AGMA National Training Center in Chicago Now Open to Members

August 31, 2022, Alexandria, VA — The American Gear Manufacturers Association (AGMA) held an open house event and ribbon-cutting ceremony for the National Training Center (NTC), located in Chicago on August 24, 2022. The event was successful, not only allowing members and community leaders to view the facility, but also affording numerous networking opportunities for those in attendance.

Approximately 100 people attended the event over the course of its three-hour duration, including representatives from AGMA member companies, City Colleges of Chicago affiliates, and other local community leaders.

The ribbon-cutting ceremony started with brief remarks from five people:

  • Matthew Croson, President, AGMA
  • Greg Schulte, President, Bonfiglioli; Chairman, AGMA Board of Directors
  • Ruth Johnston, CEO & President, Croix Gear & Machining
  • Janine Janosky, PhD, President, City Colleges of Chicago – Richard J. Daley College
  • Angelica Guerrero-Cuellar, Illinois State Representative, 22nd District

The AGMA NTC is a hub for AGMA educational courses, but it is also an available resource to AGMA members. It can be used to host professional meetings and similar events. AGMA members interested in utilizing the NTC should email inquiries to education@agma.org. Interested parties are encouraged to visit www.agma.org/education/agma-national-training-center/ for more details.

“The National Training Center open house was warmly received by our membership, and we are ecstatic that the event had such a great turnout,” said Matthew Croson, President, AGMA. “Many of our members have already utilized the facility by participating in an AGMA course, and we hope to see the facility usage rise as more members use the space for professional events.”

“AGMA’s National Training Center is a great example of developing partnerships,” stated Mary Ellen Doran, Executive Director, AGMA Foundation. “This facility allows us to build our relationships with Daley College and its immediate community, manufacturing organizations in the greater Chicago area, AGMA members, and the companies that have generously donated machines, maintenance, supplies, and materials.”

Those who wish to donate funds or machinery to the NTC via the AGMA Foundation should contact Mary Ellen Doran by emailing doran@agma.org.

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About AGMA

The American Gear Manufacturers Association is a voluntary association of companies, consultants and academicians with a direct interest in the design, manufacture and application of gears, couplings and related power transmission components and equipment. The members include gear manufacturers from the United States, Mexico and Canada, as well as gearing interests from more than 30 countries around the world. AGMA is accredited by the American National Standards Institute to write all U.S. standards on gearing. AGMA is also the Secretary for Technical Committee 60 of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). TC 60 is the committee responsible for developing all international gearing standards. In addition to the holding the position of Secretariat, AGMA convenes the active ISO Working Groups related to gear inspection and testing.