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Allison Grealis
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Allison Grealis is director of Women in Manufacturing, a national group with an aim of attracting and retaining women in the industrial sector and director of member services of Precision Metalforming Association (PMA), a full-service trade association representing the $113-billion metalforming industry of North America.

Since joining PMA is 2001, Grealis has held a variety of positions that included district, committee and division management, affinity partner relations, sponsorship sales, new product and service development and member services. Prior to joining PMA, Grealis served as director of development and marketing for the Covenant, a not for profit drug and alcohol treatment center for adolescents, as a research assistant for the City of Akron’s Mayor’s Office of Economic Development and as a campus organizer with the Massachusetts Public Interest Group (MASSPIRG).

Grealis earned her Bachelor of Arts in English with a certificate in Women’s Studies from Ohio University and a Masters in Public Administration from the University of Akron.

Entries by Allison Grealis

For Victory: A WWII Pamphlet and a Modern-Day Program Encourage Women in American Manufacturing

(1) Comments | Posted October 17, 2013 | 8:34 AM

The year was 1943. World War II had been raging for years already and it was beginning to take a devastating toll on the American home front. The draft created an impossibly severe labor shortage and Secretary of War Henry L. Stimson knew that the road to victory could be...

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In Rosie's Honor: A Call for More Women in the Growing U.S. Manufacturing Sector

(7) Comments | Posted June 5, 2013 | 3:31 PM

Last week marked the 70th anniversary of the publishing of Norman Rockwell's iconic "Rosie the Riveter" painting on the cover of the Saturday Evening Post. Rosie, with her tools on her lap and strong muscles clad in denim, became a symbol for a movement and the number of working American...

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In Rosie's Honor: A Call for More Women in the Growing US Manufacturing Sector

(0) Comments | Posted June 5, 2013 | 12:25 PM

Last week marked the 70th anniversary of the publishing of Norman Rockwell's iconic "Rosie the Riveter" painting on the cover of the Saturday Evening Post. Rosie, with her tools on her lap and strong muscles clad in denim, became a symbol for a movement and the number of working American...

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