Upcoming events

    • Wednesday, January 10, 2024
    • Tuesday, December 31, 2024

    TDMAW Members,
    You are invited to advertise in the Surgeons of Steel quarterly publication. Members receive a special discounted rate
    January 1 - December 31, 2024. 

    Our reach: Over 200 print copies are mailed out each quarter. Around 200 digital copies are emailed each quarter. A digital version is posted on the TDMAW website and on our LinkedIn page which has over 3000 followers. 

    Ads are due by January 10, 2024.

    Do you need help designing an ad?
    We can create one for you at a nominal fee.
    Contact toolmaker@tdmaw.org for more information.

    • Tuesday, July 30, 2024
    • McKinley Marina - Lake Michigan

    June Outing Charter Fishing has been RESCHEDULED!

    Due to a cancelation because of a windy/choppy Lake Michigan we are giving everyone a 2nd chance to join TDMAW for a day on the lake!

    Fishing includes a half or full day of fishing on Lake Michigan, lunch & beverages on the boat. Boars will launch from McKinley Marina in Milwaukee.

    Boat captains will clean your fish for you, so they are freezer ready. A 2-day Great Lakes fishing license or Wisconsin fishing license with a trout stamp is required.

    **Note: Each boat holds 6 fishermen; boats must have at least 5 registered attendees each to launch.

    Full day fishing: $260 per person - boats leave McKinley Marina at 6:00 AM, arrive back around 2:00 PM

    Half Day fishing: $200 per person - boats leave McKinley Marina at 9:00 AM, arrive back at 2:00 PM

    Deadline to register: Monday, July 22, 2024

    Additional Fishing Information

    • Monday, August 19, 2024
    • Waukesha Gun Club, N22W23170 Watertown Rd, Waukesha

    TDMAW members, member employees, member customers, member family members, partners & sponsors are invited to shoot the Waukesha Gun Club's Sporting Clays Course at the TDMAW annual Summer Shootout, followed by a casual dinner.

    Your team of five may shoot the 50 target sporting clays course one time through.  Immediately after, join in the fun of watching or participating in 5-stand Flurry, followed by dinner and prizes/awards. 

    Optional early flurry begins at 1:30 PM, see details below. Flurry expense not included in registration - $24 for 50 target 5-stand flurry.

    Thank you to Allen Weiss and Integrity Wire EDM for donating a prize to the winning flurry team!

    Summer Outing Schedule:

    1:30 PM bring your team or come as an individual & join an existing team, to participate in an OPTIONAL team 5-Stand Flurry, prior to shooting the sporting clays course, at an additional on-site expense ($24 for a team of 5 and 50 targets).  

    • 1:30 OPTIONAL 5-stand flurry - not included in registration -- $24 for 50 targets
    • 2:30 PM Check-in
    • 3:00 PM Safety talk followed by Sporting Clays *Shotgun Start*
    • 5:00 PM Shoot 5-Stand Flurry at your own expense ($24.00 for 50 target 5-stand flurry), or head to the bar.
    • 5:30 PM Dinner Catered by Thunder Bay Grille. On the menu: sliced roast beef, chicken with champagne sauce, bread, salad, mashed potatoes, seasoned vegetables and brownies for dessert.
    • 6:15 PM Awards and Door Prizes

    Cost to Attend:

    • Sporting Clays & Dinner:  $75
    • Sporting Clays Only: $35
    • Dinner only: $40

    * Two Drink Tickets are included with registration.

    Things to note:

    • Shells are not included.
    • Two boxes of shells are required to complete the sporting clays course. Shells may be purchased at the club for $12 per box. Twelve- and twenty-gauge shells are available for purchase.
    • Cart rentals are available: $15 per hour
    • Gun rentals are available: $15 per hour

    Door Prizes are Needed

    Door prize donors will be recognized at the event and in the Surgeons of Steel magazine.  Prizes may be delivered to Waukesha Gun Club on the day of the event.  Please contact TDMAW Headquarters if you are bringing a door prize item so that your name will not be missed.  Your help with door prize donations is very much appreciated!

    Sponsorships Available!

    Dinner Sponsor [SOLD] - Thank you Federated Insurance! Two complimentary attendees, recognition at dinner, on the event page of the TDMAW website & in the Surgeons of Steel Magazine.

    Drink Ticket Sponsor: $300 - [SOLD] Thank you Royal Products!  and Chortek!

    Two complimentary drink tickets per attendee, company logo displayed on drink tickets, recognition at the event, on the event page on the TDMAW website and in the Surgeons of Steel magazine.

    Shooting Station Sponsor - Your company's logo on a station sign, recognition at the event and in the Surgeons of Steel magazine. 

    • White level sponsors & members: $125 
    • Blue level sponsors and non-members: $150

    • Tuesday, September 10, 2024
    • 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM
    • Davian's Parking Lot, N56W16300 Silver Spring Dr., Menomonee Falls

    Do you have a hot rod, classic car, unique or fun vehicle (car or motorcycle) you would like to show? We want to see your special vehicle! All makes and models are welcome - everyone is invited to show their special vehicle!

    Best in Class $50 Awards and Bragging Rights (voted by attendees)

    • Class A: 1969 & Older
    • Class B: 1979-1989
    • Class C: 1990 & Newer

    TDMAW Members, Partners, Sponsors & Prospective Members are invited to this FREE EVENT!  Invite your coworkers, customers, and prospective members, or anyone you know who has a fun car to show or would like to attend!

    Time: 4:00 - 6:30 PM (If you will be showing a vehicle, please arrive between 3:15 and 3:45 PM to get situated.)

    Date: Tuesday, September 10 (rain date Tuesday, September 17)

    New Location This Year! Davian's in Menomonee Falls!


    Thank you to our Event Sponsor, TDMAW Partner Federated Insurance!

    Drink Sponsorships [2 Available] Receive recognition at the event (logo on drink tickets), on the event page and in our fall issue of Surgeons of Steel magazine - $150

    Car Show Sponsorships - Receive recognition at the event, on the event page and in our fall issue of Surgeons of Steel magazine - $150

    Cash Bar and Free Appetizers!

    • Tuesday, October 01, 2024
    • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • 427 E Stewart Street, Milwaukee

Past events

Tuesday, June 18, 2024 2024 June Outing
Saturday, May 11, 2024 BotsIQ Wisconsin 2024 Spring Competition
Tuesday, May 07, 2024 May Member Meeting | State of WI Manufacturing
Tuesday, April 16, 2024 MATC Oak Creek Campus Tour & Breakfast
Tuesday, March 19, 2024 Kohler Tour & Lunch
Tuesday, December 05, 2023 AI and Machine Learning - How Do We Actually Use It in Manufacturing?
Tuesday, October 03, 2023 Wisconsin Manufacturing & Technology Show
Thursday, September 14, 2023 TDMAW Car Show
Monday, August 07, 2023 TDMAW Summer Shootout '23
Tuesday, June 20, 2023 2023 June Outing
Tuesday, May 09, 2023 Bottoms Up Dinner Meeting
Saturday, April 29, 2023 BotsIQ Spring Competition
Wednesday, April 12, 2023 Cyber Security Dinner Meeting
Wednesday, March 15, 2023 MPTC Campus Tour & Breakfast
Tuesday, February 07, 2023 Work Smarter, Automate Today
Tuesday, December 06, 2022 Annual Member Meeting and Steps to Handle Uncomfortable Conversations
Wednesday, October 19, 2022 Manufacturing and Trade Career Expo 2022
Tuesday, October 18, 2022 Beyond Vision Plant Tour
Tuesday, September 27, 2022 Brewer Game Outing
Monday, August 22, 2022 TDMAW Summer Shootout '22
Tuesday, June 28, 2022 2022 June Outing Sponsorship
Tuesday, June 28, 2022 June Outing 2022
Tuesday, May 03, 2022 Dinner Meeting - Planning Your Exit Strategy
Tuesday, March 29, 2022 ThermTech Tour
Tuesday, March 01, 2022 Accountability Strategy Dinner Meeting
Tuesday, January 25, 2022 Lunch & Learn Webinar with WMEP | Manufacturing Solutions
Tuesday, December 07, 2021 Annual Member Meeting and State of the Industry Dinner
Tuesday, October 05, 2021 Wisconsin Manufacturing and Technology Show
Thursday, September 09, 2021 TDMAW Car Show
Monday, August 09, 2021 TDMAW Summer Shootout '21
Thursday, July 08, 2021 Making Informed Wage Decisions
Tuesday, June 29, 2021 TDMAW June Outing 2021
Tuesday, May 04, 2021 Catastrophic Car Crashes & Shotguns
Tuesday, April 27, 2021 Workholding Solutions
Wednesday, April 21, 2021 Approaching Governement and Department of Defense Compliancy
Tuesday, December 15, 2020 Wisconsin Apprenticeship Briefing
Tuesday, December 08, 2020 TDMAW Annual Member Meeting
Tuesday, November 10, 2020 Avoiding Manufacturing's BIGGEST Marketing Mistakes
Wednesday, September 23, 2020 TDMAW Car Show
Monday, August 10, 2020 TDMAW Summer Shootout
Wednesday, July 29, 2020 Utilizing Robots to Manage Productivity in Uncertain Times Webinar
Thursday, March 12, 2020 Workholding Solutions Dinner Meeting
Tuesday, February 04, 2020 Outlook - Overcoming Inbox Overwhelm
Thursday, January 23, 2020 Alto-Shaam Plant Tour & Breakfast
Tuesday, December 03, 2019 Annual Member Meeting and Dinner with Honor Flight Presentation
Thursday, November 07, 2019 HR Hot Topics | Performance Evaluation Best Practices
Friday, September 20, 2019 Heat Treating Fundamentals Breakfast
Thursday, September 12, 2019 September Social - Lakefront Brewery Tour
Monday, August 12, 2019 TDMAW Summer Sporting Clays Outing
Thursday, June 13, 2019 June Outing
Thursday, June 06, 2019 2019 June Outing Sponsorship
Tuesday, May 07, 2019 HR Hot Topic Dinner Meeting Sponsored by Federated Insurance
Tuesday, April 23, 2019 MGS Mfg. Group Breakfast and Tour
Tuesday, March 05, 2019 Harley-Davidson Museum Behind-the-Scenes Tour & Dinner
Tuesday, January 15, 2019 STRATTEC & GPS Education Partners Ed Center Tour and Breakfast
Monday, December 31, 2018 Surgeons of Steel Advertising
Tuesday, December 04, 2018 Annual Member Meeting and Dinner with Historian John Gurda
Tuesday, October 23, 2018 Acieta Breakfast, Tour & Robotic Automation Presentation
Friday, October 05, 2018 Manufacturing Day 2018
Tuesday, September 25, 2018 September Social
Monday, August 13, 2018 TDMAW Summer Outing
Tuesday, June 19, 2018 TDMAW June Outing
Tuesday, June 19, 2018 2018 June Outing Sponsorship
Tuesday, May 08, 2018 Succession Planning Dinner Meeting
Tuesday, March 13, 2018 The Face of Work | Understanding A Multi-Generational Workforce
Tuesday, February 06, 2018 Wisconsin Sourcing Insights & the Four Biggest Challenges Facing Manufacturing Today
Tuesday, January 09, 2018 Sussex IM Plant Tour

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