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Published January 21, 2020
Registration Open: Sales and Marketing Forum
Virtual Learning Opportunities
SBA Paycheck Protection Program: Round Two, Related Tax Issues and More
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
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.