RIMA News- December 2017
Wishing you every happiness this holiday season & throughout the coming year!
Our job here at RIMA is to give you, the manufacturers, the ability and resources to continue and compete to grow among others in the industry. After a busy few months, we are excited to share with you a number of upcoming events we have for you this fall and in the new year!
Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence Lends Support to "Workshops for Warriors" Program
On November 27, 2017 He xagon Manufacturing Intelligence announced its proud support for Workshops for Warriors (WFW), a non-profit school created to train military veterans in the field of advanced manufacturing
  • Hexagon has contributed several portable ROMER Absolute Arms to help expand the program into metrology education with industrial grade equipment and expert mentoring
  • Workshops for Warriors has produced 421 graduates earning 2,500 nationally recognized certifications from the National Institute of Metalworking Skills (NIMS), the American Welding Society, and more
  • Hexagon is the #1 metrology solutions provider in the world. We wanted to partner with the engineering leader that is more interested in products than the hype," states Luis y Prado, Founder and CEO of Workshops for Warriors
  • Workshops for Warriors is an incredibly worthy cause that we are proud to support with technology, expertise, and mentoring
Member News!
Banneker ISO Update
  • Banneker Industries has yet again solidified itself as a world class provider of supply chain solutions by completing and achieving re-certification to the new revised ISO standards, especially ISO 9001:2015, AS9100D:2016 & ISO14001:2015 certifications
  • Their ISO registrar, National Quality Assurance USA, complimented the Team on being the 4th company certified to the new ISO 9001:2015 standard out of all their US clients
January 20, 2018

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In the News this Month...
Senate's Passage of Tax Reform Legislation
  • The National Association of Manufacturers released a statement on December 2, from NAM President and CEO Jay Timmons on Saturday on the Senate's passage of tax reform legislation. Timmons said about the bill, "History has been made again, and our nation is now on the verge of seeing the biggest, boldest tax reform in more than three decades."
  • Economic reports released last week continued to reflect health in the manufacturing sector
What's Trending in Manufacturing?
Cybersecurity Deadline Looms for DoD Manufacturers
  • Cybersecurity guidelines required by the Department if Defense (DoD) are likely to have an enormous impact on hundreds of Massachusetts approved manufacturers who may have received DoD contracts in 2016
  • By December 31, 2017, all DoD contractors (including small businesses) must meet minimum cybersecurity requirements or risk losing DoD business
  • For more information, contact RIMA at rima@mfgri.com
Member Spotlight
This Month's Member in the Spotlight is...
JADE Manufacturing Company Inc.
  • Jade Manufacturing is an award winning supplier to the Defense/ Aerospace industry specializing in building mechanical assembles and precision CNC components in a wide variety of materials
  • Jade's operations include CNC machining, plating, anodizing, painting, welding, fabrication, heat treating, terminal insertion, helicoils, and MIL- Spec hardware to name a few
  • For over 50 years, Jade has proudly supported US war fighters with American made products which are successfully deployed around the world
  • Jade has manufactured components for Patriot, Aegis, Zumwalt, Tomahawk and many others
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