As the national standards development body for the gear industry, accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), and the Secretary to ISO TC 60, AGMA fosters the use of consensus standards in the global marketplace.
AGMA has 23 technical committees that produce standards designed to meet the needs of domestic and international markets.
AGMA members are encouraged to designate their employees for participation on AGMA technical committees.
Members receive a full set of AGMA standards and all new documents as they are published. Also, members may purchase additional standards at a substantial discount.
AGMA has a number of programs designed for management personnel to keep abreast of market conditions, learn corporate best practices, and most importantly to network with other gear industry professionals.
AGMA conducts trade missions taking members to visit gear manufacturers outside the United States. These missions provide unique opportunitites to create business and to learn new techniques.
Strategic Resources Network
This group brings together new and upcoming gear industry professionals from within AGMA membership. Its goal is to provide a dynamic, educational, productive forum to help participants grow, both within the industry and the association. The Strategic Resources Network addresses such topics as leadership, best business practices, AGMA programs and personal development.
AGMA encourages member participation in a number of market reports and salary surveys. These help you keep track of financial trends in the gear indstry, and allow you to benchmark your company against similar companies and against the entire gear industry. These reports are limited to members only, giving AGMA members the ability to better evaluate, plan, and manage their businesses.
Members are afforded the opportunity to participate in member-only events including:
Members receive discounts on other AGMA events:
Additionally, AGMA holds several member dinners throughout the year where companies are invited to network with other members in their area.
Members receive discounts to all AGMA Face-to-Face Education and Training:
Every year, AGMA will offer new educational webinars as part of AGMA membership benefits. Employees from AGMA Member companies can access the Workforce Training Series and Webinars as a part of their membership package.
Employees of member companies can opt in to receive AGMA emails:
AGMA's presence in Washington, DC allows access to industry alliances.
Each AGMA member receives a Premier Listing in the AGMA Marketplace with their 2017 renewal.