Washington County Manufacturer's Association

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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

 

 

Holiday Party

The WCMA Holiday Party will be on Friday December 1st at the Hilton Garden Inn, Southpointe. We will enjoy a pleasant evening of music from the Jenny Wilson Duo, dinner and great conversation.  Since we are celebrating the past year and all of our blessings, we encourage you to bring your significant other to our gathering.  As in previous years, we will be collecting donations for Toys for tots. If you are able, please bring a new, unwrapped toy to donate.  The Toys for Tots program is run by the US Marines and helps families and especially children in our area to have a brighter Christmas.  Please join us for the evening to celebrate the season.

The cost for the dinner is $25.00 per person and may be paid in advance with a check to the association, PO Box BE, Washington PA 15301, or you may pay at the desk the vening 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, November 29, 2017.  Please make reservations for this month’s meeting y calling Ron Davis at 724-746-4300.  Please spell your name and company and the name and company of any guests if leaving a message. You can also register online.

Date: Friday December 1, 2017
Location: Hilton Garden Inn, Southpointe
Time: 6:00 pm  Social hour sponsored by WCMA
7:00pm Dinner
7:45-9pm Entertainment by Jenny Wilson Duo sponsored by WCMA

 

November Meeting

The next monthly meeting of the WCMA will be held on Thursday, November 9, 2017.   Please note the date change.   We are meeting on the second Thursday of November. We will start the evening by meeting at Ductmate Industries, Inc. 1502 Industrial Drive, East Monongahela, PA 15063 for a plant tour. Following the tour, we will proceed to the River House Cafe, 506 McKean Ave., Charleroi, PA 15022 for networking and dinner.

DMI companies (Ductmate Industries Inc.) was founded in 1978. DMI manufactures and focuses on providing high quality products and services to the HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) industrial, commercial and residential industry. Our highly engineered products range from large duct connection systems and fire life safety products to factory sealed low and high pressure round duct systems. DMI Companies is one of the largest accessories manufacturers in America with multiple factories across the  U.S. supplying national and
international firms across the world.

Our largest manufacturing operation is located here at 1502 industrial Drive and employs 180 manufacturing workers. All of our manufacturing employees are members of SMART (sheet metal, air, rail, transportation) union. DMI is a strong supporter of work force development initiatives at the federal, state and local level. Our President and CEO, Ray Yeager served on the United States Manufacturing Council under the Department of Commerce and worked as part of a sub-committee specifically on work force development initiative recommendations for the Secretary Of Commerce.

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, November 8, 2017. 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, November 9, 2017
WHERE: Tour of Ductmate Industries,
1502 Industrial Drive, East Monongahela. PA 15063
WHEN:
5:15 pm Meet and Tour  Ductmate Industries, Inc.
6:15 pm Networking & dinner at River House Cafe, 506 McKean Ave., Charleroi, PA 15022 724-565-5700
8:00 pm Adjourn

October Meeting

The next monthly meeting of the WCMA will be held on Thursday October 5, 2017. We will start the evening by meeting at DreBo America, Inc. California Technology Park, California, PA 15419. Following the tour, we will proceed to Paci’s lounge and Dining Room, 348 Old National Pike, Brownsville, PA 15417 for networking and dinner.

The DreBo company was established in Althausen in 1979. Since then, through constant growth, they have developed into one of the world’s leading manufacturers of carbide tipped drill bits for concrete, masonry and stone.

Innovative ideas, products of the highest economical viability and performance as well as customer based commerce have ensured that DreBo has become a symbol for quality “Made in Germany”. Our company is driven by the motto “Success through Performance”, which more than 320 employees realize daily.

“Our business partners are primarily professional buyers with extremely high demands such as original equipment manufacturers of the electric power tool industry, fastening technology companies and direct distribution firms.”

The cost for the dinner is $25.00 per person and may be paid in advance with a check to the WCMA, PO 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, October 4, 2017. Please make reservations for this month’s meeting by calling Ron Davis at 724-746-4300. Please spell your name and the company and the name and company of any guests if leaving a voice message. You can also register online.

Meeting Date: Thursday October 5, 2017

Where: Tour of Dre Bo America, inc. California Technology Park, California, PA 15419 724-9.8-0690

When: 5:15 pm Meet and Tour, DreBo America, Inc.

6:15 pm Networking at Paci’s Lounge & Dining Room, 384 Old National Pike, Brownsville, PA 724-785-7113

7:00 pm Dinner

8:00 pm adjourn

Congratulations to our golf winners!

Congratulations to the winning teams and skill prize winners for this year’s golf outing!

First Place Team:  Compliance Staffing Agency
Ken Young, Chad Delloma, Al Yates and Brett Young.  Score 55

Second Place Team:  CBP Engineering  Group B
Andrew Lorenzi, Ryan Greene, Jared Burt and Gert Frobe.  Score 60

Third Place Team: Priority Equipment Rental
Shawn Davis, Rob McAnallen, Larry Kirkpatrick and Glenn Weissert.  Score. 61

Closest to the Pin #4: Bob Reasbeck.  4’0″
Long Drive in Fairway #6: Jared Burt
Closest to the Line #12:  Ron Kautz
Long Putt # 18: Wayne Hull. 59’8″

 

A special thank you to this year’s corporate sponsors and all of those who came out to make our golf outing a great success!

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