We survived 2020!

Happy New Year to all the members of the New Jersey – Philadelphia & NE Pennsylvania Chapter of the NTMA

Good news – the end of the pandemic is in sight, the vaccine is coming, and by all accounts, the future of manufacturing is bright.  Whatever sectors of industry you serve, all of us, as manufacturers and suppliers, met the demands of the marketplace in 2020 and maintained some stability in the U.S. and Global economies.  

Each year, at Betar, we choose a word of the year.  This year, I made the choice.  The word is Essential.  We, as manufacturers proved that we are essential, our workforce is essential, and investment in the future of the manufacturing workforce is essential.  

The goal for 2021 centers around a renewed sense of membership and community within the chapter.  We have a new name that I feel better reflects our membership, and I am counting on everyone to get involved. Please, invite your manufacturing friends and colleagues to a meeting and to join the NTMA.  Whether through networking, workforce development initiatives, an abundance of resources and discounts, or the advocacy of One Voice, the NTMA is essential to us as manufacturers.

Thank you all for your continued commitment to the NTMA and to manufacturing.  I look forward to an exciting year.

John Lohse
President, Betar Inc.
Cer-Mac, Inc. will host a virtual tour on January 19, 2021 at 11am.   Invitations with the Zoom link will be out shortly.
Family owned and operated since 1969, Cer-Mac is a full-service CNC manufacturing organization committed to the on-time delivery of defect free parts that exceed our customers’ expectations. Starting with a clear understanding of our customer’s specific requirements, we utilize state of the art technology combined with rigorous in-process control techniques that focus on defect prevention rather than defect detection, ensuring that the right part is delivered at the right time, the first time. Cer-Mac Inc. specializes in machining high nickel alloys primarily for the energy, semiconductor, and aerospace industries.   

For more information, join us on January 19, 2021 for a virtual tour of Cer-Mac, Inc, click HERE to go to the website, or email Pat Cero.
Help us make the NTMA a valued association for you and manufacturers like you.  We need your input to strengthen and grow!

We are committed to fostering executive training for up-and-coming leaders within the manufacturing community.  The Executive Team wants your input for 2021.  Please complete our surveys and feel free to email Pat Cero with any questions, comment or insights.

Please fill out our Capabilities Survey.  We hope to use this as a resource later in 2021as members look to one another for growth opportunities.  One of our member’s capabilities could end up saving you thousands!

Mentorship is one of the best ways to informally train and retain people within manufacturing.  If you have staff fresh out of education or new to our industry, or if you would like to mentor someone new to manufacturing, please complete our Mentorship Survey.

Are you interested in having your company profiled in one of our upcoming newsletters?  Would you like to host a virtual tour?  Do you have suggestions for topics and meetings?  Send us an email today!
Upcoming Events

Virtual Plant Tour
January 19, 2021

Join us on Zoom for a virtual tour of Cer-Mac, Inc.
Watch your inbox for an event link

February is for Federated
February 16, 2021
11 am
Join us on Zoom for a talk with the folks from Federated Insurance

(date, time & location TBA)
Economic Outlook for the remainder of 2021 & Chapter Update