Buffalo Niagara Manufacturing Alliance
The Buffalo Niagara Manufacturing Alliance is the largest non-profit organization representing manufacturers in the Buffalo Niagara region.
The Buffalo Niagara Manufacturing Alliance (BNMA) is a not-for-profit 501(c)(6) association representing over 180 businesses and organizations across Western New York. The BNMA is a catalyst of innovation, a champion for education, and a builder of partnerships that keep manufacturing in Western New York moving forward. BNMA members supply the region, state, nation and world with amazing products and services. The BNMA’s members represent over 20,000 workers in our region.
Mission: The BNMA is the voice of manufacturing in Western New York. We promote business success through peer-to-peer connectivity, education, advocacy, economic development, career awareness and sharing of best practices.
Vision: To Matter to Western New York Manufacturers, their employees, their families and our community.
Value Proposition: The BNMA provides programs and services that give its members the opportunity to advance their businesses individually and manufacturing collectively.
Why participate in
Labor market and workforce intelligence sources tell us that the supply of workers being created through the WNY education system is not enough to meet the labor demand for occupations within the framework of advanced manufacturing. This problem compounded by the attrition rate caused by retirements, further leaving gaps in the manufacturing labor force. To address this shortage, the BNMA has joined up with their sister alliance, MACNY to leverage their expertise in running successful Intermediary Apprenticeship Program.
Related Technical Instruction
and on-the-job Training
Each apprentice is required to complete to 144 hours or outside training each year. This training is generally a combination of online and in-classroom training. The BNMA has partnered with MACNY, Tooling U, Northland Workforce Training Center and our local community colleges to create and support customized training designed to meet the apprenticeship requirements.
Sample Courses Include:
- Blueprint Reading and Drawing
- Trade Theory and Science
- ISO 9000 Qualifying Systems
- Industrial and Labor Relations
- Written and Oral Communications
- Problem Solving
To support our members we have created a wide array of training offered at a discount to our members.
In addition to discounted training, we offer robust lunch and learn programs targeted to day to day needs in running smooth business operations as well as monthly events to get our members together to network and build better business relationships:
Lunch and Learns: