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

The EBeat is distributed every third Thursday of the month. Any industry, media, educational or other related professional is invited to join the EBeat distribution list. To be added, please email info@amba.org with your name, company and contact information.

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July EBeat

Published July 22, 2021

One Week Left to Benchmark Shop Rates - Input Needed!

Survey Due: Friday, July 30

AMBA’s newest survey, the 2021 Shop Rate Survey, is open for only one more week, and we need your input!

Don’t miss this opportunity to benchmark your shop rates for services in engineering, moldmaking and specialty services. The final report also will include current v. anticipated capacities, company demographics and sales information.

Complete here

Survey Disclaimer: Participating AMBA members will receive this report at no cost. Participating non-members will receive this report for a discounted rate. Due to the sensitivity of the data being collected, the final report will be unavailable to any non-member who does not participate.

Calling All Emerging Leaders: Learn to Improve Processes and Effectively Lead

August 18 | 9AM - 12PM EST

AMBA’s Emerging Leaders will have the opportunity to embrace process efficiency and effective leadership tactics during the Network’s newest event offering, the 2021 Communication Symposium.

40-and-under AMBA members will interact with peers and practically apply the knowledge learned in a facilitated virtual workshop setting over the course of a half day.

Learn more and register here

In-Person Plant Tour Workshop - Details Announced

Century Die Company, Fremont, OH
September 14 | 8AM - 1PM EST

AMBA will hold its first in-person plant tour workshop in over a year on September 14, 2021, 8AM – 1PM EST, at Century Die Company in Fremont, OH.

Attendees will have the opportunity to get an inside look at the company’s operations and hear the strategic ways in which the company’s leadership is addressing workforce development in the company and the community. 

In addition to the facilitated group discussion and lunch following the tour, attendees will be treated to two additional networking opportunities:

  • Dinner, drinks and networking at Docks Beach House the night before the tour (Sept. 13, 6-9PM EST)
  • Short tour of the Rutherford B. Hayes historic grounds via a Clydesdale-drawn wagon (compliments of Tim Myers) immediately following the tour

Registration opens tomorrow! For more information, visit here.

Tackle Management Challenges in Upcoming Roundtable

August 3 | 12PM EST

Join other industry professionals for a roundtable discussion on business best practices and the challenges facing department heads, managers and supervisors in the AMBA mold manufacturing community.

When submitting questions for discussion, participants are encouraged to focus on topics in areas such as:

  • efficiencies in processes
  • technologies they'd like to explore/better understand
  • customer relationship management strategies
  • inter-department communication
  • supply chain issues
  • employee/supervisor management
  • and more!

This event is included with your membership.

Register Here

AMBA Opportunities: Addressing Efficiency and Business Growth

Hear industry suppliers share during upcoming webinars how investment in new technologies can lead to improved processes, better capacity planning, shop flexibility and bottom-line impact for the business. 

How Technology Drives an Effective Manufacturing Process
Presented by Michael Thiessen, Tebis America
August 11, 11AM EST

Register Here

Improve Process and Profitability with Additive Manufacturing
Presented by Jason Murphy, NYX Manufacturing
August 23, 11AM EST

Register here

Amerimold Adds Third Day to Schedule, Expands Learning and Connection Opportunities

This year, Amerimold has extended its tradeshow to three days, giving attendees more time to explore the show floor and network with an expert roster of exhibitors.

Thanks to an expanded schedule, Amerimold is able to offer more educational sessions at no cost to attendees than ever before through its Tech Talk program, as well as a pay-to-attend 2021 Recycling Forum (new this year!). Additionally, attendees will have numerous opportunities to learn and connect via show-wide happy hours, the returning Tech Theater and the infamous Amerimold Networking Reception.

Learn more at amerimoldexpo.com.

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