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RTMA & RMAPI Hosts Panel Discussion on Manufacturing Opportunities for Young Black Men

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February 2024 Highlights!


“Integrating Cobots into the Welding Process”

Speaker: Padraic Bean

Sponsor: M&T Bank

February 2024 Highlights!


“Navigating the AI Frontier”

Speaker: Jeffrey Allan

January 2024 Meeting 



Annual RTMA Holiday Social

December 2023 Highlights!


Women in Manufacturing Summit!

Panelists: Stacy Fox – CEO – Mardon Tool and Die, Alexis Vogt, PhD – Chair & Associate Professor of Optics, Kate Ilecki – Vice President & General Manager – Metallico Rochester, and Karla Fichter – CEO/Owner – Diamond Packaging

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Innovation – automation integrated into CNC MACHINGING

Speakers: Mitchell Sedore, Head Automation Engineer, OptiPro Systems & Ben Walters, District Manager, FANUC

November 2023 Highlights!


“Strategic Energy Management participants get no cost, hands on help from NYSERDA to turn low- and no-cost energy saving opportunities into cash flow and defined plans for further savings.”

Speakers: Rees Sweeney-Taylor, SEM Coach, VEIC and Tom Kacandes, Senior Consultant, VEIC

October 2023 Energy Savings Webinar


RTMA Prospect Event

October 2023


2nd Annual ROC With Your Hands

October 2023 Student Highlights!

Rochester Students See Careers in Manufacturing at ROC With Your Hands 2023


Annual September Golf Outing & Clam Bake

September 2023 Highlights


Record Number of Graduates for the 2023 Genesee Valley Pre-Apprenticeship Program

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Annual June Golf Outing

June 2023 Highlights!


Associate Member Recognition Night

“Add Value and Reduce Cost for Your Business”

May 2023 Highlights!


“Economic Development and Resources”

Speaker: Joe Sayre – RG&E

April 2023 Meeting



Manufacturing Educators’ Day 2023

March 2023 Highlights!

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“All About Cobots!”

Speaker: Jake Beahan, VP of Productive Robotics

January 2023 Highlights!


“What DOD Contractors Need to Know About DOD Cybersecurity Mandate”

Speaker: David Wolf – Just Solutions Inc.

November 2022 Meeting


Annual September Golf Outing & Clam Bake

September 2022 Highlights!


Annual June Golf Outing

June 2022 Highlights!


“Quality is Expected but Not Forgotten! Learn Hoe quality is Still an Important Part of Your Company’s Performance and How ASQ Supports Those Employees Who Support Your Quality.”

Speaker” W. Frazier Pruitt – American Society of Quality (ASQ) Rochester

March 2022 Meeting


“Workforce Development – Apprenticeship and Education”

Speakers: Bob Coyne and Rich Turner – RTMA

January 2022 Webinar


“Making Profits Greener by Powering Manufacturing with Solar”

Presented by GreenSpark Solar

December 2021 Webinar


The New York State’s Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (CLCPA) and the Climate and Community Investment Act Bill (CCIA). How will they affect the cost of doing business in New York State?”

Speakers: Ken Pokalsky and Jospeh Foskett – The Business Council of New York State

November 2021 Webinar


“Key New York State Issues for Manufacturers”

Speakers: Ken Pokalsky and Frank Kerbein – The Business Council of New York State

May 2021 Webinar


“Marketing & Sales Practices That Everyone on Your Team Can Apply for 2021 Growth”

Speakers: Joseph Morone – Worldleaders Inc.

March 2021 Webinar


“COVID-19 Updates and Workplace Considerations During Immunization Roll-Out”

Speakers: Kathy Burke, Joel Axler, and Rich Babcock – Brown & Brown Insurance

February 2021 Webinar


“The Future of the Technician Workforce”

Speaker: Dr. Todd Oldham – MCC

January 2021 Webinar


“The Strategic Growth of Greater Rochester and Your Business”

Speaker: Matt Hurlbutt – GRE

November 2020 Webinar


“Using Data to Drive Results in Your Manufacturing Business”

Speaker: Dr. Michael Thurston – RIT

June 2020 Webinar


“Cyber Risk in Advanced Manufacturing and How to Defend Against It”

Speaker: Robert Moyer – ComTec Solutions

May 2020 Webinar


“Update on the New York State Budget, COVID-19 Issues, and Regulations that Impact Manufacturers”

Speakers: Ken Pokalsky and Frank Kerbein – The Business Council

April 2020 Webinar

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5th Straight FLYAP Signing Day for Monroe One BOCES

Fairport – Monroe One BOCES hosted the fifth annual Finger Lakes Youth Apprenticeship Program (FLYAP) “Signing Day” for students, families and business partners at the school’s Automated Manufacturing & Machining Classroom. Students signed up for paid co-ops and job shadows…

RTMA & RMAPI Host Panel Discussion on Manufacturing Opportunities for Young Black Men

Rochester – In honor of Black History Month, the Rochester Technology and Manufacturing Association (RTMA) partnered with the Rochester-Monroe Anti-Poverty Initiative (RMAPI) to host a panel discussion on advanced manufacturing career opportunities, training programs and apprenticeships. The event, which was…

Signing Day for BOCES 2 CTE Students

Spencerport – The Finger Lakes Youth Apprenticeship Program (FLYAP) held its fifth annual “Signing Day” ceremony Friday, Feb. 9 for Monroe 2-Orleans BOCES Career and Technical Education students. Several students from the BOCES 2 CTE Advanced Manufacturing and Residential and…

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