It was great to see so many of you at the ARM Annual Meeting in Denver this November. Our rotomolder attendance was up 18% compared to the Annual Meeting in Cleveland and the number of rotomolding companies in attendance was up 18% as well. There were more than three dozen first-time attendees and 14 new members at the show. The number of suppliers exhibiting at the show was also up 22%.
Why do these numbers matter? ARM has a goal to grow the Association in order to provide more value for all of our members. We offer our new members a wealth of experience via networking — and they offer all of us new voices and fresh ideas that improve our manufacturing process.
As President of the Association, I’ve heard more than one supplier say that the Association of Rotational Molders is unlike other manufacturing associations because our members are willing to share and help one another moreso than in any other group. First-time attendees in Denver confirmed this: they were very satisfied with how welcoming our association was to them.
When our industry comes together we are very strong. My team can overcome technical challenges thanks in part to feedback they received at a regional meeting. Others join our troubleshooting call every month to get instant feedback on issues they’re facing.
You can help our industry continue to grow by staying involved in ARM. Review the Rotolink emails sent by staff to ensure you’re taking advantage of the many benefits of membership. You can also stay involved by registering for our Executive Forum in Las Vegas Feburary 28-March 1.
It has been my pleasure to serve as your President this year and I look forward to many great years staying active in ARM committees and as part of the Rotomolding Education and Development Foundation. I never want to stop meeting the great people that make up our great industry.
Finally, I welcome Conchita Miranda as our incoming President. I’ve worked with her for many years . And I’m very happy to know that I’m putting the President’s gavel in such capable hands.
Corey Claussen is the Vice President of Custom Roto-Mold, Inc. and the 2015 ARM President.
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