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Amerimold setup is underway, the AMBA plant tour is kicking off, and registered attendees are making their final plans to visit the show tomorrow and Thursday. So, this is your last invitation to register and come out to join the MoldMaking Technology Team at Amerimold!

To tease you one last time before Amerimold official opens, here are just a few of the things happening tomorrow that we don’t want you and your team to miss:

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By: Heather Wintle 6/10/2019

Amerimold 2019: Are You Ready?

Well, it’s that time of year again — Amerimold 2019 is here! For those who have been keeping up with us here at MoldMaking Technology magazine as we eagerly counted down the days, you have probably seen all the wonderful, exciting things this year’s show has to offer. Make sure you’re registered for what is sure to be an amazing event. For those who don’t know (or would like a reminder), let’s recap what’s in store for everyone attending the Event for Mold Manufacturing, June 12-13 in Rosemont, IL.

 

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No matter the size or industry, companies need a strategic roadmap to achieve their growth goals. This couldn’t be truer for manufacturers. However, manufacturing leaders tend to focus only on operational plans and processes, more than they do on sales, marketing, employee retention, and recruitment. This can be a big miss when achieving your growth goals.

A People+People Plan is a foundation and activation strategy for scaling your organization. Employees and customers are the two critical factors to successfully growing. A People+People Plan is your roadmap to keeping a healthy pipeline of both. The Plan empowers your leadership team to align all departments on gaps and areas of improvement by focusing on the five pillars of any successful business. The five pillars are:

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By: Heather Wintle 6/7/2019

Amerimold 2019 Product Showcase, Part 11

Plan ahead for Amerimold 2019 with a sneak peek of some highlighted products from the show’s extensive list of exhibitors!

Amerimold is the Event for Mold Manufacturing, an annual tradeshow that addresses the business development, best practices and networking interests of the plastic injection mold manufacturing industry. Attendees are owners, executives, engineers and managers at OEMs and contract manufacturers. Register today for the chance to experience informational Tech Talks, In-Booth Presentations and two new workshops focusing on Additive Manufacturing for Plastics and Medical Injection Molding.

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The Gardner Business Index (GBI): Moldmaking reached its highest level in nearly a year with an April reading of 55.7, a level which it last registered in May 2018. Readings above 50 indicate expanding business activity, while a value of 50 indicates no change and below 50 indicates contracting business activity. Compared to April 2018, the Index is unchanged. During 2018’s second quarter, the Index quickly moved lower after reaching all-time highs in the early 2018. Gardner Intelligence’s review of the month’s underlying data reveals that production, new orders and employment lifted the Index higher, and supplier deliveries pulled it slightly lower, followed by backlogs and exports. Only exports registered a contractionary reading for the month.

The April data indicated a continuation of the strong expansion in production, new orders and employment activity initially identified in March. Production, employment and backlogs all registered elevated readings not seen mid-2018. New orders activity accelerated in March and April after its recent nadir in February. Contractionary exports readings during 2019 have hampered greater expansion in total new orders; however, the expansion in total new orders despite weak exports manifests the strength of domestic market.

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