Why Join SMA

what can an SMA membership do for you?

  • Are you concerned about the high level of taxation in Connecticut?
  • Do you wonder how to deal with current regulations?
  • Are you concerned about how to replace your skilled workforce as they leave the workplace?

SMA on legislative issues

SMA Board Members meet with our State Legislatures to inform them of manufacturer’s concerns regarding legislation that can hurt or help manufacturing. We also obtain input from our members so we can best understand how to approach the Legislature and let them know our members do care what happens in Hartford. The SMA has a collaborative venture for legislative purposes with New Haven Manufacturers Association, NESMA, and METAL. The services of DNB Government Relations of Milford are used for lobbying efforts.

SMA supports workforce development

Let’s face it, regardless of the economy, the search for skilled employees is a challenge. The SMA supports educational efforts at the Advanced Manufacturing Center at Naugatuck Valley Community College which trains people in CNC equipment, lean manufacturing, and welding. We work with W.F. Kaynor, Wilcox, and Oliver Wolcott Technical Schools on various projects, as well as Waterbury Career Academy. The SMA recognizes a talented “Student of the Month” from each school at our monthly meetings.

SMA offers valuable programing

Meeting other business owners like yourself is a great way to learn what others are doing to expand their business or provide services to your company. Getting to know people will build the trust needed to expand your business relationships. Our programs offer you and your staff insight into marketing, government regulations, lean manufacturing, and leadership.

You can get more information by joining online or calling Heather Mitchell at 203.575.0711 or sending an email to hmmitchell@sma-ct.com

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