MANOR TOOL: President Technology & Manufacturing Association (TMA)

Manor Tool is the President of the Technology & Manufacturing Association (TMA). TMA is an independent trade association exclusively focused on assisting and promoting small and midsize manufacturers.

In 1925, eight small to midsize manufacturers came together to address the need for cooperation and to better themselves through association with each other. This shared concern and mutual agreement laid the foundation for the Die, Tool, Special Machinery and Manufacturers Association, later to be named the Tool & Die Institute, and then the Tooling & Manufacturing Association, which is today the Technology & Manufacturing Association (TMA).

TMA was founded in 1925 by 8 small manufacturing companies who thought they could better themselves by associating with one another. Through the years, members established programs and services that would help their businesses grow and prosper, train their employees, and provide medical and retirement benefits.

As a result of these efforts, TMA has grown into a 1,000 member not-for-profit organization of precision manufacturing and supplier companies in the greater Chicago area.