What is the New Hampshire Machining
Association (NHMA) ?
New Hampshire Machining Association is a group of manufacturers
and educators who act as a motivating force and spokesperson
for the machining profession in the state. The Association
was formed in 1990 to address the growing concern about
the future of the industry and the shortage of technical
and machining skills in the Granite State's manufacturing
To maintain continuity in this effort, varied programs
have been designed to expand the dialogue between the industry
and the educators, students, and parents at both secondary
and post-secondary education levels. Regular monthly meetings
are held at various locations around the state. These meetings
include plant tours of companies having advanced or unusual
Frequently, guest speakers present information on advances
in machining technology and new techniques for varied support
services to the machine tool industry. Educators and member
company personnel openly discuss new or innovative concepts
in education and training.
What are the Objectives of the NHMA?
The NHMA will:
- Engage in educational activities to further the
public knowledge in matters involving the science and art
- Engage in the development of training programs that meet the needs of the industry.
- Make contributions to programs/events to further the science and art of machining.
These activities are a
regular part of the NHMA agenda for promoting a better understanding
of the art of precision machining.
1. Advocate for Machining Industry
a. State Legislature
b. Bureau of Apprenticeship
c. Department of Economic Development
d. Department of Employment Security
e. Postsecondary Education Commission
f. Direct working relationship with the Boston Tooling and Machining Association (BTMA) and the National Tooling and Machining Association (NTMA).
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2. Advise Machine Tool Programs
a. High School Level
b. Middle School Level
c. Postsecondary Level
3. Sponsor Student Involvement Programs on Middle and High School and Postsecondary levels through:
a. EASTEC Student summit activities.
b. Tours of local manufacturers.
c. School visits on career development.
4. Distribute our video called, "Is Today Good For You", which demostrates career opportunities in the metal working industry.
a. High School Level
b. Middle School Level
5. Develop business partnerships that will benefit our industry.
a. Free operational specific member listing, to learn more click here.
b. Partners with Department of Resources and Economic Development providing business solutions.
c. Source training solutions for safety and health standards that are of benefit to our members.
d. Tool and Technology Resource Center in Newport NH and Claremont Adult Learning Center offering industry specific training solutions.
e. Industry specific business partners such as Sentry Insurance offering solutions to meet your operational needs.
f. Assist is the development of regional training programs.
6. Work to locate training resources for our members.
Looking for machine tool classes and classes related to machine tool industry, click here.
7. Provide membership listing to help promote our members services
8. NH SkillsUSA, we encourage participation in NH SkillsUSA Advanced Manufacturing Competitions
Board of Directors
Our current Chairman of the Board of Directors is Mitch Latva, President of Latva Machine in Newport, NH.
To review the current list of seated board members, please click here.
Who can become a member of the NHMA?
Anyone can! The NHMA is made up of people from all walks of life. If you are a machinist, a business professional, a manufacturer, a student, or an educator, your participation is encouraged and greatly appreciated.
Why should anyone join the NHMA?
- To help secure the labor force of tomorrow.
- To promote the machining profession.
- To safeguard vital endangered technology programs.
- To revitalize and maintain an important layer of our regional economy.
- To join with various New Hampshire state agencies and working partners in providing job opportunities.
- To make lasting and useful business connections.
- To stay current with the "state-of-the-art" in machining.
- To network with leaders in the local machining community and become a leader yourself.
How do you join?
You can download a membership application right here! If you have any questions please feel free to contact
Sally Monroe at firstname.lastname@example.org
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New Hampshire Machining Association
PO Box 1581
Merrimack, NH 03054
Phone: (603) 880-0115