PMPA Speaking of Precision Podcast:

Interview with Joe Martinez

Miles Free and Carli Kistler-Miller interview Joe Martinez on his journey into manufacturing and his training program that helps build up manufacturing in California and provides careers for his students.

Published February 27, 2023



PMPA Speaking of Suppliers Podcasts:
Tool Grinders and Multi-Spindle All from One Company

Miles Free interviews Jeff Reinert of Schutte USA as they discuss Schutte’s machine tools, CNC grinding machines and using technology to maintain low cycle times, high productivity, and precision as the batch sizes we quote decrease in volume.

Published February 22, 2023


CCAT Programs – April 2023

PMPA Presentation Feb 1, 2023


Courtesy of Eileen Candels, Director of Partnerships at Connecticut Center for Adanced Technology, Inc.

Here are some handy CCAT links for everyone’s  consideration or share:

Money for Manufacturing Grant Programs– includes all the grants I discussed, with FAQs and applications.  Paul Striebel heads up those programs, and his email should you have questions after you have explored the grant nuances is: su.tacc@lebeirtsp.

Industry 4.0 Technology Demo Requests – to have our engineers help you explore and prototype emerging tech to solve your challenges

Tour your ATC – 3/1 Sign up – if you were impressed, or missed the tour, join us on 3/1, and refer friends!

4/4 MET Career Fair, Quinnipiac, Employer Sign Up – FREE to Employers and attendees, focused on college students interested in Manufacturing Engineering or Technology jobs, Tuesday 4/4, 3-6 PM

Participate in Internship Program – wage subsidy match up to $7000 for qualified employers and interns for Summer 2023





PMPA Business Trends December 2022 Year End Review and Summary

For the year, our Business Trends Sales Index  calendar year average came in at 160- up nineteen points over the 2021 calendar year average of 141, an increase of 13.5 percent. While the monthly index for December softened by ten points or 6.8 percent to 137 from November’s  147 value, it marks the first time that this  index came in below 140 for the year. The average for the fourth quarter was 148- showing just how busy our shops have been in this traditionally weakest quarter for sales. This 148 value shows our fourth quarter sales average was seven points or 5 percent higher than the average for the entire 2021 calendar year- despite fourth quarter being our lowest performing period. Sentiment Indicators for first three months of 2023 are encouraging.

If you are not currently participating in PMPA’s Monthly Business Trends reporting, you are missing an excellent peer benchmark and a tool to provide you with confidence for your business decisions. Contact Veronica Durden to sign up.