AMT and AMTDA mulling merger?

  • August 23, 2011
  • Applied Manufacturing Technologies, Inc.
  • News

August 23, 2011 - AMT-The Association For Manufacturing Technology and AMTDA-The American Machine Tool Distributors’ Association announced the formation of a committee to explore ways to integrate their products and services to better serve the members of both associations. This committee, which will be made up of staff and board members from both organizations, will meet and discuss strategic partnerships and a joint approach to important manufacturing issues, as well as consolidated services. The committee will begin its work in the next several weeks and is expected to report back to both organizations by year’s end. “It has always been my goal to find better ways to serve the manufacturing industry,” said Douglas K. Woods, President of AMT. “This exploration, which we expect will lead to a very close cooperation with AMTDA, is a natural partnership that will help both organizations as they seek to advance manufacturing in the United States.” “AMTDA has always been focused on strengthening the collaboration between the product manufacturer (OEM), the local distribution firms, and the final customer,” said Peter Borden, President of AMTDA. “We believe that a greater integration of our two associations’ constituencies and products can further enhance the performance of each of these groups at a critical time for our industry.” AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology Founded in 1902 as the National Machine Tool Builders' Association, AMT supports and promotes the U.S. manufacturing technology industry. The association provides U.S. builders of manufacturing systems with the latest information on technical developments, trade and marketing opportunities, and economic issues. It also gathers and disseminates information about world markets, promotes its members' products in those markets, and acts as a representative on manufacturing technology matters to governments and trade organizations throughout the world. AMT organizes and sponsors IMTS - The International Manufacturing Technology Show. This exhibition, held every even numbered year in Chicago, is the largest industrial show in the Americas. American Machine Tool Distributors’ Association Founded in 1925, the American Machine Tool Distributors' Association (AMTDA) is a trade association dedicated to advancing the sales and marketing of machine tools in the United States through the distribution channel. The 250 machine tool Distributor member companies and 150 Builder and Marketing Associate members represent the latest in manufacturing technology and machine tools in the North American marketplace. These companies encompass over 80 percent of all distribution sales in the United States and serve as a vital link between builders and end-users of machine tools and related products.  

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