Trade associations join forces to lobby for trade reform

Feb. 7, 2008
Lobbying effort to address problems of multi-nationalism and trade policies that affect domestic mold-making industry.

Robert J. Dumont, president and chief executive officer of the Tooling, Manufacturing & Technologies Association (TMTA) said the American Mold Builders Association has become a member of the TMTA. “The board of directors of TMTA was excited to learn that The American Mold Builders Association wanted to become members of our association,” Dumont said. “AMBA’s 300 member companies, standing with us, will make an even greater impact towards our advocacy efforts for trade reform legislation on behalf of domestic manufacturers.”

“We are pleased to now be able to offer our members an avenue for political advocacy that we’ve never had before,” Melissa Millhuff, executive director of the American Mold Builders Association said. “By joining forces with the TMTA, we finally feel that we’re going to make the impact that we’ve wanted to. We’ve been aware of the aggressive work that the TMTA has been doing relative to trade reform efforts at the federal level and we want to be part of it on behalf of our members.”

About the AMBA
The American Mold Builders Association, with its 300 member companies, leads the world in moldmaking technology since 1973 and more information can be found by going to (www.

About the TMTA
The Tooling, Manufacturing & Technologies Association are advocates on behalf of small manufacturing and technology companies for trade reform legislation and other manufacturing and technology issues critical to domestic manufacturers. More information can be found by going to (www.