Manufacturing Executives Association

The purpose of the MEA is to provide a social and professional alliance of manufacturing companies and support companies in the river valley.

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Happy Fathers day to all the amazing Fathers out there!

Tax Trap Seminar by the State Chamber is June 16th at UAFS. MEA Members receive a discounted price, see below.

The State Chamber is sponsoring a "Tax Trap" workshop for manufacturers on June 16, 2016 at UAFS. MEA Members received the discounted cost of $99 per person. If you are not currently a member and wish to attend let us know.

Important meeting on June 14 from 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM. Please attend!

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Have a great and safe holiday weekend!

On this holiday weekend take some time to reflect on those we've lost and who have sacrificed everything.

The State Chamber is sponsoring a "Tax Trap" workshop for manufacturers on June 16, 2016 at UAFS. MEA Members received the discounted cost of $99 per person. If you are not currently a member and wish to attend let us know.

Arkansas Economic Development Commission Manufacturing Solutions - The Source for Strengthening...

Arkansas Manufacturing Solutions

Arkansas Manufacturing Solutions was established in 1995 and is a program of the Arkansas Economic Development Commission. AMS is an affiliate of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP).

Manufacturing Solutions provides executive level leadership and management consultative services to Arkansas companies in the areas of Innovation, Growth Services (including Export), Operational Excellence (Lean, Toyota Kata, TWI) and Sustainability (Green & Energy). Manufacturing Solutions has business consultants and offices in Fayetteville, Jonesboro, and Little Rock.

The vision of Manufacturing Solutions is to be the preferred partner and trusted advisor serving Arkansas manufacturers that pursue growth and excellence.

Pennsylvania Company Announces Plans For Vacant Fort Smith Mitsubishi Plant

Welcome to the River Valley! FORT SMITH (KFSM) — A Pennsylvania-based company announced Tuesday (March 1) it plans to turn the vacant Mitsubishi plant in Fort Smith into a state-of-the-art production facility.

MEA Christmas Celebration 2015

The Annual MEA Christmas party is Dec 4th. Please share this with other member companies or possible member companies. Also ask them to LIKE the MEA FB page. Thanks!

Built USA

UAFS Men's Basketball does this each year and donates the toys to Rivervalley children for Christmas. The event has made the ESPN Top 10! A cause worth your support!


Damien Echols

CMT To Help Market UAFS To Rural Areas

CMT and UAFS working together. A good read. The Country Music Television network plans to help market the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith to rural communities in Arkansas this school year.

[10/28/15]   MEA Members,
You are invited to our quarterly luncheon on Tuesday, November 3, 2015 from 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM at the Latture Conference Room at UAFS. For those who may not know, the Latture Conference Room is located in the College of Business Building (BII-Flanders).
Local members of our Arkansas Legislature have been invited to come visit with us about recent legislative actions and upcoming issues.
Seating is limited to the first 40 members to RSVP to Linda Blair at [email protected].
There will be reserved parking on the North side of Grand Avenue in Lot B. Please look for the orange cones.
We look forward to seeing you there!
Drake McGruder
Vice-President, MEA

Six Reasons Manufacturing is Central to the Economy | Roosevelt Institute Paul Krugman recently argued that “manufacturing is one of the bright spots of a generally disappointing recovery, and there are signs — preliminary, but hopeful, nonetheless — that a sustained comeback may be under way.” He points out that the gap between what we sell and what we buy has been impro…

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MEA Members,
In celebration of National Manufacturing Day, you are formally invited to an executive luncheon and plant tour of the Weldon, Williams, & Lick facility located at 711 North A Street Fort Smith, AR 72901 on Wednesday, September 30th. We will begin promptly at 11:30 a.m. Attendance is restricted to MEA members only and participation is limited to 50 individuals. To RSVP, please contact Ms. Linda Blair at [email protected] . If your membership is not current, Ms. Blair can provide assistance when you RSVP.

Manufacturing Executives Association

[08/20/15]   Please ask your friends and employees to LIKE the MEA page. Also if you have any photos of your business you would like to share please message me and I will let you know where to send them. Thanks

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MEA General Meeting August 4, 2015. Guest speaker Judith Tavano. Work Place Generational Diversity: Fact or Fiction 2015.

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