The American Mold Manufacturing Advancement (AMMA) Grant was established by the American Mold Builders Association to invest in the advancement of the industry. The purpose of the Grant has been to support programs/projects that fall within three primary areas, with the common theme of advancing the industry as opposed to being a benefit to only one member shop. Since 2016, the AMBA has awarded a total of $210,000+ in AMMA Grants to AMBA member shops.
Programs/projects fall in three primary areas:
Training, which may include apprenticeship or training programs, software training and advancement in equipment or software to support training programs that benefit the mold manufacturing community and/or more than one mold shop.
Advocacy/Industry Promotion, such as government or community-level involvement, career fairs, open houses and/or videos/promotional materials.
Research and Development, such as new technologies and/or partnerships with other industry participants to create industry benefits.
Specifics of the grant program include the following:
To view the AMBA's most recent press release on 2019 winners, click here.