Upcoming Events


Topgolf Holiday Mixer

ARMA Members Only: Join us December 14th 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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Executive Dinner


ARMA Healthcare Forum

Past Events


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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Facility Bus Tour


Speaker Luncheon | What’s at Stake for Manufacturers in the Legislature

Join us November 18 as Tony Bennett, President of the Texas Association of Manufacturers, provides insight, advice, and warnings on what to expect as the new legislative session begins in January.

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Corrective Action Seminar - SOLD OUT

This unique program provides companies the opportunity to provide their employees with an overview and a strong foundation in the corrective action concepts and tools that are used. Participants will understand the difference between Corrections and Corrective Action and how both fit into a continuous improvement cycle

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Own vs Lease | Members Only Presentation

Join us November 1 for a special presentation about owning versus leasing your building. Cushman & Wakefield will be discussing the critical decision factors that you should consider with regard to maximizing the value of your real estate.

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Bowling Tournament Benefiting the Foodbank


Manufacturing Day

ARMA will be hosting 10 facility tours for 200 high school students across the region. Participating companies include Samsung, NXP, Buildasign.com, Michael Angelo Foods, Dynamic Manufacturing Solutions, Cypress Industries and more. 


Lean Manufacturing Certification by TMAC

After successfully offering this course in San Antonio for five years, this course is now being offered in the Austin Metropolitan Area.  This unique program provides companies the opportunity to provide their employees with a strong foundation in the Lean concepts and tools that are used to drive continuous improvement and achieve world-class business performance.

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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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Topgolf July Mixer

ARMA Members Only: Join us July 20th 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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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


Holiday Mixer: Top Golf

Calling all members. Join us for the ARMA Holiday Bash at Top Golf. Register here: http://arma-holiday15.eventbrite.com


Luncheon: Manufacturing Impact in Central Texas- Brian Kelsey, Civic Analytics

Join us for a special lunchoen as we release data from the ARMA Manufacturing Impact Study, an indepth look at the economic contributions of manufacturing in Central Texas. Register here: http://arma-impact.eventbrite.com


Manufacturing Day

As part of ARMA's initiative to promote manufacturing to the next generation of engineers and workers, we will be hosting school districts and STEM students at five different facilities. 


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


Summer Mixer: Topgolf

Register now: http://arma-summer15.eventbrite.com. Sponsor opportunities availalbe. 


Luncheon: Larry Weis, GM of Austin Energy

Register now: http://arma-ae.eventbrite.com 


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

Get more details and register here: http://arma-power.eventbrite.com.


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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Holiday Party: Top Golf

Members Only: Join us to celebrate the Holiday seseason and another great year for ARMA. Registeration link coming soon.


Facility Tour: Caterpillar

Join us on chartered bus as we travel to Seguin, Texas to see the Caterpillar engine assembly facility and get a first hand account of their production system.


TCEQ Environmental Conference

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ARMA Speaker Luncheon: Scott Lingren, Freescale

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Luncheon: Dan Graham, CEO Buildasign.com

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Manufacturing Day

ARMA celebrates Manufacturing Day  by organizing five facility tours for STEM students in four school districts. The focus is on showcasing the worldclass facilities in our region and promoting the potential career paths within industry.

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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.


Summer Membership Mixer: Topgolf

Join us for drinks, food, and golf on July 30th from 4:30 to 6:30. We'll discuss association business, have door prizes, and then hit the golf bays. ARMA members register here: http://arma-july.eventbrite.com.


Lean Committee Facility Tour: Multi Media Games


Speaker Luncheon: Phil Wilson, GM for LCRA

Register now: http://arma-lcra.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.

Register here: http://arma-3D.eventbrite.com


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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