Advocacy

    One Voice

    The National Tooling and Machining Association (NTMA) and Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) joined forces in 2008 to create “One Voice”, the combined federal government advocacy program representing small and medium sized manufacturers in America. The associations created this joint advocacy program to give a voice to the millions of middle market manufacturing companies and their employees who supply tooling, components, and other manufactured products to Original Equipment Manufacturers and their Tier I and Tier II suppliers.

    One Voice represents a combined total of roughly 3,000 member manufacturing companies. One Voice supports U.S. government policies that ensure a strong manufacturing sector in the United States. The majority of member companies are family-owned small businesses, two-thirds of which are structured as a Sub-Chapter S Corporation or similar pass-through entity, paying taxes at individual rates. Nearly 75% of members report they currently have at least one job opening in their manufacturing plants, with 98% of members reporting that they expect challenges recruiting younger workers.

    Being a member of NTMA gives you special access to our advocacy group. Members can take advantage of their help in several ways:

    • Help with Government – EPA permitting, Customs Forms, Chemicals listing, help on specific tax provisions, and more

    • Help in identifying local educational resources

    • Help arrange plant tours for public officials

    • Business Support Services that include Regulatory Compliance

    • New Market/Business Research

    • SBA, Government Loans

    • Capital Investment Tax Incentives

    • Energy Efficiency Opportunities

    • Exporting 101

    • Local Workforce

    For a full presentation on what our advocacy efforts can do for you, click here.

    For more information, please click here: www.metalworkingadvocate.org