July 2019 Newsletter
30 GOLD Teams for 30 Years!!
30th Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament
August 8, 2019
Spring Meadows Golf Course, Gray ME
12:30pm Shotgun Start

30 for 30!
Help us reach our goal of
30 Gold Teams for our 30 Year Anniversary!

Team Levels: 
  • Gold Team: $1000
  • Foursome: $800
  • Individual Player: $175
  • Hole Sponsor: $150

Don't forget our fun raffles, contests and LIVE AUCTION!
  • We are bringing back the LIVE AUCTION- get ready to bid on some great prizes!
  • Putting Contest- stop by the putting green at the turn to enter for a chance to win the 50/50 raffle. (Tickets $5 ea)
  • Fire Pit Raffle- enter for a chance to win a beautiful metal fire pit made and donated by McCann Fabrication (Tickets $5 ea)
  • Mulligan Prize- Save your mulligan tickets for a prize drawing- prize TBD (Tickets $5 ea/ limit 2 per player)
Proceeds go to the Maine Manufacturers Career and Training Foundation Scholarship Fund (administered at the Manufacturers Association of Maine) to help support students interested in metal trades, precision machining, engineering, production, quality control, programming careers and more.

Make a Donation to the Scholarship Fund:
Can't attend the tournament but want to support the scholarship program? We accept donations of any denomination to support Maine students. There are a few suggested donations included on this registration or contact MAME to make your donation!
Goodie Bag Donations Needed: Contact MAME to donate.
  • Golf Balls: Your company provides golf balls for 144 players
  • Goodie Bag Items: Your company provides items for the goodie bags (tees, towels, hats, mugs, etc...). Please provide items in quantities of 150.
  • Prize Raffle Items- Your company provides items to be included in the prize raffle for all tournament players (golf/duffel bag, sports tickets, golf club, camping gear, etc...)
Manufacturing Career Connection (MCC)

In the past few months, MAME has arranged for participants in the Fedcap program tour manufacturing facilities around Maine. In addition to introducing or reintroducing individuals to the world of modern manufacturing, the participants also fill out employment applications.
Here is the ESL (English as a 2 nd  Language) chart so you can assess the level of reading, writing, speaking and comprehension of people applying for employment.
Scholarship Update!
MAME awarded the following students
2019-20 Scholarships!

  Central Maine Community College
Cameron Bourassa      
Nathan Nardone

Eastern Maine Community College
     Zachary Bridges 
Tyler Cameron
Keegan Cogswell

Southern Maine Community College
Brayden Bartlett
Jean Ntakiyiruta
Ryan Whittier

Washington County Community College
Christopher Small 

Maine Maritime Academy
Kaarie Burns 
Sawyer King

University of Southern Maine   
Eliza Cole

  University of Maine 
Michael Feely
Jonathan Oliver
Jessica  Walsh
New Chair of the Robotics Institute Board

RIM would like to express thanks to Kyle McLellan, Disher Engineering, who has served as the chair of the board since 2017. Kyle head back to Michigan to Disher headquarters for a new position.

While we are sad to say goodbye to Kyle, he has left the organization in the capable hands of Don Kennel. Don has served as the Vice Chair during Kyle's tenure.

We wish Kyle and Don the best of luck!

RIM has also welcomed Kathleen Pike as the FIRST LEGO League Affiliate Partner Representative (FLL APR), and will be running FLL in Maine as a contractor for RIM. 
New "Paradigm" For Workforce
Employers Urged to Team up With Schools to Tackle Workforce Shortage

'New Paradigm' for Education in Maine
MAME participated in a press conference on Tuesday, June 25 th hosted by Paradigm Windows in Portland to launch a new initiative in partnership with Educate Maine and the Maine State Chamber.

At the event in Portland, Lisa Martin, executive director of the Manufacturers Association of Maine, highlighted her organization's Manufacturing Career Connection program. It works with educators to attract young Mainers into manufacturing and connects diverse job applicants with manufacturing companies across Maine. And Julka Arsovski of Paradigm Windows, a member of the Manufacturers Association of Maine, spoke about how Manufacturing Career Connection is helping Paradigm find qualified job applicants.

The report published Tuesday calls for a “new paradigm” of education in Maine, designed to give students exposure to the kinds of jobs available in the economy as well as guidance about how to prepare for those jobs.
That includes equipping them with math, language, computer and other skills as well as mentoring and work experience in sectors of interest. While noting that change won’t happen in the short term, the publication showcases several case studies.
Association Health Plan (AHP)
AHP Round tables were held in June to provide pricing, more information to companies interested in signing on (need to get Claims data/statements from those that have not yet submitted ASAP).

As we move forward toward launching the Association Health Plan (AHP)—MAME Health Trust on October 1, 2019—in late June we invited companies to learn more about why it may makes financial sense to join the trust. Presenting the financial model was Brian Deveaux, CFO, Hussey Seating and Chair of the AHP Committee.

Many of you are asking if the AHP makes sense for you, many are waiting for renewal notices before deciding if it makes sense to talk to the Association about the health plan. Small group health insurance rates have been rising significantly in recent years and are expect to continue rising.

This meeting provided an overview of a financial model that can be used to do assumptions-based comparisons of the potential AHP premiums vs. traditional fully insured plan premiums over a multi-year period.

FMI contact Lisa at lisa@mainemfg.com or call 207-747-4406

Waste 2 Wares Maine
What is W2W?
Waste to Wares (W2W) Maine will measure and collect data on various waste streams of manufacturers in a comprehensive method across multi-manufacturing sectors.
W2W will identify and quantify under-utilized manufacturing waste and by-products.
Company Participation

Who Should Participate?
MAME is in search of approximately 7-10 more companies to participate in an assessment of waste streams in the following sectors: Biomedical, Boat Building, Electronics, Food & Beverage, Metal Fabrications, Textile and Wood Products.

How Can You participate?
First come, first serve...
If you are interested in participating, please contact Lisa at  lisa@mainemfg.com  or Jeff Tounge at   jeff@toungeassociates.com
Upcoming Events!
30 th  Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament
Aug 8, 2019
Spring Meadows, Gray ME


JS McCarthy JMQC Monthly Meeting Tour
Sept 26, 2019
Augusta, ME
Registration Coming Soon

MAME's Annual Gala
Oct 24, 2019
4:30-8:00 PM
Elks Club, Portland ME
Registration Coming Soon
Events of Interest

St. Germain Collins Maine-Specific Hazardous & Universal Waste Training
Wednesday, October 23, 2019
Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Verrill Dana Presents The Summer Director Series
Part 2: Fostering Great Startup Company Board.
July 18, 2019, 3:30PM-5:00PM
Part 3: #MeToo and the Board of Directors.
July 25, 2019, 3:30PM-5:00PM
Part 4: Lessons on Board Governance from the Investment Banker`s Perspective 
July 31, 2019, 3:30PM-5:00PM

IFOB Golf Scramble Tournament
Sept 03, 2019 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Scarborough, ME

Maine's Hire a Vet Campaign 2019
Aug 29, 2019 11:00 AM  3:00 PM August ME
Click here to sign up.

Lean System Summit 2019
Aug 8 & 9, 2019 in Portland, ME
For Information & to Register, click here.

More details and up to date information at  www.mainemfg.com/events