Young Manufacturers Academy Students visit SMA Member Company, Marion Manufacturing
The Past Presidents gather for a photo at the 2015 Holiday Party. View the gallery
SMA Executive Director Cyndi Zoldy was Master of Ceremonies for Manufacturing Month event at Naugatuck Valley Community College.
SMA Executive Director Cyndi Zoldy was Keynote Speaker for CCAT Young Manufacturers Summer Program hosted at NVCC in August 2015
2015 SMA Golf Outing sponsored by Theis Precision Steel (pictured) was its most successful to date
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.
L to R:Ron Turmel - H&T Waterbury, John Zoldy - HDB Inc. and Doug Johnson - Marion Manufacturing
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 Associationm NESMA and METAL to comprise Connecticut Association of Smaller Manufacturers (CASM). Lobbying services are provided by DNB Government Relations of Milford.
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.
What We Can Do For You
Find out about the many ways joining the SMA can benefit you by joining today!