants containing any oil meeting the definition of used oil, and regardless of their water content, are used oil wastes.

What is the new procedure?

This procedure reflects and tracks the requirements of the used oil regulations and, particularly, the Rebuttable Presumption of Used Oil (40 CFR 279.53). In effect, any waste water that tests greater than 1000 ppm for chlorinated halogens is considered hazardous because the high chlorine levels were assumed to come from chlorinated solvents, a prohibited substance. The “rebuttable assumption” allows generators to show the high chlorine levels came from chlorinated paraffins (an extreme pressure additive in coolants and oils), not solvents. Chlorinated paraffins are, per se, not prohibited.

Why was it developed?

The EPA developed the Rebuttable Presumption for Used Oil (40 CFR 279.53); a procedure that requires all used oil generators to prove that their used oil is not a hazardous waste. To prove that used oil is not a hazardous waste, The Rebuttable Presumption requires a generator to: 1.  Demonstrate that the used oil is <1000ppm in total halogens, in which case the used oil is presumed to be non-hazardous or 2.  Demonstrate that used oil containing >1000ppm total halogens is non-hazardous by testing the used oil for the presence of halogenated solvents. EPA allows the generator to demonstrate proof by having the used oil tested by a certified lab.

What it means for machine shops in Wisconsin

Central Waste Treatment facilities (CWT) will not accept any waste water that has a chlorinated halogen level greater than 1000 ppm. So a test will be done at the waste water treatment facility by using a chlorine test kit. If the initial test result is a level greater than 1000 ppm of chlorinated halogens, additional testing will be required. Testing for chlorinated halogens in waste water will begin in the fourth quarter of 2012. In summary, the best practices utilized to dispose of used oily waste water from machine sumps and mop buckets will remain the same. The only difference will be that starting in November of 2012, CWTs and all waste haulers in compliance with the new procedure, will request a sample of your waste to run a chlorine test for chlorinated halogens prior to pick up. This is an annual test only, if the result is in compliance. If not in compliance, additional testing will be required and a disposal process will be determined from there. For most machine shops the sources of chlorinated halogens are in the coolants and machine oils in levels that are compliant. If you think you might have chlorinated solvents at your location, please contact the DNR for proper disposal procedure.

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Focus on Federated

Building a “Loss-Side” Culture

Submitted by Federated Insurance, TDMAW Red Level Sponsor and Partner

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ver the last few years, Federated’s risk management initiatives have evolved into a “loss-side culture”—a belief shared with successful business owners that risk management practices can help strengthen a company at the core. Incorporating safety throughout all operations helps prevent unnecessary losses and preserve profits. It improves efficiency, boosts employee morale, and bolsters the company’s reputation in the community. Employees are more likely to appreciate their roles and contribute more to the company’s success. And, customers feel more comfortable doing business with a company that cares about their wellbeing before and after the sale.

Federated has found that the greatest opportunity to help our clients control loss costs and thereby save profits, is to address the frequency and severity of losses. Any type of loss adds expense for a business. Besides the costs of increased insurance premiums and deductibles, hidden costs associated with lost production, replacing or retraining employees, and losing customers can eat away profits. Over time, if income received from sales can’t keep up with these loss costs, the choice is either to raise prices or do nothing—in which case the difference must come from savings or profits or employee benefits. These choices affect your long-term ability to compete with other businesses. You may not be able to provide the best customer service, offer new products, or expand in your marketplace. In essence, loss costs limit your ability to gain new customers and retain profitable business. Finally, they reduce the resources available for salaries and employee benefit programs.

How can you establish a loss-side culture? A loss-side culture must be a shared commitment by management and employees at all levels to prevent losses and retain profits. These practices can help you establish a lossside culture: • Monitor existing trends in your loss experience. • Pay attention to new and emerging loss experience that threatens profitability or survival of your business. • Consult with your industry peers and your trade associations to identify, understand, and help solve your industry’s loss issues. • Take advantage of risk management programs offered by Federated, your trade association, or industry resources to help you prevent losses. Remember, when an accident happens it involves real people—your employees or customers and their families—as well as you and your family. All too often, accidents diminish the quality of life we take for granted. Accidents drain the bottom line profits of a business through direct and hidden costs. Federated can help you establish a loss-side culture and provide quality resources that will help your business thrive and protect the people who are most important to you. 8 www.TDMAW.org


Tool Steel Technical Training Submitted by: Gary Maddock, Technical Manager, Zapp Tooling Alloys, Inc., Premier Advertiser

SERIES I: Introducing the Concept of Tool Steel Microstructure

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basic tenant of metallurgy is that the properties of a metal are a function of its microstructure. Consequently, further understanding of tool steel requires an appreciation for the type of microstructure offered by each grade. This may seem a bit abstract to some, but is not difficult even from a layman’s point of view. Microstructure tells a more complete story in that it reflects not only the composition of the grade, but also the way the ma terial was manufactured and the thermal history of the article in question. The constituents of tool steel microstructure primarily involve alloy carbide in a hardened martensitic matrix. The type, size, and distribution of the carbides largely determine the wear and toughness characteristics of each particular grade. This attributes are tied to the method for melting the alloy, as well as, the amount of hot working involved in the production process. Conventional melt processes utilize ingot casting of materials which leads to non-uniform structures. As cost pressures continue, mill producers have introduced larger ingots into the process to reduce overall costs which can be detrimental to the tool steel structure. Particle metallurgy (PM) melt practices involved the atomization of metals which leads to uniform carbide distribution and structure. Differences can be readily seen when examining cold work grades such as Z-Wear PM and conventionally produced D2 (figure 1). While both grades can offer similar wear performance,

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the large, banded carbides of the D2 result in potential for cracking and a greater tendency to chip in finished tools. The Z-Wear PM is produced by particle metallurgy methods which result in a microstructure with fine uniformly distributed chrome and vanadium carbide. This provides better toughness and higher hardness capability which together facilitate more versatile and consistent tool performance. Within the Zapp Tooling Alloys series of PM alloys, grades are differentiated by the type and volume of carbide that is present in the heat treated microstructure. The Z-Wear PM offers the highest toughness and impact strength while maintaining good wear performance at a typical working hardness in the range of RC 58-62. The Z-M4 PM high speed steel offers increased wear resistance and attainable hardness (up to RC 64-66) while maintaining an intermediate level toughness. The Z-A11 PM has a high volume of vanadium carbide which offers exceptional wear and abrasion resistance (at RC 58&-62) while toughness will be somewhat less by comparison with the other 2 grades (figure 2). The difference in the microstructures of these grades allows them to cover a broad range of application requirements. Depending on factors such as type of part material, stock thickness, die design, desired tool life, etc. it should be possible to find a grade which fits the bill. The uniform microstructure of the PM grades can provide significant benefits in regard to predictable and consistent tool performance.

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75th Anniversary Celebration Happy 75th Anniversary Tool, Die & Machining Association of Wisconsin. Thank you to all who attended our commemorative event on October 3rd.

TDMAW Past Presidents front row L-R: Jim Holtermann, Al Weiss, Lloyd Hansen, Spencer Hintz, Harvey Tomasini, Charlie GGieringer, Bill Jones. Back row L-R: Mike Mallwitz, John Puhl, Doug Brockelman, Fritz Reich, Brett Reich, Gregory Krieger, Jim Persik, Greg Grambow, Lynn Mahuta, Ken Mahuta, Jerry Heckel, Jerry Persik

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Mike Mallwitz presented Lloyd Hansen with a special gift for traveling from Nevada.

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The State of Apprenticeship (Part Three) Submitted by: Ken Heins, KLH Industries , Inc., TDMAW Member and Group Buying Partner (The comments made in this series are my opinion and interpretation only, of a historical path as to how metalworking apprenticeships have changed in WI since my involvement as an employer)

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ong before my opportunity on the State Machine Tool Apprenticeship Advisory Committee (SMTAAC), I participated on Moraine Park Technical College’s (MPTC) Tool & Die Advisory Committee. This was always an interesting challenge, since as a technical college program advisor you wear many different hats. Apprenticeship is not their primary product. They would much rather sell one or two year certificate programs. Being on both advisory committees kept me in tune with the challenges each one was facing. With enrollment down, the media telling the public about companies that were expanding globally and per the experts, we were now a financial service economy; there were many painful meetings where tough decisions had to be made. As most of you know, it is much more fun to talk about growth than contraction. The truth was that manufacturing was not dead; training needs were only on a temporary hold. The big question of the time: How were we going to expose the media’s lies?

It helped that through the mid 2000’s some businesses started to embrace lean manufacturing concepts, along with some private organizations and colleges that still found value in an American labor force. We were seeing a change in how we embraced processes, and began changing our attitudes toward lean manufacturing concepts. MSOE began hosting classes on lean manufacturing and introduced lean concepts into their curriculum, as key elements to an engineer’s successful career. In 2006 the SMTAAC began conversations about a new approach to apprenticeship (I wish I could remember who mentioned it first), that would allow apprentices to be rewarded for their accomplishments. It was during this discussion that a light went off in my head as to the need to explore this concept further (sounded like a fast track education to me). At the end of the meeting, we agreed to have a joint meeting with the WTCS and NIMS representatives at the next Milwaukee Machine Tool Show, Sept. 2007. Over the following three years we continued discussing and beating this NIMS concept into the ground. First the WTCS looked it over and said, “Great, we teach to a higher level anyway and besides, we don’t find anything wrong with the concept”. In 2008 and 2009 we were hit with another recession. A large number of SMTAAC members experienced turnover during this time. Each time we met, there were new members, and the committee continued to reintroduce the NIMS concept to every new member. At the first opportunity of having the same group twice, the committee said, “Let’s either embrace the NIMS concept or put it on the shelf forever”. Of course by this time my confidence was much stronger, and I persuaded some members that the NIMS concept was good for apprenticeship and good for Wisconsin. It also helped that Wisconsin needed to realign its laws to the Federal Apprenticeship System, and Karen Morgan (Director of the Bureau of Apprenticeship Standards, for the state of Wisconsin) needed to introduce competency training as an option. Karen was smart in that she kept the door open in Wisconsin for all three forms of apprenticeship training: time based, competency and hy-bred (a combination of competency and time based). The doors were open and NIMS was starting to be discussed more at meetings, both at the SMTAAC and the WTCS. The year of 2011 was dedicated to celebrating 100 years of apprenticeship in Wisconsin. “To Be Continued” Respectfully Submitted,

Ken

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Group Buying Partners Directory & Benefits Summary

Recycling & Waste Disposal

Cutting Tools Ronald Abts – (262) 896-0883

Jensen Environmental Management, Inc. – Muskego

Discounted rates to members (approx 15%). Rebates TDMAW for member purchases. Payment terms: 30 days.

Rebates TDMAW for member purchases.

Midwest Cutting Tool, Inc. – Waukesha

David Jensen – (414) 422-9169

EDM Services K L H Industries, Inc. – Germantown Ken Heins – (262) 253-4990

Extremely competitive; priced job by job. Promised deliver dates are always met. Rebates TDMAW for member purchases. Payment terms: 45 days.

Steel Supplier Alro Specialty Metals – Wauwatosa Inside Sales – (800) 365-4140

Payment terms: 1/2% 10 days; net 30. Rebates TDMAW for member purchases.

Heat Treating Therm-Tech of Waukesha, Inc.

Supplies / Full Line

Mary (Beth) Springer – (262) 549-1878

Sussex Tool & Supply - Sussex

Payment Terms: 45 days; Very Attractive Pricing & Rapid Turnaround. Rebates TDMAW for member purchases.

Discounted member rates. Rebates TDMAW for member purchases.

Insurance – P&C, Health & Workers Comp

(262) 251-4020

MSC/J&L Metalworking - Pewaukee (262) 703-4000

Discounted member rates. Rebates TDMAW for member purchases.

Federated Insurance

Contact TDMAW for the agent in your area. – (262) 532-2440 or visit www.federatedinsurance.com Favorable rates. Participation in the Federated program greatly benefits TDMAW through the Safety Promotional Allowance agreement between Federated and the TDMAW.

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Supplies / General E.L. Simeth – Milwaukee

Steve Simeth – (414) 771-9270 Competitive pricing. Members get 2% discount - 30 days; 1% discount 45 days. Rebates go to TDMAW Scholarship Fund.

Visionworks – All locations To customize a vision plan for your company, contact Dolcie McDonald of Visionworks at (210) 524-6663.

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Community Directory BotsIQ Wisconsin

Second Chance Partners for Education

Bureau of Apprenticeship Standards

SkillsUSA

Robotics Education Program Erin Gudeyon, WI Education Innovations, N25 W23131 Paul Road, #100, Pewaukee, WI 53072 (262) 391-1028 botsiq.wi@gmail.com, www.wi-robotics.org Karen Morgan, Director, Karen.morgan@dwd.wi.gov

Milwaukee Area Technical College

Dorothy Walker, Dean of School of Technology and Applied Sciences, (414) 297-6501 walkerd@matc.edu

Moraine Park Technical College

Marcia Arndt, Dean of Manufacturing Technology, (262) 335-5725 marndt@morainepark.edu

Alternative education model combining high school classroom learning in a work setting, www.secondchancepartners.org Eric Decker, Partnership Development Manager (262) 695-6206, ericdecker414@gmail.com A partnership of students, teachers and industry representatives www.skillsUSA-wi.org Lauri Domer, Secondary State Asst. Director (608) 698-8700, lauri@skillsUSA-wi.org

Waukesha Area Technical Colleges

Michael Shiels, Department of Manufacturing Technologies (262) 691-5345

WOW Workforce Development, Inc. Time Project Grant for on-the-job training Shelly Flaten-Moore, Program Manager (262) 695-7805, sflatenm@wctc.edu

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Leadership Our Mission Statement

2012 Board of Directors Committee Chairs President Mike Mallwitz Busch Precision, Inc. (414) 362-7305 info@buschprecision.com

Apprenticeship Committee Ken Heins KLH Industries, Inc. 262-253-4990 klhsales@klhindustries.com

Promotions Committee Lynn Mahuta Mahuta Tool Corp. 262-502-4100 Lynn@mahutatool.com

Vice President Gary Broege Metalcraft Tool & Die 262-468-4317 gary@metalcrafttoolanddie.com

Budget Committee Terry Moon Versevo, Inc. 262-369-8210 tmoon@versevo.com

Treasurer Terry Moon Versevo Inc. 262-369-8210 tmoon@versevo.com

Insurance Committee Allen Weiss Integrity Wire EDM Inc. 262-820-3400 aweiss@integritywireedm.com

Revenue Generating Committee (Group Buying & Sponsorship) Doug Brockelman (Chair) Stanek Tool Corp. 262-786-0120 dbrockelman@stanektool.com

Secretary Steve Latus Journeymen Tool and Technologies, Inc. 414-228-8338 jrnymntool@aol.com Chairman of the Board Kathy Pfannerstill Toolcraft Company, Inc. 262-250-7640 kpfannerstill@toolcraft.com

Legislative Committee Kathy Pfannerstill (See Board Info) Membership/ Programs Committee Mike Mallwitz (See Board Info)

Scholarship Committee Steve Latus Journeymen Tool & Technologies, Inc. 414-228-8338 jrnymntool@aol.com Wage & Benefit Survey Committee Kathy Pfannerstill (See Board Info)

The Tool, Die & Machining Association in Wisconsin, chartered in 1937, was organized for the purpose of providing a forum for the independent tool, die and machine shop owners of Wisconsin to discuss mutual problems and for the exchange of ideas in business management and the technical aspects of the industry. We are also committed to educating the community, parents and students about our industry through scholarships, seminars, and the like, on the life long rewards of a career in the precision metalworking industry.

TDMAW Headquarters

W175 N11117 Stonewood Drive, Suite 204 Germantown, WI 53022 (262) 532-2440 Phone (262) 532-2430 Fax toolmaker@tdmaw.org www.tdmaw.org

Nominations Committee TBA

Our Solutions are as Different as you are.

Where Customers Come First

Morris Midwest brings machine tools, tooling and accessories, and engineering and support services together for you. We source and integrate virtually everything you need to optimize machine tool performance. Our custom turnkey solutions are found in automotive, medical, small engine, agriculture, recreational products, energy and other industries. From highly advanced, automated production cells to single unit installations, our goal is to help you achieve greater productivity, higher quality, and improved profitability. Let us help solve your next manufacturing challenge.

toolmaker@TDMAW.org

To learn more, contact us: 9300 West Heather Ave. Milwaukee, WI 53224 (414) 586-0450 www.morrismidwest.com

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W175 N11117 Stonewood Drive Suite 204 Germantown, WI 53022

Hit Your Mark at the 2 0 1 2 TDMAW Buying Expo! Tuesday, November 13th Silver Spring Golf and Banquet Center 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. (Full Dinner Buffet at 7:00 p.m.)

A great opportunity to learn about & partner with other companies to secure larger, otherwise unattainable, orders... TDMAW Members: $25 in advance, $30 at the door. You are also invited to Bring Your Purchasing Agentsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Up to two attend for FREE!

Other SE WI manufacturing associations and Technical College Reps are invited to attend. NonNon-TDMAW members: $35 in advance, $40 at the door.

For more information, or to register, call 262.532.2440 or visit our website calendar at www.tdmaw.org


TDMAW October 2012 Newsletter