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A letter from the Chairman

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Dear TMA Member,

I’m a little more than halfway into my Chairmanship and what a year it has been thus far!  With so much happening these past 6 months, I felt it was appropriate to send a letter with some highlights and updates:

 

The sale of the Dee Road facility was finalized …

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An interview with Diagrind Inc.’s President, Mike Sommer

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The 41 year old president of Diagrind Inc. in Orland Park is a man of contrasts.

On one hand, he’s an energetic runner, cyclist, boater and snowboarder, and on the other hand he takes great pride working on his company’s wood-framed visual grinder that was made in the 1940s.

Now in the …

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TMA Members Vogel Tool & Die, ASK Power part of Illinois Trade Delegation to Colombia

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Through the Illinois State Trade and Export Promotion (ISTEP) program two TMA members, ASK Power and Vogel Tool & Die, were among ten Illinois companies attending the Feria International de Bogota Exposicion Industrial Conferias 2014 this September. TMA Board Member Todd Beauchamp and former TMA Chairman Steve Kase represented ASK …

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TMA Education Foundation Hits the Road for High School Career Days

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High school career fairs flourished last month and the TMA Education Foundation (TMAEF) was there.  TMAEF Career Outreach program attended five of these events to share the opportunities manufacturing has to offer with today’s youth.  Greta Salamando, TMAEF hit the road to explain what manufacturing is, help share information about …

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