The Boston Tooling & Machining Association, Inc​​

​​Affiliate Chapter of The National Tooling & Machining Association

PO Box 95, Dracut MA 01826  978-457-5881

Working to help shape the future of Manufacturing

Welcome to the Boston Tooling & Machining Association​​​

​​​​​The BTMA is the regional 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.  Our primary purpose is to promote the precision custom manufacturing industry in the region and to provide our members with the services and information that will assist them in the successful operation of their businesses. To learn more about us, we suggest you start with our About the BTMA page. You can learn more about membership, business & training resources.

MA COVID-19 Essential Services Information​​​​
Updated 3/23/20 Noon

Starting at noon on Tuesday, March 24, all non-essential workers will be required to stay in their homes and limit all “unnecessary” activities until April 7 at noon, Baker said.

“Everyone is advised to stay home and limit all unnecessary activities,” Baker said during a news conference at the State House. “We’re asking everyone to use their common sense, think about the impact this virus is having on the sick and elderly, and to limit their interactions with other people. This cuts down on the chances this virus has to spread.”

Grocery stores, pharmacies, hospitals, healthcare facilities, virus testing labs, gas stations, liquor stores, public transit, restaurants that offer takeout and delivery, police departments, and other essential operations will remain open while the advisory is in effect.
Baker said the public will be permitted to travel to such businesses and that roads will remain open.

The questions have been asked what is essential workers, what specifics are there to the Critical Infrastructure Sector. We have PDF which is being provided by the state so that you our member can learn the specifics. 

You are also welcomed to visit the state of MA website, and learn more. Please click on the box below.
Download Essential Services list from State of MA

Index manufacturing and supply chain resources that can be deployed to address the critical shortage of medical supplies to fight COVID-19.​​

My name is Haden Quinlan from MIT, and I’m writing on behalf of an effort* commissioned by the state of Massachusetts, and involving stakeholders nationwide, to index manufacturing and supply chain resources that can be deployed to address the critical shortage of medical supplies to fight COVID-19

In tandem with this effort, we are working with several organizations that are rapidly creating scalable designs for personal protective equipment such as face-masks, face-shields, and medical equipment including ventilator, CPAP and BiPAP device components. Our goal is to, in the coming days, rapidly validate and scale these designs by connecting production needs to supply chain capacity--ranging from individual components to assembly and testing/sterilization.  The organizations are working in tandem with clinicians who are working on the front-lines in the fight against COVID-19, and they cannot do their work safely without our support.

Commissioned by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts’ Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development, we represent a diverse constituency of industry, academia and government. Members of the Response Team include representatives from:

  • Advanced Functional Fabrics of America (AFFOA)
  • Boyd Corporation
  • General Electric Aviation
  • The Massachusetts Technology Collaborative
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Worcester Polytechnic Institute
And many others.
Though commissioned by Massachusetts’ State Government, there is a national need for support. If you are not based in MA, please still complete the form, as your information will be circulated with the appropriate bodies.

**Instructions on completing the form:
Although we are based in Massachusetts, please complete the form even if your production facilities are located elsewhere. This information will be critical for coordinating parallel efforts across the nation.
Only one response per production facility should be submitted. Please coordinate a central contact for organizing your organization’s response per production facility.
Organizational contacts should be available to coordinate the deployment of production assets. If the person completing the form is not this person, there is space provided for additional contact information.
Data from this form is shared only with the Massachusetts Manufacturing ERT. 
Connect to the Survey here. 

NH Requests for PPE

COVID-19 Supplies Needed-
To connect to the portal please or to learn more  click on NH State Flag and or NH Requests for PPE.

The spread of COVID19 is challenging healthcare around the world. Here in New Hampshire, manufacturing companies are already stepping up to meet this challenge, with offers of supplies, resources and innovation that is the hallmark of this industry.
To help meet the significant demand, the Department of Business and Economic Affairs has created a portal for companies to donate or produce to help provide for our healthcare and first responders.

Please take a few minutes to let us know if you can donate, or produce supplies for lab, testing, and diagnostics; personal protection equipment (PPEs), or medical or scientific expertise including:

  • N95 masks
  • Medical face masks
  • Surgical gowns - FYA
  • Surgical gowns - FYC
  • Surgical gowns - Isolation
  • FDA Information on surgical gowns
  • Protective Clothing
  • Continuous Ventilators (NOU)
  • Mechanical Ventilator (ONZ)
  • Guidance Enforcement Policy for Ventilators & Accessories
  • Medium, large, XL gloves
  • *For different medical gloves, there are different standards. This guidance lists standards and medical glove classifications
  • Cotton flocked elongated sterile NP swabs
  • .3ML viral transfer medium
  • Temporal/tympanic artery thermometers, one Mfr part referenced is Exergen 5000.

We will be rescheduling our webinar due to scheduling conflicts and technical glitches. We apologies for any confusing. We are aiming for next week, March 30, so STAY Tuned for more details.
We are providing useful links for our members to utilize during this challenging time. By clicking on the official CDC Coronavirus logo, you will have a new page open and direct you to CDC’s printable resource material page.

Small Business Recovery Loan Fund​ Update​​

As reported by MassLive, the load fund which was set up last week was overrun with applications. They have stopped accepting applications at this time Lt. Governor Karen Polito said on Friday, (3/20/20). The Mass Development Board of Directors will vote to appropriate the funds next week, doubling the total pool of money to $20 million for emergency small business loans, Polito said during a news conference in the State House.

A loan fund of $10 million has been created to provide financial relief to Massachusetts businesses that have been affected by COVID-19. Massachusetts Growth Capital Corporation (MGCC) will receive and process all applications for this fund.

We have provided a link to Massachusetts Growth Capital Corporation (MGCC) which is/was handling the loans so members can keep in touch directly. Just click on the MGCC logo above and you will be directed to their website.

State of Maine Business Resources

Maine has a specific website for all information and resources available within the state. Just click on the state flag and you will be directed to that specific page. In addition we have downloaded the state resource flier. It is available by just clicking the box below.

Down load state of ME Information

MA COVID-19 Guidance and Directives
Guidance and directives from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH), and other state agencies related to COVID-19. Due to the fluid nature of the CoronaVirus, we encourage all members to visit the website to stay update with the latest information available. 

State of New Hampshire

Businesses Information for all businesses in the State as well as their partners to help ensure all those involved have correct and up-to-date information about this outbreak. Please click on the state emblem.

To connect to information specific for Rhode Island, including the state guidance and general information please lick on the Rhode IslandState Emblem

Press Releases From Rhode Island Business Support. Released March 12th, 2020.

Supporting Rhode Island small businesses impacted by coronavirus
Lt. Governor Dan McKee sent the below letter to Governor Gina Raimondo in support of requesting federal loan assistance for Rhode Island small businesses impacted by coronavirus.

March 12, 2020
The Honorable Gina M. Raimondo Governor of Rhode Island State House, Room 224 Providence, Rhode Island 02903
Dear Governor Raimondo:
As Chair of Rhode Island's Small Business Advocacy Council, I write to support the effort to request Economic Injury Disaster Loan assistance from the United States Small Business Administration (SBA) to help combat the economic impact of coronavirus (COVID-19).
As you are aware, on March 12, 2020, the SBA announced that it will offer designated states and territories low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of COVID-19.
Here in Rhode Island, we are already beginning to see the impact of the virus on our local business community. Our economy depends on the strength and resilience of small businesses who employ over 200,000 hardworking men and women in our state. Requesting Economic Injury Disaster Loan assistance is just one important step we can take right now to support small business owners.
I stand ready to assist the administration in any COVID-19 management efforts, including outreach to our small business community. Thank you.
Sincerely, Daniel J. McKee Lieutenant Governor CC: Mark Hayward, District Director, Small Business Administration RI Melissa Travis, President/CEO RI Society CPAs/RI Business Forum

Lt. Governor McKee also sent the following message to small business owners.
As Chair of Rhode Island's Small Business Advocacy Council, I strongly support efforts to request federal loan assistance from the Small Business Administration to help combat the economic impact of coronavirus.
Here in Rhode Island, we are already beginning to see the impact of the virus on our local business community. Our economy depends on the strength and resilience of small businesses who employ over 200,000 hardworking men and women in our state. Requesting Economic Injury Disaster Loan assistance is just one important step we can take to support small business owners.
Right now, Rhode Island Society of CPAs, Rhode Island Commerce, the Governor's Office and other groups are gathering critical information that we need to become eligible for federal loans.
We are asking business owners to fill out the SBA Business Survey if you are (or may be) impacted by a financial hardship due to the coronavirus. We need businesses to come forward as quickly as possible to enable the state to request disaster assistance.
Please call the Lt. Governor's Office at (401) 222-2371 to receive a copy of the survey.

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