AMBA News: April 2020

The Power of the AMBA Community

In this time of crisis, the AMBA community has stepped up more than ever to contribute and impact others. At Superior Die Set and BA Die Mold, that means producing components used to manufacture ventilators and other components for COVID-19 test kits. At Wepco Plastics Inc. and Concept Molds, it means pivoting to provide face shield components. At Accede Mold & Tool, leadership and community involvement are more important than ever, while MGS Mfg Group impacts the supply chain by producing packaging for new wipes and closures for hand sanitizers. Even partnerships have more impact than ever, as Die-Tech & Engineering and BICO Steel Service Centers come together to get an essential project done in less than just a couple of days.

How are you impacting the community? How have other members impacted the supply chain? How have connections to peers helped you manage the COVID-19 crisis? We want to know! Email Kym Conis at so that we can gather the other AMBA member stories and show the power of our community!

AMBA Publishes 2020 Health and Benefits Report

The AMBA 2020 Health and Benefits Report is now available for purchase. This report includes healthcare and benefits information from mold manufacturers, including:

  • Types of health plans offered
  • Cost of offering employee benefits
  • Plans and correlating contributions
  • Ancillary benefits
  • Retirement plans
  • Additional benefits

To purchase the report, visit the AMBA Publications page.

Upcoming Events – Continuing Conversations

Together, the AMBA community is stronger, which is why there’s not a more critical time than now for members to share knowledge, insight and solutions with their peers. With just an hour of time, members gain invaluable knowledge that continues to impact their bottom lines – knowledge that, in some cases, they didn’t even know they needed!

“Participating in roundtable discussions gives me access to incredible information that I didn’t think I would ever need to know or even think was an issue to consider. After one call, I was able to continue the conversation off-line with another member who had a question. We both gained valuable knowledge from that conversation. The connection and learning opportunities are endless.”
-Jim Sperber, Master Tool & Mold

COVID-19 Next Steps – Continuing Roundtable Discussion with AMBA Members
April 22 | 12PM EST

Similar to AMBA’s past COVID-19 Crisis Roundtable Discussions held during the last couple of weeks, AMBA members will participate in a roundtable discussion and Q&A with their peers on topics related to the continuing conversation around COVID-19. Representatives from Benesch, Friedlander, Coplan & Aronoff, LLP also will be available to provide legal guidance and insight into the discussion.

This event is free for members. Register here.

COVID-19 Sales Strategy – Roundtable Discussion
April 23 | 12PM EST

Due to quickly changing conditions, state-by-state shutdown mandates, strict travel policies and social distancing guidelines, sales professionals are facing unprecedented challenges when it comes to managing current and new customer relationships and continuing business.

Similar to AMBA’s past peer networking discussions, AMBA members will have the opportunity to discuss their challenges and solutions during a roundtable discussion and Q&A with their peers where they can address and discuss their evolving sales strategy in light of COVID-19 pandemic.

This event is free for members. Register here.

Partners Step Up to Contribute to AMBA COVID-19 Resource Hub

AMBA continues to provide timely and relevant documents, benchmarking and more to help the mold building community through the COVID-19 crisis. In addition to gathered information, AMBA’s partners have stepped up to offer exclusive discounts and opportunities amidst the current environment.

To learn more about current resources and AMBA partner offerings available, visit the Hub here.

Industry Events Postponed

Canceled – Amerimold 2020

Recently, the Amerimold 2020 Show Management Team announced that Amerimold 2020, June 10-11, is officially canceled. However, plans are currently in progress for an alternative online digital marketplace offering around a similar timeframe in June 2020. Amerimold Show Management plans to announce the new e-event next week. Visit for details.

Postponed – PLASTEC East 2020

The PLASTEC East 2020 team  officially announced the rescheduling and relocating of PLASTEC East, part of the East Coast’s largest design and manufacturing event. PLASTEC East and its co-located shows now will take place at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, PA, August 18-20, 2020. For further updates, visit the event website.