Washington County Manufacturer's Association

Enhancing the industrial climate of Washington County, Pennsylvania and its adjoining areas and advancing the professional knowledge of our members.

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Congratulations to the winners of the WCMA 2018 Golf outing

A little bit of lightening and a lot of rain didn’t keep these guys down!

The Winning Team: Universal Electric Corp
Jeremy Schmidt, Tim Gehring, Pete Yalch, Chris Meyer

 

Second Place: Perryman Co.
Shawn Gough, Irv Brown, Dane Welsh, Mitch Allenspatch

 

Third Place: Priority Equipment Rental
Shawn Davis, Larry Kirkpatrick, Rob McAnallen, Doug Evans

 

The skill masters
Closest to the pin #4 Shawn Davis 4’1″
Long Drive Fairway #6 Josh Frazier
Closest to the line #12 Brett Young
Longest Putt #18 Tom Schneider 41’5″

Meet our scholarship winner

Ben Zeisloft, is this year’s WCMA Scholarship recipient. Ben is currently a freshman at the University of Pennsylvania at the Wharton School, studying economics with concentrations in finance and management. Ben spent his past summer in Kenya working with a non-profit organization to train teachers in the Mathare Valley Slums. Ben would like to thank WCMA for sponsoring his scholarship to attend U Penn, he notes that it has definitely made buying books easier this semester!

Thank you to everyone who works so hard to make our annual golf outing a success. The proceeds from the golf outing fund our scholarship program and enable us to help great students like Ben who are interested in furthering manufacturing in PA!

 

 

WCMA 2018 Golf Outing

The WCMA golf outing is currently sold out for foursomes. However, spots are still available for the post golf outing dinner. Dinner cost is $35 for a delicious grilled to order steak and chicken dinner. Stop by to network with friends and fellow businesses. You will still receive a great door prize and a chance to win at our 50/50 and raffle prize drawings. You must register for dinner no later than August 28th.

Speaking of sold out, if you would like to get your business in front our 150+ golf outing guests, there are still hole sponsorships available for just $50/each and we are still looking for door prize donations for the outing. Donate logoed gift items, prizes or gift cards with your company information included. All hole sponsors and door prize donors will be listed in our program at the outing.

If you are interested in attending dinner or donating door prize items, reply to this email or contact Ron Davis: rdavis@accutrex.com or 724-746-4300.

Details for the golf outing are as follows:
Date: Thursday September 6, 2018
Locaton: Nemacolin Country Club, Route 40 West, Beallsville, PA (just 20 minutes from Washington on Route 40)
Time:
11:30am Lunch
12:30am Shotgun start
Dinner and awards approx. 5pm

We are looking forward to seeing you for a fun day of golf and networking!

June Meeting

The next monthly meeting of the WCMA will be held on Thursday, June 7, 2018. We will be meeting for a tour and discussion at the PPG Paints Retail store in Peters Twp.

Join us as we visit a PPG Paints to learn about the Global Color Trends program, their transition from paint to coatings and their product line. PPG Paints Color Consultant Rosa Colucci and Brad Temple Account Manager and NACE Coatings expert will be our hosts as we learn how to mix paint and more. We will meet first at PPG Paints for the program and then have dinner and social hour at the Hilton Garden Inn, Southpointe.

The cost for the dinner is $25.00 per person and may be paid in advance with a check to the Association, Box BE, Washington, PA 15301, or you may pay at the desk the evening of the meeting. Please note, because we guarantee the number of meals, if you make reservations, but cannot attend, your company will be charged for the dinner if you do not cancel in advance. The deadline for reservations is Wednesday, June 6, 2018. Please make reservations for this month’s meeting by calling Ron Davis at (724) 746-4300 . Please spell your name and company and the name and company of any guests if leaving a voice message. You can also register online here.

MEETING DATE: Thursday, June 7, 2018
WHERE:
Tour & Program: PPG Paints 3307 Washington Road Canonsburg, PA 15317
Dinner & Social Hour: Hilton Garden Inn, Southpointe 1000 Corporate Drive Canonsburg, PA 15317
WHEN:
5:30pm Tour and Program at PPG Paints
6:45 Social Hour & Dinner at Hilton Garden Inn

May Meeting

The next monthly meeting of the WCMA will be held on Thursday May 3, 2018. We will start the evening with networking and dinner at The Hilton Garden Inn, Southpointe followed by our program. Our program for the evening will be a presentation titled “The 2018 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act: What Businesses and Individuals Need to Know”. Our speakers will be Marnie W. Babich, CPA and Jacob W. Cuthbert, Financial Advisor. Marnie is a director at BKD CPAs and Advisors and Jacob is a Financial Advisor with Waddell and Reed, Inc.

Some of the points to be covered will be:

Corporate & Individual tax rate changes
Bonus depreciation & Section 179 changes
Interest expense deduction changes
Changes to itemized deductions specifically the limit on state & local, real estate& personal property tax deductions
Repeal of IRC 199 (the 9% of mfg income deduction) & creation of IRC199A (pass-through business deduction)
Changes to the M&E rules
How investments are affected by the tax changes

The cost for the dinner is $25.00 per person and may be paid in advance with a check to the Association, Box BE, Washington, PA 15301, or you may pay at the desk the evening of the meeting. Please note, because we guarantee the number of meals, if you make reservations, but cannot attend, your company will be charged for the dinner if you do not cancel in advance. The deadline for reservations is Wednesday, May 2, 2018. Please make reservations for this month’s meeting by calling Ron Davis at (724) 746-4300 . Please spell your name and company and the name and company of any guests if leaving a voice message. You can also register here.

MEETING DATE: Thursday, May 3, 2018
WHERE:
Hilton Garden Inn, Southpointe, Canonsburg, PA
WHEN:
5:30pm Networking
6:15pm Dinner
7:00pm Program- 2018 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act: What Businesses and Individuals Need to Know.
Presenter: Marnie W. Babich, CPA Director, BKD CPA’s and Advisors and Jacob Cuthbert, Financial Advisor, Waddell & Reed, Inc.

April Meeting

The next monthly meeting of the WCMA will be held on Thursday, April 5, 2018.  We will start the evening with networking and dinner at The Hilton Garden Inn, Southpointe, Canonsburg, PA followed by our program.  Our program will be a presentation about the the Greater Washington Area Business Incubator.  The speaker will be Max Miller, Director of Entrepreneurial Studies, W&J College. As a mixed-use incubator, the Greater Washington Area Business Incubator (WABI) is open to all types of enterprises. Whether you’re high tech or no tech, product or service, all you need is an idea and desire to build your business.  WABI is a private-public partnership between the Observer Publishing Company, Washington & Jefferson College, the City of Washington and Washington County.  This partnership is intended to foster new business formation and growth of small businesses and non-profits in the greater Washington area and to support and strengthen entrepreneurial opportunities that help to revitalize and create sustainable future for the Washington area.  For more information visit: https://wabincubator.org

Max has 20 years of business experience in roles as a corporate attorney, entrepreneur, non-profit leader, and educator.  He is currently and Assistant Professor and Director of Entrepreneurial Studies at Washington & Jefferson College and the President and Founder of Raise Your Spirits, a sensory experience firm that integrates fine craft spirits tastings into multiple platforms.  Most recently Max served as the COO of Urban Innovation21 and the Chief Administrative Officer for Big Brothers Big Sisters of America’s national office.  Prior to that, he served as the founding director of the Innovation Practice Institute at Pitt Law. Max cut his teeth in the corporate world as an attorney/marketer for Heinz (7 years) and as an attorney for Federated Investors (4 years).

The cost for the dinner is $25.00 per person and may be paid in advance with a check to the Association, Box BE, Washington, PA 15301, or you may pay at the desk the evening of the meeting. Please note, because we guarantee the number of meals, if you make reservations, but cannot attend, your company will be charged for the dinner if you do not cancel in advance. The deadline for reservations is Wednesday, April 4, 2018. Please make reservations for this month’s meeting by calling Ron Davis at (724) 746-4300 . Please spell your name and company and the name and company of any guests if leaving a voice message. You can also register here.

MEETING DATE: Thursday, April 5, 2018
WHERE:
Hilton Garden Inn, Southpointe, Canonsburg, PA
WHEN:
5:30pm Networking
6:15pm Dinner
7:00pm Program-The Greater Washington Area Business Incubator (WABI). Presenter: Max Miller, Director of Entrepreneurial Studies, W&J College

WCMA March Meeting

The next monthly meeting of the WCMA will be held on Thursday, March 1, 2018. We will be meeting for a tour of Master Woodcraft Corporation followed by social hour and dinner at Union Grill, Washington PA.

Since their inception in 1986, Master Woodcraft Corporation has focused on delivering nothing but the highest quality interior finished products. With ready access to a labor pool of skilled union master cabinet makers, they can meet the most demanding time frames and handle the largest projects you can throw at them.

The cost for the dinner is $25.00 per person and may be paid in advance with a check to the Association, Box BE, Washington, PA 15301, or you may pay at the desk the evening of the meeting. Please note, because we guarantee the number of meals, if you make reservations, but cannot attend, your company will be charged for the dinner if you do not cancel in advance. The deadline for reservations is Wednesday, February 28, 2018. Please make reservations for this month’s meeting by calling Ron Davis at (724) 746-4300 . Please spell your name and company and the name and company of any guests if leaving a voice message. You can also register here.

MEETING DATE: Thursday, March 1, 2018
WHERE:
Tour & Program: Master Woodcraft Corp. 100 Stationvue, Arden Industrial Park
Dinner & Social Hour: Union Grill 13 E. Wheeling Street
WHEN:
5:30pm Tour and Program at Master Woodcraft Corp
6:45 Social Hour & Dinner at Union Grill

February Meeting

The next monthly meeting of the WCMA will be held on Thursday, February 1, 2018. We will be meeting for a tour and discussion at the PPG Paints Retail store in Peters Twp.

Join us as we visit a PPG Paints to learn about the Global Color Trends program, their transition from paint to coatings and their product line. PPG Paints Color Consultant Rosa Colucci and Brad Temple Account Manager and NACE Coatings expert will be our hosts as we learn how to mix paint and more. We will meet first at PPG Paints for the program and then have dinner and social hour at the Hilton Garden Inn, Southpointe.

The cost for the dinner is $25.00 per person and may be paid in advance with a check to the Association, Box BE, Washington, PA 15301, or you may pay at the desk the evening of the meeting. Please note, because we guarantee the number of meals, if you make reservations, but cannot attend, your company will be charged for the dinner if you do not cancel in advance. The deadline for reservations is Wednesday, January 31, 2018. Please make reservations for this month’s meeting by calling Ron Davis at (724) 746-4300 . Please spell your name and company and the name and company of any guests if leaving a voice message. You can also register online here.

MEETING DATE: Thursday, February 1, 2018
WHERE:
Tour & Program: PPG Paints 3307 Washington Road Canonsburg, PA 15317
Dinner & Social Hour: Hilton Garden Inn, Southpointe 1000 Corporate Drive Canonsburg, PA 15317
WHEN:
5:30pm Tour and Program at PPG Paints
6:45 Social Hour & Dinner at Hilton Garden Inn

 

 

 

WCMA January Meeting

The next monthly meeting of the WCMA will be held on Thursday, January 11, 2018.   Please note the date change.   We are meeting on the second Thursday of January. We will be meeting at the Hilton Garden Inn, Southpointe where Myra Dragich from The Challenge Program and Katie Hager from Ductmate will talk about options for workforce development in the area.

The challenge Program, Inc.’s mission is to build sustainable Business/Educational partnerships while introducing students to careers in their communities. This partnership contributes to workforce and economic development by motivating students to develop the solid work habits required to succeed in school and in their future careers.

The Challenge Program, inc. carries out its mission of building Business/Education partnerships and motivating high school students through in-school assemblies and ceremonies, and communication between businesses, educators and students.

The cost for the dinner is $25.00 per person and may be paid in advance with a check to the Association, Box BE, Washington, PA 15301, or you may pay at the desk the evening of the meeting. Please note, because we guarantee the number of meals, if you make reservations, but cannot attend, your company will be charged for the dinner if you do not cancel in advance. The deadline for reservations is Wednesday, January 10, 2018. Please make reservations for this month’s meeting by calling Ron Davis at (724) 746-4300 . Please spell your name and company and the name and company of any guests if leaving a voice message. You can also register online here.

MEETING DATE: Thursday, January 11, 2018
WHERE: Hilton Garden Inn, Southpointe
1000 Corporate Drive
Canonsburg, PA 15317

WHEN: 5:30pm Social Hour
6:30 Dinner with presentation to follow

 

 

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