Upcoming Events

11.10.20

Top Three Areas for LTL and Parcel Contract Expense Improvement Now

Top Three Areas for LTL and Parcel Contract Expense Improvement Now: What Manufacturers and Distributors Need to Know (webinar). Join us on Tuesday November 10th at 2:00 pm for a webinar facilitated by Chris Franzen of Broussard Logistics and Dave Sullivan of Shipware. We will learn from ARMA proven veterans about the overall current state of affairs in the transportation industry in relation to manufacturing and the impact of carrier rate increases resulting from COVID-19 operational changes.

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11.12.20

ARMA CFO Roundtable - Supply Chain

Join us for ARMA's next CFO Roundtable virtual session on Thursday, November 12th at 2pm-3:30pm. Last month we discussed KPIs and what measures CFO's are paying attention to. This month we will be discussing Supply Chain best practices and issues. This group is open to manufacturing CFO/Controllers only. It aims to provide the opportunity to exchange ideas and discuss current issues you are facing in your workforce. If you are a manufacturer interested in joining this session, please contact Liz Gori at liz@arma-tx.org for access details. 

11.17.20

Special Presentation | Automation in the COVID Era and Beyond

Our Operations Committee is hosting a dynamic presentation on November 17 that will focus on automation, robotics, and ideas that might be useful to you in your facility. 

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11.18.20

ARMA Employment Law Roundtable

Join us for ARMA's next Employment Law Roundtable virtual session on Wednesday, November 18th at 10:00am-11:30am. This group is open to all manufacturers, especially HR professionals and Managers. It will provide the opportunity to exchange ideas and discuss current issues you are facing in your workforce. If you are a manufacturer interested in joining this session, please contact Liz Gori at liz@arma-tx.org for access details.

12.02.20

Culture Training with Mission Squared

How and why do resilient leaders and teams navigate uncertainty better than less resilient teams? How can you, as a leader, improve the individual and group resiliency of your team members? The first half of this session will provide context and research-based principles in resiliency and emotional intelligence, understanding the impact of stress on brain functioning and social interactions, and will teach specific strategies to improve resiliency. Participants will leave the workshop with clarity and confidence in improving their own resiliency and a plan to effectively improve the resiliency of themselves and their teams. 

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Past Events

10.23.20

MFG Day 2020 - Tesla Session (for students and teachers)

As manufacturers seek to fill 4.6 million high-skill, high-tech and high-paying jobs over the next decade, MFG Day empowers manufacturers to come together to address their collective challenges so they can help their communities and future generations thrive. As an extended part of MFG Day, ARMA is hosting a separate session with TESLA for all local students on October 23rd from 10am to 11:30am. TESLA made national news when they selected Austin as home for the Gigafactory. Join this session to get a virtual tour of their California facility and learn about their plans for Central Texas, including what it might be like to work for the most exciting car maker in the world. If you are a student or teacher interested in joining this session, please contact Liz Gori at liz@arma-tx.org for access details.

10.14.20

Workforce Committee

Attracting and maintaining talent is the number one challenge most manufacturers face. This committee focuses efforts to address the issues by promoting industry careers to youth, establishing internships at all skill levels, working with K-12 and institutions like ACC, TSTC, and Skillpoint Alliance to create more manufacturing related programs, and exploring a regional certification as a means to drive front line talent. The Workforce committee is perfect for C-Level/ owners, operations directors or managers, and HR managers. During this session we will be discussing workforce training programs, labor market updates, promoting mfg to youth, and a new compensation survey. If you are a manufacturer interested in joining, please contact Liz Gori at liz@arma-tx.org for access details.​ Meeting will take place on Wednesday, October 14th from 2:00pm to 3:30pm. 

10.08.20

ARMA CFO Roundtable - KPI Metrics

Join us for ARMA's next CFO Roundtable virtual session on Thursday, October 8th at 2pm-3:30pm. We will be discussing KPI Metrics and benchmarking. This group is open to manufacturing CFO/Controllers only. It aims to provide the opportunity to exchange ideas and discuss current issues you are facing in your workforce. If you are a manufacturer interested in joining this session, please contact Liz Gori at liz@arma-tx.org for access details.

10.02.20

Mfg Day 2020

10.01.20

7th Annual ARMA Golf Tournament | Sponsored by Spirit of Texas Bank

A big thank you to all our amazing sponsors, specifically our headline sponsor Spirit of Texas Bank!

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09.30.20

ARMA’s HR & Employment Law Roundtable

Join us for ARMA's next HR Roundtable virtual session on Wednesday, September 30th at 10:00am. This group is open to all manufacturers, especially HR professionals and Managers. It will provide the opportunity to exchange ideas and discuss current issues you are facing in your workforce. If you are a manufacturer interested in joining this session, please contact Liz Gori at liz@arma-tx.org for access details.

09.23.20

GD&T (GEOMETRIC DIMENSIONING AND TOLERANCING) FUNDAMENTALS WEBINAR

GD&T is an international symbolic language used on mechanical engineering drawings to supplement and optimize traditional coordinate dimensioning and tolerancing.  Dan Bauer from ITR holds Senior GD&T Certification from ASME and will be teaching GD&T Fundamentals.

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09.04.20

IMPORTANT: INPUT REQUESTED | WORKFORCE PIPELINE ISSUES

ARMA needs information about the current state of the regional manufacturing pipeline. Your answers will help us obtain grants, advocate for your interest with State and local entities, and provide meaningful data that will improve our ability to address talent pipeline shortages. 

Please note that this survey is for manufacturers only. Your contact information will not be shared.  Deadline to complete this is Friday, September 4th.

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09.02.20

Economic Update with Joe Brusuelas, RSM US

Join us for an economic update with Joe Brusuelas of RSM US. Joe, “chief economist to the middle market,” is the preeminent voice championing issues and policies facing midsize companies in the United States and around the world. An award-winning economist, Brusuelas has more than 20 years’ experience analyzing U.S. monetary policy, labor markets, fiscal policy, international finance, economic indicators and the condition of the U.S. consumer. 

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09.01.20

ARMA Lean Operations Committee

ARMA's next Lean Operations Committee is meeting on Tuesday, September 1st at 10:00am. This group is reserved for operations executives, managers, and supervisors interested in Continuous Improvement, best practices, and facility management. The purpose of this group is to build peer relationships with those who are facing similar challenges. This group is for manufacturers only. If you are interested in attending, please contact Liz Gori at liz@arma-tx.org for Zoom access details. 

08.10.20

Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Training

TMAC’s two week Lean Six Sigma Green Belt teaches basic problem-solving tools using the DMAIC Process.

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07.28.20

Smart Manufacturing Webinar Series from TMAC

From our partners at TMAC: In collaboration Olympus Controls, Dallas Data Science Academy, CREAN and The Keck Center for 3D Innovation, TMAC is proud to present a webinar series covering various smart manufacturing topics. Register today to be a part of one or all of the presentations listed below happening every Tuesday in June and July.

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07.23.20

ISO Internal Auditor Training

Texas Manufacturing Assistance Center (TMAC), a program of SwRI, is hosting an ISO Internal Auditor Training course.

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06.25.20

COVID Data Update & Return to Work from Positive Test

Infections are expanding at increased rates. Dr Pickett, Health Authority with the City of Austin, will provide insight into data, his thoughts on what to expect, and suggestions on reintegrating people that have tested positive back into the workforce. We are confirming another speaker on this topic as well to address employer concerns.

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05.21.20

May Virtual Luncheon

Join us Thursday, May 21 for a virtual ARMA Luncheon. Our guest speaker will be Caren Kelleher, Founder of Gold Rush Vinyl. 

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05.20.20

Leveraging Lean to be Green - Sustainability Tactics

From our partners at TMAC: Companies have embraced lean to lower costs and increase productivity and turnaround time. It's now time to embrace sustainable manufacturing practices to further reduce costs and improve efficiencies. Value stream mapping is a Lean process-mapping method for understanding the sequence of activities used to produce a product. This webinar will cover how to add "green” elements into the VSM process.

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04.30.20

Webinar: The Texas Economy & COVID Positive Test Protocol

How will the State of Texas easing of regulations impact the economy and manufacturing? What happens if you have an employee with COVID positive case? Join us on Thursday, April 30th for a presentation from the head of economic development for Texas and a member of the Governor's StrikeForce to reopen the economy.

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04.29.20

Webinar: Understanding Cybersecurity Standards and How to Minimize Cyber Risks

Whether or not cyber risk management is being mandated by your customers, it is your first line of defense for your organization to help protect against and mitigate the damage from cyber security attacks. This webinar is an overview of the concepts and standards so you can understand the basics of managing cyber risks.

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04.16.20

ARMA COVID-19 Webinar | Tax Considerations to Provide Liquidity

Join us April 16 at 2pm for a webinar that will provide strategies to improve liquidity through tax relief. With the recent FFCRA  and CARES Act there are opportunities via tax planning to create liquidity for your business. Kevin Fincher, Partner with RSM, will present.

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04.15.20

Manufacturing Supervisor Certification Program | SOLD OUT!

DELAYED - This unique program provides companies the opportunity to target frontline supervisors and team leaders at manufacturing facilities with a comprehensive overview of supervisory principles.  The course teaches students the interpersonal strategies to become a productive and respected supervisor.  

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04.07.20

ARMA Operations Committee | Maintaining Focus During Disruption

Our Operations Committee (AKA Lean Group) is hosting a Zoom call Tuesday, April 7, at 2pm to discuss what they are doing to maintain focus during this time. The information will be practical and tactical and therefore is excellent for supervisors, managers, and up. We will hear from our presenters from NOV, Luminex, and TMAC, then have a general discussion. Any manufacturer is welcome to participate.

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04.06.20

How To Build & Manage An Infectious Disease Response Plan: What Employers Need To Know (webinar)

Join us on Monday, April 6th for a webinar facilitated by Berg Compliance Solutions. We will take a deep dive into regulatory issues caused by the pandemic. OSHA, CDC and City and State orders require that companies who continue to operate during the pandemic must develop and manage an Infectious Disease Response Plan. 

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04.02.20

ARMA COVID PREP: NEW OSHA REQUIREMENTS, DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, and SBA

Join us for a conference call to discuss the most recent COVID-19 updates affecting manufacturers. We will hear about the new OSHA requirements, Department of Labor updates, and information on SBA programs for businesses impacted by COVID-19.

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03.25.20

ARMA Conference Call | Shelter In Place Updates

ARMA will be hosting another conference call on Wednesday, March 25th to discuss city orders and coronavirus updates affecting manufacturers. Agenda will be to hear from city, company, and association leaders on current situation.

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03.24.20

WilCo Manufacturing Conference Call | COVID Update

Join us for a conference call on Tuesday, March 24th to discuss coronavirus updates affecting Williamson County manufacturers. We will hear from Scott Heselmeyer, Treasurer and main crisis point of contact for the business community. He will discuss their recent orders to business in light of COVID-19. This will be an opportunity to ask questions and better understand the current situation.

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03.18.20

COVID-19 Preparation Roundtable | Livestream Session

Join us for a livestream session on Wednesday, March 18th to discuss COVID-19 preparation. We are still confirming speakers but expect to have HR, Employment Law, City Officials, and Operations experts on hand to present and take questions. More details coming soon!

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03.10.20

Safety Compliance & Risk Seminar | Facilitated by Berg Compliance Solutions

Join us March 10th for a safety seminar facilitated by Berg Compliance Solutions. The seminar will cover which OSHA health & safety laws apply to Texas manufacturers, how to mange them, and the significant liabilities companies face when failing to do so.  This year’s agenda will include a solid combination of OSHA compliance and Workers Compensation/Loss control presentations.

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03.04.20

Special Presentation | Austin Energy

ARMA Members Only: Join us for a special Lunch and Learn from Austin Energy as they discuss incentive programs and ways to save on energy costs. 

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02.06.20

Facility Bus Tour

Join us on February 6th for our annual Facility Bus Tour, sponsored by Impac Systems Engineering. This year’s tour will visit two great ARMA manufacturing members: Flex and NOV

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01.29.20

January Luncheon | Carl Rounds, Applied Materials

Join us Wednesday, January 29 for the first luncheon of the year. Our guest speaker will be Carl Rounds, Director of Operations at Applied Materials. 

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10.24.19

2019 Central Texas Manufacturing Expo and Conference | Presented by Simmons Bank

Join us on Thursday, October 24th for the 2019 Central Texas Manufacturing Expo & Conference, taking place at Palmer Events Center from 10am-5pm. The expo will feature over 100 vendors showcasing advanced products, capabilities, and services. A full day of panels and presentations will explore challenges and opportunities in advanced operations, logistics and industry updates, innovation in Central Texas, and more. Drinks, food and door prizes included! And don’t miss out on getting your FREE professional headshot. Special thanks to our Headline Sponsor, Simmons Bank!

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10.07.19

Environmental Seminar

Join us October 7th for an environmental compliance seminar facilitated by Berg Compliance Solutions. The seminar will cover which Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) & Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) laws & regulations apply to Texas manufacturers, how to manage them, and the significant liabilities companies face when failing to do so. 

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10.04.19

Manufacturing Day 2019

Friday, October 4th is Manufacturing Day! We have over 18 participating facilities and 400 students scheduled for tours to learn more about manufacturing. 

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09.19.19

Creating a Culture of Accountability—What Many Leaders Don’t Realize | Breakfast Workshop

Executives and experts alike are talking a lot about alignment and accountability, yet everyone has different ideas about where to focus. We all know we need more alignment in our organizations, and want the entire organization to feel fully accountable for its results, but many leaders lack the knowledge and perspective to guide their efforts, and many lack the tools to do so. This session provides a solid foundation of information on what is proven to align an organization and increase accountability. Participants will leave with a clear perspective about how their current practices are not encouraging accountability, where to focus their change efforts, and some proven tools and resources to build a culture of accountability in their organizations.

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08.22.19

ARMA August Luncheon | Robb Misso, Ultra Clean Technology

Join us on August 22, as Robb Misso, founder of Dynamic Manufacturing Systems tells the story of their growth, success, and ultimate acquisition by UCT and how the two companies are integrating. In his new role as VP of Weldments, Robb oversees key business globally, leading multiple facilities in Asia, US and Europe. As a tenured executive, with over 25 years of experience in manufacturing, he will also speak on his expectations for the semiconductor market and domestic production. 

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08.01.19

TMAC Manufacturing Supervisor Certification Program

This unique program provides companies the opportunity to target frontline supervisors and team leaders at manufacturing facilities with a comprehensive overview of supervisory principles.  The course teaches students the interpersonal strategies to become a productive and respected supervisor.  

We meet once a week for 5 weeks so there is an opportunity to return to the work environment in between sessions and come back to class to discuss questions. It also allows for a full 40 hours of learning with less stress resulting from falling behind by an entire week at once.  

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07.18.19

ARMA Summer Mixer @ K1 | Sponsored by RSM

ARMA Members Only: We had so much fun last year, we decided to do it again! Join us for the 2019 ARMA Summer Bash @ K1 Speed on July 18th. There will be food, fun, racing, and poker games. Grab a coworker and come on down. All attendees get a drink ticket, dinner, and free go-karting. We will also have awards, raffle prizes, and other games. 

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06.26.19

ARMA HR & Employment Law Breakfast

Please join us for the first session of ARMA’s new bi-monthly HR and Employment Law Breakfast's. During this meeting Vienna Lewis (360 HR Consultants) and Chris Wike (Hajjar Peters, LLP) will discuss issues pertaining to employee retention and restrictive covenant agreements (including non-competes, non-solicitation, and confidentiality agreements). Part of the meeting will consist of an open form and question-and-answer forum to discuss specific HR and employment law issues from the attendees.  

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06.13.19

ARMA June Luncheon | Tony Bennett, President of Texas Association of Manufacturers

Join us Thursday, June 13th for our Speaker Series, featuring Tony Bennett, President of Texas Association of Manufacturers, the lead lobbying group fighting for manufacturing rights at the Texas Legislature. Tony will explain how we fared in the recent session with issues like property tax reform, paid sick leave ordinances, funding for economic development and more. There will be an impact, and Tony can tell you what to expect. 

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05.28.19

Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) Fundamentals | 3-Day Course

May 28, 29, and 30th: Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) is an international symbolic language used on mechanical engineering drawings to supplement and optimize traditional coordinate dimensioning and tolerancing.  GD&T Training is intended to guide your staff to design such that dimensioning, tolerancing, and stack up problems are not built into your products, your manufacturing and inspection staff clearly understand the GD&T and coordinate specification requirements, and your assembly and service personnel are provided parts that fit together and are interchangeable: no surprises, flawless launch, high long-term production capability. To achieve this, GD&T and tolerance analysis methods are needed and are provided by this course.

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05.16.19

TMAC ISO 9001 Internal Auditor

Learn the fundamentals and applications of ISO 9001 Internal Auditing. This two-day internal auditing course covers the recently revised ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System (QMS) Standard, requirements and auditing techniques. This internal audit training class will benefit individuals participating in an internal audit for the first time; employees of companies interested in implementation or management of ISO QMS; and quality professionals who want a refresher course. No prior audit experience necessary.

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05.14.19

NIST Cyber Security

In response to escalating attacks on several ARMA members, we have invited a top official from the Department of Commerce to join us for a special presentation and workshop on Cybersecurity with the hope that you keep your facility safe from threats. The average cost a manufacturer pays to overcome a data breach is $38,000 and according to NIST over 55% of small business will experience a breach or a cyberattack. The first part of the workshop will provide an overview of best practices, including understanding threats, protective actions, and recovery. The second half of the morning will be more technical, specifically geared for those that are interested in implementing a robust deterrent systems, and  manufacturers that supply the Department of Defense, GSA or NASA which are required to be compliant DFAR SP800-171. Please note: in conjunction with TMAC, participants of this workshop that are defense suppliers could be eligible to receive grant-funded consulting to review and implement the requirements (Inquire if interested).

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05.02.19

6th Annual Golf Tournament | Presented by Simmons Bank

Mark your calendar. ARMA's 6th Annual Golf Tournament presented by Simmons Bank will be on Thursday, May 2nd at Avery Ranch Golf Club. Due to demand, we are expanding the tournament to two tee times, morning and afternoon, each with prizes for winners, contests and raffle. 

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04.17.19

Special Presentation | AI in Manufacturing

Join us for lunch on April 17th for a special presentation on AI in Manufacturing. This program will be free for ARMA members. 

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04.16.19

Corrective Action Seminar

It is an all too common practice to keep fixing the same things over and over. As a result, we become experts at fixing rather than preventing the problems and identifying opportunities for continual improvement activities. This course outlines the Corrective Action Process and provides the background and tools necessary to complete an effective root cause analysis as well as defect prevention methods.

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04.03.19

OSHA 10 Hour General Industry Training Program

This will be a two day program facilitated by Berg Compliance Solutions. More details and registration coming soon.

03.28.19

March Luncheon | China, Tariffs, High Stakes Negotiations

Join us March 28th for a special ARMA luncheon focused on China, trade policy, tariffs, and more importantly, what is at stake for regional manufacturers. Our speaker is one of the most prominent Chinese experts in the country, author, and former diplomat stationed in Beijing for over 10 years. He will shed light on Trump's agenda and the ongoing negotiations that might bring the trade conflict to a resolution.  

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02.28.19

Facility Bus Tour | SOLD OUT!

Attention ARMA Members! Join us on February 28th for our annual Facility Bus Tour. This year’s tour will visit three great ARMA manufacturing members: Applied Materials, BuildASign, and Gold Rush Vinyl. We will depart promptly from the parking lot of Gold Rush Vinyl at 1:05PM and return to the same location around 5:30PM. Snacks will be provided. Tickets are $45 and include a drink ticket. Seating is limited and will sell out quickly, so register now!

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02.27.19

TMAC Manufacturing Supervisor Certification Program | SOLD OUT!

This unique program provides companies the opportunity to target frontline supervisors and team leaders at manufacturing facilities with a comprehensive overview of supervisory principles.  The course teaches students the interpersonal strategies to become a productive and respected supervisor.  We meet once a week for 5 weeks so there is an opportunity to return to the work environment in between sessions and come back to class to discuss questions. It also allows for a full 40 hours of learning with less stress resulting from falling behind by an entire week at once.  

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02.26.19

Safety Seminar | Facilitated by Berg Compliance Solutions

Join us February 26th for a safety seminar facilitated by Berg Compliance Solutions. This event will be a half-day seminar covering safety rules and regulations that apply to Texas Manufacturers, how to manage them, and the significant liabilities companies face when failing to do so. The presentations will be led by regulatory officials and experts that can answer tough questions and thoroughly explain policy. Special thanks to Berg Compliance Solutions for all their help with organizing and facilitating this seminar. 

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01.30.19

January Luncheon | Army Futures Command

Join us on Wednesday, January 30 for the first ARMA Luncheon of 2019 with guest speaker Col. Patrick Seiber of the Army Futures Command.

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10.25.18

ARMA Charity Bowling Tournament | Sponsored by Austin Community College

Join us October 25th for our third annual bowling tournament for charity at Dart Bowl. We’ll have prizes, adult beverages, and all the glory that comes with winning.  

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10.18.18

Manufacturing Supervisor Certification | Limited Space Available

This unique program provides companies the opportunity to target frontline supervisors and team leaders at manufacturing facilities with a comprehensive overview of supervisory principles.  The course teaches students the interpersonal strategies to become a productive and respected supervisor. 
 

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10.05.18

Manufacturing Day

10.03.18

TMAC Lean Manufacturing Certification Program

This unique program provides companies the opportunity to provide their employees with an overview and a strong foundation in the Lean concepts and tools that are used to drive continuous improvement and achieve world-class business performance. The certification consists of nine “Lean Tools” that can be applied in any business environment. Participants completing the entire series will receive a certificate of completion on Lean Manufacturing. Continuing Education Units will also be available.​ Registration information coming soon.

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09.26.18

SQFI Information Day Presentation

Join food industry professionals from all levels of the supply chain to discover the benefits of third-party food safety and quality certification. Learn better business practices that increase profits and protect brands, including lessons learned from recent food safety outbreaks. Or expand your knowledge, skills, and expertise in the field of food safety auditing.

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09.20.18

Texas Engineering Executive Education | Corporate Recognition Event 2018

Join us for fascinating discussion, hors-d'oeuvres, drinks, and camaraderie with your business peers from around the state. Keynote Speaker: Dr. Van N. Truskett. 

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09.13.18

2018 Central Texas Manufacturing Expo & Conference | Presented by the Business Bank of Texas

Featuring presentations on the Factory of the Future by the Enterprise Architect for General Motors, Anton Karadimce, and Senior IT Manager leading General Motors 4.0 transformation, Jennifer Watson, as well as over 100 exhibitors showcasing advanced products, capabilities and services. More details coming soon.

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09.12.18

ARMA 5th Anniversary Bash

Join us for ARMA's 5th Anniversary Dinner & Bash! We've grown from 8-240 members and we want to celebrate with you. Drinks on us! There will be poker, raffle prizes and a sneak peak at our 100 trade show exhibitors. More details coming soon. 

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08.23.18

August Luncheon | Dr. Mini Kahlon, Dell Medical School

Join us Thursday, August 23 for our August Speaker Luncheon, featuring Dr. Mini Kahlon, Vice Dean of Health Ecosystem for the Dell Medical School. She will speak on the Dell Medical School, potential collaboration with industry, and how the ecosystem might evolve as the institution becomes more mature—including opportunities for manufacturers. Austin already has $1 Billion dollars in output from Biopharmaceutical companies and medical device manufacturers and this sector is projected to grow.  In her role, Mini Kahlon works with public, private and academic partners to build a vital inclusive health ecosystem.

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07.19.18

ARMA Summer Mixer @ K1

ARMA Members Only: Join us July 19th for food, fun and racing. Grab a coworker and come on down. All attendees get a drink ticket, dinner, and free go-karting. We will also have door prizes and gifts.

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07.11.18

TMAC Manufacturing Supervisor Certification Program | SOLD OUT!

The Supervisor Certification curriculum targets firstline supervisors at manufacturing facilities with a comprehensive overview of supervisory principles. With a strong emphasis on continuous improvement, job instruction, employee relations, problem solving, and effective communication, the course teaches students the interpersonal strategies to become a productive and respected supervisor.​ Registration details coming soon.

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06.13.18

Cybersecurity Workshop

In response to escalating attacks on several ARMA members, we have invited a top official from the Department of Commerce to join us for a special presentation and workshop on Cybersecurity with the hope that you keep your facility safe from threats.

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05.24.18

ARMA May Luncheon | Cory Engen, General Manager for Flex

 

Join us May 24th for the ARMA Speaker Luncheon featuring Cory Engen, managing executive at Flex Austin. He will discuss Flex’s approach to manufacturing, the Austin Operation, and the market outlook for US contract manufacturers in 2018.

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05.15.18

ISO 9001:2015 Internal Audit Class (facilitated by TMAC)

Learn the fundamentals and applications of ISO 9001 Internal Auditing. This two-day internal auditing course covers the recently revised ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System (QMS) Standard, requirements and auditing techniques.

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05.03.18

5th Annual ARMA Golf Tournament | Sponsored by Bank SNB | SOLD OUT!

Mark your calendar. ARMA's 5th Annual Golf Tournament presented by Bank SNB will be on Thursday, May 3rd at Avery Ranch Golf Club. 

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04.26.18

Special Workshop | Improving Company Culture

Attention ARMA Members: Join us on April 26th for breakfast and workshop on Company Culture. Only 1/3 of employees are engaged at work, according to Gallup’s most recent report.  At the other end, 16% of employees are actively disengaged — they are miserable and destroy what the most engaged employees build. The remaining 51% of employees are not engaged — they’re just there. Leadership is the #1 driver of engagement, yet most leaders lack a clear understanding of how to really inspire, engage and drive results.

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03.22.18

March Luncheon | Mason Arnold, Founder and President of Veggie Noodle Co

Join us March 22 for our luncheon featuring a keynote from Mason Arnold, Founder and President of Veggie Noodle Co, a rapidly growing company that processes high-end organic produce into noodle shaped food ready to cook. The two year old  company has established a national footprint with distribution in major supermarkets across the country and surpassed $40 million annual revenue. They currently employ 200+ people and expect to continue the fast paced growth. Arnold will discuss his experience in the food industry, including previous success building Greenling, and some of the challenges Veggie Noodle overcame to successfully manufacture their products in Austin, Texas. 

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03.01.18

TMAC Manufacturing Supervisor Certification Program | SOLD OUT!

The Supervisor Certification curriculum targets firstline supervisors at manufacturing facilities with a comprehensive overview of supervisory principles. With a strong emphasis on continuous improvement, job instruction, employee relations, problem solving, and effective communication, the course teaches students the interpersonal strategies to become a productive and respected supervisor. 

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02.27.18

Special Presentation | Knowing Your Costs: Leveraging Cost Accounting to Improve Decision Making

Members Only Event. Bridgepoint Consulting will discuss Leveraging Cost Accounting to Improve Decision Making. 

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02.20.18

Environmental, Health & Safety Seminar | Facilitated by Berg Compliance Solutions

Join us February 20th for a seminar facilitated by OSHA, TCEQ, Berg Compliance Solutions and several prominent law firms. This seminar will cover which environmental, health & safety laws apply to Texas Manufacturers, how to manage them, and the significant liabilities companies face when failing to do so. The presentations will be led by regulatory officials and experts that can answer tough questions and thoroughly explain policy. Special thanks to Berg Compliance Solutions for all their help with organizing and facilitating this seminar.

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02.08.18

Facility Bus Tour (ARMA Members Only) | Sponsored by INSURICA | SOLD OUT!

This year’s tour will visit two heavy weights of regional manufacturing. First stop is ICU Medical, formerly Pfizer/ Hospira. This facility produces 1/3 of the IV bags in the United States. It is a high volume, large operation with significant automation. The second stop is NXP’s premier ATMC fab. Attendees will dress out in bunny suits for a close look at their billion dollar wafer production. We’ll conclude at Celis Brewery, where we will tour their facility and sample some of their hard work.

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02.07.18

TMAC ISO 9001:2015 Transition Workshop

The end of the ISO 9001: 2015 3-year transition period, September 15, 2018, is fast approaching. If you find your transition journey is not yet started, now is the time to take the first step and beat the expected mid-2018 rush to registration.​ 

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01.29.18

Intro to Lean Manufacturing (Facilitated by TMAC)

This overview class provides a solid foundation of lean concepts. Participants begin by manufacturing various assemblies in a traditional manufacturing setting. The results of the first simulation round provide the setting for continuous improvement by applying the lean manufacturing principles. Participants will have the knowledge of understanding the 8 wastes in manufacturing. A mixture of lecture and hands-on simulations will teach lessons in standardized work, workplace organization, visual controls, set-up reduction, batch size reduction, point of use storage, quality at the source, workforce practices, and pull systems.

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01.25.18

January Luncheon | Implications from NAFTA Pull-Out or Renegotiation

Join us January 25 for the first luncheon of the year. Our guest speaker will be Kevin Depew, Director of Thought Leadership for RSM US. The presentation will focus on the 2018 economic outlook, drivers for growth and risk, with a focus on implications from renegotiating or pulling out of NAFTA. Kevin is an Emmy Award-winning writer and producer. Prior to joining RSM, Depew worked in economics for Bloomberg LP, where he helped create the Bloomberg Brief economics newsletter.

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10.06.17

Manufacturing Day

ARMA will be hosting tours for students to expose young people to manufactuirng careers. Participating company list coming soon.

10.04.17

Lean Manufacturing Certification Program | Facilitated by TMAC

This unique program provides companies the opportunity to provide their employees with an overview and a strong foundation in the Lean concepts and tools that are used to drive continuous improvement and achieve world-class business performance. The certification consists of nine “Lean Tools” that can be applied in any business environment. Participants completing the entire series will receive a certificate of completion on Lean Manufacturing. Continuing Education Units will also be available.

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09.28.17

2017 Central Texas Manufacturing Trade Show & Procurement Conference

1st annual ARMA Tradeshow at the Palmer Events Center, sponsored by the Business Bank of Texas. Featuring over 75 vendors showcasing advanced products, capabilities, and services as well as top procurement executives from major OEMS. Drinks and door prizes included!

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09.11.17

ISO9001:2015 Transition Introduction

The ISO 9001:2015 Transition Introduction comprehensive 1-day workshop will introduce the new ISO high-level structure for management system standards (Annex SL) and review the changes between ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 9001:2015. Presenter, Kristin Wheatley, will provide information that will enable participants

to identify the key gaps in their current Quality Management System (QMS) and start planning the transition to the new requirements.

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08.31.17

August Luncheon | John P. Garrett, Founder & CEO of Community Impact Newspaper

Join us Thursday, August 31 for an ARMA Luncheon featuring John P. Garrett, Founder and CEO of the Community Impact Newspaper.

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07.27.17

ARMA Summer Mixer | Topgolf

ARMA Members Only: Join us July 27th for food, fun and golf. Grab a coworker and come on down. All attendees get a drink ticket and free golf. We will also have door prizes and gifts.

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07.12.17

Manufacturing Supervisor Certification Program

The Supervisor Certification curriculum targets firstline supervisors at manufacturing facilities with a comprehensive overview of supervisory principles. With a strong emphasis on continuous improvement, job instruction, employee relations, problem solving, and effective communication, the course teaches students the interpersonal strategies to become a productive and respected supervisor.

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06.28.17

ISO 9001:2015 Internal Audit Class (facilitated by TMAC)

Learn the fundamentals and applications of ISO 9001 Internal Auditing. This two-day internal auditing course covers the recently revised ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System (QMS) Standard, requirements and auditing techniques.

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05.24.17

Special Presentation | Speed and Efficiency in Organizational Structure (Members Only)

Join us next Wednesday, May 24 for an ARMA Special Presentation with a focus on operational efficiency and organizational structure, featuring Michael Pelletier, Director of Manufacturing for Buildasign.com. He will present and discuss recent changes to their management structure that have allowed for greater speed and agility. If you know Mike, you know this will be a fun, engaging topic, that will leave you thinking.

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05.11.17

4th Annual ARMA Golf Tournament | SOLD OUT!

Join us May 11th for the fourth annual ARMA Golf Tournament at the beautiful Avery Ranch Course. Festivities kick off at 11:00am with registration, lunch, and then a shotgun start at 12:30pm. Several contests will provide ample opportunity for glory and prizes. Fun will be had by all. An award ceremony and dinner will follow.

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05.10.17

South Central Texas Manufacturing Trade Show & Conference (SAMA)

 

Save the Date! May 10th, 2017 for the South Central Texas Manufacturing Trade Show & Conference.
 

 

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05.05.17

Lean 101 - Intro to Lean Manufacturing Class (Facilitated by TMAC)

This overview class provides a solid foundation of lean concepts. Participants begin by manufacturing various assemblies in a traditional manufacturing setting. The results of the first simulation round provide the setting for continuous improvement by applying the lean manufacturing principles. Participants will have the knowledge of understanding the 8 wastes in manufacturing. A mixture of lecture and hands-on simulations will teach lessons in standardized work, workplace organization, visual controls, set-up reduction, batch size reduction, point of use storage, quality at the source, workforce practices, and pull systems.

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