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IMTS 2016 Exhibit Space Sales Reflect Continuing Industry Confidence

McLean, VA – Based on current exhibit space sales for IMTS – The International Manufacturing Technology Show 2016, next year’s pre-eminent manufacturing event in the Western Hemisphere is on track to outpace IMTS 2014 which was the fourth largest IMTS in history. IMTS 2016 will be held at Chicago’s McCormick Place Sept. 12-17, 2016. (more)

AMT Technical Center Opens at a University in Brazil

McLean, Va. … AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology has announced the grand opening of their Brazilian Technical Center located at FACENS, an engineering university in Sorocaba, Brazil. A ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held on May 19, 2015.  (more)

House Approves Death Tax Repeal

After 10 years, legislation to fully repeal the estate tax (or "death tax") passed the House of Representatives. The final vote was 240-179, with seven Democratic members voting in favor, three Republicans voting against, and 12 members not voting.  The death tax is an ongoing burden for family-owned manufacturing companies, with heavy compliance costs and a looming tax burden that forces many heirs to sell the business to pay the tax. AMT is a vocal proponent death tax repeal.  (more)

Hatch, Wyden and Ryan Introduce TPA Legislation

Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-UT), Ranking Member Ron Wyden (D-OR) and House Ways and Means Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) have introduced Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) legislation. AMT supports TPA as a means for opening new overseas markets, leveling the playing global field and securing better access to the 95 percent of the world's consumers who live outside the United States. (more)

April 13, 2015 – USMTO News Release for February Manufacturing Technology Orders

February U.S. manufacturing technology orders totaled $304.74 million according to AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology. This total, as reported by companies participating in the USMTO program, was down 10.6% from January’s $341.02 million and down 14.8% when compared with the total of $357.86 million reported for February 2014. With a year-to-date total of $645.76 million, 2015 was down 9.8% when compared with 2014. (more)

U.S. Cutting Tool YTD Consumption Up 2.2% in February

February U.S. cutting tool consumption totaled $179.3 million, according to the U.S. Cutting Tool Institute (USCTI) and AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology. This total, as reported by companies participating in the Cutting Tool Market Report (CTMR) collaboration, was down 2.3% from January’s total and up 1.6% from February 2014.  (more)

Big Ideas Become Reality at National Labs

Have you ever wondered how U.S. National Labs are affecting the manufacturing world? The key is in public-private partnerships that can solve real world problems. Watch this interview with Oak Ridge National Lab's group leader of automation, robotics and manufacturing to learn more. (more)

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AMT Meetings & Events

[MC]2 Conference 2015 - Enabling Digital Manufacturing

April 28 - 30, 2015

Chicago, Illinois

IMTS Spring Training - Chicago

April 28, 2015

Chicago, Illinois

IMTS Spring Training - Detroit

April 30, 2015

Romulus, Michigan

IMTS Spring Training - Philadelphia

May 05, 2015

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

IMTS Spring Training - Providence

May 07, 2015

Warwick, Rhode Island

IMTS Spring Training - Cincinnati

May 12, 2015

Florence, Kentucky

AMT/USA Pavilion at FEIMAFE 2015

May 18 - 23, 2015

Sao Paulo, Brazil

AMT Mash-up – Minnesota

May 27, 2015

Maple Grove, Minnesota

AIM 2015 - Automation in Manufacturing Conference

June 04, 2015

Detroit, Michigan

MT Sales Fundamentals - Summer 2015 - June 9-10

June 09 - 10, 2015

Chicagoland

CMTSE Certification - Online Exam - June 10, 2015

June 10, 2015

Proctored Online exam using your office.

2015 Distribution Summit

September 23 - 24, 2015

Columbus, Ohio

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