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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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!

The annual golf outing is almost here!

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, 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 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 7, 2017
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!

 

Download a copy of the donation letter here: WCMA Golf Outing Donation Letter – 7-21-2017.

WCMA June Meeting

The next monthly meeting of the WCMA will be held on Thursday June 1, 2017.  We will start the evening by meeting at Western Area Career & Technology Center. Following the tour, we will proceed to the Hilton Garden Inn, Southpointe for networking and dinner.

Western Area CTC has been the premier career & technology center in Washington County since 1973. Created through an innovative partnership of 9 school districts in Washington County, WACTC offers 14 different career training programs at no personal cost to high school students in it’s sending districts as well as tuition based daytime and evening adult education training programs. In addition  WACTC also offers customized workforce training programs for local companies to help in crease the skills of their existing workforce.

As the type of businesses in Washington County change and the technology of manufacturing evolves, so does Western Area CTS. A unique blend of public education and industry partnerships allow WACTC to stay current with the workforce needs of the region, helping to prepare both the curent and future workforce for your company’s needs. If you have not been out to the school in a while, we encourage you to come and see our 17 different state of the art career training labs that help prepare the workforce of today and tomorrow. Additionally as a special treat as we go on our summer hiatus, we will have the members of the Titanium Titans High School Robotics Team at the dinner with some of their 120lb robots for the members to drive through an obstacle course.

The cost for the dinner is $25.00 per person and may be paid in advance with a check to 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, May 31, 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.

Meeting date: Thursday June 1, 2017
Where: Tour of Western Area Career & Technology Center
When: 5:30 pm Meet and tour, Western Area CTC 688 Western Ave. Canonsburg, PA 15317
6:45 pm Networking at Hilton Garden Inn, Southpointe
7:15 pm Dinner
8:15 pm adjourn

May Meeting Info

The next monthly meeting of the WCMA will be held on Thursday May 11, 2017. Please note the date change to the second Thursday in May. We will start the evening by meeting at IGS Industries, 200 Country Club road, Meadowlands, PA for a plant tour. Following the tour, we will proceed to the Doubletree by Hilton on Racetrack road for networking and dinner.

Industrial Gasket & Shim, Co. Inc. Was founded in 1961 by Kenneth Desch. The company was owned by the Desch Family until 2012 when it was sold to the employees and the new management changed the name of the company to IGS Industries, Inc.

IGS Industries is a custom part and salant manufacturing company of over 120,000 square feet and 120 employees. It offers both stock and custom metal work parts, non-metallic, parts, brand-name and custom sealants, gaskets and shims. Manufacturing processes include: stamping, laser cutting, waterjet cutting and CNC Machining.

The cost for the dinner is $25.00 per person and may be paid in advance with a check to 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, May 10, 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.

Meeting date: Thursday May 11, 2017 (2nd Thursday in May)
Where: Tour of IGS Industries 200 Country Club Rd. Meadowlands, PA 15347
Dinner Doubletree by Hilton, Racetrack Rd. Meadowlands
When: 5:30pm Tour at IGS
6:30 PM Networking at Doubletree by Hilton
7:15 dinner

WCMA April Meeting

The WCMA April Meeting will be held on Thursday,April 13,2017. Please note date change to the second Thursday in April. We will be touring Penn Commercial Business & Technical School followed by dinner at the Union Grill.

Penn Commercial offers training in four disciplines including Technical, Medical,Business and Spa & Salon. In December 2016, Penn Commercial began construction of the new Technology Center which includes:

•Computer-Aided Drafting and Design (CAD)

• Electrician

•Heating.Ventilation.Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVAC-Rl

•Welding Technology

We are in Phase 1 of three phases of construction of the new labs.

In addition to the construction of the new HVAC lab,Penn Commercial is proud to be the second school in the United States to be a Lennox partner school. All the residential equipment in the lab is provided by Lennox. The commercial equipment is provided by Carrier. The Residential and Commercial wiring lab and the PLC and motor control lab for Electricians have already been completed. In addition,we are in talks with Lincoln Electric to become a Lincoln partner school for welding.

All our technical programs will prepare students with in-depth knowledge about the latest technologies and equipment. Our instructors also ensure that students will have an engaging learning experience that will keep our students experiencing the latest technology.The technical and trade fields are constantly evolving,and that requires constantly updated content and practices. At Penn Commercial,our goal is to prepare students for employment in the technical and trade field through extensive exposure to current practices and a well-rounded learning experience.

Students in the Technical & Trade Programs benefit from a complete learning experience in which they are able to train using the kind of technology,tools and resources they are likely to find when they are employed in the field. Our faculty is formed by skilled teachers with years of experience,who are ready to share their knowledge and prepare students for real-life challenges.

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,April12,2017.  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 here.

MEETING DATE :Thursday,April 13,2017 (2″d Thursday in April)

WHERE: Penn Commercial Business & Technical School 242 Oak Spring Road, Washington,PA  15301

WHEN:5:30 pm Tour

6:45 pm Networking

7:15pm Dinner- Union Grill13 E. Wheeling St., Washington,PA15301

WCMA March Meeting

The next monthly meeting of the WCMA will be held on Thursday, March 9, 2017. Please note date change to the second Thursday in March. We will be meeting at the Hilton Garden Inn, Southpointe at 5:30 pm for our social/networking hour followed by dinner at 6:30pm. Guest speaker for the evening will be Susan Nitzberg, Associate Director, Outreach Standing Firm: The Business Case to End Partner Violence.
STANDING FIRM: The Business Case to End Partner Violence is an organization whose mission is to alert regional employers to the financial, personnel and safety costs of partner violence on the workplace and to equip them withtools to take effective organizational action. By focusing on engaging employers in taking workplace action against partner violence, STANDING FIRM broadens the social network of support for victims and encouragement for batterers to reconsider the consequences of their behavior, in the context of improving the well-being of the workforce and safety of the workplace. Over 340 companies/organizations in Southwestern PA have joined STANDING FIRM. More information is available at http://www.standingfirmswpa.org/
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, March 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.

The meeting particulars are as follows:

MEETING DATE: Thursday, March 9, 2017 (2nd Thursday in March}

WHERE: Hilton Garden Inn, Southpointe

WHEN: 5:30 pm Social Hour,  6:30 pm Dinner,  7:15 pm Program – Susan Nitzberg; Associate Director The Business Case to End Partner Violence

 

WCMA February Meeting

The WCMA February Meeting will be on Thursday February 2nd and is a tour of Mingo Creek Distilling in Washington followed by dinner at the Union Grill.

Relax and enjoy a whiskey cocktail as you walk through Mingo Creek’s warmly restored turn-of-the-century monument factory.  You will learn about the history of the whiskey rebellion in Washington along with the in’s and out’s of the production area with Mingo Creek’s 300-gallon, American-made pot still, water treatment area, grain storage and grinding,  barrel racks and aging process, and material handling process which utilizes our 100-year-old overhead crane and a cement hopper.  The tour will finish in the Tinker Dining Room with a flight of our whiskeys to try.

Attendance for this tour is limited, so please be sure register ASAP.

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. 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 click here to register.

Date: Thursday February 2, 2016

Location:

Tour: Liberty Pole Spirits by Mingo Creek Craft Distillers

68 W. Maiden St. Washington, PA 15301

Dinner: Union Grill

13 E. Wheeling St. Washington, PA 15301

Time: 5:30pm Tour, Approx  7pm dinner

 

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