Who and What is TAMA?
TAMA is the leading networking organization for manufacturing leaders and professionals. TAMA represents the manufacturing strength, know-how, and availability in the Tulsa area. TAMA enriches the community through an outstanding scholarship program, and offers numerous networking opportunities throughout the year.
Membership in the Tulsa Manufacturers Association is open to executives of all Tulsa, Oklahoma area companies, whether individual, partnership or corporation whose primary business is the fabrication, processing or transforming of raw or semi-raw materials into a more usable form.
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TAMA members work together to tackle some of the toughest challenges facing manufacturing in Oklahoma, and on a larger scale, the United States. TAMA works with area chambers to communicate Green Country's manufacturing strength, craftsmanship, and innovation. The organization also has a strong emphasis on growing Oklahoma jobs, and educating future generations about careers in manufacturing. Here's just a few of the initiatives we support:
Dream It Do It Oklahoma
Dream It Do it is a coalition of workforce, education and industry professionals dedicated to raising awareness of manufacturing careers in Oklahoma.
Professional Enrichment and Networking
Each month, TAMA holds plant tours or after-hours networking opportunities for members and guests. Each event brings something new to the table, to examine how others in the area are creating and implementing best practices on their manufacturing floors.
We provide scholarships to students in manufacturing-related programs at Oklahoma technical schools or colleges. Entry deadlines are in March of each year.
Fundraising for Educational Programs
TAMA believes in supporting educational programs that will create and inspire the next generation of manufacturing professionals. We work with local schools to sponsor and host Career Pathways Fairs and Road Trip for Teacher programs.
Interested in Joining TAMA?
Become a member of Green Country's leading manufacturing networking and professional development organization! As a member, you will be notified of monthly tours, networking opportunities, and special events.
Joining is easy. Provide your information below, and TAMA's board of directors will consider your individual membership at the next monthly meeting. A representative of the board will be in touch shortly to discuss the process, the benefits of membership, and much more. Membership is $100 for full members and $250 for associate members.
Full members qualify by (a) being an employee or member of a manufacturer whose production facilities are located in Northeast Oklahoma; (b) are administrative and/or faculty personnel of educational institutions and non-profit organizations serving the manufacturing industry in the Tulsa area; (c) members having at least two years in good standing immediately before retirement or sale of their company (they may retain their membership until they become employed full-time in non-manufacturing activities).
Associate members qualify by (a) being employed by an organization identified as a service provider to the manufacturing industry in Northeast Oklahoma; (b) all other personnel or potential members not meeting the requirements of TAMA's "eligible personnel" within the by-laws or falling into the category of "student."