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"Make it in America. Make it in Maine."
2012 Manufacturing Summit
May 9th & 10th, 2012
Owls Head Transportation Museum
117 Museum Street
Owls Head, ME 04854
Sponsorship Opportunities Available HERE!
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For more information please visit our website: mainemfg.com
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Phone: 207 236 0500
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What’s Happening at MAMe
Please welcome our newest members to MAMe!
Acuren Inspection, Inc. Auburn, ME
Specializing in NDT, Inspection and Materials Engineering
Grifin, LLC Portland, ME
Specializing in technology incubators.
Harvey Metals, Inc Lisbon Falls, ME
Specializing in recycled materials.
The MAMe Business Services Division:
• Business Growth Services (BGS)…. MAMe’s BGS network provides 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. A panel discussion about the Industry Partnership Initiative will take place at the 2012 Manufacturing Summit on May 10th.
• Cluster/Sector Development:
- HIGH PERFORMANCE TEXTILE CLUSTER: Survey results continue to come in for Maine’s textile cluster. We will use these results to 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.
- RF/WIRELESS/ELECTRONICS: MAMe has released a survey for companies interested in IPC 620 training and plans to hold a roundtable in May with these interested companies.
• 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 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 “Make it In America, Make it In Maine” 2012 Manufacturing Summit
on May 9th & 10th
WILL INCLUDE BREAKOUT SESSION FOR THE FOLLOWING SECTORS:
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!
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
Building Operator Certification Info Sessions
April 19th: 8:00AM - 12:00PM Fireside Inn & Suites, 81 Riverside St. Portland, ME.
April 26th: 2:00PM - 6:00PM Island Institute, 386 Main St. Rockland, ME. (Webcast Site)
May 10th: 8:00AM - 12:00PM KVCC Amex Building, Room 101 Esklund Dr. Fairfiled, ME.
May 14th: 8:00AM - 12:00PM SMCC Sustainability Center 2 Fort Rd. South Portland, ME.
For more Information: Contact Tim Vrabel (207) 213-4161 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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: "Make it in America, Make it in Maine" 2012 Manufacturing Summit
Location: 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
May 23rd: NASA Symposium in Maine
Location: 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!
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 email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Student Membership Application
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Welding is an industry many of us take for granted. But as the average age of welders continues to rise, thousands of welders retire and leave the industry each year. The American Welding Society estimates there will be more than 400,000 unfilled welding jobs by 2014. On top of the aging workforce, many welding programs in local high schools and community colleges have been phased out, or dramatically pared down, due to high infrastructure costs, space requirements and liability expenses.
The New England School of Metalwork (NESM) is working to strengthen the region's ability to meet future economic challenges by offering area youth training opportunities in the highly-skilled trade through its "Future Welders Outreach Program." The mobile training program, which was recently featured on WABI-TV, offers specialized instruction at high schools, technical colleges, vocational centers and businesses throughout rural Maine.
The program has served more than 2,000 students since its inception and is expected to train approximately 200 additional Maine youth this year. Participants learn how to produce high-quality, professional-level welds, training them for careers in the transportation, boat building, energy, forest services and manufacturing industries.
"The Mobile Weld Training Center is a state-of-the-art facility that provides a wide range of hands-on welding exposure for students," said Warren Swan, welding director for NESM. "The demand for skilled welders will only grow in the coming decades, and we see this training as an economic necessity for the people of Maine."
The Plum Creek Foundation provided a $5,000 grant to NESM to help keep the mobile training service free for students. NESM opened in February of 2000 and provides comprehensive training in the metalworking trades including welding and blacksmithing.
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
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.
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
Constellation New Energy
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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.
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Opportunitiy to Sponsor Student Learning
New England Electric Railway Historical Society's Seashore Trolley Museum's Townhouse Restoration Shop is partnering with Maine's Department of Labor Pre-apprenticeship Program to provide training to high school students in the surrounding area. The pre-apprenticeship program will provide an opportunity for young students to receive unique on the job training where they can apply what they have learned in the classroom to restoration of historic streetcars. They will be mentored by shop personnel and learn how to deal with differential expansion, stress relieving, heat shrinking and joining old steel with new. They will be exposed to all sorts of scenarios and learn how to make solid decisions, when to arc gouge and when to use a torch or plasma cutter, when is it better to MIG weld or stick or TIG.
Manual machining will also be mentored using lathes vertical and horizontal mills, surface grinders and drill presses. They will learn how to grind their own tools for turning and boring use rotary tables, chase threads and make jigs and fixtures to machine parts and turn journal bearings. This will also give them the confidence they need so when they turn on the power feed and begin the machining they will feel secure they cranked the table to the right setting and the process begins. They will become tuned to the smell, sound and feel of the machine and become part of the “essence” of machining.
They will learn babbitting and hot riveting, blending lines, straightening chassis, quality workmanship and most importantly pride. They will see their efforts go into the final end product; the restoration of a piece of American history.
We need your help and are asking if your organization would be willing to sponsor a student.
Please consider donating to sponsor a student to allow them to gain experience in metalworking skills.
Questions can be directed to the Townhouse Restoration Shop Foreman Bernie Bisnette at 207-967-2540 or email Apprentice@neerhs.org
Thank you so much, Bernie Bisnette
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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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