Etco Receives NTMA Employer of the Year Award

The performance of three Etco apprentices earned the company recognition from the Florida West Coast chapter of the NTMA.

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Etco Inc., a manufacturer of custom precision metal stampings, wire termination parts and molded products, announced that the Florida West Coast chapter of the National Tooling and Machining Association (NTMA) recognized the company as "Employer of the Year 2017" through three of its employees.

The NTMA bestows the Employer of the Year Award on companies with training programs that exemplify its high standards. The NTMA represents the precision custom manufacturing industry nationwide.

Etco apprentices attend Pinellas Technical College (PTEC). Under the guidance of the NTMA, PTEC utilizes the National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) program. NIMS sets skills standards for the industry.

Moldmaker Apprentice Nathan Galla and Toolmaker Apprentices Jon Galla and Brandon Azures have earned several NIMS certifications in their field of training.

Etco General Manager Ralph Jacques states, “We’re very proud of Nathan, Jon and Brandon for their achievements.” He continues, “Etco provides employees opportunities to succeed within their fields of expertise, [and] receiving the Employer of the Year award is reflective of our commitment.”