Dayton AMTS – Are you going?



Over 30,000 square feet of exhibition space showcasing the latest products and technologies shaping the future of manufacturing. Produced by the Dayton Region Manufacturers Association, AMTS is the region’s ONLY annual advanced manufacturing and technology-specific trade show of its kind… a MUST SEE for anyone in manufacturing in our region and beyond.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016  |  9 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Thursday, October 13, 2016  |  9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Dayton Convention Center
22 East Fifth Street
Dayton, OH 45402


Where else can you see all the latest and greatest products affecting your industry in one location? And because we realize that the future of manufacturing in our region is of such great importance, we bring you this valuable event with FREE ADMISSION if you pre-register online ($10 at the door) and FREE PARKING.

October Tri-Chapter Meeting – Cascade Corporation

Tour of Cascade Corporation
2501 Sheridan Ave., Springfield, OH 45505

6:00pm Tour

Meeting/Networking after the tour at Los Mariachis Mexican Restaurant
1815 E. Main St., Springfield, OH 45503

No cost for tour, just your meal afterwards.

RSVP by 10/17 – Larry Borders 937-521-5342

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Ink Jet Technology Showcase 2016 and Emerging Technologies Academy being held September 7-9, 2016

IMI’s Ink Jet Technology Showcase 2016 and Emerging Technologies Academy is being held September 7-9, 2016 at the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel in Schaumburg, Illinois. Complete details can be downloaded at

Ink jet is a disruptive technology that is rapidly expanding into new manufacturing applications and providing transformative benefits. With many ink jet industry leaders convening in the Chicago area, this is a unique opportunity for manufacturing companies in the region to evaluate how ink jet technology can improve manufacturing operations and increase profitability. In addition to the showcase program, the following short courses are being offered on Friday, September 9th.

  • 3D Printing Opportunities & Challenges
  • High Speed Ink Jet System Design & Process Development
  • Industrial Inkjet: Practical Considerations

Hotel reservations can be made using the following information:

Springfield, Ohio Chapter 76 Hosts tour of TDL Tool Inc.

Springfield SME Chapter 76 will be hosting a tour of TDL Tool on Tuesday, September 20th, 2016. Please note the following details:

Address: 1296 South Patton St., Xenia, Ohio 45385

When: 6:00pm – 7:00pm

Dinner:  Nick’s Restaurant after tour

Cost: No cost for tour

Reservations can be made by calling Larry Borders at 937-521-5342 or by email at Reservations must be received no later than Monday, September 19th.

Focus on Training to Solve the Skills Gap in Manufacturing

Jeff Weber, SVP of People and Places at Bridge by Instructure Wed, 2016­07­06 22:47

Often the U.S. manufacturing sector is often praised for having built a thriving American middle class and solidifying the nation as an industrial force. But, in recent years the industry has been seriously challenged to maintain its competitive standing, which was put into sharp effect when Detroit — a manufacturing focused region endured the debilitating effects of its residents abandoned the city by the millions, and ultimately file for bankruptcy.  (See the rest of the American Machinist story)

3M Exit provides opportunity for local skilled labor

3M, located in Milford, Ohio, is relocating to Mexico at the end of 2016. The situation is certainly not ideal to boost American manufacturing; however, it may be advantageous to local companies that are seeking to fill highly-skilled jobs. Nearly 130 well-trained and experienced 3M employees are looking to transition to new positions over the next several months. To inquire about filling a need in your workforce, please contact 3M Human Resources Manager, Don Barnes at 513-272-5056 or