AGMA Partners with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to Provide Gearing Standards

Alexandria, VA, July 27, 2022 – The American Gear Manufacturers Association (AGMA) has partnered with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) to provide AGMA gearing standards to their electronic library for use by their employees. This partnership follows a previous established relationship with AGMA and USACE for the exclusive requirement included in their master specification for machinery design to be done by an AGMA member.

AGMA was approached by USACE for use of the standards last month because many projects that include the use of gearboxes were established based on the standards from AGMA and it was important to follow them for repairs or updates.

“Part of AGMA’s strategic plan is to put our standards in the hands of every gearing engineer,” said Amir Aboutaleb, Vice President, Technical Division. “We have the foremost experts in the world developing these standards and through partnerships like this, we are able to ensure that government projects are kept in the hands of AGMA members and that the quality of our standards is being upheld by being available to all who need them in the Corps.”

The extensive technical library is used by engineers from all over the world and is always looking to expand its contents to make sure that infrastructure projects are done properly and to specifications.

USACE utilizes many of the AGMA standards to help improve quality and safety in their projects. Having these standards in the USACE library adds to an already great relationship into a true partnership.

AGMA values its partnerships with many other manufacturing and technology driven organizations and government entities and will be expanding these types of opportunities.

“It is through this type of collaboration that AGMA members gain an advantage over competitors,” explained Aboutaleb. “When you submit and RFP to an organization that uses the same standards that you already know and have, the chances of getting that business increases. As international companies expand into the U.S. market, and current domestic companies diversify their capabilities, the gearing community can always rely on AGMA for resources and partnerships like this one.”

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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.