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"Make it in America. Make it in Maine."
2012 Manufacturing Summit
The Manufacturers Association of Maine
“Make it in America. Make it in Maine”
May 9th & 10th, 2012
Owls Head Transportation Museum
117 Museum Street
Owls Head, ME 04854
Pre-registration for Manufacturing companies March 20-April 1st
Open registration April 1st- April 27th
Sponsorship Opportunities Available HERE!
Click on the link above and fax the form to 207-854-3865 or email it to firstname.lastname@example.org
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What’s Happening at MAMe
New Members: Please welcome our newest members to MAMe!
Indoor Environmental Control Inc Gorham, ME
Supplies and services the commercial, institutional, and manufacturing customer with high quality air filters and UVC lights for their HVAC equipment.
Environetix Technologies Corp Orono, ME
Provides wireless solutions to the challenges of sensing temperature, pressure, vibration, strain and corrosion in harsh and extreme environments
CCB Inc Westbrook, ME
Encompasses all phases of construction in traditional and specialty markets
The MAMe Business Services Division:
• Business Growth Services (BGS)….in the past month, MAMe’s BGS network have provided services to members in the areas of financial/cost accounting, lean training, certification training, and more! Make the most of your MAMe membership. I would encourage you to engage BGS as a growth resource for your companies. FMI call MAMe at 854-2153 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
• Education and Training: Maine Industry Partnership Initiative/Sector Development: The Manufacturers Roundtable for Education and Training: The MAMe is busy with structuring cluster/consortium training for a number of Maine’s businesses. The coordination of service for industry, partnering with the service providers has been leading the way for the Industry Partnership initiative. To-date, we have 6 cluster/consortiums underway!
• Cluster/Sector Development:
* HIGH PERFORMANCE TEXTILE CLUSTER: Surveyed results are coming in for Maine’s textile cluster. We will better understand the supply chain, vertical integration, branding/marketing and education and training challenges of this industry.
* MEDICAL DEVICE MANUFACTURING CLUSTER: MAMe is partnering with BAM and USM for an implementation plan for this vital manufacturing sector.
• Compliance Plus Program: MAMe is thrilled to begin implementing the Compliance Plus Program. The model of Compliance services to assist members on how to become and sustain compliance within the company will be available soon.
• Business Insurance Services: MAMe Paradigm Health Plan has rolled out the new Paradigm Health Plan. If you want more information, please call us at 207-854-2153 or email email@example.com
• Marketing Manufacturing: With all the news about manufacturing at the federal and state level, MAMe is leading a statewide Marketing effort that will target educators, media and other vital partners in growing this sector.
THE 2012 MANUFACTURING SUMMIT WILL INCLUDE BREAKOUT SESSION FOR THE FOLLOWING SECTORS:: “Make it In America, Make it In Maine”
PULP & PAPER
Upcoming Events/Educational Courses
MAMe 2011-2012 Tour/Seminar Season
Please check our calendar of events regularly for new events. All members are welcomed and encouraged to attend these events!
March 20th - May 15th: APICS CPIM Module III Detailed Scheduling and Planning
Time: 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM Location: Lanco - 12 Thomas Drive Westbrook, ME
March 27th: MAMe/JMQC Lean Tools in Action at Lanco
Time: 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM Location: Lanco - 12 Thomas Drive Westbrook, ME (Registration is currently closed. If interested in being put on the waiting list please call the office at 207-854-2153 or email firstname.lastname@example.org)
March 28th - May 23rd: APICS MOD IV Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) Certification Course - 9 sessions
Time: 5:15 PM - 7:15 PM Location: Sappi Fine Paper, 179 John Roberts Road, South Portland, ME
April 12th: Maine Wood Products Association Internet Marketing Work Shop
Time: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Location: Farm Credit of Maine - 615 Minot Ave, Auburn, ME
April 27th:MAMe/JMQC Tour of Backyard Farms
Time:10:45 AM - 1:30PM Location: Backyard Farms - 131 River Road, Madison, ME
Learn more about Backyard Farms by clicking here
May 9th and 10th
2012 Manufacturing Summit
At the Amazing Owl's Head Transportation Museum in Owl's Head, Maine
Registration is now available! Click here to Register!
Sponsorship is also available. Click here to become a sponsor.
For More Details please visit: http://mainemfg.com
SAVE THE DATE!
NASA Symposium in Maine @ SMCC Brunswick Campus
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June 12th: Digital Prototyping Seminar
Time: 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM Location: New England CAD Technologies - New England CAD Technologies - 18 Ocean Street Suite 1, South Portland, ME
Keep checking our Event Calendar to see when
more events and seminars are going to be offered!
What's new in BGS (Business Growth Services)
From farm to fork: Food safety
The New FDA Food Safety Modernization Act
What does it mean for your business?
Earlier this year, President Obama signed into law the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) aimed to ensure the safety of the United States food supply. The law “requires the agency to build a new food safety system,” says Michael R. Taylor, FDA’s Deputy Commissioner for Foods. “This new system will better leverage federal resources and it will make industry a major partner in safeguarding the health of U.S. consumers.”
Food industry experts are talking about the new regulatory requirements affecting the safety of the food supply chain and the need for management systems within food producers. The new and updated ISO 22000, HACCP and other standards for food safety and quality have taken affect and need to be understood and followed.
Hazard analysis and critical control points (HACCP) is a systematic preventive approach to food safety that addresses physical, chemical and biological hazards as a means of prevention rather than finished product inspection. HACCP is used in the food industry to identify potential food safety hazards, so that key actions can be taken to reduce or eliminate the risk of the hazards being realized. The system is used at all stages of food production and preparation processes including packaging, distribution, etc.
Aside from being a requirement, food producers can and will benefit tremendously by implementing these quality standards.
Submitted by John DuBois, optimize, Inc., a BGS network provider for the MAMe Business Growth Services Division. John can be reached at email@example.com or call (207) 356-4364
2012 Scholarship Applications are AVAILABLE!
Application deadline is April 30th 2012 for students and adults enrolled in Maine Schools for Machining, Welding, Engineering, etc.
Please down load the application from the link below.
2012 Scholarship Application Form
Education Fund Scholarship Program
Manufacturers Association of Maine strongly promotes and offers scholarship programs for students interested in metal trades, precision machining, engineering, production, quality control, programming careers and more.
Manufacturers Association of Maine partners with the Maine Education System including Maine Community College System , University of Maine System and Maine High School Technical/Vocational Centers to promote and attract the brightest to our industry.If you have further questions after reviewing the Scholarship program please contact the Manufacturers Association of Maine at 207-854-2153, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. The Maine Metal Products Education Fund (administered at the Manufacturers Association of Maine) scholarship awards are given to individuals who have demonstrated an outstanding record and the overall potential to attend an institution of higher learning, majoring in machine trades or related areas:
* Mechanical Engineering
* Machine Tool Technology
* Sheet Metal Fabrication
* CADCAM for Metals Industry
* other related areas
Manufacturers Association of Maine Student Membership offers all students free membership that includes:
- A monthly newsletter
- Free monthly meetings - see Calendar of Events for details
- Special consideration for the Education Fund Scholarship Program
- Resume/job exposure to industry businesses and more!
To become a student member please down load the Student Membership Application and mail it to MAMe 386 Bridgton, Rd., Westbrook, ME 04092 or email it to email@example.com
Student Membership Application
Members in the News
A GREAT Maine program using Maine based fabrication and installation craftsmen.
A ribbon cutting ceremony was be held at Maine Military Authority, Limestone on March 15th at 10:00 am to open the new Paint Finishing Facility designed, fabricated and installed by Aquest Corporation. This multi-million dollar, state of the art facility will create new manufacturing jobs in the county while enhancing production capabilities with innovative environmental control systems.
Attendees included Governor Lepage, Congresman Michaud, Senator Snowe and Senator Collins.
A "turn-key" Aquest design-build with fabrication in Lewiston ( Hahnel Brothers), electrical-R.L. Todd, Caribou, gas & compressed air piping-K-Pel, Houlton, concrete-Gusterson, New Sweden, fire protection, Sprinkler Systems, Lewiston.
A TRUE MAINE MANUFACTURING SUCCESS STORY WITH SIGNIFICNAT JOB CREATION.
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Featured News Articles
The story of New Balance, the Boston sneaker company, helps explain why it’s so hard to make shoes in the United States — and why tariffs are a reason it’s possible at all. Click here to read
Maine STEM Summit 2012
Conference seeks ways to close widening high-tech skills gap. Policy conversations about issues plaguing Maine’s economy have moved beyond energy prices and taxes. Click here to read
What's New in the Maine Aerospace Alliance (MEAA)
MRRA Business Aviation Expo
A two-day aviation-industry focused expo will be held at the Second Annual Brunswick International Fly-In. The Aviation Expo will not be part of The Great State of Maine Air Show as last year, the link to the Business Aviation Expo Information 2012 is: Expo Registration click here
Engineers Week at U. Maine
Engineers week at University of Maine, Orono was very motivating for over 2000 students who want to pursue careers in STEM areas. Many of our members participated. Link to photos of member booths is: Click here for photos from the event
MEAA will be seeking MAMe and MEAA sponsors for the “Doing Business with NASA & NASA Primes Symposium”. The symposium will take place at Southern Maine Community College – Brunswick Landings Campus on May 23rd. The symposium is open to all MEAA and MAMe manufacturing members with others by invitation only. More to come on NASA primes and sponsorship information.
New Manufacturing Technologies
The Enormity of the Small - The Society of Manufacturing Engineers is having a conference & exhibits on NANO and MICRO Manufacturing at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston, MA on March 28-29, 2012. Visit: www.sme.org/nanomanufacturing
Manufacturing 4 The Future - Mfg4, will be held in Hartford, CT May 8-10, 2012 at the Connecticut Convention Center. This event will bring together Aerospace, Defense, Medical and Energy businesses and suppliers. Visit: www.mfg4event.com
Maine Aerospace Alliance
PLEASE HELP US SUPPORT THE TROOPS
Manufacturers Association of Maine would like to invite you to assist the Maine Oxy Group in supporting our troops by sending care packages, letters and donations. Donation boxes can be found in all Maine and New England locations and all Moody's Car Collision Center locations.
A list of supplies requested are items such as : non parishable food, batteries, disposable cameras, movies, hygiene supplies and sports equipment.
Please contact Maine Oxy at 1-800-377-9433 or at
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Constellation New Energy
MAMe's Partner and Preferred Electricity Provider
If your company's electricity contract expires any time before 2016 or if you are still supplied by your utility, you can leverage the drop in market prices to secure low electricity costs far into the future.
Start the Conversation
Your Business Development Manager, Peter Ingraham, can help you calculate your potential energy savings. Contact Peter by calling 207-233-7263 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information please click here
SMCC Professional Education Continuing Studies Courses
Open Welding Booth Time
This course is designed to provide the beginner or intermediate welder booth time for shielded metal arc welding and cutting. The course will be valuable to welders as a refresher or to the home hobbyist. It will also be beneficial for students going into a welding program or any occupation that requires welding skills.
WELD 803 02
March 28 – May 9, 2012
Each course is 21 hours (7 weeks)
Each class meets Wednesdays
5:30 – 8:30 pm
Course fee $175 for each course
Southern Maine Community College
2 Fort Road
For more information or to register, please email email@example.com or call 207-741-5758 or visit our website www.smccME.edu/continuingstudies for a complete course listing.
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Take control of your workers’ compensation insurance costs!
Since 1993, the Manufacturers of Maine Group Trust has returned 28% of insurance premiums to its members.
To learn more about how our aggressive safety and claims management programs can put you in control of your workers’ compensation costs, please contact Steven McKay at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-800-698-3267 ext.1013