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

Chicago Chapter

Events Calendar 

Chicago Supplier Night
Nov. 3, 2022 | 4-9pm CST

Medinah Shrine Center
550 Shriners Drive
Addison, IL

Event Description: Please complete this form to reserve a spot* for the 2022 Supplier Exhibition from 4-9 p.m., which includes networking and displays by industry suppliers, heavy appetizers and an open bar. Exhibition attendance and networking are continuous from 4-9pm CST, free to registered and paid mold manufacturers and their employees, manufacturing students and educators.

Cost: This event is free to all mold manufacturing companies and their employees. Industry suppliers are limited to registered sponsors with displays.

*To ensure name badges are available, please be sure to register all your attendees.

Questions? Email Todd Schuett at 847.902.1258. 

Minnesota Chapter

Justin McPhee, President
Phone: 651.426.3216
Email: justin.mcphee@westfall-technik.com

Southeast Michigan Chapter

Rick Hecker, President
Phone: 586.296.9640
Email: rick.hecker@eifel-inc.com

Southwest Michigan Chapter

Dan Reifschneider, Vice President
Phone: 269.465.4020
Email: danr@accu-die.com

West Michigan Chapter

Events Update

Monday, November 7 - Dinner Meeing & T.A.P. Awards
On Monday, November 7, the AMBA West Michigan Chapter hosted its annual Business Meeting and T.A.P. Awards, which honor employees at AMBA member companies in good standing with the West Michigan AMBA Chapter who exhibit enthusiasm, hard work, ability and desire to learn the skills of a mold builder, mold designer, CNC machinist or die maker. Employees must have been with the company for a minimum of one-year. Winners received gift certficates for purchasing tools and equipment for their apprenticeship training and were provided by Jason Nemic and Todd Dalrymple from Nemic Industrial Supply.

Here is a list of the winners and the companies they represent: 

  • Austin Grabill - Deppe Mold & Tooling
  • David Hoekstra - Cedar Springs Tool Engineering, Inc
  • Donavan Hornak - Commercial Tool & Die, Inc
  • Josh Weinberg - Franchino Mold & Engineering
  • Trevor Mathews - Franchino Mold & Engineering 

Stay tuned for a 2023 events calendar!

Andy Baker, President
Phone: 616.866.4479
Email: bakera@byrne-tool.com

Jon Hamming, Vice President
Email: jhamming@modeldie.com

Brad Rusthoven, Treasurer
Phone: 517.321.5609
Email: bradr@franchino.com

Erin Mansour, Chapter Coordinator
Email: emansour@modeldie.com
 

To join the chapter email list, please submit a request to amba.westmi@gmail.com.


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