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
Please see the Chautauqua Chamber of Commerce’s page on CORONAVIRUS and Businesses. They will be posting information and updates designed for businesses who need guidance at this time.
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.
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