Affiliations & Associations in Manufacturing

Precision Manufacturing Benefits Trust

Uniting Precision Manufacturers Into a Single “Employee Benefits” Buying Pool! An Association Trust is one of the most effective vehicles for a small business to improve its bargaining power with medical carriers while at the same time receiving a higher degree of protection from legal liability.


The National Tooling and Machining Association (NTMA) is the national representative of the custom precision manufacturing industry in the United States. For the most part, NTMA members are small businesses, yet the industry generates sales in excess of $25 Billion per year. Out of approximately 14,000 companies that make up the contract tooling and machining industry, 2,600 are members of NTMA, the only national organization representing the industry. NTMA members are organized into 52 local federated chapters and tool centers throughout the country.

Los Angeles NTMA

The Los Angeles NTMA is an affiliate of the National Tooling & Machining Association. The National Tooling & Machining Association (NTMA) is a nationwide, non-profit trade association of approximately 2,000 companies engaged in precision custom manufacturing including contract machining, tool & die making, mold building and building of special purpose machines for all industries. The Los Angeles Chapter is the largest chapter in the nation with over 100 members. They celebrated the chapter’s 50th anniversary in 2001.


PMA is the full-service trade association representing the $113-billion metalforming industry of North America—the industry that creates precision metal products using stamping, fabricating, spinning, slide forming and roll forming technologies, and other value-added processes. Its nearly 1,000 member companies also include suppliers of equipment, materials and services to the industry. PMA leads innovative member companies toward superior competitiveness and profitability through advocacy, networking, statistics, the PMA Educational Foundation, FABTECH and METALFORM tradeshows, and MetalForming magazine.