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January 27, 2022                              Vol. 26   Issue #4    


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


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


For information on New Orleans COVID Guidelines:

NOLA COVID Guidelines

* Update Attendees will NOT be required to wear masks within the meeting space; the Westin Canal Place Hotel requests that you wear one in the hotel public spaces.

* Confirm mask/vax id/testing requirements with restaurant prior to arrival – they may differ.

Update Conference Welcomes Replacement Speaker: Ryan Pohl

We were advised a few weeks ago that, unfortunately, Randy Beck (Ernst&Young) would be unable to present in New Orleans.

The Update Committee has confirmed replacement speaker Ryan Pohl to discuss “Building Talent on Purpose.”  He will help take the mystery out of talent management by explaining how your company’s seemingly separate processes for recruiting, training and retention are actually connected, controllable and measurable.

Ryan offers a very down-to-earth perspective, having completed an apprenticeship as a CNC machinist, worked as a machine shop teacher, and for the last 15 years trained thousands of manufacturers at hundreds of different companies as an industrial trainer and consultant.  (Some of you may remember Ryan from a past NTC Conference.)


Conference Questions?

Contact Renee Merker 
or Cate Smith at PMPA


PMPA Welcomes New Members

MultiTech DuALL Precision – Addison, IL
Primary Contact: Cheryl Pyritz

Cutting Edge Machining Solutions – Drifting, PA
Primary Contact: Michael R Walsh

Jacquet Mid-Atlantic – Limerick, PA
Primary Contact: Stephen Clark

MedFab Manufacturing – Lakeville, MN
Primary Contact: Cory Michaelson

Shamrock Precision – Dallas, TX
Primary Contact: Corbin Embrey

Leupold & Stevens – Beaverton, OR
Primary Contact: Scott Copeland

Machining Technologies LLC– Webster, MA
Primary Contact: Jason Pelletier


Did You Know?

You can show your support of PMPA by displaying the PMPA Member logo on your website or email signature.
Download the PMPA Member logo from the MY PROFILE page of the PMPA website.


OSHA’s Emergency Temporary Standard for Vaccines, Masks and Testing Has Been Withdrawn

Known as the Vaccine and Mask Mandate or ETS, it applied to employers with 100 or more employees.  It was initially overturned in the 5th circuit, reconsidered by the 6th circuit, and stayed by the US Supreme Court.

On Monday, January 24, 2022, OSHA scheduled the Federal Register publication of its withdrawal notice to be printed on January 26, 2022. The summary states “OSHA is withdrawing the November 5, 2021, emergency temporary standard (ETS) which was issued to protect unvaccinated employees of large employers (100 or more employees) from the risk of contracting COVID–19 by strongly encouraging vaccination.” The withdrawal will be effective on January 26, 2022.



Manufacturing Positivity

  • The two regional manufacturing surveys from the Federal Reserve  last week showed mixed results. The Empire State Survey, reported activity contracting in manufacturing for the first time since June 2020, with declining new orders, slowing shipments, and employment. TheJanuary Manufacturing Business Outlook Survey.(MBOS)  produced by the Philadelphia Fed showed rebounding  general activity, shipments, and new orders for manufacturers in their region in January after slowing in December. Our takeaway, manufacturing growth just might start to be leveling.
  • Both surveys noted ongoing challenges with supply chain and inflationary pressures faced by manufacturers. The Empire survey’s indexes for future prices paid and received both rose to record highs. The Philly MBOS prices paid index increased 6 points to 72.5. Almost 73 percent of the firms reported increases in input prices, while none reported decreases; 27 percent of the firms reported no change. 
This Week’s Speaking of Precision Podcast

SWOT for Employee Retention and Recruitment


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

Take advantage of an audience focused on precision machining –
sign up to exhibit at NTC 2022
  • One 6’ x30” skirted table / two chairs and one free electric drop!
  • A chance for direct selling to PMPA members – nominal giveaways are permitted.
  • Table Cost: $400
  • Technical Member Exhibits: Sunday, May 1 – 4:30-7:00 pm

A networking bar will be set up in the center of the ballroom (drink tickets will be provided).  Additional incentive to visit exhibit booths will be in the form of a “meet and greet” card. Attendees having at least 15 Exhibitor Stickers applied to their card will be eligible for one of three prizes in a drawing at the NTC Monday lunch and awards session. Prizes: $200 Amazon gift card; Ring Video Doorbell; 5 free raffle tickets to win a Notre Dame helmet autographed by Rudy Ruettiger (yes, THE Rudy!).

Contact Carli Kistler-Miller for details: 440-526-0300


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Editor:  Renee Merker – Director, Communications and Events

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