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     Welcome to the Boston Tooling & Machining Association, Inc. 

    BTMA is the Boston Chapter of the National Tooling & Machining Association, serving precision custom manufacturers in Eastern MA, New Hampshire, Maine, and Rhode Island.  Our member companies are some of the "best of the industry best" in New England.  We invite you to spend some time on our site to review our member services, chapter activities, and news items.  Learn why smart business owners join our Association.  The "About Us" page is a good place to start!! 


    A Career In Manufacturing - A Choice Well Made!

    A video produced in conjuction with the BTMA and Western MA NTMA
    by Film and Noise
    The project was funded by the Massachusetts Office of Housing and Economic Development through the Precision Manufacturing Program of the Regional Employment Board of Hampden County


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    We are pleased to announce the roll out of Eventbrite program to our members! Eventbrite is a safe and secure event planning program. All of our announcements for meetings and outings will come through the Eventbrite email system.


    May 10,2017

    9:00 am to 12:30 pm

    Seminar Series Part II

    Healthcare Insurance PROACTIVE OR REACTIVE &

    Managing Legal Marijuana and Employment Law

    The first part of our seminar series for the day will focus on Healthcare Insurance. Rogers & Grey Insurance will be presenting a comprehensive review of this complex topic. Historically, small businesses would evaluate health insurance cost annually within 60 to 90 days prior to renewal and make the appropriate changes to off-set cost and expenses, essentially, being REACTIVE!

    Today, with health insurance renewals increasing from 7% to 15% a year, that strategy is becoming less effective.  At that current rate, in 2022, a business would realize a 140% to 200% increase on their health insurance spend which could have significant implications to a company and its employees.  Is it time to become more PROACTIVE?     

    The seminar will provide a high level overview of our political landscape, the potential changes that may occur and how it could impact businesses moving forward. In addition, we will provide an in depth look at the world of compliance within employee benefits and the penalties or fines associated with it. In closing, we will discuss benefit strategies, alternative funding methods and tools used to control costs in the long-term.

    The second half of our series will start the conversation about one of the growing topics in employment, Legal Marijuana. Fred C. Church will be discussing what you need to be thinking about when discussing this unique topic.

    Medical and Recreational Marijuana – Coming to a state near you. This session will review the various state legalization of marijuana and the resulting impact on employers and employees. We will discuss recent court cases, drug testing options, and how these may impact drug testing policies. When discussing the topic within your own company, what do you need to think about? You may have policies in place however have you trained your staff on how to handle this topic?

    Deadline to register is May 5th,2017.

    The event is being held at the Holiday Inn in Tewksbury, MA with easy access from 495 or 93 via Route 133.

    To learn more about Fred C. Church please visit their websites, and for Rogers & Grey please visit

    To learn more about the event please visit our eventbrite site! The cost to attend is $50.00. You may pay by credit card via eventbrite, or if you are a BTMA member, you may select the direct billing option via eventbrite as well.

    Eventbrite - Healthcare Insurance PROACTIVE OR REACTIVE &  Managing Legal Marijuana and Employment Law



    Boston Tooling & Machining Association, Inc
    PO Box 95 Dracut, MA 01826 
    Phone: 978-457-5881