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January 20, 2022                              Vol. 26   Issue #3    


If you need to reserve a room at the Westin New Orleans Canal Place, please contact Renee Merker at PMPA.


See who’s coming!

If you are not on the list – you need to register!!


Visit the Conference website for details on the conference program, speakers and registration

For updated information on New Orleans COVID Guidelines:

NOLA COVID Guidelines

Conference Questions?

Contact Cate Smith or
Renee Merker at PMPA.

Update Conference Breakout Sessions

The Update Committee prides itself on choosing breakout session topics that are timely, relevant and of great interest to attendees.  This year is no exception.

Employee Recruitment: What Works!
Hear from a panel of your peers (Update Committee members Brian Adams/Parrish Castor/David Borish) as they share their best practices for recruiting.  PMPA’s Carli Kistler-Miller offers marketing tools for helping you to attract and recruit employees now!

Export Compliance and Cybersecurity Controls for Manufacturers in the Defense Industry
ITAR, DFARS, CMMC, Certification and Compliance – the PMPA IT Committee and Cole Blumer explain what they mean and why you need to know what they are if you are a manufacturer of military parts.

How to Avoid OSHA’s Increased Penalties
Melanie Webber, Fisher Phillips, looks at the issues you need to have covered to avoid the new (increased $$) penalties for OSHA.

More QBQ!
John Miller takes you beyond the initial keynote presentation with more meaningful and real-life stories of Personal Accountability.

The 7 Other Secrets to Employee Retention
Jeff Kortes provides actionable steps and strategies for keeping your best performers.

Technical Technology
Learn and hear directly from PMPA Technical members and Affinity Partners (Presenting Sponsors) on how their products and services can best serve you!


PMPA Welcomes New Members

Wauseon Machine & Manufacturing – Wauseon, OH
Primary Contact: Scott Anair

1factory – Milpitas, CA
Primary Contact: Nipun Girotra

Aviva Metals – Houston, TX
Primary Contact: Norman Lazarus

Genevieve Swiss Industries – Westfield, MA
Primary Contact: James Gosselin

Mazak Corporation – Florence, KY
Primary Contact: Terry Peer

Schwanog– Elgin, IL
Primary Contact: Holger Johannsen

Conroe Machine – Conroe, TX
Primary Contact: Spencer Chollar

SMW Autoblok – Wheeling, IN
Primary Contact: Larry Robbins

M & M Quality Grinding – Chicago, IL
Primary Contact: Susie Muthana

Edge Technologies – Maryland Heights, MO
Primary Contact: Kevin Meehan


The Power of PMPA Listserves
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Manufacturing Positivity

Producer Prices Slow their Gain In December
Producer Prices for final demand goods rose just 0.2% in December for final demand goods and services, the slowest monthly gain since November 2020. Over the past 12 months, producer prices for final demand goods and services jumped 9.8% (seasonally adjusted), just shy of November’s record 9.9%. Core producer prices increased 6.9% year-over-year in December, the same pace as in November and remaining an all-time high.

On an unadjusted basis, final demand prices moved up 9.7 percent in 2021, the largest calendar-year increase since data were first calculated in 2010. The index for final demand goods moved down 0.4 percent in December, the first decrease since falling 2.8 percent in April 2020.

Industrial and Manufacturing Production
Industrial production declined 0.1 percent in December with Losses of 0.3 percent for manufacturing from November, dropping back  from November’s 0.6% increase, which was the highest since December 2018. At 101.9 percent of its 2017 average, total industrial production in December was 3.7 percent higher than it was at the end of 2020 and 0.6 percent above its pre-pandemic (February 2020) reading.
Manufacturing production declined 0.3 percent in December but was up 3-1/2 percent over the past 12 months; in the fourth quarter, factory output rose nearly 5 percent at an annual rate. The index for motor vehicles and parts stepped down 1.3 percent in December and was about 6 percent lower than its year-earlier level. Excluding the motor vehicle sector, factory output dipped 0.2 percent, with similarly sized decreases for durables and nondurables.


Exhibit at National Technical Conference 2022!
(Attention Technical Members)

Take advantage of an audience focused on precision machining.

  • One 6’ x30” skirted table with two chairs and one free electric drop!
  • A chance for direct selling to PMPA members – nominal giveaways are permitted.
  • Only $400 for a table!

A bar will be setup in the middle of the ballroom (drink tickets will be provided).  Additional incentive to visit your booth will be in the form of a “meet and greet” card. If attendees have at least 15 Exhibitor Stickers applied to their card, they will be eligible for one of three prizes in a drawing at the Monday lunch and awards session.

This Week’s Speaking of Precision Podcast

Look at Your Chips!


Precision Degreasing of Aerospace Components
Hosted by the Manufacturing Cleaning Association, this webinar will discuss possible process enhancements to various cleaning systems or processes and provide some key ideas to consider implementing into you own cleaning processes

Free to PMPA members: Use code “PMPA-MCA” to register


APPI Energy 101
APPI Energy reviews the services they provide, from electricity and natural gas procurement to their full suite of energy efficiency and sustainability solutions.



Ask Miles…

Be sure to ask a very happy Miles about his new “technology”!


APPI Energy     Federated Insurance      Grainger      Mirabel      
Paperless Parts     PartnerShip     Verifyle


Editor:  Renee Merker – Director, Communications and Events

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