The Tooling & Manufacturing Association 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 benefits. As a result of these efforts, TMA has grown into a
1,600+ member not-for-profit organization of precision metalworking,
plastic molding, and supplier companies in the Chicago area.
The TMA is governed by a twelve person Board of Directors -
executives of member firms. A full-time professional staff works
closely with the Board, Committees, and Trusts.