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We provide employer solutions

The Technology &

Manufacturing Association was founded in 1925 by 8 small manufacturing companies who thought they could better themselves by associating with one another. Through the years, our members have established programs and services that help their businesses grow and prosper, train their employees, and provide medical and retirement benefits. As a result of these efforts, TMA has grown into Illinois’ Premier Full Service

Manufacturing Assocation, with over 900 members.

This brochure will help to lay out and explain the many benefits afforded to TMA members. To find more information on these or answer any questions you may have, please do not hesitate to contact TMA at 847-825-1120 or visit our website at www.TMAIllinois.org. We look forward to assisting you in the growth of your business.



I. Insurance



• Property & Casualty 7

II. Retirement

• TMA Retirement Trust 8 401K Program

III. Illinois State and

Federal Funded Services

for Manufacturing


IV. Employee Recruitment

• Talent Network 10

V. Human Resource Assistance

• Human Resource Techniques, Inc. 12 • Unemployment Claims 12

Administrative Services

VI. Marketing Services

• MLW Marketing 13

VII. Valued Services

• NMEC 14

• Grainger 15

• YRC Freight 15


Insurance and Risk Management

TMA-BSI (Benefit Services, Inc.)

As a full service insurance agency and wholly owned subsidiary of TMA, TMA-BSI provides a full range of products and services from leading insurance carriers. Insurance options include Group Health, Life, Dental, Disability and Personal Insurance Products, as well as Property and Casualty insurance. TMA-BSI profits support the membership and the industry. If you are interested in learning more, please contact TMA-BSI President Brian Wohlfeil at 847-993-2122 or bwohlfeil@TMAIllinois.org.

Employee Benefits

• Full-service employee benefits consultants

• On-site employee education • Wellness coordination services • Full market analysis

• Life, disability, long-term care insurance

• Employee voluntary products • Affordable Care Act (ACA) solutions • Translations & Interpreters

benefit services, inc.


Property & Casualty

Our Mission

Through our partnership with TMA-BSI, our goal is to achieve a long-term relationship focused on bringing value to the TMA members risk management and insurance programs. We are committed to utilizing our collective talent to support the members risk management and insurance goals. Our range of value-added services focuses on the manufacturing industry, delivering custom solutions for all of your risk management needs. We promise to learn all we can about your business so we can provide you with expert recommendations and solutions to minimize exposures.

Safety Communications

The Daniel and Henry Co. is committed to keeping you and your employees informed. Through our online services, we can provide you with payroll stuffers, workplace posters, ready-to-use employee newsletters, and safety alerts designed to help you control and avoid work-related losses.

Our dedicated staff of professionals will also help you develop and implement safety programs to advance your safety culture to your entire workforce. Please contact Marc Alberico at 312-229-4329 or albericom@danielandhenry.com. Coverages & Services

• Property • General Liability • Workers’ Compensation • Automobile

• Loss Control Services • Claims Management

• Loss Sensitive Programs • Self-Insured Programs &

Self-Insured Trusts • Bonds


Retirement Plans

Looking to reduce some of your fiduciary liability? Are your retirement plan costs a concern?

The TMA Retirement Trust is a fully bundled retirement plan offered exclusively for members of TMA. It offers you the ability to design and manage your own retirement plan without the fiduciary responsibility. Through TMA’s purchasing power, members also benefit from discounted recordkeeping and plan administration costs, as well as low cost investment options.

To find out more about the Retirement Trust, contact TMA’s Director of Accounting Orlando Pastore at opastore@TMAIllinois.org or 847-825-1120 ext: 1348


Illinois State & Federal Funded

Services for Manufacturers


The experts in small and mid-sized manufacturing. IMEC delivers hands-on technical assistance and strategic advisement to help manufacturers to be more productive and globally competitive. Since 1996, IMEC has helped more than 2,500 Illinois manufacturing companies to achieve more than $1.5 billion in productivity, profit, and cost savings improvements.

To get in touch with an IMEC Representative, contact TMA’s Vice President of Training & Education, Patrick Osborne at posborne@TMAIllinois.org or 847-825-1120 ext. 1346.

Training Grants

TMA monitors the availability of funds through the State of Illinois and often times acts as the administrator of these funds for qualified TMA Members. For more information, contact Director of Accounting, Orlando Pastore at


Employee Recruitment

Talent Network

TMA created the TMA Talent Network to help member companies effectively recruit top manufacturing talent. Get the latest web-based recruitment technology with career pages custom-branded to each company. The Talent Network provides easier job postings and the ability to have all of your candidates in one place. To discuss the Talent Network contact Patsy Svare at pjsvare@chatfieldgroup.com or 847-412-4872

• Custom-branded career pages • Unlimited job postings • Pre-screen questions • Top jobs pre-loaded • Robust database search capabilities • Automatic posting to the TMA Job Board • Fully-integrated career pages connect members to social media, commerical job boards and Prevue Pre-Hire testing • Access to TMA’s Resume Bank


The Chatfield Group, TMA’s endorsed talent management pros, help locate the most qualified talent for the position. Members-only receive $100/hr pricing. The Chatfield Group will:

• Review resumes & phone screen candidates • Administer career pages • Coordinate the interview


• Establish employee referral programs

• Create company Facebook and LinkedIn profiles • Coordinate job fairs & social

media recruitment • Handle references &

background checks TMA Talent is administered by The Chatfield Group, a member of TMA.


Human Resource Assistance

Unemployment Claims Administrative Services

• Free hotline to TMA members

• Employment law compliance audits • Handbook & policy development

• On-site HR department development • Supervisory and employee training Professional human resource management assistance since 1997

Contact Karla Dobbeck for more information, 847-289-4504 or kdobbeck@askhrt.com.

Human Resource Techniques, Inc.


Sedgwick Unemployment Claims Administrative Services. Avoid the $500 minimum fee imposed on non-members and enjoy an over 90% win ratio. Provides efficient, full service claims processing for one, low price. Includes expert hearings representation. Sedgwick Unemployment Claims Services has provided quality, dedicated service to TMA Members for over 30 years.


Marketing Services

Assisting members with everything needed to commercialize their businesses. • Website development & search engine optimization • Logo creation or re-creation • Tagline development • Seeking out new prospects • Involvement with trade shows • Building signage • Customer call process • Using surveys for marketing purposes • Access to Hoover’s™ Full Database for sales prospecting

Creates and implements innovative print (brochures, direct mail

advertising), Web (Web sites, multimedia CD-ROM), and public relations (press releases and articles), marketing communications tools and integrated programs aimed at helping companies of all sizes go to market, support and increase sales, build brand awareness, and grow.

Contact TMA’s Senior Membership Director, Kent Gladish at

kgladish@TMAIllinois.org or 847-825-1120 ext: 1339.


Valued Services

The National Manufacturing Energy Cooperative

(NMEC) is a comprehensive energy risk management

program whereby members join to have their electric and

natural gas professionally managed at the wholesale level.

NMEC is 100% independent, not affiliated with any energy supplier, and works solely on behalf of its members to maximize their energy savings opportunities & minimize their market risks over time.

Contact TMA’s Senior Membership Director, Kent Gladish at

kgladish@TMAIllinois.org or


• Free Standard Shipping for all orders placed on grainger.com • Minimum 10% discount on ALL items in the Grainger catalog

• Up to 45% discount off the catalog price on a wide range of Grainger items



Personalized payroll services at cost-effective prices since 1983. Designed to reduce risk and put money back in member’s pockets! Contact Jim Feehery for more info at 630-220-2705.

Precision Payroll

Yellow Transportation:

Lower costs and increase margins when you ship with YRC Freight, the original LTL (less-than-truckload) experts. TMA has negotiated special rates for members on qualifying LTL shipments. YRC Freight delivers flexibility and reliability to your supply chain through a comprehensive North American network and a broad portfolio of standard, guaranteed, expedited, specialized, and Canada and Mexico cross-border LTL services. YRC Freight invented LTL, bringing you more than 85 years of innovation – that’s Confidence Delivered. To start saving, visit enrollhere.net. For questions, contact your dedicated association specialist at 800.647.3061 or associations@yrcfreight.com.

YRC Regional Transportation:

TMA has negotiated special rates with Reddaway, Holland, and New Penn for your regional LTL (less-than-truckload) freight shipments. Each carrier leads their geographic regions in next-day delivery, quality handling, and on-time performance. Be sure to activate your savings today online at enrollhere.net. For questions, contact your dedicated association specialist at 800.647.3061 or associations@yrcfreight. com.

YRC Freight

• Payroll process & tax services • Custom reporting • Time & labor management • Personal service, expertise & commitment

Grainger helps customers save time and

money by providing them the right products to keep their facilities up and running. Contact TMA’s Senior Membership Director, Kent Gladish at kgladish@ TMAIllinois.org or 847-825-1120 ext: 1339.




The Technology & Manufacturing Association

1651 Wilkening Rd.

Schaumburg, IL 60173

P: 847-825-1120

F: 847-825-0041

E: info@TMAIllinois.org




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