Shop Tour: NTMA Incoming Chairman Visit

Yesterday, Horst Engineering continued a tradition by hosting Robert A. Mosey, the incoming chair of the National Tooling & Machining Association. The Connecticut Tooling & Machining Association, our vibrant NTMA chapter, always welcomes the incoming chair to their holiday party.

We had the pleasure to host Bob during the day and discuss NTMA’s mission, the industry, and the economy. Bob asked us what challenges we face, and during the tour, we talked about increasing customer quality requirements, taxes, regulation, workforce development, international sourcing, and the cost of doing business in highly developed regions.

Bob is the president of Mosey Production Machinists in Anaheim, California and has been an active member of NTMA for years. Horst Engineering’s Jim Bowtruczyk, a member of CTMA’s board, showed Bob how we stay competitive as a small business in a challenging marketplace. Advocacy is a hallmark of NTMA, which will celebrate its 70th year in 2013.

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