A Bonding Experience Kicks off in Michigan

The Adhesives & Bonding Expo is set for March 24 to 26, 2020 at the Suburban Collection Showplace convention center in Novi, Michigan, near Detroit. The first-of-its-kind event will be co-located with the popular Foam Expo North America so attendees can take in two conferences at the same time.

Adhesives & Bonding Expo

The Future of Technical Foam

Attendees of Foam Expo North America will be able to take in presentations, panel discussions, networking opportunities, exhibitions, and a business-to-business (B2B) ‘matchmaking’ service. The largest conference and exhibition of its kind, Foam Expo North America takes place Tuesday, March 24 to Thursday, March 26, 2020, in Halls A, B, and C of the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, Michigan, near Detroit.

Foam Expo North America

Creating Networking Opportunities for Women in South Carolina

Achieving success as a woman in business doesn’t happen “in spite of being a woman” or by overcoming perceived obstacles. Women who achieve success in business will tell you it is about lifting each other up, motivating each other, sharing successes and failures, and finding a common voice.

South Carolina Women’s Advisory Group (SCWAG)

Supporting, Promoting and Inspiring Women in Industry

Out of a need came an idea, and out of an idea came a movement. Women in Manufacturing (WiM) is a national trade association that offers a host of professional development, education, and networking opportunities that previously did not exist for women in industry.

Women in Manufacturing (WiM)

Strength through Innovation

From the automotive industry to aerospace, composites are everywhere. These combinations of components – sometimes referred to as FRP or fiber-reinforced polymers – boast countless advantages over materials such as steel since they do not rust and are extremely durable yet lightweight, making them ideal for airplanes, storage tanks, windmill blades and much more.

The American Composites Manufacturers Association (ACMA)

Where the Industry Comes Together in the Interest of Advancement

The Center for Automotive Research (CAR) conducts unbiased, independent research and analysis related to the critical issues confronting the automotive industry. The work is increasingly important, especially as technology and transportation intersect.

The Center For Automotive Research (CAR)

Over 2,500 Members Strong

Fast approaching its fiftieth anniversary, the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, International (FMA) advocates for the growth and sustainability of North America’s metal processing, forming, and fabricating industries.

The Fabricators & Manufacturers Association

Changing Perceptions

The Plastics Pipe Institute Inc. (PPI) has proudly represented all segments of the plastic pipe industry for almost seventy years. This trade association is based in Irving, a principal city in Dallas County, Texas and promotes the use of plastics as the material of choice in pipe and conduit applications, collaborates with industry organizations to set standards governing manufacturing and installation, and serves as a valuable resource of industry, engineering, and technical knowledge.

The Plastics Pipe Institute

Defining the Future of Manufacturing

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) was founded in the interests of advocacy, outreach and innovation for the industry. This association brought together members who represent the agriculture and construction sectors in North America to define the future of manufacturing.

Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM)

Share, Learn, and Grow

Years before becoming President and Chief Executive Officer at The Association for Manufacturing Excellence in April of 2016, George Saiz gained considerable experience as a materials manager, vice president of operations, and other key positions with companies such as Johnson & Johnson and MicroAire Surgical Instruments, where he served as president. With a keen interest in lean manufacturing and enterprise excellence going back decades, Saiz was a member of AME since 2005, a part of the Champions Club, a board member and Treasurer, “and a long-time believer in enterprise excellence and lean since about 1992.”

The Association for Manufacturing Excellence

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Remanufacture

Our civilization, Carl Sagan noted, “profoundly depends on science and technology.” He also noted that “almost no one understands science and technology.” This duality certainly applies to the new and extraordinary technology which arrives in our lives almost daily. But what are the real effects?

Past Issues

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