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Membership Programs & Services

The Dayton Region Manufacturers Association is the voice for the region’s manufacturing industry.  Since 1934, DRMA has served manufacturers throughout the Dayton Region and beyond as an active advocate, effectively advancing the interests of members and associated businesses.


Peer-to-Peer Connectivity
DRMA provides many ways for members to get connected and stay engaged with the thriving DRMA community in order to build a network of peers who face the same challenges, opportunities, and solutions and to foster a sense of mutual support among members.

Evening Member Events – These dinner/speaker events offer the opportunity to stay current on issues facing the industry and a ripe environment for connecting with your DRMA peers. ($)


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. ($)


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. ($)

Meet Ups – Meet with members who are interested in the same topic area: Additive Manufacturing, Operations, Safety, Workforce/HR, Government Relations, Project Management and Young Professionals. 


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


Committee InvolvementCommittees drive initiatives that strengthen the region’s manufacturing industry.  You’ll build business and personal relationships, and you’ll experience personal and professional growth.



Workforce Development
DRMA drives and supports numerous initiatives to increase the awareness of careers in manufacturing in order to attract more workers to the pipeline.

MFG Day – DRMA locally organizes national MFG Day, an event where students tour manufacturing facilities teaching them about careers in the industry. We're the most successful MFG Day in the nation. 


Power Lunches – DRMA sets up an exhibit at middle and high schools during their lunch time, career fairs, or other events, designed to pique students' curiosity about careers in manufacturing


Manufacturing Industry-Recognized Credentials – DRMA works with educational institutions across the region to incorporate industry credentials into their curriculum and promotes the value of credentials to members. 


Summer Camps – DRMA conducts summer activities to teach young children what manufacturing is all about and plant the seed for future careers in manufacturing. 


Dream It. Do It. – DRMA holds the Dayton Region license for Dream It. Do It., a national network of like-minded organizations focused on attracting talent to the manufacturing workforce.


Training/Education Program Advisory Committees – DRMA volunteers serve on advisory committees to convey the needs of manufacturers and to ensure their curriculum produces graduates with the skills needed by manufacturers. 


Workforce Collaboration – DRMA collaborates with numerous organizations and schools to advocate for members' workforce needs. We are at the table so that you can stay focused on your business. 


DRMA advocates with public officials, legislators, educators, parents, the business community, the media, and many other regional stakeholders to advance the interests of our members and the industry.

Top Issues List – DRMA surveys its members and produces an annual list of their top issues and concerns which provides direction for programming and advocacy initiatives.

Community Relations – DRMA builds strong relations with other community organizations for advocacy purposes.


Business & Economic Development
DRMA provides programming, industry-pertinent information, and connections with organizations to help members strengthen and grow their business.


Business Leads – Members receive emails regarding prospective customer and business opportunities.

 – The monthly DRMA Newsletter is full of industry-pertinent information.


Legal Services Plan – As a DRMA member, you get one free call a month with Bob Dunlevey, employment law expert.


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


Workers' Comp Group Rating Program – Save money on your workers' compensation premium through DRMA group (administered by CareWorksComp). ($)


Wage & Benefit SurveyUse the survey report to compare your wages and benefits with other regional industry companies; free to participants. (Produced in partnership with Manpower). ($)


Speakers, Programs, and Seminars – Member events provide information and connections to help you run your business more effectively. 


Professional Development Workshops – Grow professionally and personally through a series of educational workshops (coordinated by UD's Center for Leadership). ($)


Lean Manufacturing Workshops – Learn how to implement lean concepts to make improvements to your manufacturing operations (in partnership with Sinclair College and FASTLANE). ($)



Promotional Tools

DRMA provides various opportunities to get your name in front of members through advertising and sponsorships. Contact the DRMA office for more information. ($)


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