President Anne Strobel awarding Oliver Wolcott Tech HS Student of the year Ryan J with a plaque With OWT teacher Larry Pomerleau
Past President John Zoldy pictured with Executive Director Cyndi Zoldy traveled to Limerock Park to support Wilby HS Electrathon race in May. The SMA has been a long time supporter of the student built car and competition.
Congratulations to our new President, Anne Strobel. Our youngest President ever.
L to R- Cyndi Zoldy, Executive Director of SMA, Anne Strobel, incoming President of SMA and Courtney Ligi of Waterbury Regional Chamber at CT Business Day at Capitol.
The SMA 2014 Holiday Party took place at The Palace in Waterbury.
L to R:Ron Turmel - H&T Waterbury, John Zoldy - HDB Inc. and Doug Johnson - Marion Manufacturing
Past President Douglas Johnson submitting testimony to Commerce Committee in Hartford
SMA Secretary/Treasurer Deron Kowalski (left) and member Mike Tatalias deliver sandwiches to golfers during Annual Golf Outing
The Smaller Manufacturers Association of Connecticut, known as the SMA, was incorporated in 1949 as an organization that serves to promote the cause of smaller manufacturing firms in all facets of their business organizations. The SMA provides resources at monthly meetings which bring members topical and relevant information to help manufacturers thrive. Our membership includes over 138 firms representing more than 6,000 employees.
Networking and Programs
Meeting other business owners is a great way to expand business relationships. Our monthly programs offer insight to areas such as marketing, government, lean manufacturing and leadership. All meetings are at convenient locations in the Greater Waterbury Area.
Taxes and Regulations
The SMA has a collaborative venture for legislative purposes with New Haven Manufacturers Association and METAL to comprise Connecticut Association of Smaller Manufacturers (CASM). Lobbying services are provided by MP Guinan Associates of Hartford.
Skilled employees are essential to all manufacturers. With an aging workforce, it is more important than ever to hire quality, skilled employees. In partnership with area technical, comprehensive and community colleges, the SMA continues to support the education of tomorrows technical workforce.
Students of the Month
Each month we select two students as our Students of the Month. Each month we honor them and their hard work.