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, June 18, 2024
    • Morningstar Golfer's Club and McKinley Marina

    Tee up for the TDMAW June Outing!  Attendees choose between 18 holes of golf at Morningstar Golfer's Club or a day of charter fishing on Lake Michigan.  All join together for a casual dinner at Morningstar Golfer's Club.

    Invite your employees, customers, and prospective members for what promises to be a fun-filled day!

    Golf registration includes 18 holes of golf (Best Ball), two drink tickets, a box lunch, a chance to win great door prizes, appetizers, and a dinner buffet.

    Fishing includes a half or full day of fishing, lunch & beverages on the boat, two drink tickets for use at the golf course, and a chance to win great door prizes & dinner buffet, at the golf course.

    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.

    On the Dinner Buffet Menu: Chicken Marsala, Beef Tips, Salad, Potatoes, Vegetable, and dessert.

    Cost to Attend:

    Golf and Dinner: $130 per person ($520 per foursome).

    Not a golfer or fisherman? No problem! Join us for dinner only at Morningstar Golfer's Club. Includes 2 drink tickets: $50 per person.

    Full day of charter fishing & dinner at Morningstar Golfer's Club: $260 per person

    Half day of charter fishing & dinner at Morningstar Golfer's Club: $200 per person.


    Full day fishing: boats leave McKinley Marina at 6:00 AM, arrive back at 2:00 PM, meet at Morningstar Golfer's Club for appetizers, dinner and a chance to win prizes.

    Half Day fishing: boats leave McKinley Marina at 9:00 AM, arrive back at 2:00 PM, meet at
    Morningstar Golfer's club for appetizers, dinner and a chance to win prizes.

    Golf: Shotgun start at 11:00 AM, box lunch in the cart, dinner at 5:00 PM. Please note: proper golf attire must be worn at all times. 

    Dinner: 5:00 PM

    Registration Deadline: Monday, June 10, 2024

    Sponsorship Opportunities AvailableCheck Them Out!

    Door Prizes Requested

    What is an easy way to get your name in front of the TDMAW Members?  Consider donating items to the door prize giveaway that follows dinner!  Your company will receive recognition in the NewsAlert, Surgeons of Steel, and during the door prize drawing. Items may be dropped off at the check-in table at the golf club.

    • Tuesday, June 18, 2024
    • 6:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Morningstar Golfer's Club & McKinley Marina

    Help Support the Annual TDMAW 2024 JUNE OUTING while promoting your organization to TDMAW Members, Sponsors, Partners, key decision-makers and their guests - Become a June Outing Sponsor!

    This year's outing is planned for Tuesday, June 18th with a choice of 18 holes of golf at Morningstar Golfer's Club, or charter fishing on Lake Michigan, with all joining for a casual dinner at the golf course. Sponsoring companies will receive recognition at the outing, in the Surgeons of Steel & in June Outing promotions.

    Available Sponsorship Opportunities

    • Charter Fishing Give-Away Sponsor [4 available$150 each - Help support the gift each fisherman receives when they join us at the golf course.
    • Golf ball sponsor [SOLD], your company logo, along with the TDMAW logo, on golf balls given to each player: $700 - Thank you Absolute Machine Tools!
    • Beverage Cart Sponsor [SOLD], signage with your company logo on beverage cart: $250 - Thank you Toolrite Manufacturing Co. and Doral Corp!
    • Drink Ticket Sponsor [SOLD] your company logo printed on drink tickets: $200 - Thank you, Keller and ThermTech!
    • Appetizer Sponsor [4 available], your company logo on the appetizer table: $150
    • Box Lunch Sponsor [4 of 5 available] $200 Thank you ThermTech!
    • Golf Tee Sponsor TDMAW Blue Level Sponsors, company logo on hole sign: $150
    • Golf Tee Sponsor TDMAW Members/White Level Sponsors, company logo on hole sign: $125
    • Dinner Sponsor: $1,500 | [SOLD - Thank you Federated Insurance]


    Thank you to Federated Insurance, our exclusive dinner sponsor!

    • Monday, August 19, 2024
    • Waukesha Gun Club

    • 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 invited to show their vehicle. The coolest vehicle wins BRAGGING RIGHTS! 

    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 Food Sponsor, TDMAW Partner Federated Insurance!

    Cash Bar and Free Appetizers!

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

Past events

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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