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SMA members attend Atlanta's FABTECH trade show

L to R:Ron Turmel - H&T Waterbury, John Zoldy - HDB Inc. and Doug Johnson - Marion Manufacturing

Former SMA President in Hartford

Past President Douglas Johnson submitting testimony to Commerce Committee in Hartford

2014 Annual SMA-CT Golf Outing

SMA Secretary/Treasurer Deron Kowalski (left) and member Mike Tatalias deliver sandwiches to golfers during Annual Golf Outing

Lending a Helping Hand

5 SMA Past Presidents step forward to help United Way

SMA Appoints John L. Zoldy as President

John L. Zoldy takes over for Douglas Johnson as the new President of the SMA. Pictured with wife and executive director Cyndi Zoldy.

SMA Awards Scholarships at Annual Meeting

During the 2014 Annual Meeting, the SMA awarded a record number of scholarships to hard working students. Pictured are John L. Zoldy, Douglas Johnson, Ersilda Ajce and her father, and Eric Albert.

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    November 3, 2014

    Board of Directors meeting at Roma.


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    November 10, 2014

    5:30pm - 8pm

    General Meeting on Social Media and Small Manufacturing. Watertown Golf Club. $40 mem/$50 non-mem RSVP

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    December 1, 2014

    No BOD meeting.

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    December 8, 2014


    Past Presidents/Holiday Party at the Palace.


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    January 5, 2015


    BOD Meeting - Roma


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Our Mission

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.

Future Workforce

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.