AMBA News – February 2021

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Tap Risk Management Resources in Industry Mentors
April 8, 2021 | 11AM EST

During AMBA’s next “Meet the Mentor” series, Charles Daniels, chief financial officer, Wepco Plastics and Justin McPhee, vice president and general manager, Moldcraft, Inc. (a Westfall Technik Co.), will share key experiences tied to risk management on a personal and professional level with AMBA’s emerging leaders during a one-hour mentoring session.

Attendees will walk away with key takeaways and an action plan, preparing them for an open discussion with each mentor during the follow-up peer networking session.

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

Benchmark Best Practices during Virtual Opportunities
Join AMBA Member Executives during Upcoming Roundtable Session
March 17, 2021 | 11AM EST

AMBA mold manufacturers will gather for a roundtable opportunity in mid-March to address the most pressing challenges of their business. With only an hour over “lunch”, these leaders have an opportunity to tap the knowledge of their peers and drive change within their organization the same day. Don’t miss the opportunity to participate!
Register here.

Strategic Scheduling for Made-to-Order Tooling
March 24, 2021 | 11AM EST

Despite a team’s best intentions, executives, managers, technicians and even entire departments are constantly plagued with the question – “What do I work on next?” Join Devin White of TST Tooling Software Technology, LLC as she walks attendees through how a scheduling strategy can be used to make tactical planning decisions that impact a business’ bottom line.

With the guidance provided during this presentation, mold manufacturers will learn how to:

Move more work through the shop using existing resources
Maintain on-time delivery
Maximize capacity
Reduce the risk on individual people
Generate predictable profits and increase revenue
Register here.

Cybersecurity Workshop
April 21, 2021 | 11AM EST

While cybersecurity has been a growing concern for business owners over the last few years, new reliance on technology in today’s environment has made companies more vulnerable than ever to cyberattacks. Join other manufacturers as they dive into this subject with Duane Dunston, association professor of cybersecurity at Champlain College.

During this webinar, Dunston will outline:

Current trends in cyberattacks and the motivations of cyberattackers
Recommendations on prioritizing methods to mitigate the continuing threat of cyber attacks
A high-level overview of risk assessments and guidelines on how to prepare for and respond to a cyberattack
Register here.

NTMA Announces 2021 Spring Conference
March 29-30 | Virtual

For the safety of its participants, NTMA has announced that the first half of its 2021 events will be held on their virtual platform, NTMA Connect. The first event held on this platform will be its Spring Conference, March 29-30, 2021, where attendees will be able to connect and network with industry colleagues during business development sessions, sessions with educational speakers, roundtable discussions and networking events.

AMBA members receive special pricing. Contact Rachael Pfenninger at for discount code.

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Save the Date – AMBA Conference 2021
June 22-24, 2021 | Grand Rapids, MI

Save the date for AMBA Conference 2021, set to take place in Grand Rapids, MI. This year’s theme of Connections Reimagined! is designed to foster enriched connectivity within the mold manufacturing community by bringing industry professionals together in new and creative ways. This conference will set the industry benchmark for meeting responsibly in a way that still brings immense value and opportunity for business growth to its attendees.

“For the first time since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, mold builders and other industry professionals will have the opportunity to once again meet in person, but in a socially-distanced, responsible manner, adhering to all CDC guidelines and recommendations,” explained Kym Conis, AMBA Managing Director. “Over the course of the last several months, walls have been broken down and paradigms have shifted, leading the way to new technologies, benchmarks, industry standards and more. The opportunities are endless to what can be achieved.”

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