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dedicated to serving, enhancing and promoting the
success of its member companies for the mutual benefit of all
concerned through the increased power of group strength and leadership.

 Association News

               TMTA's 84th Annual Meeting               

All member companies are invited to attend the TMTA 84th Annual Meeting on Wednesday, April 21 at 11:30 a.m. at the Triple Nickel American Restaurant and Bar in Birmingham.
Attendees will have an opportunity to meet the TMTA Board of Directors, ask questions, and provide input to the Association.
Who: TMTA members (Reservation Form)                                                     Where:  Triple Nickel American Restaurant and Bar  (Map)                        
                555 S. Old Woodward, Suite 1000, Birmingham, MI 48009          
When:  Wednesday, April 21, 2018 at 11:30 am                                           Why:   1. It's your Association                                                                      
             2. We want to see you                                                                                   3. It's Free!  

TMTA 83rd Annual Golf Outing & Dinner
When: Thursday, June 21, 2018
Where: Fox Hills Golf Course (the Classic Fox Course) in Plymouth, MI

Registration begins at 8:00 am with a continental breakfast. Driving range opens at 8:00 am. Scramble style golf with a shotgun start beginning at 9:30 am. Lunch is served on the course. Socializing, dinner, drinks and prizes follow!
Remember: Return your reservation form to TMTA today to receive a
ticket discount and preferred tee assignment.

We look forward to seeing you this year!
NAFTA Modernization Outreach Meeting
Mr. Dumont attended the NAFTA Modernization Outreach Meeting. Here is a copy of the meeting's handout. The document is a comprehensive guide of what you might give thought to concerning the renegotiation of NAFTA. Please read the handout and address your comments or questions by email to either, or both, Zvi S. Rosen at and/or Rosalyn C. Steward at
Advocacy News
TMTA Backs the Following Legislation:

H.R. 820 -To amend title VII of the Tariff Act of 1930 to clarify that countervailing duties may be imposed to address subsidies relating to a fundamentally undervalued currency of any foreign country. Sponsored by Rep. Sander Levin (D-MI-9).

S. 433 A bill to establish a benefit calculation methodology with respect to currency undervaluation for purposes of countervailing investigations and reviews, and for other purposes. Sponsored by Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL).

US-China Economic & Security Review Commission:  2015 Annual Report to Congress
Manufacturing & Technology News says every American should read this report to Congress and they will have a different perspective of the U.S.-China relationship and the federal government's unwillingness to defend the interests of American companies and their workers. Full article

In The News
From NBC News:
107,000 Saudi women apply for 140 jobs at passport office
The General Directorate of Passports announced via Twitter on Jan. 18 that it was looking for female applicants for roles at airports and the country's land borders.  Full article 
Membership Benefits News
MyBlue-Individual health plans from Blue Cross -- Click here to get in contact with your association

For Information on BCBSM health plans, contact
TMTA's endorsed agent, Bill Percha, at 586-904-9700.
Benefits of a TMTA Membership
Do you realize all of the members-only benefits TMTA has to offer its members?
Check out the rewards of a TMTA membership form and see what you might be missing.
TMTA encourages you to patronize the companies on our Made In America list who manufacture items in the USA. Click on the flag below.

Buying America Back
A Real-Deal Blueprint for Restoring American Prosperity
by: Alan Uke

Buying America Back outlines a plan to turn back the tide with a grass-roots movement to promote American industry by helping American consumers have a better understanding of where their goods (and services) come from.
Accurate disclosure would enable consumers to reward local producers or those with high local-product content. Uke points out that this approach is increasingly popular with food, and prevalent in many other countries.

"As more products are produced globally, it's not as simple as buying American anymore. Alan clearly walks you through the relationship between where a product is made and how important a fair trade ratio is to the United States.
Every once in a while, you'll stumble upon a book that significantly changes the way you see the world. This is one of those books...what was most striking about this work is its potential - with no trade restrictions, subsidies, or costly regulations (and almost no cost to businesses or taxpayers!) - to drastically improve the state of the U.S. economy on the scale of tens or hundreds of billion dollars and hundreds of thousands of new jobs annually.

Find this book at Amazon .