Key Industry Groups Announce Merger at MFG Meeting
AMT—The Association For Manufacturing Technology and AMTDA—The American Machine Tool Distributors Association have merged. Although benefits and advantages to members of both trade groups are cited as the reason for the merger, the entire manufacturing industry appears to be well-served by this development.
A new logo has been created for the merged organization. It is based on a figure representing a mathematical Lissajous curve that is suggestive of a 3D knot.
Both Boards of Directors voted unanimously for the merger, which was approved by the membership of each organization. The MFG Meeting was chosen for the announcement because it represents a gathering of industry leaders from AMT, AMTDA, NTMA (National Tooling and Machining Association) and PMA (Precision Metalforming Association). About 750 attendees participated in the event.