2020 NWPA Chapter NTMA Golf Outing


The Country Club, Meadville  

The NWPA Chapter NTMA Annual Golf Outing had a great turnout with 31 teams on Thursday, July 23 at the Country Club of Meadville!  Many thanks to the sponsors, golfers and volunteers who made the event successful.  And kudos to the Golf Committee and The Country Club for their creative ideas to follow the current restrictions while hosting an enjoyable event. Many alterations had to be made to follow current CDC guidelines due to Covid-19. Face masks were provided to all attendees, the registration table was eliminated, and box lunches were provided for golfers to take with them on course. Because of limited seating in the Clubhouse, dinner was served buffet-style by Club staff with additional outdoor seating available and the option of taking dinner to go instead.

The NWPA Chapter NTMA and Golf Committee are proud to announce that over $15,000 was donated to local Volunteer Fire Departments in addition to our annual benefactor NWPA NTMA Education Foundation.  Sponsors were given the option to nominate a volunteer fire department within our Chapter footprint to be entered into the drawing.  Each nominated department received $500 and $2,500 was donated to the first three drawn from the helmet as well as the Crawford/Venango Fire School which trains and prepares firefighters and first responders throughout the region.

2020 Golf Outing Results

1st Place: Dan Walsh, John Dill, Terry Danko, Steve Kightlinger
2nd Place:  Donnie Young, Keith Mitchell, Dillon Mitchell, Ty Sheehan
CLOSEST TO THE PIN: #6 Jerry Mullin, #8 Jerry Mullin, #13 Dick Lugg, #17 Diana Wilkosz
LONGEST PUTT: Ashleigh Wehrle (#1), Martin Gallagher (#10)
CLOSEST TO THE LINE (#4): Dawn Pavlik, Scott Wells   
Team Skins: There were no skins this year. 


Benefitting Volunteer Fire Departments

Blooming Valley, Cambridge Springs, Clymer, Conneaut Lake, East Mead, Edinboro, Hayfield, Saegertown, Vernon Township, Vernon Central, West Mead #1, West Mead #2


Congratulations to this year's Golf Champs... Team Marquette Savings!











Edinboro, Saegertown and West Mead #2 were drawn from the helmet to receive $2,500 & Vernon Township was drawn to receive additional donations collected on the course.


Thank You to Golfers, Sponsors and Volunteers for Making this Such a Memorable Event!

LUNCH SPONSOR: HBK CPAs & Consultants     
EVENT SPONSORS: Area Tool and Manufacturing Inc., Starlite Diversified, Highpoint Tool & Machine, McGill Power Bell & Associates LLP, Acutec Precision Aerospace, Northwest Bank, Morton-Moore Insurance Agency, HAAS Factory Outlet of Pittsburgh, DMG Mori, Grainger    
CART SPONSORS: Lowry Supply Co., Shorts Tool & Mfg., Kriner Insurance Group, Peters' Heat Treating, Penn Stainless Products    
HOLE-IN-ONE SPONSORS: RANZ Bar & Grill, The Boot Box, Chateau Christine, Ripley Machine & Tool Company, Starn Family of Companies, Pennslvania Tool & Gages, Donovan and Bauer Auto Group        
COURSE SPONSORS: Ameripac, Coppola Enterprises, DJB Group, DME, ErieBank,  Finish Line Gutter Services, First Natoinal Bank, Fostermation Inc., Great Lakes Machinery, James H Cross, Kuhn Tool & Die Co., Lackawanna Insurance Group, LTP Precision, Marquette Savings Bank, Nutec Tooling Systems, Parody's Car Clinic, Sherry Distributors, SB Specialty Metals, Starn Marketing Group, TL Robertson Insurance, VooDoo Brewery, WSM Technology / Mitsubishi, Yarde Metals

Door Prize Donations: Garr, Penn Stainless Products, Starn Marketing/Lowry Supply, Proper Cutter, Mt. Hope, Oil Services, Kuhn Tool & Die Co., Area Tool and Manufacturing Inc., Starlite Diversified, Highpoint Tool & Machine, McGill Power Bell & Associates LLP, Acutec Precision Aerospace, Northwest Bank, Morton-Moore Insurance Agency, HAAS Factory Outlet of Pittsburgh, DMG Mori

THE AMAZING GOLF COMMITTEE:  Chair, Jen Kliber, Lowry Supply Co.; Kim Flynn, Starn Marketing Group; Mark Sippy, Highpoint Tool & Machine; Dan Walsh, Marquette Savings Bank, Tami Adams, NWPA NTMA Executive Director

2020 Event Day Volunteer Team: Chris Minnis, LTP Precision; Jim Miale, ERIEBANK; Jason Corrado, EHD Insurance; Carolyn Hauser, Bush Investment Group; Libby Smith, Saegertown Elementary; Tony Boca, Miller Brother Staffing;  Lisa Pustelak, NWIRC; Christa Lundy, Meaville Area Chamber of Commerce; Amanda Keller, PMI; Mark Bianco, Penn Stainless Products; Carolyn Hall, T&T Coverage Connection; Tami Adams, NWPA Chapter NTMA; Jen Kliber, Lowry Supply Company; Kim Flynn Mierke, Starn Marketing Group; Doug Nelson, PMI


2019 Blue Collar BASH

The Geek Army set the stage for an incredible 13th Annual Blue Collar BASH!  The January 26th event was sold out with over 420 people in attendance.  The BASH is held each year to celebrate individuals working in the precision manufacturing industry with live music, fantastic raffle prizes, and - new this year - a photo booth and BASHanatomy. 

Minnis & Riordan

NWPA NTMA Education Foundation provided two $500 Scholarships that were won by C&J Industries and Greenleaf Corporation [pictured left: Foundation President, Chris Minnis, and Robbie Riordan, Greenleaf Corporation].  Each certificate was presented with two twelve hour training certificates for PMI.  The Crawford County Career and Technical Center presented a Welding and Precision Machining Certificate to Penn Weld and Ripley Machine.  Additionally, a MasterCAM seat donated by Cimquest was presented to Greenleaf Corporation with two twelve hour training certificates for PMI.

Every attendee has the opportunity to win a Years of Service Award.  The winners this year include Holly Chatman (0-5 years), Cara Natalo (6-15 years), Todd Costello (16-30 years), Karen Faivre (30 + years) and Ashley Parish (non-industry attendee).

The success of this event is thanks to our rocking committee, our generous sponsors, and the amazing crowd that comes out to support the event each year!  

BASH COMMITTEE: Kim Flynn-Mierke, Starn Marketing Group (Chair); Jen Kliber, Lowry Supply Company; Ken & Bonnie Kuhn, Kuhn Tool & Die Co.; Chris Minnis, Laser Tool & Plastics; Sandy Bates, Acutec Precision Aerospace; Diana Wilkosz, Peters' Heat Treating; Tami Adams, NWPA Chapter NTMA; Lon Sippy, Highpoint Tool

MAJOR SPONSORS: Peters' Heat Treating, Kuhn Tool & Die Co., JBM Technologies, Cannon's Chophouse, TL Robertson Insurance, Phoenix Laser Solutions, Morton-Moore Insurance Agency, C&J Industries, Acutec Precision Aerospace, Highpoint Tool and Machine, FNB Wealth Management, Area Tool & Manufacturing Inc., First National Bank, Kriner Insurance Group, Manufactuer & Business Association, AFC Holcroft, Area Shopper, Edinboro University, the djb group, LSCI, Starn Marketing Group


BASHanatomy [pictured right] Game Sponsors: Alro Steel, 2WTECH, Palmiero Toyota, NuTec, Premier Power Solutions, Lowry Supply Company, Hagan Business Machines of Meadville, EPA, Cimquest MasterCAM, Meadville Medical Center, Geometric Design and Technology, Northwest, Blooming Valley Landscape & Supply, DMG Mori, James H. Cross, Lincoln Recycling, HAAS, Fisher Unitech, McGill Power Bell & Associates, ULINE, Morris Great Lakes, AmeriPAC, Hunter's Inn

infamous flamingo     Committee & Volunteers