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TMA member Wiegel Tool Works Featured in Stamping Journal

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Longtime TMA member Wiegel Tool Works is featured on the cover of October’s Stamping Journal. A third-generation family business run by siblings Aaron, Erica and Ryan, Wiegel Tool Works (WTW) designs, prototypes, stamps, and assembles tight-tolerance automotive circuitry—copper and bronze electrical lead frames, terminals, brackets, switches, and relays—for automotive transmissions. …

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An interview with Innovative Rack & Gear’s Zen Cichon

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TMA has been training precision manufacturers since its inception, but last year they offered their expertise to company leaders ready to take their businesses to a higher level.  In January 2015, TMA plans to launch the second series of the Executive Leadership Institute program. Enrollment is open now for interested …

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TMA Education Foundation and TMA members spread the word of Manufacturing Careers to Lake County Educators

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On October 15th, Greta Salamando, of the TMA Education Foundation, together with Nicole Wolter of H.M. Manufacturing and Tim Doran of Tristate Machinery presented to over 45 Lake County educators at the Lake County Technology Campus.  The presentation was in support of manufacturing education and careers, as well as to …

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Trained fashion designer turns to lathes and mills for new career

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Ashley Agnew of Chicago left high school with ambitions of being a fashion designer. She took classes at an area college, ran up student loan debt and was hit with the sobering reality of a very tough job market in the field she planned to enter.

“My choices included low-paying retail …

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