Our Purpose: Connect machine shops, educate the next generation of machinists, and grow your profits.

HR Best Practices for Hiring and Retaining Good Employees 
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You missed a great presentation on May 18th. Your employees are your greatest asset and at the heart of every company. With the current explosive job market and unemployment at 3.5% (SJ Mercury News 12/2016) finding qualified candidates and keeping skilled workers in manufacturing disciplines is a huge challenge.


HR Professionals Julie Vo (left), Liza Freiberger (center) and Liana Randazzo (right) gave helpful tips on how to establish competitive compensation packages, utilize creative recruiting tools and how to retain and engage your employees (read bios here). Download presentation here.  

The SFBA NTMA...  
We are the custom precision manufacturing shops in the United States. Many NTMA members are small businesses, privately owned and operated. Our industry generates sales in excess of $40 billion a year. Our nearly 2000 members design and manufacture special tools, dies, jigs, fixtures, gages, special machines, and precision machined parts, either for customers or for themselves. Some firms specialize in experimental research and development work. If you fit this category, you need to join NTMA.

Join us!

We're focused on 3 member benefits - networking between ourselves in a non-competitive environment, educating the next generation of machinists and machine shop owners, and adding value to your operation by reducing your costs. If you're a precision manufacturer, and making parts for either customers or yourself, and want one of these benefits, click here to submit your application.

If you're a supporter of machining and machine shops, such as a tool or equipment supplier, a material supplier, or a scrap buyer, or if you're concerned about educating the next generation of machinists, join with us as an Associate Member.  Click here to find out more about what you can do to support the industry that supports you.  Click here to read our Associate Member guide.

  • April 19, 2017 1:57 PM | Anonymous

    FREE 2-DAY CNC LATHE CLASS
    FOR NTMA MEMBERS AND THEIR EMPLOYEES


    On Consecutive Saturdays, April 22 & 29 At Chabot College

    The classes in February were a huge success. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to boost skills, network and learn. Space is limited, don’t wait to reserve your seat. Register here now!

    Course Description An overview of programming and basic operation of two-axis and mill/turn numerically controlled (CNC) lathes. Instruction includes an overview of lathe pΩΩrogramming, VDI and BOT tooling, tool and work offsets, carbide tooling, mill/turn operations, and threading.

    2-day class, lunch is included.

    Instructor: Ashley Long

    Location: Chabot College, Room 1620, 25555 Hesperian Blvd., Hayward, CA.


  • March 24, 2017 1:23 PM | Anonymous

    The impact of the 2016 election on your business...

    Guest Speaker, James Simonelli,
    California Metals Coalition,
    Executive Director

    The business of being in business and being successful at growing your business, has never been more fraught with regulatory peril. James Simonelli, Executive Director of the California Metals Coalition, is an expert guide who gave an overview of current legislative issues regarding your business and what you can expect in the coming months. James discussed what impact the most recent election will have your business and provide insights about how to prepare yourself to navigate the system over the next four years. California has over 400 state agencies, departments and commissions. Operating a metal company in California means tracking proposed regulations, understanding the capabilities/tendencies of each agency, and preparing for the conditions required by new laws. For more information about how the California Metals Coalition can help you navigate the next four years, please contact:


  • February 23, 2017 3:14 PM | Anonymous

    CMM & CNC Trainings: A Great Success!

    By all accounts, from SFBA NTMA Members and their employees, the  trainings in February were a huge success. The trainings were available to SFBA NTMA Members and their employees at no charge, lunch and refreshments were included.     

    The Board is looking forward to scheduling the next round of training offerings. If you have a topic you are especially interested in, please email your suggestions here or comment below.   



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