EBeat: AMBA Monthly News

The AMBA EBeat is a periodic e-newsletter that broadcasts relevant and timely information to mold manufacturers and other industry professionals. Various areas of interest are addressed, including: 

  • AMBA-specific and industry-wide events
  • Available benchmarking surveys and publications
  • Workforce development opportunities, including such available resources as internal professional development, recruitment strategies and timely grant and scholarship details and deadlines
  • Advocacy updates and calls-to-action
  • Available partner resources

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January EBeat

Published January 21, 2020

Registration Open: Sales and Marketing Forum
A Virtual Event

March 10-11, 2021 

Creating and implementing a successful sales and marketing strategy is critical to the bottom line of any business, particularly in today’s continuing environment of uncertainty and change. To support the exploration of existing challenges, new technologies and best practices in mold manufacturing, AMBA is hosting its second annual Sales and Marketing Forum.
Now offered in a virtual format, this one-and-a-half-day event will address pressing industry challenges in sales and marketing through presentations from AMBA members and other industry leaders.

Featured topics will include: 

  • Lead Generation Tactics – Inbound/Outbound
  • Digital Marketing Strategy
  • Social Media: Strategy, Metrics and Execution
  • Best Practices in Client Communication
  • Virtual Technologies

Session formats will include member and subject-matter expert presentations, industry insights, a panel presentation, software demonstrations and small- and large-group discussion. Attendees will walk away with fresh insights into best practices and shared challenges, leading to immediately implementable takeaways and action items.

Registration: $99. This is a members-only event. Register here.

Virtual Learning Opportunities

SBA Paycheck Protection Program: Round Two, Related Tax Issues and More
January 26, 11AM EST

During this webinar, representatives from Benesch, Firedlander, Coplan and Aronoff LLP and Mueller Prost will present on the latest developments specific to the SBA Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and its and second rounds of funding. 

Members: No cost. This is a members-only event. Register here.

AMBA State of the Industry and Annual Assembly
February 4 | 11AM EST

Join AMBA Executive Director Troy Nix as he breaks down the findings of the AMBA 2021 Business Forecast Report during AMBA’s annual State of the Industry webinar. The presentation will include valuable data, including industry performance, tariff updates, COVID-19 impact, profitability, capital expenditures and more. 

Nix’s presentation will be followed by a brief Annual Assembly and a presentation from Omar Nashashibi of The Franklin Partnership, who will provide an update on the new Washington controlled by Democrats and what it means for the industry. 

Members: No cost. Non-members: $99 (includes State of the Industry address only). Register here.


Leadership Session Available for AMBA Emerging Leaders

February 11 | 11AM EST

AMBA’s Emerging Leaders will have the opportunity to hear powerful leadership stories, daily habits and past learning experiences from industry veterans.

In the first session of the series, Troy Nix, AMBA Executive Director and Ray Coombs, President, Westminster Tool will draw from their 50+ years of leadership experience in the manufacturing industry to provide implementable takeaways that will allow attendees to immediately impact their team dynamic, company culture and bottom-line decision-making. 

Member cost: $29 (includes follow-up peer networking session). Register here.

AMBA Announces 2021 Sourcebook Cover Winner

AMBA proudly announces the winner of the 2021 Sourcebook Cover Contest - Ameritech Die & Mold, Mooresville, NC. Established to promote the quality craftsmanship of AMBA mold manufacturers, this year’s cover features an example of a high-tech, high-efficiency mold for a Class A automotive application that utilizes a sequential valve gate manifold and RJG monitoring technology to create a stable and controlled process through adjustable pressure/temperature settings. 

The mold features extreme, thin-wall sections in the middle of the part, creating pressure fluctuations in the processing of the part. The part geometry requires buried side actions and two-stage ejection with decelerated lifters. Venting, cooling and ejection are maximized to improve part appearance and cycle time. According to Ameritech President Steve Rotman, ”We believe this mold exemplifies American engineering, craftsmanship and almost perfect execution on 1st shots with a very difficult part design with severe undercuts.”

Peer-to-Peer Discussion: Continuing Business

January 27 | 12PM EST

As business conditions and expectations change minute-by-minute, it’s more important than ever to consistently benchmark organizational best practices and discuss current and upcoming challenges.

Don’t miss this opportunity to network alongside peers and gain valuable insight. Representation from Benesch Law will be on the call to provide valuable insight to the discussion.

Members: No cost. Register here.

NPE2021 Announces Cancellation/ANTEC® Moves to May

The NPE2021 show, the biggest plastics fair in North America, has canceled the in-person portion of the trade fair scheduled for May in Florida because of the coronavirus pandemic. PLASTICS President and CEO Tony Radoszewski previously stated that it was not possible to move the show to either a later date in Florida or another city, given the huge size of the event and the time needed for set-up and tear-down.

For more information, visit npe.org.

“The unfortunate cancellation of NPE gives SPE the opportunity to move its annual technical conference back to its traditional May timeframe,” said SPE CEO Patrick Farrey. “SPE had previously agreed to move ANTEC® to March to avoid the conflict of having two major industry events in the same month but May has always been the preferred timeframe for our members, attendees, exhibitors and sponsors.”

For more information, visit 4spe.org.

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