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2017 Annual Meeting marks the start of a new century for both AGMA and ABMA and the introduction of a more robust education program - 30 percent more than in past years!
Not only has the planning committee expanded the number of presentations, but they have also offered a tremendous amount of versatility, all thanks to you, the AGMA and ABMA members. This program is built 100% from your suggestions - suggestions that you offered following the 2016 Annual Meeting. Now instead of five or six presentations, we will have nine. That's nine new topics to inspire you; nine topics that create new discussion, new ideas, and new direction.
Come with us to California for the first combined AGMA and ABMA meeting in the Palm Springs area. We are convinced that you'll leave with a response of "WOW" and the reality that this meeting offers tremendous value - which translates into a can't miss opportunity.
Business Presentations include:
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Omni Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa
41000 Bob Hope Drive
Rancho Mirage, CA 92770
$239.00 single/double, plus a nightly resort fee of $8 per room, plus applicable taxes.
Your resort service fee includes: complementary self-parking, in room high-speed internet access, unlimited use of health and fitness center, in-room coffee service, and access to the Splashtopia area of the resort.
Check-in at the resort is 4:00 pm and check out is at 11:00 am. Hotel room cancellation is required at least 72 hours prior to arrival.
If you are a new Annual Meeting attendee, please indicate the box on your registration form. From there, you will be paired with a meeting veteran who will contact you prior to the luncheon, introduce themselves and answer questions.
This invitation-only event offers the first time attendee an intimate gaterhing place with their hosts. It is the perfect way to network and welcome the first timers into the AGMA/ABMA community.
So much of the Annual Meeting revolves around networking and the opportunities to reconnect with friends and colleagues while making new acquaintances.
Our Welcome Reception has become a "must attend" function for all coming to the Annual Meeting. This year's takes place on the rooftop terrace overlooking the Las Palmas countryside and will include the popular photo booth. You can share your photo with the gang from the office or just the two of you. Attendees always have fun at this event and enjoy the comradery and atmosphere.
Optional event - $75 fee
Following the Welcome Reception, all attenees are welcome at the Evening with Karaoke. This is an extra networking opportunity, open to all. Over the last several years, this Thursday evening event has grown tremendously - and it always attracts a fun bunch, who are not afraid of being front and center and welcome the chance just to have FUN.
This will be a pub atmosphere and include pub type food and drinks. If you would rather have a different dining experience, the Omni concierge can help you make reservations at any of the many Palm Spring eateries, including those across the street from the Omni. You can reach the concierge directly at 760-862-4518.
Omni Rancho Las Palmas Course
Two things to note for this year:
As in years past, the tournament format will be a scramble, with the teams teeing off from two of the three nine-hole courses that offer amazing views of the San Jacinto and San Bernardino mountains. Be prepared for the six lakes and infamous Ted Robinson bunkers that raise the stakes for amateurs and professionals.
The tournament is open to golfers of all levels and abilities. As part of the registration process, you will be asked to provide your handicap. From that information, the teams will be assigned. Your team information will be available at registration.
As a reminder you don't have to drag your clubs or pay the extra baggage fees. Instead you can rent new TaylorMade clubs from the pro shop. Just indicate that on the registration form and your clubs will be on your cart when you arrive at the tournament. There is a $50 fee for club rental.
What a memorable night this will be!
Join the AGMA/ABMA attendees as together we travel to the Palm Springs Air Museum, home to one of the world's largest collections of flyable WWII aircraft. This is a "hands-on" museum with no barriers to keep you away from the restored aircraft and the retired pilots who happily share their stories. This is indeed the place for aviation and history buffs as it combines the authentic historical artifacts of WWII with the history of flight.
The evening will include a roving dinner at various stations, with a reception and the AGMA Foundation's Silent Auction. Attendees will have the option of climbing up into the B-17, the "Flying Fortress" and experiencing first hand the challenges that faced the crew during the many sorties over Europe. Many historians consider the B-17 to be the most important heavy bomber for the U.S. during WWII.
The evening concludes with entertainment by Company B, an Andrews Sisters Musical Tribute Act.
Since you will have the option to tour th eB-17, it is highly recommended that you wear casual clothes (no jeans). The entrance to the plane is very restricted and requires you to crawl up into the fuselage. Wearing a dress or heels will be very awkward.
The AGMA Foundation Silent Auction
The AGMA Foundation will host a silent auction. Proceeds from the auction will be used for student scholarships.
The Foundation is currently soliciting donations to the auction. Download the Foundation Auction Donor Form
Breakfast and chef demonstration
Relax and spend some time visiting with others as you choose a gift of handmade jewelry made from gears provided by Doppler Gear.
Spouse Optional Event - LPGA at Mission Hills Country Club ($20 fee)
Let's celebrate April Fool's Day with the most appropriate entertainment - an illusionist. Join Michel Turco and his entourage as they attempt the unnatural and try to convince you that indeed the world is made of magic.
This is an awesome show that is perfect for that April Fool's Day crowd. This is one show that will leave you speechless and continuing to ask "how did he do that"??
The evening will include reception, dinner, an awards presentation, and the change of the AGMA Chair.
John Brandt is a management innovator and internationally recognized expert on manufacturing and technology. His work has focused on how companies can adapt themselves to the realities of new markets, and new structures. Prior to the founding of the MPI Group, John was publisher and editor-in-chief of Industry Week magazine.
A combat pilot in Iraq, an accomplished astronaut, and the commander of the final flight of space shuttle Endeavour, Captain Mark Kelly, is a homegrown American hero who exemplifies effective leadership and courage under pressure. Now he draws from his in-the-trenches career experiences to deliver disciplined takeaways and lessons on teamwork, communication, persistence and leadership in dynamic environments. Captain Kelly will provide applicable strategies for overcoming challenges as he outlines his foundations for success in any high-stakes setting.
Jim Meil has been recognized as a leading industrial sector economist and planner for over 35 years. At ACT Research, he is responsible for forecasts and commentary on the North American economy, and analyzing trends and the outlook for the manufacturing and construction industries..
He is a contributor to Blue Chip Economic Indicators and The Wall Street Journal monthly U.S. economic forecast panels, and is frequently quoted in national media and in transportation and industrial trade press.
Meil has received first-place recognition in the Wall Street Journal’s survey of 50 forecasters and ranked among USA Today’s “Top 10 Economic Forecasters” for accuracy.
Prior to joining ACT Research, Meil spent 29 years in the planning department of Eaton Corporation, retiring from the position of Vice President and Chief Economist in April 2014. He previously served on the Board of Directors for the National Association for Business Economics, the professional trade group of business economists.
He holds a Master of Business Administration degree in finance and a Bachelor of Arts (with honors) in economics from the University of Chicago.
Aric Newhouse is the senior vice president of policy and government relations at the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM). In addition to serving as the NAM’s lead government relations staff member, he is responsible for the development and implementation of the NAM’s broad policy agenda.
Mr. Newhouse joined the NAM in 2007 after more than 11 years of service on Capitol Hill. He began his career with Sen. Mike DeWine (R-OH) and then worked with Rep. Michael G. Oxley (R-OH) as a legislative correspondent and legislative assistant. He joined the staff of Sen. George V. Voinovich (R-OH) in 1999, where he worked for eight years as a legislative assistant, then as the legislative director and, finally, as chief of staff. As chief of staff, Mr. Newhouse was responsible for all personnel, management, political, press and policy matters.
In recent years, Mr. Newhouse has received significant recognition for his leadership and influence in the lobbying world. He was chosen as CEO Update’s “Top Lobbyist” in 2009, 2012 and 2014 and by The Hill in 2014. He was also named to The Washingtonian’s “Top 40 Under 40” in 2011.
Gerald is recognized as a thought leader and outstanding innovator in the rapidly growing field of private equity. He is the founder of Blackmore Partners, an independent private equity firm and intermediary, investing capital and providing business expertise in enterprises with solid development potential.
Richard Sears is a global thought leader and speaker who has consulted in more than 70 countries. Using this global business environment, Richard brings a well-rounded perspective to these mega trends that drive change ranging from social issues to mass urbanization and the future of computing.
Curt is a leading voice on strategic communications in the age of distraction and a certified speaker at the Center for Generational Kinetics. Prior to launching his own speaking career, Curt founded The Promentum Group, a communication company that provides speech coaching and consultation.
The Klingelnberg Group is a world leader in the development, manufacture and sale of machines for bevel gearand cylindrical gear production, measuring centers for gearing and axially symmetrical components as well as customized high-precision gear components. The Company's products are used by customers in automotive, truck, aircraft, agriculture, construction, power tool and marine industries and by a diverse set of customers serving various industrial equipment markets.
The activities of the Klingelnberg Group, whose origins date from 1863, is managed today, in the seventh generation, by Jan Klingelnberg.
Doppler Gear has over 50 years of experience in custom gear manufacturing
Our four manufacturing facilities in the upper Mid-West United States of America serve the component needs of domestic and international corporations. Large organizations rely on us to provide competitively priced parts with uncompromised quality. Small companies and individuals look to us to support their projects with technical expertise and thousands of stocked standard tools.
The combined resources of Star SU enable you to benefit from over 128 years of combined experience in the field of gear manufacturing. This includes expertise in the field of gundrills and reamers, functional and decorative coatings, and near net shape tungsten carbide blanks used in cutting tools, wear parts, and cold heading. Our comprehensive line includes patented solutions you will only find at Star SU.
The headquarters of Star SU is located in Hoffman Estates, IL (Chicago), 30 minutes from Chicago-O’Hare International Airport. The companies, while partners in Star SU, retain their individual private ownership as manufacturing units.
Comer Industries is a global leader in the design and production of advanced engineering systems and mechatronic solutions for power transmissions, supplied to major manufacturers of machinery for agriculture and industry.
SKF has been a leading global technology provider since 1907. Our fundamental strength is the ability to continuously develop new technologies - then use them to create products that offer competitive advantages to our customers.
McInnes Rolled Rings produces seamless rolled rings ranging from 4” (100 mm) to 144” (3660 mm) in carbon, alloy and stainless steel. By combining the latest in ring rolling technology with experienced people, McInnes delivers steel rolled rings at the lowest possible cost with the fastest service in the industry.
Operating from 4 manufacturing facilities, ECF is known worldwide as a leader in the open-die forging industry. ECF manufactures concentric and eccentric contoured forgings and single cross-section products from carbon, alloy, stainless, tool steels and nickel alloys in weights up to 110,000 pounds, lengths to 57 feet, and diameters to 140 inches. We specialize in a variety of custom forgings including pinion shafts, gear blanks, and bars.
For more than 60 years, Liebherr's range of products and services has been broad and sophisticated. Its design and technology is orientated around practical deployment scenarios throughout the world. Continually growing innovative strength and an upcompromisingcommitment to quality safeguard the highest level of benefit to the customer in all product areas.
Scot Forge is the premier provider of high-quality metal forging solutions. Our experts help deliver the largest range of open die forging capabilities.
NN, Inc. is a leading global manufacturer of high precision metal and plastic components and assemblies. Founded in 1980, the company is headquartered in Johnson City, Tennessee. With over 5,400 employees at our 40 manufacturing facilities in North America, South America, Eastern Europe, Western Europe, and Asia, we proudly serve customers around the globe with high quality precision solutions.
Achieving world class gear quality is the direct result of Forest City Gear’s investment in machines, employees, and management systems, which result in total customer satisfaction. We believe we have one of the best equipped gear shops in the world. This includes both equipment and employees, a legacy of Forest City Gear for over 50 years.
Ovako is a leading European producer of engineering steel for customers in the bearing, transport and manufacturing industries.
Ovako has production plants in 11 locations and several sales companies in Europe and the USA. Our operations are categorised in three production flows: Hofors and Hällefors, Smedjebacken and Boxholm and Imatra.
Specialty Ring Products (SRP) is the premier source for forged seamless rolled rings and shapes used in the most demanding aerospace, defense, and industrial applications. SRP products consistently meet the critical needs of jet turbines, helicopter gearboxes, paper mills, windmills, and other high stress environments.
Somaschini has been producing gears since 1922 and through four generations of entrepreneurs today brings onto the market that tradition which, together with the state –of-the-art methods and high technologies, becomes synonymous with experience and reliability.
Schaeffler Group North America is responsible for the engineering, production, sales and marketing for the INA, LuK, FAG and Barden brands throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean. All four brands provide high-performance, precision technologies for the Automotive OEM, Industrial OEM and Distribution markets as well as the Aerospace industry.
Reishauer Corporation was incorporated in 1981 as a fully owned subsidiary of Reishauer AG Switzerland. Our office in Elgin, Illinois opened for business in January 1982. From this location we provide our customers in the United States, Canada and Mexico with new and used machine tool sales, service, spare parts, technical support and diamond tools sales. Reishauer gear and thread grinding machines are manufactured in Switzerland and have been sold in the United States for more than half a century. In our modern facility we stock most spare parts for immediate delivery and supplement our inventory with a weekly shipment of spares from our parent company in Wallisellen, Switzerland. We employ a team of highly trained service engineers with backup available from our parent company.
Rapid Gear has been at the forefront of building and designing individual gears, gear boxes, and special purpose machinery since 1976. Our operation consists of over 40,000 square feet of world-class design manufacturing facilities. We have direct access to major highways, international airports and seaports.
As evidence of our continued growth and excellent standing in the industry, Rapid Gear has been a member of AGMA since 1988 and is ISO 9001:2008 certified. We hold an active Canadian Controlled Goods certificate. At Rapid Gear we believe in providing a safe and harmonious environment for our employees, customers and visitors alike. Our facilities and staff are AODA compliant.
Manufacturing technology has changed over the years, but our dedication to producing quality gears, delivering them when needed, at a competitive price, continues to make us successful today. We are very proud of the investments we have made in technology, training and quality assurance measures to meet the demanding requirements of our customers.
We are a full-service gear manufacturer offering a wide variety of other services to our customers, including deburring & finishing, grinding, heat treating, honing, prototyping, broaching, CNC machining and gear modifications.
Founded in 1962, Ontario Drive & Gear Limited operates from 3 facilities, with a total of 150,000 sq ft manufacturing footprint in New Hamburg, Ontario. To satisfy the growing demand for its products and innovative developments, ODG has aligned its business strength in two divisions: the Gear and Vehicles. The Gear Division ODG has built a solid reputation for the design and manufacture of quality gears and transmissions and ARGO is known as the world leader in amphibious vehicles. ODG is proud of its people and recognizes they are the basis of the company's success story. Numerous performance awards from industrial customers are testimonials to ODG's commitment to customer satisfaction and quality.
Our combined minimum of 40 years of gear and gear rack experience allows us to be your quality source for gears and especially hard-cut and soft-cut gear racks. We service the oil, defense, steel, marine, automation, machine tool, computer, medical and precision instrument industries as well as supply our gear racks to many well known catalog companies. In addition, we handle the more complicated aspects of general machining with our assortment of Haas and Hurco CNC machining centers and lathes. Our company is constantly acquiring new technologies to meet the needs of our customers such as our hard rack cutting capability. We can provide reverse engineering on replacement parts and break down service for those times of critical need. This commitment to our customers along with our experience allows us to strive for the most economical solution, whether custom tailored to your needs or using standard alternatives, without compromising quality and with finished products delivered on time. We are able to fully produce gear racks to your prints and stand ready to serve you.
German Machine Tools of America, founded in 1991 as the U.S. subsidiary of Profilator GmbH in Wuppertal, Germany and based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, today represents various lines of German machine tools and metal fabricating equipment, including gear cutting and honing, parts washing systems, special machine tools, tooling, laser welding, surface grinding and deburring machines, multi-spindle lathes, multi-station vertical turning machinery and more.
Koepfer America is your partner for gear manufacturing machines and tools. In detail, we are the North American factory sales and technical support organization for premium European gear products, service, and support, which we proudly provide in an expedient, ethical manner. We deliver the ultimate value by acting as your partner, rather than just a supplier. Koepfer has specialized in the parallel axis gear industry for over 140 years. Today, Koepfer America offers gear machine tools for several processes, including hobbing, shaping, thread & worm milling, deburring, and inspection. We also offer remanufactured and used machines.
Because of the important role we play in your business, Power Transmission Solutions is committed to creating and maintaining powerful customer relationships built on a foundation of excellence. From the products we manufacture to our dedicated customer service and support, we know that keeping your business moving forward is important to you.
Our heritage is steel, but the real history of Sandvik Coromant begins in 1942, when Wilhelm Haglund was assigned the job as manager of a new production unit for cemented carbide tools in Sandviken, Sweden.
Who knew that 70 years later our tools would be used all over the world in the manufacturing of such diverse products as airplanes, smart phones, and beverage cans?
While world-class technology and equipment are crucial to our success, the life’s blood of Gear Technology is world-class customer service. A team of professionals and craftsmen – as talented as they are dedicated – assure your complete satisfaction
At MTB we look at rebuilding a machine like doing a frame off restoration of your classic car, but with a new high performance engine and chassis nestled underneath the body. Nothing is left untouched, every active component is upgraded, every mechanical piece meticulously inspected then repaired or replaced.
ALD Vacuum Systems designs and manufactures vacuum furnace systems used in the heat treating. Our world renowned product line includes:
ModulTherm® … high throughput, automated vacuum furnace systems
SyncroTherm®… high profits, maintain manufacturing takt times in heat treat.
NitroTherm®… high flexibility, Vacuum Purged Gas Nitriding or Active Screen Plasma Nitriding
DualTherm®… high performance, dual chamber furnaces for HPGQ or VOQ
Croix Gear & Machining manufactures custom and standard gears for a wide range of industries and OEMs around the country. From new technologies and the latest equipment to lean and ISO certifications, we're always investing in ways to work faster and smarter with the utmost precision so we can serve our customers better. Our motto, "to be exact" is exactly what customers can expect from our products and our service.
When it comes to specialty bearing housings, seals, and accessories, Standard Miether has been leading the industry in quality and value for over 75 years.
Merged together in October of 2015 by Dunes Point Capital the Standard Miether organization has been supporting OEM and MRO requirements for rotating equipment in the bearing, steel, rail, oil and gas, aerospace, mining, chemical, machine tool, agricultural , heavy duty and off-road industries with the highest quality bearing accessories, pillow blocks and precision machined components. Located in Westfield , IN our manufacturing facility has over 125,000 sq. ft. in which our sales and engineering staff serves our global customer needs.