News Alert

A New Robotics League Participation Grant is available, providing funds up to $5,000 to public schools, 2R and 2X charter schools and home-based educational programs to facilitate participation in robotics competitions.  The grant period will be for the 2016-2017 school year.  Click here for more information.

TDMAW Partner, Federated Insurance, is able to provide its customers with a wealth of helpful information aimed at helping them run their businesses! Here are a few recent examples:

Can a Drug and Alcohol-Free Workplace Program Affect Your Work Comp Premium?

Take a Stand Against Distracted Driving

Preparing Documentation for a Termination

Make the Most of Your Investment in Key Employees

Click here to find a Federated Insurance representative in your area.


TDMAW is Now Accepting Applications for the Edward L. Simeth Scholarship.  This award gives up to $500.oo per semester to students currently enrolled in a Machine Tool Operations Program or Tool & Die Program, at any accredited Wisconsin technical college.  The deadline to apply for the fall 2016 semester is June 15, 2016.

Edward L. Simeth Scholarship Description

Edward L. Simeth Scholarship Application

TIME Grant offers On-the-Job Training Funding.  Is your company hiring a new grad with little or no work experience?  Maybe they did an internship with you or another company, but are not on your payroll.  They could qualify for funding, through the TIME Grant, saving your company 50-90% of their wages during a specific time period (usually around 300-320 hours)!  To learn more click here.

TDMAW members, partners and sponsors, you can help promote and raise awareness about the Tool, Die & Machining Association of Wisconsin by displaying the TDMAW logo on your company’s website!  If you are interested, contact the TDMAW Headquarters for artwork.

It’s a Member Benefit!  Did you know that TDMAW offers free classified ads in the Surgeons of Steel magazine?  Simply send your ad, 40 words or less, to the TDMAW Headquarters and we’ll run it for three months!  You can advertise new capabilities, equipment for sale or property for sale or lease.

We also welcome articles that you think would be of interest to your fellow TDMAW members, to be published in the Surgeons of Steel.    We are looking for 300-600 word articles, in Word format, and if you have pictures to include we would be happy to include those, as well.  Our readers are interested to hear about what TDMAW members are involved in, so please send in those articles!

The Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development is interested in increasing involvement in the Youth Apprenticeship (YA) Program.

Click here to view DWD’s handbook, designed to introduce employers to the requirements of  Wisconsin’s Youth Apprenticeship Program.

You Can Help Promote TDMAW!  If you are quoted or featured in a publication, please consider mentioning that you are a proud member of the TDMAW.  Help us get the word out about our great association!

Also, if you are featured or mentioned in an article, and would like to share it with our members, let us know!  We may be able to include your article in the Surgeons of Steel magazine.

TDMAW Committees are Seeking to Increase Member Participation.  Make a difference, get involved!  If there is a particular area of interest you have, please contact the TDMAW Headquarters, and we’ll connect you with the appropriate committee.