2019 Aug

TMA News Bulletin is published regularly by the Technology & Manufacturing Association 1651 Wilkening Road | Schaumburg, IL 60173 www.tmaillinois.org table of contents tma news bulletin Chairman Rich Hoster Smith & Richardson, Inc. Vice Chairman Tom Hacker C&L Supreme Treasurer Ben Barnett Principal Manufacturing Corp. President Steve Rauschenberger TMA Directors Teresa Beach-Shelow Superior Joining Technologies, Inc. Todd Beauchamp ASK Power George Gatto, Jr. Gatto Industrial Platers, Inc. Jess Giudici. Optimas OE Tom Hilaris Sieber Tool Engineering L.P. Wade Keats Keats Manufacturing Co. Dave Polito Quality Machine Tool Services Paul Prikos, Jr. Oberg Medical - XL Division Tom Simeone Manor Tool & Manufacturing Co. Nicole Wolter HM Manufacturing, Inc. Managing Editor Dennis LaComb Editor Fran Eaton Contributors Steve Rauschenberger Mitch Pearlstein Founded in 1925, the Technology & Manufacturing Association (TMA) represents and supports manufacturers in the Chicago metropolitan area and surrounding counties in northern Illinois, northern Indiana, and southern Wisconsin. TMA has almost 1,000 members representing over 32,000 employees and nearly 26 million square feet of manufacturing plant. TMA is governed by a Board of Directors, com- posed of executives from member firms. A full- time professional staff works closely with the Board, its committees and trusts. technology & manufacturing association TECHNOLOGY & MANUFACTURING ASSOCIATION 2 tma | 2019 partners gold partners silver partner LEADINGTHE INDUSTRY IN RECYCLINGSOLUTIONS. We wish to thank the 2019 TMA PARTNERS who generously invest in the organization in order to further the services provided members. Cover Story: Robots - Is the Future to be Feared? Page 4 Workshop Explores Robots as Solution to Skills Shortage Page 7 Msg. to Mfg.: Find A Source Other Than China Pages 7 Solutions Rank High with New Hi-Grade Ownership Page 8 People Rather Lose Job to Robot Than Another Human Page 10 IL Gov. Allows Biz Tax Credit for Apprenticeship Training Page 11 Women in TMA Tour Dreisilker Electic Motors Page 12 Czary Knights for American Manufacturing Page 13