PPP Round #2: Funding and Changes to the Employee Retention Credit


The second round of Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) funds is now available for small businesses. 

If you have questions about PPP loans – how you can obtain these funds, as well as how to apply for loan forgiveness, this webinar is for you. Gene Barinholz of Kutchins, Robbins & Diamond Ltd. is back with another information-packed event on PPP loans and was joined by Paul Wilkins.  They discuss sweeping changes to the Employee Retention Credit, which is now easier to qualify for and much more valuable to claim.  A Q&A session was held at the end of the webinar.

Don’t miss this valuable (members-only) opportunity to learn how to use these new revisions to your advantage so you can receive the most loan forgiveness and maximize your payroll tax credits.




Why CNC Automatic Fire Systems are Essential to Your Shop

 Ed Chivers & Scott Starr from Reacton Fire Suppression Systems


Ed Chivers and Scott Starr of Reacton Fire Suppression Systems will show the need for automatic fire suppression systems with an in-depth overview for CNC machines. Reacton Fire Suppression systems use the proven fire detection tube technology while coupling it with a larger range of high-performance systems optimized for clean agent gaseous fire suppressants from 3M and Chemours.



PMPA Business Trends November 2020


With 75 companies responding, the PMPA Business Trends Index for November came in at 125 – this is two points (1.6%) over November 2019’s 123 value.  It is down 6 points (4.5%) from October 2020. While the rate of growth slowed, it remains positive. The index is five points above the November 5-year average of 120.2.  

All sentiment indicators were positive, with Employment and Profitability outlook notably improved. Our precision machining shops- and our talented performers- continue to play a positive and essential role in the economic recovery.





January 2021

Craftsman’s Cribsheet #93

Cribsheet provided by PMPA member, Pioneer Service, Inc. in Addison, Illinois

There are several surface finishing techniques that “remove or reshape the surface layer” of a precision machined component. These finishing techniques can be applied to a wide variety of materials, and provide increased durability, tighter tolerances, better aesthetics and improved functionality for many applications.