Why Join NTMA?

To say it simply, the NTMA gets it. We understand your challenges in today’s economy. We recognize that many of you face a talent gap, with necessary skills in short supply. And we know that there’s a gap between the reality of our industry and the public’s perception of it.

But even more importantly, NTMA has the resources to do something about these issues. Our educational programs stimulate the talent pipeline. Our resources and roundtables help members share best practices and solve common business problems. And by speaking with one voice, we cut through media-generated perception to communicate reality to policy makers and the public.

Regular membership in the National Tooling & Machining Association stands for the future. We also stand with your peers. Will you stand with us–and your industry–today?

Industry Partners make business connections with our members that benefit both sides. Our regular members trust our valued industry partners for business information, supplies & products, along with cost saving ideas on how to run their business more efficiently. Download our industry partners application and get involved with the Houston NTMA.

Benefits of Belonging


Expand your network, increase your connections, and grow your business. The number one benefit that we hear from members is the opportunity to network with other members. With a variety of events, seminars, educational opportunities, and social gatherings, you’ll have plenty of chances to expand your manufacturing network with LA/NTMA.


Who speaks for small- and medium-sized manufacturers among policymakers? Only NTMA.

From state legislatures to Federal agencies, from local authorities to the White House, the actions of those in government can do a great deal to help—or hinder—one of America’s traditional economic strengths. So we at NTMA fight for fair trade and sensible regulation, and against unfair competition and harmful legislation.

In an environment where many incentives act to send key pieces of our economy overseas, where foreign competitors can trade unfairly through dumping and currency manipulation and where ill-considered taxes and regulations can stifle American manufacturers—or cause them to fail entirely—NTMA is sorely needed.

Only your support of our efforts—through NTMA membership and financial partnership—can keep American manufacturing strong and growing.


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PartnerShip®, the endorsed shipping management provider of the NTMA, helps all NTMA members save on every shipment they send and receive. Members who enroll in the NTMA Shipping Program save on select FedEx® services.

APPI Energy Discounts

The National Tooling and Machining Association has endorsed APPI Energy to provide data-driven procurement solutions that reduce and manage electricity and natural gas supply costs for members on an ongoing basis. Every day, APPI Energy identifies the wide range of energy supplier prices across the U.S., and utilizes that data to provide the lowest prices available among many vetted, competing suppliers. One member have saved on average $3000 per month with this service.

Market Research and Valuable Data

By combining your observations with those of others, you can arrive at an entirely new understanding of market conditions and trends. That’s the promise of NTMA’s market research services. By surveying the marketplace—and your peers—we can offer a valuable, big-picture perspective.

We offer the Business Conditions Report twice each year to help you understand where your best opportunities may be, and what you may expect to face in your business.

Our Business Conditions Report contains survey results gathered from contract manufacturing companies—your peers—broken down by industry segment and geographic region, with comments and insight into current and expected business conditions.