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5 2022: A Year End Review Todd Bingham, President, Utah Manufacturers Association Table of Contents 25 UMA Safety Workplace Safety Team 33 Thank You! UMA Board 17 New Benefits Within UMA Business Development Team 19 UMA Staff December 2022 21 The Dos and Don’ts of Ice Melt EMC Insurance and CUI Agency 31 Apprenticeships - Workforce Development 2022 BOARD OF DIRECTORS UMA CHAIRMAN Clint Morris Lifetime Products, Inc. 1ST VICE CHAIR Johnny Ferry Honeyville, Inc. 2ND VICE CHAIR Matt Wardle JD Machine SECRETARY/ TREASURER Karen Griffin JAS. D. EASTON, INC. IMMEDIATE PAST CHAIR Doug Dahl The Boeing Company UMA PRESIDENT/CEO Todd Bingham Utah Manufacturers Association DIRECTORS: Steve Allred Liberty Safe Blair Blackwell Chevron Brett Burningham Hydro Extrusions Doug Dilley Parker Aerospace Jim Divver Zions Bank Erin Barry Merit Medical Michael Gleason Hexcel Corporation Brad Shafer Marathon Petroleum Company Mark Walker EnergySolutions Brian E. Anderson Rocky Mountain Power Jeff Lowe Petersen Inc. Richard Stonely BD Medical Bill Johnson Barnes Bullets Brett Barton Fresenius Medical Care Chris Locke Nucor Steel Ryan Carlile L3 Harris Frank Peczuh Jr. Peczuh Printing Eric Pope US Synthetic Travis Aardema Swire Coca-Cola, USA Kirk Holden Autoliv America Steve Young Holland & Hart Mariacarmen Ventura Edwards Lifesciences Lucy Andre Stadler Rail Rob Crossman Rio Tinto Scott Chandler Dominion Energy Mark Paul Stryker Jace Johnson Key Bank Michael Henry Northrop Grumman Todd Groll Orbit Alex Dobsky Mity Inc. 7 UMA Manufacturing Award Winner Mikenley MCquiston, Marketing Manager Workforce Development Team 34 The UMA Foundation Workforce Development Team

2022: A Year End Review

December certainly causes one to reflect on the past year and think about what we’ve accomplished and where we’d like to go in the future. We at your organization, the Utah Manufacturers Association, are pleased to have had another successful year representing, promoting, and strengthening the manufacturing community in the state of Utah. Your organization continues to grow in value, initiatives, and investment in key areas, including workforce development, workplace, safety, and leadership development.

Certainly, this year has not been without its challenges. The supply chain continues to work double time to get caught up globally. The need for manufacturing workers continues to be a critical issue as companies double down in the training and development of existing employees. With all of this being said, it’s still been a great year for most manufacturers in Utah and across the country.

As we look into 2023, most manufacturers are cautiously optimistic about what next year holds. With, however, some apprehension about inflation, rising interest rates, continued challenges with the supply chain, etc. These issues cause some pause for manufacturers as they consider what the first two quarters of the coming year will bring.

As an organization, we are pleased to have accomplished many things during 2022. We created a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization called the UMA foundation to focus specifically on workforce development and training. We are working towards investments into that foundation for the furthering and creation of opportunities For today’s generation in manufacturing.

UMA created a position and hired a full-time Director of Workplace Safety for the organization. With a goal of assisting manufacturers who may not have a workplace safety person within their company. Certainly, this initiative allows for additional opportunities for manufacturers to get an outside, look at their operations, and potentially see where they could improve in guaranteeing a safe work environment for manufacturing employees.

UMA created a new membership category for the organization called Member+. The Member+ level includes an additional $20,000 worth of value to our manufacturers, including offerings in sales training, Frontline leadership training, workplace safety training, and a variety of other value-added services for manufacturers.


While we continue to face challenges this year and in the future. UMA stands ready to assist the manufacturing community in all aspects of your business.

The Utah Manufacturers Association exists to “Strengthen Utah’s Manufacturers by developing and providing resources they drive prosperity.”

Thanks for all you do as a manufacturer in the state of Utah because “What Utah Makes, Makes Utah.”


UMA Manufacturing Award Winners

Announcement at the Annual Awards Banquet

Manufacturing excellence does not fall short in Utah. In fact, manufacturing is a leading industry that fuels and grows Utah’s strong economy. The Utah Manufacturers Association (UMA) recognizes companies in Utah every year for their dedication and efforts toward enhancing the manufacturing community through company culture, leadership skills, environmental stewardship, and the ongoing expansion of developing new skills in the manufacturing process.

During the 117th Annual Awards Banquet, held by the UMA on November 12th, 2022, at The Little America Hotel, 21 astounding Utah manufacturing companies and individuals were recognized for their exceptional performance in the manufacturing industry. The companies and individuals listed below not only demonstrate excellence in their business practices but display an outstanding ability to drive the business economy, create a safe and healthy work environment for employees, and develop manufactured products through economically sound processes.

Manufacturer of the Year


Ice Cream Company, South Jordan, Utah

Small Manufacturer Rockwell Ice Cream Company and Startup Candy Company joined forces back in 2018. Rockwell Ice Cream is Utah’s greatest ice cream. Startup Candy is Utah’s oldest candy company. We produce and manufacture fresh, homemade, super-premium ice cream by hand every day. We also make Jumpo Pops on a wooden stick and other candies on the same equipment we have had for over a century now. We proudly produce both products here in Utah.


RAM Aviation, Space, and Defense, St. George, Utah

Medium Manufacturer

RAM Aviation, Space, and Defense employ 230 employees who design, manufacture, and test electro-mechanical actuation products for military, commercial aircraft, and spacecraft to control flight trajectory and aircraft performance. Our most sophisticated product was recently released, which includes 32 propulsion valves on every SpaceX Dragon Capsule, which control the trajectory of the spacecraft as it docks astronauts with the International Space Station.

Wilson Electronics, St. George, Utah

Large Manufacturer

Wilson Electronics, LLC is located in Southern Utah and has been manufacturing cell phone signal boosters for the last 22 years but has been in the communication business for over 30. The mission of Wilson is to expand wireless network coverage to everyone, everywhere. Wilson Electronics manufactures both the weBoost and WilsonPro brands. WeBoost provides consumers with premium boosters that improve cell signal in homes, small businesses, and vehicles.


Bonnell Aluminum Clearfield,

X-Large Manufacturer

Clearfield, Utah

Bonnell Aluminum Clearfield is one of the premier, single-source manufacturers of custom extruded aluminum in the United States. We have many notable accomplishments and awards. The following examples are key points that identify some of the reasons for consistent recognition, mainly because of exceptional best practices. Bonnell Aluminum Clearfield’s full-service, the start-to-finish process provides many options for customers.

USANA Health Sciences, West Valley, Utah

XX-Large Manufacturer

Founded in 1992, by Microbiologist and Immunologist Dr. Myron Wentz, USANA Health Sciences is a science-based company that develops scientifically advanced nutritional, personal care, and healthy lifestyle products. USANA’s world-class products are marketed and sold through independent USANA distributors and provide a stable foundation for a rewarding home-based business. USANA was founded with a mission to manufacture the highest-quality products without compromise, products people can trust.


Ultradent Products, Inc, South Jordan, Utah

XXX-Large Manufacturer

Ultradent Products, Inc. is a leading global developer and manufacturer of high-tech dental materials, devices, and instruments worldwide. Ultradent’s founder, Dr. Dan Fischer, famously said, “Companies are not made of glass and steel, they’re made of people.” That people-first approach, exemplified and practiced from the top down, makes Ultradent’s culture warm, caring, and family oriented. We believe, as a company, that a strong emphasis on employee quality of life lay a vital role in Ultradent’s success.

Leader of the Year

Small Manufacturer

Brad lives in a world of recognizing extraordinary possibilities, then executes towards realizing those possibilities. In the summer of 2021, Brad enrolled NUNTMA, UMA, and UAMMI in an extraordinary possibility of establishing a formal workforce development effort aimed at bringing awareness of manufacturing to high school students via a two-year apprenticeship program.


& Founder of Minky Couture

Medium Manufacturer

Sandi has increased productivity by managing costs. She has developed and continues to develop marketing strategies that lead to increased profitability. Minky has grown from 3 employees to over 200 employees. Sandi believes that surrounding herself with loyal, honest, dedicated employees while giving back to the community is key to Minky’s success.

CEO Merit Medical Systems, Inc.

Large Manufacturer

Fred Lampropoulos has been in the medical device industry for more than 30 years. After serving as the Chairman and Chief Executive of Utah Medical, Lampropoulos founded Merit Medical Systems, Inc., in 1987, where he currently serves as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Lampropoulos has invented and holds more than 200 patents on devices used in the diagnostic and therapeutic treatment of cardiac, peripheral, gastrointestinal, and pulmonary conditions.

Women in Manufacturing

Monica Collard; President/CEO Allied Electric Sign & Awning

Small Manufacturer

Monica Collard is truly a visionary and entrepreneur. She is the image, ambition, energy, and persona of Allied Electric Sign and Awning. You see her work everywhere you go around town - from Applebee’s to Zupas restaurants, from America First Field to Smiths’s Ballpark and the Vivint Arena. Monica not only manages accounts like these but has been the President and CEO of the company for nearly 20 years.

Sandi Hendry; CEO
Fred Lampropoulos;

Misty Snuffer; Senior Operations Manager, Wilson Electronics

Medium Manufacturer

Misty Snuffer, has been instrumental to our Company Culture as the longest-tenured employee at Wilson Electronics (soon to be 28 years). she has seen many changes over the years to our facilities and processes, but even more impressive is how integral she’s been in the evolution and improvement to all of it. Now she’s taking what she’s learned over the years and is planning our largest improvements and redesign to date and is trusted by the top leaders of the company to take this torch to the finish line.

Jamie Kinzer; Vice President of Operations, BD Medical

Large Manufacturer

Jamie Kinzer joined BD Medical (Becton, Dickinson) almost 2 years ago and has already had a significant impact on the organization. Jamie oversees multiple key manufacturing sites located in the US and Mexico, including the Medical Device Manufacturing site in Sandy, Utah. Jamie’s leadership oversight is more than 3500 associates across the US, with ~ 1200 of those associates here in Utah. Overall, Jamie supports a $2 billion business, as well as one of the fastest growing in the company.

Environtmental Stewardship

Small Manufacturer

Wasatch Container is Utah’s premier packaging manufacturer in corrugated shipping boxes and retail displays, foam fabrication, and wood crates. Corrugated cardboard paper can be recycled and reused up to eight times before the fibers become to weak to continue to utilize which minimizes waste generation, meaning fewer flexible packaging options (such as plastics) end up in our landfills. On top of our product being 100% recycled content and biodegradable, Wasatch Container’s specially is designing compact packing to fit your products needs.

Wasatch Container, North Salt Lake, Utah

Swire Coca-Cola, Draper, Utah

Medium Manufacturer

Swire Coca-Cola produces and distributes Coca-Cola and partner products throughout the entire state of Utah and twelve other states across the west. In 2021, Swire Coca-Cola’s Salt Lake City Plant Diverted 922 tons of material. Recycling streams for aluminum, metal, paper, cardboard, mixed plastics, PET, oils, lubricants, shrink wrap, wood, and beverage waste exist within the Salt Lake facility.

Lifetime Products, Clearfield, Utah

Large Manufacturer

Lifetime strives to continue in their success, they also continue to establish positive global citizenship. This starts with the foundation of building high-quality products. Their products are built to last for decades— they are not single-use, and won’t end up in the landfill after a short time. This focus permeates throughout all of their processes and inspires them to improve in our product design, manufacturing, and more. There is a formal committee made up of employees that represent different areas throughout the company. They work together to measure, discuss, and plan sustainability projects at Lifetime.


Company Culture Award

Small Manufacturer

Founded in 1993, Clean Machine set out to create a “machine shop of the future.” Creating a work environment for employees that truly satisfying and an experience for manufacturers that’s anything but status quo. Later purchased by Brad Robeson, Clean Machine has evolved into a curious and collaborative culture where processes and precision parts are part of a world-class experience manufacturer and employee’s value and trust.

Medium Manufacturer

Saraya USA DBA Lakanto has grown tremendously in the last 6 years, and culture has always been at the heart of what they do. In August of 2021, the executive team invested in expanding both the HR and Strategy leadership, and a renewed focus was put on strengthening the culture and values of Lakanto. As they expand their manufacturing operations and begin building thier own factory in Orem, 2022 has been a huge year of growth for us both operationally and culturally, and we are committed to making Lakanto one of the best employers in Utah for many years to come!

Clean Machine, LLC., West Jordan, Utah Saraya USA DBA Lakanto, Orem, Utah

Wilson Electronics, St. George, Utah

Large Manufacturer

Wilson Electronics has been manufacturing cell phones signal for the last 22 years. The mission of Wilson is to expand wireless network coverage to everyone, everywhere. They produce a product that can help people stay connected by improving the cellular phone signal in their homes, car, an RV, commercial buildings, or anywhere you need a better signal. They are proud to be a Utah-based company and the market leader in our space.

Capstone Nutrition (INW), Ogden, Utah

X-Large Manufacturer

Capstone Nutrition, now a division of Innovations and Wellness (INW), is a full-service dietary supplement manufacturing facility. They work with their customers through every step; from product development, compliance, manufacturing, and fulfillment - to printing, packaging, shipping, and so much more. The business continues to see significant growth. While the global supply chain events challenged their team, it has been exciting to see them GO BIG, Serve with CARE, and ultimately bring Life Improved to their Customers, teams, and community.


Petersen, Inc., Ogden, Utah

XX-Large Manufacturer

Petersen, Inc. is committed to team member involvement, development, and advancement by providing several programs for employees to advance their skills, and in doing so, increase their pay. Petersen, Inc. also recognizes that team members need to be happy and healthy on and off the job that is why they have a Wellness Program that incentivizes team members to take care of themselves and their families both physically and mentally.

Ultradent Products, Inc, South Jordan, Utah

XXX-Large Manufacturer

Ultradent’s founder, Dr. Dan Fischer, famously said, “Companies are not made of glass and steel, they’re made of people.” Ultradent has always taken pride in fostering a unique culture that encourages employees to try new things, fail fast, and not be afraid to follow their instincts. It has certainly paid off in the many groundbreaking products, marketing, advertising awards, and, most importantly, happy employees and loyal customers that have resulted.


New Benefits Within the Utah Manufacturers Association

Are you maximizing your membership in the Utah Manufacturers Association? Are you taking advantage of all of the resources and services available to you through your membership? If you are not, we invite you to reach out and schedule a call with a Business Development Team Member to help you make the most of your membership.

Our mission statement is ‘Strengthening Utah’s manufacturers by developing and providing resources that drive prosperity.’

This year, UMA has been working hard putting together new membership packages that offer more value to our members. Enhanced benefits, and more discounts on a variety of services that provide tremendous value to your business and employees.

We have been strategic with the service companies that we are partnering with to ensure that your membership in the UMA offers support in multiple areas of your business; Operations, Human Resources, Workplace Safety, Frontline Training, Sales Bootcamps, Workplace Culture, and more.

Regularly we review our membership offerings to determine what additional resources we need to add to increase value for our members. It was in this

mindset that we recently had a discussion with one of UMA’s Investor companies where they suggested that we offer a mental health awareness and suicide prevention program to better support our members.

We took this to heart and are proud to announce that we have recently partnered with Blunovus, who specialize in offering 24/7 support and education around mental health, emotional support, and suicide prevention. Help and support is either a call or a text away and is completely confidential. This service covers you, and can be shared with whomever matters to you.

Here at UMA, we know how joyful the holiday season can be. We also understand that isn’t the case for everyone, and the holidays can be very challenging and stressful for some. We hope that you will take advantage of this opportunity to offer your workforce and their loved ones support through this wonderful program that is now available to all UMA member companies.

2022 has been a tremendous year filled with growth and positive change. We partnered with many great companies and organizations that offer even more benefits to UMA member companies. This year we have partnered with and added the following companies and services for our UMA members:


• UMA HR Roundtables - facilitated by NFP

• UMA Frontline Leadership Training - developed in partnership with SLCC

• UMA Insurance Discount Program - offered through CUI & EMC (5%+ discount on entire insurance package)

• UMA Hiring Program - through ApplicantPro (20% discount)

• UMA Workplace Culture - through Motivosity (10% discount)

• UMA Mental Health and Suicice Prevention - through Blunovus

• UMA PPE Equipment and Office Supplies - through Fastenal (20% discount)

Additionally, in 2022, we’ve launched a new membership package that offers more value and support to our manufacturers called Member+. The companies that have invested in Member+ have reached out and let us know how beneficial it has been for their organization and are taking advantage of many of the benefits and services. Member+ has over $20,000 in value and is offered for an additional $1,500 annually. We would love to discuss these new opportunities with you and help you maximize your membership. We believe it is worth your time to learn more.

It is our sincere hope that you will reach out as we want to understand our Members’ needs better. Each and every member of the Utah Manufacturers Association matters to us and we feel it is of utmost importance that we are a valuable resource for your organization.



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The Dos and Don’ts of Ice Melt

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According to EMC loss analysis, the average cost of a slip and fall injury exceeds $12,000. And slips and falls are much more likely to occur during the winter months. The least expensive way to reduce the likelihood of these accidents is to use ice melt—which is less than $20 a bag! But before you throw that ice melt on your walkways and parking areas, check out these dos and don’ts.

• Do Follow Directions: Reference the application instructions for ice melt safety information. For example, when using calcium or magnesium chloride products, you must wear protective gloves. Additionally, you should always wear appropriate footwear when working outdoors on snowy or icy surfaces. Ice cleats or overshoes with abrasive pads are recommended but remember to take them off when re-entering the building.

• Do Apply Ice Melt at the Right Time: Ice melt should be applied before precipitation freezes or immediately after clearing snow. Shoveling the slush layer from walkways after the ice melt has done its job helps reduce concrete damage from water absorption and excess thaw/refreeze cycles. Use a commercial quality sealant to help prevent moisture from seeping into the pores and cracks in concrete frequently treated with ice melt. When clearing the slushy mixture, avoid dumping it onto landscaping, down drains or close to bodies of water because ice melt solution can harm the environment. Also avoid applying it to new concrete (poured within the past year) as ice melt can damage uncured concrete.

• Do Use the Right Kind of Ice Melt: There are many types of ice melt products on the market, each with unique properties and costs. The cost of these blends goes up as the temperature rating goes down. You may want to have more than one type of ice melt on hand. For example, rock salt may be a good choice for late fall or early spring, but a magnesium/calcium chloride blend may be needed in January or February. *See Table 1

• Don’t Apply Too Much Ice Melt: Less is more when it comes to ice melt. Applying excessive amounts of ice melt does not speed thawing, can lead to environmental damage and can result in excess product being tracked inside. Although a general rule of thumb is to use a half-cup of ice melt per square yard, every ice melt product is different. So, it is important to read the application instructions before using the product. Instead of using a scoop or shovel, use a handheld fertilizer spreader for small areas and a walk-behind spreader for larger areas. This will help evenly distribute the ice melt. You can also use a product with a color additive to help with even distribution.

• Don’t Track Ice Melt Into Your Facility: Tracking excess ice melt into buildings is a safety hazard. Not only can it damage floors, but the residue on hard-surface floors can reduce traction by more than 40%, leading to indoor slips and falls. To help remove ice melt from shoes and boots, use high quality scraper/wiper



• Is the most harmful to landscape plants • Leaves residue • Harmful to animals


• Harmful to plants in high concentrations • Moderately corrosive

• More must be used to be effective • Safer for plants and animals

• Can cause moderate concrete damage

Calcium Chloride -25F • Quick to work

• Less can be used and still be effective • Long-lasting

Blends Depends on the blend

• Typically combines products from several categories to improve functionality

• Can kill grass and other plants, leaving brown patches

• Can cause skin irritation

• Depends on the blend Depends on the blend

mats inside and outside all entrances. Be sure to clean them with an extractor or vacuum throughout the day. Change out saturated mats with dry ones and consider adding extra walk-off mats when necessary. • Don’t Improperly Store Ice Melt: Ice melt absorbs moisture, even from the air. To keep it from degrading, clumping or hardening between uses, store bags in airtight containers away from moisture, air and sunlight. Find More Online Visit EMC’s website for free loss control resources, including a customizable lockout/tagout program template.
Temp. Rating Pros Cons Cost
Sodium Chloride (Rock Salt)
• Most common • Quick to work • Reduces slipperiness by creating traction
• Works slowly • Corrosive: damages vehicles, rebar and steel
Chloride 12F • Less corrosive to concrete and asphalt • Works more slowly • Leaves residue
Magnesium Chloride 0F • Fast-acting • Long-lasting • Better for environment • Used more often than potassium chloride
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Networking & Social Events

Industry Recognition Awards

Utah-MEP Annual State of Manufacturing Survey & Results

Legislative Representation on the Hill

UMA Multiple Employer Plan 401(k)

UMA Member Insurance: Medical, Vision, & Dental

Blunovus - Proactively addresses mental health on a cultural level (partner discounts)

Representation on Industry & Educational Advisory Boards

CUI & EMC Insurance Discount Program (minimum 5% package discount)

NFP HR Roundtables

Fastenal - Waved Vending Service Fee ($2000 value)

Fastenal - 20% Discount

UMA Frontline Leadership Training (SLCC curriculum 20% discount)

Industrial Supply - 10% Discount

WCF - 5% Discount

Motivosity - 10% Discount

ApplicantPro - 10% Discount

Everything in Member, plus:

OSHA Most Cited Violation Walkthrough ($1000 value)

Up to 20% Discounts on all Safety Services & pieces of training

CUI & EMC Client Safety Training / Online Library

Executive Roundtables (quarterly by invitation)

Workforce Audit & Strategy Plan ($600 value)

Manufacturing Facility Tours

Michael Best LLP HR/Academy (six 2-hour sessions, more than $2500 value)

Frontline Leadership Training (more than $2500 value)

UMA Advanced Sales Skills Training (more than $3000 value)

ZyWave Resource Library ($500 - $1000/month value)

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2022-2023 WHY JOIN
As a Utah Manufacturers Association (UMA) member, you have access to various benefits and services. These are priced at exclusive group rates that will save you money (prices are based on company size). We understand that "What Utah Makes, Makes Utah." $20,000+ Value! Make the most of your membership. Call, email or go online to learn more! December 2022

UMA Safety

UMA is pleased that 2022 has brought a new position, Director of Workplace Safety, which will greatly expand UMA’s offerings for workplace safety.

2023 will offer more safety support and events than ever before! Below are some of the value-added services that will be available to our Members and Member+ in 2023.

• Forklift Operator Certification Classes

• OSHA 10hr and 30hr Classes

• Onsite Machine Guarding Assessments

• Onsite Ergo Job Assessments

• Lockout Tagout assessments and procedure development

• OSHA top 10 citations walk/inspections

• Detailed Site Safety Assessment and report

• Discounts on safety supplies, training, and other services

This year’s safety conference will be bigger and better than ever. The conference will include Safety Awards, vendor booths, training classes, and opportunities to network with other companies. Keep a look out for more detailed information to come.

Are you ready if OSHA comes knocking?

One of the most dreaded visitors to a manufacturing site is the infamous OSHA inspector. Will your business be ready if OSHA comes knocking? In 2021 according to the they conducted 24,333 Workplace inspections. Fines ranged from $1,000 to $145,027.00 per violation. Below is a list of the top 10 violations for 2022:

1. Fall Protection – General Requirements (1926.501): 5,260 violations

2. Hazard Communication (1910.1200): 2,424

3. Respiratory Protection (1910.134): 2,185

4. Ladders (1926.1053): 2,143

5. Scaffolding (1926.451): 2,058

6. Lockout/Tagout (1910.147): 1,977

7. Powered Industrial Trucks (1910.178): 1,749

8. Fall Protection – Training Requirements (1926.503): 1,556

9. Personal Protective and Lifesaving Equipment – Eye and Face Protection (1926.102): 1,401

10. Machine Guarding (1910.212): 1,370

Are you confident in your safety programs, training, and manufacturing floor? If OSHA shows up, do you have a plan? More importantly, what are you doing to protect your employees who are the life blood of your business. Taking care of your employees and ensuring a safe and healthy workplace not only protects workers from injury and illness, but it can also lower injury/illness costs,


reduce absenteeism and turnover, increase productivity and quality, and raise employee morale. In other words, safety is good for business and, protecting your employees is the right thing to do. There is an average return of $4-$6 for every $1 spent on safety.

As 2022 concludes, I recommend reflecting over your wins and opportunities in safety and health. Remember when we care for our employees and invest in the we never lose.

I look forward to helping your business with your safety needs.

Joshua Davis

Director of Workforce Safety

801-363-3885 Ext 015

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Apprenticeships - Workplace Development

Utah’s November 2022 seasonally adjusted unemployment rate is 2.2% with the national rate at 3.7%. The lack of skilled labor is a critical issue facing manufacturers today. The talent shortage is estimated to cost the US economy billions of dollars every year in lost productivity. To combat this problem, manufacturers are increasingly turning to youth apprenticeship programs as a way to find and develop the talent they need. UMA is at the forefront of apprenticeship development and implementation for manufacturers in Utah.

These programs provide young people with the opportunity to gain the skills and experience they need to be successful in the workforce. In return, businesses get an organic talent pipeline, a potential return on investment, and the ability to develop the workforce of the future.

Finding qualified talent is challenging, especially in industries that require specific skill sets. Apprenticeship programs are a great way to find and train talented career minded individuals as finding qualified talent is increasingly expensive, competitive, and time-consuming. Currently, the burden of educating our workforce falls directly on the education system, who are also short staffed and have a hard time keeping up with the speed in which industry changes. Meanwhile businesses are having difficulty finding employees with the appropriate competencies to fill these skilled positions.

Youth apprenticeships tackle the problem head on by helping businesses play a large part in shaping

young talent and providing the education system with an applied learning environment for students. Youth apprenticeships offer robust work-based learning opportunities in modern day careers like Advanced Manufacturing to Machining; and take an innovative approach to talent acquisition that ultimately leave businesses with a positive ROI and workforce fit to tackle the modern-day world. Apprenticeship programs are designed to give participants on-the-job training in a specific trade or profession. These programs typically last for one to two years, and often involve a mix of classroom instruction and hands-on learning.

Apprenticeship programs can be a great way to find talented individuals who are looking to start a career in a specific field. These programs provide participants with the opportunity to learn the skills and knowledge necessary to be successful in their chosen profession in an earn and learn model, opening up a broader spectrum of students who may not otherwise have the opportunity for this type of education.

If you’re considering starting a youth apprenticeship program at your business, becoming a Partner with the Utah Manufacturing Association is for you. We can help you navigate programs and options, and show you the benefits and challenges of the different programs, as well as what you need to know to get started and build a successful apprenticeship.

Apprenticeship and Education

Manufacturing apprenticeships don’t divert students from higher education, rather it’s an in-depth education option that combines theoretical learning with hands-


on learning focused on preparing young students for a viable and successful career in manufacturing. It can be a direct path to high-paying, in-demand jobs, or the first stackable step in their education journey. Any student, regardless of their end goal, can benefit from an apprenticeship.

The value add for business can be defined by the following:

• Reduce turnover costs and increase your retention rate

• Recruit and develop a highly trained workforce for hard-to-fill positions

• Create industry-driven and flexible training solutions to meet your specific needs

• Positive ROI based on the value of apprentices’ productivity

Youth apprenticeships are industry-driven where organizations can develop their own consortium of candidates. In the current labor market, the talent pool is simply too small. In this hot labor market, where the number of jobs exceeds the number of skilled workers, there’s a high probability that other organizations are trying to poach your employees. Not just your stars. Everyone. If employers create pipelines and paths, this can lead to higher retention and a strong company culture.

While the initial investment for an apprenticeship program can seem daunting, the return on investment is clear. Apprenticeship programs provide employees with the opportunity to learn new skills and improve their productivity. In addition, apprenticeship programs often result in increased retention rates and decreased training costs. If you are interested in learning more about how apprenticeship programs can benefit your business, please connect with us.


Utah Manufacturers Association Board 2022

In this season of giving and for us at UMA, that includes giving thanks to the people who help us do what we do EVEN better! Thank you so very much for serving in this capacity. Your commitment makes a difference.

This thank you is for our board of directors: We value every member of our board of directors and benefit from your expertise, leadership, compassion, and generosity. We appreciate your service and look forward to your continued guidance as we move into 2023.

“We must find time to stop and thank the people who make a difference in our lives.” – John F. Kennedy
UMA 1st Chair Johnny
UMA 2nd Chair Matt Wardle Secretary/Treasurer Karen
Immediate Past Chair Doug Dahl Travis Aardema Todd Groll Steve Allred Chris Locke Brian Anderson Jeff Lowe Lucy Andfre Michael Gleason Erin Barry Michael Henry Brett Barton Kirk Holden Blair Blackwell Bill Johnson Kristina Brown Jace Johnson Brett Burningham Mark Paul Ryan Carlile Frank Peczuh Scott Chandler Eric Pope Jenniffer Clark Brad Shafer Robert Crossman Richard Stonely Doug Dilley Mariacarmen Ventura Jim Divver Mark Walker Alex Dobsky Steve Young DIRECTORS
THANK YOU! UMA Chair Clint Morris

The UMA Foundation

UMA is pleased that 2022 brought the creation of the UMA Foundation a 501(c)(3). Megan Ware will serve as the Executive Director, with a board of directors that include Partners from industry, education, private sector finance, and governmental affairs.

The purpose of the foundation will be, in part, to be the clearing house for programming like the apprenticeship programs, manufacturing outreach specifically targeting K-12, MFG Day activities and much much more. The UMA Foundation will strive to be the leading voice in Utah for manufacturing education. As the philanthropic arm of UMA we are committed to developing and supporting powerful programs and resources which further the advancement of young people entering the manufacturing workforce.

When manufacturers work with middle and high schools to expose young people to manufacturing, it opens the door to a better understanding of the world in which we live and gives spark to the creative spirit. Creating a foundation helps ensure that we can continue to have a direct impact on the future of manufacturing in Utah by training a strong and viable workforce for years to come.

Other initiatives that are a part of the long term vision of the UMA Foundation include:

• Intermediary for manufacturing youth apprenticeship programs

• Supporting career exploration experiences for students K-12

• Offering summer internships for educators in industry that will keep education and industry connected and united

• Providing scholarships for students pursuing manufacturing related careers

• Advocating for policy that supports students enrolled in career and technical education programs

• Leading efforts to implement manufacturing workforce pipeline strategies through private, state, and federal grant opportunities

As we move forward with initiatives within the foundation, we will be seeking a variety of funding opportunities including private, state, and federal grants, estate planning giving, and corporate giving. These fundraising opportunities will be ongoing and allow us to reach students across the state and spread a positive message about what manufacturing is and how it can be an amazing career opportunity.

The UMA Foundation is currently solidifying our messaging and branding. Look for exciting opportunities and a large scale roll out toward the end of the first quarter of 2023. We are thrilled that this will allow us to expand the reach of UMA and focus on opening the dialogue for manufacturing to our youth.


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