Remember: Fair Trade starts with you

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August 06, 2010

The 2010 Fall Conference of the American Mold Builders Association is being held in Washington, DC for the third year in a row, and every U.S. moldmaker is encouraged to take the opportunity to meet their elected officials and show them we are serious about the issues impacting American manufacturing, our industry, and our businesses.

With much-anticipated midterm elections looming in November, this is your prime opportunity to let your Senators and Representatives know what we expect them to do to support American manufacturing and small-to-medium businesses.

Each attendee will have meetings set up with appropriate House and Senate members to discuss the issues critical to you and your business. You will leave each member of Congress with an information packet filled with the knowledge they need to make the right decisions for their constituents. Meetings with representatives will take place from 1:00pm-5:00pm on Wednesday, September 29th and 9:00am-3:00pm on Thursday, September 30th.

The Fall Conference begins on September 28, with a welcoming networking reception. On Wednesday, September 29, there will be a morning welcome address on "Taking Action" from Mike Armbrust, president of the AMBA and general manager of Mako Mold. Then Doug Wood, president of the Assn. for Manufacturing Technology, will educate all attendees on the issues the AMBA will focus on with Congress. Scott Paul, executive director of the Alliance for American Manufacturing, will present “Conducting an Effective Meeting with a Congressperson.” In the afternoon, attendees will be assigned to teams, and each team will have pre- scheduled meetings with specific Senators and Representatives. On Thursday, September 30, the entire day will be devoted to more pre-arranged meetings with Congress people.

Registration is open until August 13 and all of those interested in participating in this AMBA Fall Conference are invited to sign up now at www.amba.org, or call the AMBA at 847-222-9402 if you have questions. Clare Goldsberry

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