Upcoming Events

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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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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06.25.19

Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Course | Facilitated by TMAC

This Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt training course covers the fundamental methodologies utilized for Lean Six Sigma problem solving. It includes the basic improvement procedures and their necessary metrics, enabling attendees to become central team members on improvement project teams. The course also makes attendees aware of typical wasteful activities and methods to make necessary improvements in their day-to-day activities.

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07.18.19

ARMA Summer Mixer @ K1 | Members Only

ARMA Members Only: Join us July 18th 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 awards, raffle prizes, and other games. More details coming soon!

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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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09.18.19

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 course is held one day a week for 5 consecutive weeks so that participants can “learn and return” and come back the next week to discuss what they found and questions that came up.  We will learn the 8 wastes and how to spot them as well as nine “Lean Tools” that can be applied in any business environment.

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10.24.19

2019 Central Texas Manufacturing Expo and Conference

More details and registration coming soon! To pre-register as an exhibitor or for sponsorship information, please contact Liz Gori at liz@arma-tx.org. 

Past Events

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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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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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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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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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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03.08.17

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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03.08.17

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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02.28.17

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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01.19.17

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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09.29.16

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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09.13.16

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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08.24.16

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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08.11.16

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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07.28.16

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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06.28.16

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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03.09.16

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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