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Our Mission

Moving manufacturing forward

The Dayton Region Manufacturers Association (DRMA) is the voice for our region’s manufacturing industry. Since 1934, DRMA (formerly DTMA) has served manufacturers throughout the Dayton Region and beyond as an active advocate, effectively advancing the interests of members and associated businesses. DRMA is a catalyst of innovation, a builder of partnerships, and a champion for education to keep manufacturing in the Dayton Region moving forward. Throughout its history, DRMA has helped preserve the vitality of the region’s manufacturing base by fostering cooperation and competition and by adapting to a continually evolving marketplace. DRMA builds on its proud tradition and embraces today’s challenges as opportunities for growth that will carry manufacturers into an exciting future.

Our Members                                                      

We represent manufacturers in the Greater Dayton Region. Our members serve a variety of markets including aerospace, medical, agricultural, defense, construction, food and beverage, energy, communications, and many more. We offer three types of memberships – Manufacturer, Associate and Affiliate – so no matter what your company does, we can help. And although most of our members are located in the Dayton Region, there are no geographical boundaries that limit membership.

Strengthen. We strengthen member companies through programming.

Educate. We help secure our industry's future through education.

Advocate. We advocate for manufacturers in our region.

Our Mission                                                     DRMA is the voice of manufacturing in the   Greater Dayton Region. We promote business  success through peer-to-peer connectivity, career awareness, advocacy,  education, economic development, and sharing best practices.   

Why Join DRMA?                                            We provide you the opportunity to connect with and learn from other manufacturing professionals who share your need to keep our region’s manufacturing industry strong. You can gain valuable insights and form relationships that will help you grow your business, but that’s only the beginning. Because our organization is actively engaged with local, state, and federal government officials, you’ll always have someone in your corner. We fight for you to address important issues like global competition and workforce development. Click here for more information on becoming a member.