RTMA to hold induction night & dinner

RTMA to hold induction night & dinner


The Rockford Tooling & Machining Association (RTMA), the local chapter of the National Tooling and Machining Association, will hold its annual Officer Induction Night & Dinner Dance for members and affiliated companies on Saturday, Feb. 9 at Cliffbreakers, 700 W. Riverside Blvd., Rockford. The social hour will begin at 6 p.m., dinner at 7, and dancing at 8, featuring the “Men Of Our Times” band. Cost is $40 each, or $80 per couple.

To make reservations, call Kaye at (815) 229-6486 by Monday, Feb. 6.

Officers and directors to be inducted for the year 2002 are as follows.

Officers: President, Stan Hatfield, Cherokee Industries; Past President, Tom Busse, Rockford Toolcraft; Past President/Program, Chip Swenson, Independent; Treasurer, Rod Meade, United Tool & Engineering; Trustee, Jerry Busse, Rockford Toolcraft; Alternate Trustees, Don Baker, Versa Tool & Die, and Ed Smith, F.N. Smith Co.

Directors: Public Relations, Bryan Redington, Duo Dynamics, Inc.; Legislative Affairs, John Kline, Turnkey Automotive; Associate Membership, Greg Denny, John Denny Company; Membership, Jim Monge, EWT, Inc.; Apprentice Director, Ronald Winkler, Independent; Apprentice Administrator, Ken Barton, RTMA; Executive Secretary, Kaye Busse-Kleber, RTMA.

The RTMA is a group of tool and die shops, contract machine shops and custom fabricators in the Rockford/stateline area. Since 1960, more than 600 local men and women have launched tool and die making and precision machining careers after receiving their apprentice certification through the RTMA in conjunction with Rock Valley College and the U.S. Dept. of Labor.

For more information on the RTMA, contact Bryan Redington of Duo Dynamics at (815) 558-1325.

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