Strengthening Manufacturing’s Foundation for Generations to Come

Manufacturers Association of the Southern Tier 

Founded in 1900, the Manufacturers Association of the Southern Tier is committed to enhancing the economic strength of the region by supporting area manufacturing. 

MAST’s work centers around creating the best possible business environment for manufacturing to prosper through:

  • Providing Access to a Network of Peers
  • Building Our Regions Workforce
  • Creating a Better Business Environment Through Advocacy & Action
  • Supplying a Forum to Share Ideas and Access Valuable Information
  • Saving Time and Money Through Human Resource Support Services
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What We Do

In addition, MAST acts as a primary resource for information and promotion of the region’s manufacturing sector. MAST’s strong network of members and partner organizations are focused on one common goal — seeing manufacturing in the Southern Tier prosper and grow for generations to come. 

MAST represents and works for 120 manufacturers and their more than 5,000 employees in a region that’s home to more than 450 manufacturers. MAST Members receive a 10 to 1 ROI on their investment.

About Us

MAST takes great pride in its 120-year tradition of and commitment to manufacturing throughout New York’s Southern Tier.  In MAST’s early years, the association brought the manufacturing community together to find new ways to collaborate. Now MAST’s work takes a multifaceted approach to ensuring a bright future for area manufacturing. 


MAST is a strong advocate for the needs of manufacturers whether it be workforce development needs, infrastructure development, workers compensation, health care cost containment or tax relief. MAST members have access to a diverse suite of services and board network. 

Strategic Partnerships

During our long history, MAST has developed many relationships with key stakeholders and like-minded organizations to help manufacturing in the Southern Tier thrive. Through partnerships with a variety of organizations, MAST serves its membership with a broad base of support and resources.


Membership in MAST is an investment in your company and the area’s manufacturing community. It also opens your company up to a wide of manufacturers with similar interests and provides and provides an array of services to meet your needs in human resources and workforce development. A MAST investment delivers a 10:1 ROI for your company.



When we need help connecting and expanding our network to other manufacturers in the region and beyond, the Manufacturers Association has been a valuable resource.

Chase Churchill, President, Jamestown Electro Plating


The Manufacturers Association has been a pro-active leader on the issue of workforce development by connecting us with schools and students, developing technical training infrastructure in the region and by reminding the community about the availability and security of manufacturing careers.

Rhonda Johnson, President, Weber-Knapp


When we have needed help or direction regarding regulatory issues in New York State or at the local level MAST has helped us get the answers we are seeking and consistently looks out for our interests.

Anna Dibble, Plant Manager, Cummins, Jamestown Engine Plant

The company we keep

The Manufacturers Association of the Southern Tier partners with local and national organizations dedicated to manufacturing growth and prosperity.

Our Strategic Partners