Upcoming Events


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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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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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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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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Employment Law Seminar

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ARMA Tradeshow

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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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.

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Executive Dinner


ARMA Bowling for Charity

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November Luncheon

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Past Events


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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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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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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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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April Luncheon | Blake Hastings, Dallas Federal Reserve

Join us Tuesday, April 25th for the ARMA Luncheon featuring Blake Hastings, Senior Vice President of the Dallas Federal Reserve, speaking on the economy in progress, as well as impacts to the region in the event of potential policy changes to current trade relationships. Blake presented a fantastic speech 3 years ago at an ARMA Luncheon and we are thrilled to have him back.

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Lean Six Sigma Black Belt (Facilitated by the University of Texas Cockrell School of Engineering)

Learn to tie organizational goals to Define-Measure-Analyze-Improve-Control project steps and practice applicable skills for the role of a process improvement team leader. This course is designed for existing Lean Six Sigma Green Belts who have completed a project and wish to upgrade to a Black Belt. If you have received your Green Belt training from another source, please contact the conference coordinator with your previous training information so we can make sure you are positioned to succeed in this course.​

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ARMA Healthcare Forum

The Austin Regional Manufacturers Association (ARMA) and the Texas Academy of Family Physicians (TAFP) announced they are joining forces to host a community leadership forum to reimagine health care and discuss how employers and physicians can work together to improve the quality of care while lowering costs. The forum will bring together a host of influential Austin employers interested in exploring
innovative ideas for offering better, more effective and more efficient health care options to their employees.

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Informational Meeting:DoD Grant Dollars Available to Defense Suppliers and Subs | Manufacturers Only

The Department of Defense has allocated grant dollars to help defense suppliers  (including subs) that have seen a decrease in defense related work find new opportunities.  You would be eligible even if your business has increased production but specific defense contracts or sub work for defense contractors has decreased. The reason for the grant is to make sure potential suppliers develop new business to retain their capabilities.  

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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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ARMA Lean Plant Tour at Voltabox of Texas

Voltabox of Texas is hosting the February ARMA Lean Plant tour at their new facility in Leander on the 28th at 2pm for manufacturer members. This event is open for ARMA Manufacturer Members only.

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Lean Six Sigma Green Belt (facilitated by the University of Texas Cockrell School of Engineering)

Learn to implement the Define-Measure-Analyze-Improve-Control roadmap to achieve objectives through enhanced Lean and Six Sigma methods. This training is designed for business professionals or companies who desire an understanding in the foundations of Lean Six Sigma and wish to have enterprise-wide benefits beyond basic improvement projects. No prior Lean Six Sigma training is required. 

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Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt (facilitated by University of Texas Cockrell School of Engineering)

Learn how to develop a long-term system of continuous improvement and align improvement efforts with your organization's top priorities.This training is designed for business professionals experienced in Lean Six Sigma implementation who have a strong analytical background and are preparing for a career beyond being an improvement project leader. Prior Lean Six Sigma Black Belt training recommended.

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Cybersecurity for Manufacturing | Members Only Presentation

Join us Friday, February 24 for a lunch and learn about Cybersecurity in Manufacturing. John Romero, the Program Director of Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service, will be giving a special presentation on Cyber Security Issues Facing Manufacturers.

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TMAC ISO 9001:2015 Transition Workshop

The ISO 9001:2015 Transition 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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EHS Seminar

Join us February 13th for a seminar facilitated by OSHA, TCEQ, Berg Compliance Solutions, LLC, and Beveridge & Diamond. 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.

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

Join us on January 26th for a tour of three exciting Austin facilities: Wayne Fueling, HID Global, and Oskar Blues Brewery.

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4th Annual ARMA Golf Tournament | Committee Meeting (ARMA Members Only)

Volunteer now to help with the 4th Annual ARMA Golf Tournament committee. Participants are tasked with planning and executing ARMA’s spring golf tournament.

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January Luncheon | Catherine Morse, Samsung Semiconductor

Join us Thursday, January 19th to kick off the 2017 ARMA Luncheon Series with Catherine Morse from Samsung. As General Counsel and Director of Public Affairs, she has been an instrumental part of the leadership team for their $13.5 Billion fab. She will speak to the current state of the industry, Samsung's plans for Austin, and a new focus on workforce. 

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Workforce Committee Meeting (ARMA Members Only)

Volunteer now for the Workforce Committee. Participants will help drive several initiatives, including designing and launching an ARMA internship program to connect small and medium size companies with interns.

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Speaker Luncheon | Tamara Atkinson, Director of Capital Area Workforce Solutions

Join us Thursday September 29th for our luncheon featuring the new executive director of  Workforce Solutions (WFS ) Capital Area Workforce Board, Tamara Atkinson. WFS Capital Area is the leadership and governing body for the regional workforce system.

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Employment Law Seminar

Join us September 13th for the ARMA Employment Law Seminar facilitated by Tonia Lucio and Jim Howicz of the Law Firm Richards, Rodriguez and Skeith.  This half-day event will provide you and your managers with helpful information on a variety of critical issues impacting companies. 

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Speaker Luncheon | Dr. Thomas Edgar, Chair of Engineering at University of Texas at Austin

Join us Wednesday, August 24th for our luncheon featuring Dr. Thomas Edgar. Dr. Edgar is Professor of Chemical Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin and Director of the UT Energy Institute. He is also co-founder of the Smart Manufacturing Leadership Coalition, which developed a research roadmap to address smart, zero-emission, energy-efficient manufacturing. He will speak on the work of this coalition to drive performance through technology and automation.

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High Performance Hiring Strategies | Members Only Presentation

Using stories and examples, this engaging and highly interactive session will provide you with actionable information that you can use to make immediate improvements to your recruiting and hiring strategies and processes.

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Corrective Action & Focus on Root Cause | Members Only Presentation

Join us on July 28 for a special presentation on Corrective Action lead by Kristin Wheatley with TMAC. As plant manager for over 15 years, Kristin addresses errors and quality issues for several companies and developed a consistent, effective approach. The talk will focus on: Corrective Action and how it is different from simply correcting a problem, Root Cause Analysis, a brief overview of tools and methodologies, Corrective Action's place in a Quality Management System, Why is it so hard?

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Leadership to Sustain Lean presented by AME and Buildasign

This workshop deals with leadership at the behavioral level, giving participants the opportunity to practice behaviors that sustain lean practices, plus help them lead others to do the same.

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Principles of Lean Manufacturing Highlighting 5S: Workplace Organization by TMAC

5S: Workplace Organization, a cornerstone tool within Lean Manufacturing, will be covered in detail. Specific step-by-step instructions on each of the five S’s (Sort, Set in Order, Shine, Standardize, and Sustain) will be explained, along with many practical examples.

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Raising Capital and Business Succession Planning | Members Only Presentation

Focus Strategies is a leading mid-market Merger and Acquisition advisor focused on serving the unique needs of privately-held businesses seeking capital or ownership transition solutions.   We are deal experts that offer sell-side, capital raising, corporate advisory and buy-side investment banking services.  Our focus is representing companies who have never sold equity or raised institutional capital and are thinking about long term plans for ownership, succession and/or liquidity.

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Speaker Luncheon | GM of Caterpillar, Tim Flaherty

Please join us Wednesday, May 25th for our luncheon featuring Tim Flaherty, GM of Caterpillar. Tim oversees the Large Engine plant in Seguin, a state of the art, two million sqft facility. He'll speak on Caterpillar, successes and challenges of their production system, and the future of the industry.

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Lean Committee Tour | TECO-Westinghouse

Attendance is open to all manufacturing members. If you have any interest in getting involved email Stephanie Trail at stephanie@arma-tx.org.


3rd Annual ARMA Golf Tournament


Join us for the 3rd Annual ARMA Golf Tournament with Title Sponsor, A&D Insurance Advisors at the beautiful Avery Ranch Course.

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Speaker Luncheon | Evan Smith, Texas Tribune

Please join us April 21 for our luncheon featuring Evan Smith, Editor-in-Chief, CEO, and co-founder of the Texas Tribune. Since its launch in 2009, the Tribune has won international acclaim and numerous honors, including eight national Edward R. Murrow Awards from the Radio Television Digital News Association and six awards from the Online News Association. Previously Evan spent nearly 18 years at Texas Monthly, including eight years as Editor and a year as President and Editor-in-Chief.

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Supervisor Certification Through TMAC


The Supervisor Certification curriculum targets first-line 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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Town Hall with Congressman McCaul | Members Only

Join us for a special manufacturing focused discussion with Congressman McCaul, Chairman of the Department of Homeland Security. This is a members only event and an important opportunity for us to share thoughts and concerns with our elected leaders.

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Speaker Luncheon | Michael Curry, Pfizer Director of Manufacturing

Please join us February 23rd (Tuesday) for our luncheon featuring Michael Curry, Director of Manufacturing of Pfzier (Formerly Hospira).  Curry has over 23 years of experience in the Biotech/Pharmaceutical industry. He’ll speak about the rewards and challenges of producing over 1/3rd of the IV bags used in the United States.

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Environmental & Safety Seminar

Join us February 15th for a seminar facilitated by OSHA, TCEQ, and  Berg Compliance Solutions, LLC. This event has been coordinated to ensure that participants stay well informed on complex environmental and safety issues that could potentially impact your facility.

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Speaker Luncheon | Colin Guinn CRO 3D Robotics

Join us for the first ARMA luncheon of 2016. As Senior Vice President for 3DR and former CEO for DJI North America, Colin Guinn has been a driving leader in the surge of unmanned aerial vehicles (AKA Drones). Register here: https://arma-3dr.eventbrite.com


Speaker Luncheon | Cordell Bennigson, Former CEO of Durcon

A former Marine Pilot and CEO of a manufacturing plant, Cordell Bennigson will address leadership, overcoming obstacles, and accomplishing the mission. Register now: http://arma-effective-leadership.eventbrite.com


Employment Law Seminar

Join us to examine the top issues facing manufacturers in employment law. Register here: http://arma-law-seminar.eventbrite.com


Speaker Luncheon | The Future of Automation and Robotics

Join us for our speaker luncheon featuring Paul Evans, Director of Automation and Robitics Dvision at SwRI. The presentation will focus on the present and future of automation in manufacturing. Register here: http://arma-swri.eventbrite.com


Luncheon: Larry Weis, GM of Austin Energy

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2nd Annual ARMA Golf Tournament

Join us for the 2nd Annual ARMA Golf Tournament sponsored by Padgett Stratemann at the beautiful Avery Ranch Course. Register here: http://arma-golf2.eventbrite.com

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Spring Mixer and Facility Tour: Deep Eddy Vodka

Members only. Register here: http://arma-vodka.eventbrite.com

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Training: Lean Leadership

Information and registration: http://arma-lean.eventbrite.com


Luncheon: Larry Weis, GM of Austin Energy

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Luncheon: Jason Bohrer, Sr VP at HID Global

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Luncheon: Stephanie Simpson, VP and Legislative Expert for TAM

As Vice President  for the Texas Assoc of Manufacturers, Stephanie Simpson is uniquely qualified to provide critical information on what to expect in the upcoming legislative session and what's at stake for manufacturers. 

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1st Annual Executive Dinner

We are pleased to host Steve Patterson, Athletic Director for UT at this special event for top executivies of area manufacturers.  ARMA thanks it's headline sponsor, Oxford Commercial, for making the evening possible.


Luncheon: Mayoral Forum

Join us for a forum with the top mayoral candidates in Austin. Steve Adler, Sheryl Cole, and Mike Martinez will present their ideas on the challenges and solutions facing Austin. There will be a moderated discussion as well as open Q&A. Register now: http://arma-debate.eventbrite.com.


Speaker Luncheon: Dr. Scott Fish, Advanced Manufacturing and Design Center at UT Austin

Dr. Fish is a leading expert in additive manufacturing. He is currently researching high melting temperature plastics and metals. Learn how these technologies are going to impact all levels of manufacturing in the near future.

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AmCon Show

We'll be exhibiting May 21 - 22. Stop by and say hello. More info at http://www.amconshows.com/spring-shows/austin-tx/



First Annual ARMA Golf Tournament

Join us May 1st for the first annual ARMA Golf Tournament at the beautiful Avery Ranch Course. Registration now open!

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Semi Texas: Spring Forum

How the Internet of Things Will Impact New Manufacturing Solutions

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Training: Value Stream Mapping

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Speaker Luncheon: Kevin Johns, City of Austin Economic Development Director

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Membership Mixer—Billiards & Bowling at the Goodnight

ARMA members: Join us for food, drinks, and fun at The Goodnight. Register here: http://arma-bowl.eventbrite.com


Luncheon: Hector Aguilar, Dean of Continuing Education, ACC

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Facility Tour: Toyota Texas


Speaker Luncheon—Chief Art Acevedo—Chief of Police for APD

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