Member Testimonials

Chuck Nickleson, Owner, Nickleson Machine & Tool Inc.

W e have been associated with the CTMA for a very long time and there are certainly benefits in that—they provide a great deal of insight for us as members. They provide a lot of real-time information that helps us as a business look to what our allies and competitors are doing and how the industry is doing as a whole.

Paul Cavanagh, President, Böhler-Uddeholm

Through the dedicated work of its members and volunteers, the CTMA has the opportunity to direct a national dialogue regarding the tooling and machining industry, and we believe that is integral to maintaining the health of the industry as a whole and its constituents.

Bob Repovs, President & CEO, Samco Machinery Ltd.

O ur CTMA membership has allowed us to utilize the funded training program. By maximizing this benefit, we were able to train our testing technicians on automation controls proactively with our vendor that ultimately improved our ability to reduce test times and support our customers more effectively.

Dave Henning, President, Answer Precision

O ur CTMA membership introduces us to programs we wouldn’t know about otherwise, like the Advanced Software and Machine Training.  The province of Ontario provided the funding for this program and the CTMA was instrumental in helping us access that funding.

Colin Docherty, Vice President, Clinton Aluminum Canada

A s Clinton Aluminum Canada expands, we will continue to tap into the knowledge and resources available through the Canadian Tooling and Machining Association. Personally, I have been involved with the CTMA for a number of years and believe that our customers will benefit from our company’s continued relationship with the CTMA.

Neil Teague, President of Rice Tool & Manufacturing

W e value our CTMA membership because it’s a way of staying in touch with the industry. We see a lot of value in what CTMA offers, from interacting in peer conversation to attending industry events put on through CTMA with competitors, where you can meet in a neutral environment to discuss challenges and how we can face them [together].

Sean McTear, Vice President, Prothane Inc.

W hat I love about being a member of the CTMA is the very close contact with many Canadian businesses, getting together with similar problems, helping each other to come to the same goal—to improve CANADIAN Manufacturing.”

Mark Cadogan, Vice President, Delcam Inc.

O ur reasons for valuing our membership are three-fold: 1) CTMA gives us an opportunity to network with other leaders in the field; 2) CTMA provides us with a voice at all levels of government; 3) CTMA provides an opportunity for our voice to be heard and have our company’s position represented effectively at industry events and chapter meetings.

Roy Verstraete, President, Anchor Danly

Paul Brisebois, Executive Vice President, Anchor Danly

W e participate in many CTMA activities including learning forums and plant tours. Events like these provide a good opportunity to grow professionally and are great education experiences. In addition, we’ve worked with Senior Executives of the CTMA at direct meetings with OEMs on areas of concern to tool makers to improve our industry’s position. Participating in events and meetings like these, with the help of the CTMA, allows us to give back to and support the industry. Our involvement in the CTMA has enabled us to be a liaison for the tooling industry. It enables us to be an industry leader at providing pertinent information on not only a North American basis, but our global presence allows us to expand this information to and from the various customer-bases throughout the world.

Stefan Lorbach, Owner, Stema Punch & Die Inc.

O ur company has been a member of the Canadian Tooling & Machining Association since August 2002 and our CTMA membership provides company exposure along with frequent plant tours and association events that enable us to introduce our capabilities to other members and new customers. Having the exposure is paramount to creating new business leads and showcasing the technology and capabilities of Stema Punch & Die.