The American Mold Builders Association has 5 chapter affiliations which include the following:

Chicago Chapter

Chuck Klingler, President
Phone: 773.774.0166



Mold Your Career Apprentice Award: Applications are being accepted through Friday, November 15, 2019, for the annual Mold Your Career Apprentice Award. This award recognizes an outstanding apprentice with a $1,000 check to be used to purchase tools. Nominees will be honored at the Chicago Chapter Meeting on December 3, 2019, from 6-9PM. 

To nominate your apprentices, click here.

Chicago Chapter Meeting: The next meeting is December 3, 2019, from 6-9PM at Medinah Banquets in Addison. In addition to the Mold Your Career Apprentice Award ceremony, Jim Nelson with the Illinois Manufacturer's Association will give a brief presentation on the $3,500 income tax credit to offset training costs and the reinstated Employer Training Investment Program (ETIP). Cost is $60 per member/partner with a group rate of $50 for groups of four or more from the same company. 

To register for the meeting, click here.

To learn more of the Chicago Chapter's latest news, click here.

Interested in learning more about a career in mold building? Visit the Chicago Chapter website at to learn more about the mold building industry.

Minnesota Chapter

Tim Bartz, President
Phone: 651.426.3216

Southeast Michigan Chapter

Rick Hecker, President
Phone: 586.296.9640

Southwest Michigan Chapter

Dan Reifschneider, Vice President
Phone: 269.465.4020

West Michigan Chapter

Andy Baker, President
Phone: 616.866.4479

See the most recent West Michigan chapter newsletter here. To join the chapter email list, please submit a request to


Tuesday Evening Quarterly Meeting & T.A.P. Awards: November 5, 2019, Boulder Creek Restaurant. Click here for registration details.

Chapter Goals:

The AMBA has chapter affiliations to help promote growth and stability of the mold building industry; to support local workforce development initiatives; to endorse openness, networking and idea sharing between members and to foster a feeling of community and connection.

Chapter Requirements:

  • Establish Board of Directors with defined responsibilities
  • Include a minimum of 5 member companies
  • Create and maintain three active committees - Membership, Program, and Education
  • Schedule a minimum of 4 chapter meetings per year with specific meeting topics
  • Forward meeting announcements to AMBA national office
  • Document and send board minutes and financial statements to AMBA national on a semi-annual basis

Why Form a Chapter?

  • To inform members
  • To educate members
  • To foresee and utilize networking opportunities amongst local member companies