PMPA Business Trends September 2022

Level sales in September belie pivot to reduced precision machining activity for 4th Quarter of CY 2022. Level sales remained high- fourth highest level for our indicator ever. Average length of first shift increased by a slight 0.1 of an hour, with no shops responding  that had scheduled less than 40 hours. Outlook for the next three months for Lead Times remained level, while indicators for Sales, Profitability and Employment all continued to decline. The data continue to show a strong year for our precision Machining Industry.

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PMPA Welcomes New Executive Officers


At the recent PMPA Board of Directors meeting held on Thursday, October 6, 2022, prior to the PMPA Annual Meeting at the Loews Ventana Canyon Resort in Tucson, Arizona, the following Officers were elected to serve on the Board:

Tanya DiSalvo,Criterion Tool, was nominated and elected by a vote of the membership (Manufacturing voting members) prior to the Annual Meeting and received the required majority to serve on the Board as an At-Large Director.

Glenn Donaldson, Donmac Precision Machining Inc., was elected District III Director, representing Michigan and Canada Chapters.

And during the Technical Members meeting in Tucson on October 6th, Kevin Coffman, Champion Screw Machine Engineering, Inc., began his tenure as Chairman, Kyle Detterbeck, Lester Detterbeck Enterprises  moved to 1st Vice Chair, and Jeff Reinert, Schutte Corporation was elected to serve as 2nd Vice Chair, representing the Technical Members on the Board of Directors.

Our heartfelt thanks to outgoing President Aneesa Muthana, Pioneer Service, Inc, for her dedication and service to PMPA over the past year.  And, congratulations to all our new officers!



Outgoing President Aneesa Muthana and Incoming President John Habe, IV



PMPA and GMAS (Gardner Manufacturing Association Solutions) worked together to create our new branding!  It’s progressive, fresh, clean and promotes turning. We invite you to watch the short 2-minute video that launched our new branding at our Annual Meeting in Tucson, AZ on October 7, 2022. We will be rolling out this new look during October, so keep an eye out!




Download the new PMPA Member logo*

*If you need a different logo format, please email gro.apmp@rellimc.

PMPA 2022 Annual Awards Banquet


Congratulations to the following PMPA Technical Members who were recognized at the 89th Annual Awards Banquet with the Technical Member Participation Award.

Through their active participation, PMPA’s Technical Members contribute greatly toward keeping the Association thriving and progressive. Our thanks and congratulations for their service and participation in PMPA activities during the 2021-2022 year.

Technical Member Participation Award 
Absolute Machine Tools
Champion Screw Machine Engineering, Inc.
Corey Steel Company
Fischer Special Tooling
Henning Software Inc.
Lester Detterbeck Enterprises Ltd.
Laurel Steel / NUCOR
GWS Tool Group (Formerly Peterson Tool Company, Inc.)
Valbruna Stainless Inc.
Wieland Chase

Gold Micrometer

Attendance at the Annual Meeting not only allows our members to come together to learn how management techniques, succession planning and current economic climate can benefit their organization, it is also about the networking and the opportunity to meet new members who share the same challenges as you.

The Annual Awards Banquet that culminates the Annual Meeting weekend is also a time to recognize and acknowledge those stand-out members who have gone above and beyond the duties of being a PMPA member.

Attendees were treated to three Gold Micrometer and two Technical Member Distinguished Service Award presentation in Tucson.

Gold Micrometer requirements state that the recipient is someone who has actively served the Association and has been in the Precision Machined Parts Industry 40 years.

Congratulations Gold Micrometer Award Recipients

Timothy L. Halladay, H & R Screw Machine Products, Inc.

Eric Somma, Somma Tool Company/Max-Bar Swiss

Edward K. Brooks, Huron Automatic Screw Company


Eric Somma, Somma Tool Company/Max-Bar Swiss, receives the PMPA Gold Micrometer plaque from President Aneesa Muthana


Technical Member Distinguished Service Award Recipient

Joe Gentile, Hangsterfer’s Laboratories, Inc.

Greg Knight, Absolute Machine Tools

Joe Gentile, Hangsterfer’s Laboratories, Inc., receives the PMPA Technical Member Distinguished Award plaque from President Aneesa Muthana


Membership Milestone Anniversaries

The following member companies were recognized for their milestone membership anniversaries.  Congratulations!


Donmac Precision Machining Inc.

Marubeni Citizen-Cincom Inc.

Northwest Automated Machining Inc.

Permac Industries

R. F. Mau Co.

Schutte Corporation

SPC Innovations, Inc.

Swiss Steel USA, Inc.




Mantel Machine Products, Inc.

PAWS Workholding Company


Celebrating 50 years of PMPA membership, Paul Huber is proud to accept COMEX’s new membership plaque



Minnesota Chapter President’s Round Table


Tuesday, April 4, 2023 5:30pm – 7:30pm US/Central          

5:30pm – 7:30pm US/Central
Hotel Crosby
232 Main Street North 
Stillwater, MN 55082

Join us for a special afternoon with John Habe, President of Metal Seal Precision and the 2023 PMPA President. John will share his unique journey in manufacturing and how he has built and grown his machining businesses. Also, learn about the latest news from PMPA and what is coming this year locally and nationally from the association.

5:30 P.M. – Cash Bar
6:00 P.M. – Dinner
6:30 P.M.– President’s Round Table
Cost: $40