Moving Manufacturing



We EDUCATE our members through industry-pertinent information, events, workshops, and more!


Breakfasts with DRMA

Breakfast events are a great way to start the morning by diving deep into topics relevant to the industry. Lasting only 90 minutes, you can get to work at a reasonable time. ($)

Happy Hours

Happy Hours are casual, 2-hour open-house events held at member locations. A great opportunity for members to mingle, solve problems, and find new avenues for business growth. ($)


DRMA Meet Ups: Learn from Members

DRMA Meet Ups help you and your key employees, build your peer network with members who are interested in the same topic area, so that you can learn from them and strengthen your business.  Meet Ups are small discussion groups, designed to stimulate dialogue in a casual, comfortable atmosphere.  Ask questions, get advice, and share your experiences with fellow members.  (This is not a sales pitch opportunity.)  They are FREE and for members only.

Operations Meet Up

For anyone responsible for any aspect of manufacturing operations.  Topics include ERP systems, scheduling, facility maintenance, streamlining processes, and other areas of interest in managing the operations within your company.  Registration is for the Operations Meet Up, and registrations must be received no later than 24 hours in advance. In some instances, competitors will not be permitted to attend; DRMA will notify you in advance if this applies to you.

Workforce/HR Meet Up

For anyone responsible for human resources or skilling up your manufacturing workforce.  Topics include internships and apprenticeships, funding for training, training resources, recruiting methods, assessments, compensation strategies, compliance issues, and others.

MFG Day Meet Up

For anyone interested in hosting an open house on national Manufacturing Day on the first Friday in October.  Topics include how to conduct an effective open house, how to connect with schools, tools to make your open house run smoothly, and others.


Additive Manufacturing Meet Up

For anyone curious about this new technology.  Topics include 3D printing with plastic and metal, additive vs. subtractive, applications for additive, equipment, and others.

Safety Meet Up

For anyone who wants to keep up to date with all things related to safety in the workplace.  Topics include what to do when OSHA shows up at your business, safety training, workers compensation, and more.


Government Relations Meet Up

For anyone interested in advancing the concerns of manufacturers with government officials and elected representatives.  Topics include government policies, legislative issues, and the opportunity to speak with those who work for and represent us.


Shoptalk Series

The DRMA Shoptalk Series, brought to you by DRMA’s Young Professionals Committee,

allows members to get together for a little “overtime” after work at one of Dayton’s most

popular breweries. This 90-minute event starts with short, “rapid fire” presentations on

timely and relevant topics by subject matter experts, followed by an hour of peer-to-peer

networking.  Members will have the opportunity to hear from experts in the field and weigh in with their own thoughts and questions. To make it better, attendees will enjoy this experience not in a stuffy board room, but rather in the comfort of a bar stool with a beer in hand.  Whether you are a young professional or simply young at heart, people of ALL ages are welcome to attend!  These events are FREE and are for members only.

Want to be considered as a speaker at an upcoming event? Fill out this form.


Speakers, Programs, and Seminars

Member events provide information and connections to help you run your business more effectively. 

Special Events

DRMA features several special events throughout the year, like the Golf Outing, workshops, and seminars. ($)

News Bits

The weekly DRMA News Bits is full of industry-pertinent information.


OSHA Training

Members receive a discount on OSHA training for their employees. ($)

DRMA is excited to announce that we are partnering with Mid-America OSHA Education Center to offer a 20% tuition discount on OSHA training for DRMA members!  Mid-America OSHA Education Center headquartered in Springboro is one of 27 OSHA Education Centers in the U.S.  The OSHA Training Institute (OTI) Education Centers are a national network of non-profit organizations authorized by OSHA to deliver occupational safety and health training to public and private sector workers, supervisors, and employers on behalf of OSHA.

Courses offered include OSHA standards and Outreach Training Program trainer and update courses.  Additional OTI Education Center course offerings include topics such as record keeping, machine guarding, confined space entry, electrical standards, and fall arrest systems.

For more information on the DRMA member discount, contact Shay in the DRMA office.  For a full course listing and to register, please visit


Lean Manufacturing Workshops

Learn how to implement lean concepts to make improvements to your manufacturing operation. These workshops, presented by Sinclair College and sponsored by FASTLANE, are exclusive to DRMA members.  Cost is only $100 per session per attendee and for members only.

GD&T Training Workshop

Increase your team’s ability to read and interpret blueprints and engineering drawings and better understand the ASME Y14.5 GD&T standard.  This workshop is presented by the Workforce Development Division of Sinclair Community College. Cost is only $175 per participant and for members only.


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