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The American Mold Builder introduces a fresh approach to reporting on the latest market trends, technologies, products/services and AMBA news. With a quarterly print circulation of 5,000 and a global reach via americanmoldbuilder.comThe American Mold Builder continues to be one of the industry‚Äôs leading sources for U.S. mold building news and technologies. 

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Issue 1 | 2021

In this issue of The American Mold Builder, featured stories include: 

  • Outlook - Mold Building Industry Ready for 2021
  • Benchmarking - U.S. Mold Builders Express Rising Optimism
  • Talent - Workforce Development: The Long Game
  • Operations - 3 Key Strategies for Continuous Improvement
  • View from 30 - Historical Knowledge at M&M Tool and Mold
  • Safety: Reduce Electrical Shock Incidents with Safety-by Design

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Issue 4 | 2020

In this issue of The American Mold Builder, featured stories include: 

  • Talent - Connecting Young Professionals and Leadership
  • Advocacy - Gridlock in Washington
  • View from 30 - Malware Disrupts CNC Machines
  • Outlook - North American Automotive Tooling Spend Declines
  • Benchmarking - Workforce Trends, Salary Freezes in AMBA Report 
  • Wellness: Healthcare Trends to Influence 2021 Insurance Rates

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Issue 3 | 2020

In this issue of The American Mold Builder, featured stories include: 

  • Technology - Reducing Dimensional Errors in Moldmaking
  • Solutions - Sales, Marketing and Customer Communications
  • View from 30 - Simple and Clear Communication at Thal Precision
  • Benchmarking - Reduce Tax Liabilities with R&D Tax Credit
  • Outlook - Recruiting the Next-Generation Workforce
  • Advocacy - 2020 Elections: China and the U.S. Presidency

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Issue 2 | 2020

In this issue of The American Mold Builder, featured stories include: 

  • Strategies - Improving Underperforming Accounts 
  • Benchmarking - 2020 Health and Benefits Report 
  • Advocacy - COVID-19 Threatens Phase 1 US-China Deal
  • Outlook - CARES Act Provides Relief to Mold Builders  
  • Perspectives - What I "Love" About This COVID-19 Experience  
  • Technology - CNC Machine Utilization Downtime

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Issue 1 | 2020

In this issue of The American Mold Builder, featured stories include: 

  • Preview - AMBA Conference 2020 
  • Outlook - State of the Industry 2020 
  • Advocacy - China, NAFTA and What is Next from Trump on Trade
  • Training - Investing in the Future  
  • Benchmarking - Economic Indicators Forecast Uncertainty  
  • View from 360 - Customized Software Spurs Shipping Efficiency

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Fall 2019

In this issue of The American Mold Builder, featured stories include: 

  • Profile - A New Business Model at Precise Tooling Solutions
  • Benchmarking - Efficiencies in Machine Programming
  • Safety - The Risk of Repetitive Injury
  • Strategy - Year-End Tax Planning Opportunities
  • Production - Harbour's Automotive Tooling Forecast
  • Management - Understand the Impact of Profit Per Sale

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Summer 2019

In this issue of The American Mold Builder, featured stories include: 

  • Profile - United Tool and Mold Keeps the Industry Running
  • Benchmarking - Onboarding and Employee Retention
  • Safety - Workplace Implications for Marijuana Use
  • Strategies - Five Steps to Better Supply Agreements
  • Production - Key Attributes that Delivery Lead Time Reduction
  • Management - Steps to Turn Employee Potential into Performance

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Spring 2019

In this issue of The American Mold Builder, featured stories include: 

  • Profile - Liberty Molds Takes Services to the Next Level
  • Review - AMBA Conference 2019
  • Awards - Mold Builder of the Year / Tooling Trailblazer of the Year
  • Technology - Business Evolves with Custom Needs 
  • Training - Heat Energy Management in Molds
  • Benchmarking - Managing the Sales Pipeline in Mold Manufacturing

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Winter 2019

In this issue of The American Mold Builder, featured stories include: 

  • Benchmarking - Annual Wage and Benefits Report Released
  • Strategies - Advocacy for Mold Building in Legislation
  • Operations - Disaster Potential Goes Beyond Facility Concerns
  • Outlook - Detroit Auto Show Says, 'So Long Winter, Hello Summer'
  • Technology - Designing 3D Printed Jigs and Fixtures
  • Management - 7 Steps to Move from Confrontation to Conversation

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