Our Mission

The Manufacturers Association of the Southern Tier (MAST) is a pro-active leader, committed to enhancing the economic strength of the region, by acting as a primary resource for information and assisting in the promotion of manufacturing excellence. MAST is committed to ensuring the best possible business environment for manufacturing to prosper.




                            Working for Manufacturers

MAST is a strong advocate for the needs of manufacturers whether it be workforce development needs, environmental issues, infrastructure development, workers compensation, health care cost containment or tax relief. MAST is a privately funded membership driven organization. MAST represents the interests of manufacturers in a region that includes over 450 manufacturers. Manufacturers represent approximately 19% of the regional workforce and are the backbone of the regional economy.



  • MAST advocates for these manufacturers
  • MAST develops programs and services to meet the needs of these manufacturers
  • MAST tackles the issues that concern manufacturers the most

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