The seeds for what is now the Eastern Advanced Manufacturing Alliance (EAMA) were sown in 1994, when representatives from local plastics industry businesses, in conjunction with Quinebaug Valley Community College (QVCC), formed the Quinebaug Valley Plastics Institute (QVPI). QVPI supported students entering the plastics industry through workshops, seminars, training, education, and employment opportunities.
In 2010, QVPI changed its name to the Quinebaug Manufacturing Institute to expand its membership and broaden its impact to the entire manufacturing industry. In 2013, in recognition of the group’s expanding presence in Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island, the organization changed its name to the Eastern Advanced Manufacturing Alliance (EAMA).
EAMA is a non-profit organization comprised of manufacturers in Eastern Connecticut, South Central Massachusetts, and Northwest Rhode Island.
EAMA works with its education and training partners to promote and improve Manufacturing Careers and the Regional Manufacturing Workforce.
EAMA creates a platform for over 50 companies to speak with one voice to advance the region’s manufacturing agenda.