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Is there a good time to take time off?

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average national amount of paid time off (PTO) per employee is 10 days after one year...

AGMA expands its market intelligence partners

Among the many lessons that have been learned over the last two-plus years, the “supply chain is fragile” and “information is key” stand out...

Workforce issues are hurting all industries

Manufacturing, you are not alone. The question we ask to our members frequently is: What is keeping you up at night? One of the...

Virtual meetings don’t slow technical committee’s accomplishments

2021 was AGMA’s second year in a row of holding only virtual technical committee meetings. Despite the challenges, our many hardworking volunteer committee members...

Leaders should get away from the office

Company presidents don’t get where they are by staying in their office all day staring at a computer. Innovation, research, development, and growth don’t come...

With past challenges in rearview mirror, AGMA focuses on future

I have never been much on looking back when it comes to work-related efforts — the future is ahead, and that’s what I can...

Challenges are still ahead, but AGMA’s resources are here to help

There are many things the manufacturing industry struggled — and still struggles — to control. The ever-growing workforce GAP (leaving thousands of jobs unfilled),...

In-person Fall Technical Meeting to highlight cutting-edge, peer-reviewed research

After more than a year of disruptions and inconsistency, now is a vital time for you and your company to stay up to date...

The start of the fourth quarter is the perfect time for a pep talk

We are fourth and goal, and the mission is simple: finish the year strong, on budget, and, hopefully, with happy customers and employees. There...

We have the supply to your demand

The Strategic Resources Network Conference was AGMA’s first in-person event since the pandemic. Attendees were almost giddy and relieved to walk around the streets...

Why a trade association might be that missing piece for your company

Is there something missing in your business strategy? Do you find that you have a great product, a strong workforce, and some advertising channels,...

Strong outlook for gear market recovery in 2021, 2022

With recent administration changes, trade/tariff regulations, unpredictable tax laws, and the slow return from the COVID-19 pandemic, many of our members and companies in...

AGMA is all in for Motion + Power Technology Expo – here’s why

I realize that many people are tired of talking about how COVID-19 has hit the global economy, and as someone who runs a manufacturing...

Trade Update: Key trade challenges, opportunities facing the gear industry in 2021

Last year was a momentous year for the gear industry, with COVID-19, a shortage of semiconductors that slowed vehicle production, and rapid swings in...

One of leadership’s important responsibilities is to check in

In a world of manufacturing machines, engineering products, and working with metals and materials, it is difficult to remember that your largest company asset...

Pandemic didn’t keep AGMA Technical Committees from working hard

Despite the coronavirus and switching to only virtual meetings, AGMA Technical Committees forged ahead in 2020. Thanks to our many hardworking volunteer committee members,...

Coping with the tradeshow dilemma: Stuck between a rock and a hard place

For those in the manufacturing industry who rely on selling products face-to-face, we feel your pain during this pandemic. You are stuck between the...

Going ‘All In for MPT Expo’ in St. Louis

It’s hard to believe that we’re now more than six months into this pandemic. Back in March, like many of you, I was looking...

The Fall Technical Meeting gets a virtual overhaul

The Fall Technical Meeting (FTM) has long been a staple in the mechanical engineering community as it relates to the gear industry. Although the...

Developing a new sales pipeline: Tips to help improve your strategy during a pandemic

Selling has been around since the beginning of time. From cavemen bartering their hunted food to pioneers trading farmed goods, sales is one of...

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