April 2018 


Welcome New Members!
AHTD is proud to welcome the following companies to our association family. Do you know of a company that might like to learn more about membership in AHTD? Please contact Leigha Schatzman.

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Welcome Reception on Tuesday, April 24.

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to assist AHTD members on the hotel waiting list.
Executive Roundtable Opportunities at Spring Meeting

The next Executive Roundtable will be held on Tuesday, April 24 prior to the Welcome Reception at Spring Meeting 2018 in Coronado, CA.  Claim your spot at the table!  Visit AHTD's website: www.ahtd.org/roundtables  for more information.  Download the application here .

AHTD CRM Best Practices Roundtable

Recently, I hosted a CRM Best Practices Roundtable with several AHTD Members. Most of the group was new to our quarterly session which is always very engaging. My goals remain the same in each session, to get everyone thinking and challenge them on CRM and their sales processes. Doing this will help them get 'that' competitive edge they may be missing, and everyone leaves with take aways to use moving forward.  Click here to read the full article.
Members Only: Participate in AHTD's 2018 Profit Survey!

Your association is paying Profit Planning Group to compile your completed survey information into a customized Profit Improvement Report for your organization. In addition, you'll receive the Profit Report and Profit Toolkit for FREE. For fear of sounding like an infomercial...it's free!

Click here for more information, due date, and how to complete the survey.
Carlo Gavazzi Introduces New Product
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BUFFALO GROVE, IL, FEBRUARY 14, 2018 - Carlo Gavazzi is pleased to announce the launch of two new single phase AC DIN-rail switch mode power supplies, in housings that are among the most compact available. These new additions to Carlo Gavazzi's extensive lineup of power supplies include features and price points that are well-suited to a wide variety of markets and applications. The SPDM Series is a general purpose family with industry standard features in the most common output configurations. These smartly priced models are available in ranges from 30W up to 240W, in 12V and 24V outputs, and in housings that are up to 30% smaller than similar types on the market. Click here for full article.
SMAC Moving Coil Actuators Factory Tour Offer During AHTD's Spring Meeting

CARLSBAD, CA: SMAC Moving Coil Actuators will be offering factory tours the entire week of the Spring AHTD Meeting, Monday, April 23, 2018, through to Friday, April 28, 2018, between the hours of 9am to 2pm. Tours last approximately one hour and visitors will have the opportunity to meet SMAC President, Edward Neff. SMAC is located a half-hour's drive north of Coronado at 5807 Van Allen Way, Carlsbad, California, 92008. To schedule your tour, please call 760-929-7575.

SMAC Moving Coil Actuators are all-electric, manufactured in California, and are used by many of the most prominent names in consumer electronics. They are found globally in the packaging, electronics, automotive, cosmetics, food, bio, medical, pharma and general manufacturing industries. Click here to read the full article.
RG Group announces ISO 9001 Certification for Fluid Component Services Division

YORK, PA, APRIL 3, 2018 - Rich Freeh, President and CEO of RG Group, headquartered in York, PA, announced the ISO 9001 standard certification of Fluid Component Services Division of RG Group. The facility is located at 3256 US Route 60, Ona, West VIrginia.

Fluid Component Services is a technical service provider to the Energy, Marine, and Industrial markets and does custom preventative maintenance, installation, flushing and troubleshooting services for marine and industrial companies on a national level. For over 40 years, FCS has built a quality reputation for engineering, manufacturing, installation and servicing of hydraulic and pneumatic systems and sub-systems. Click here to read the full article.
B&D Technologies Named Member of the Year By Affiliated Distributors
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MACON, GA, MARCH 13, 2018 - B&D Technologies recently received the distinction of being awarded Affiliated Distributor's (AD) 2017 Member of the Year. Announced at the association's annual winter meeting, B&D Technologies was noted by suppliers as presenting a high degree of professionalism throughout the company, achieving the highest percentage of growth from top 10 volume members, following through on the commitment to sales conversion and being a great company to work with. Click here to read the full article.
New Balluff 18mm IO-Link Photoelectric Smart Sensor
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FLORENCE, KY, MARCH 16, 2018 - Balluff is excited to announce the release of added functionality to standard 18mm tubular photoelectric sensors. Configuration of this family of sensors can be accomplished either through the integral teach button or via IO-Link. These sensors enhance Balluff's industry leading portfolio of photoelectric sensors which includes all standard sensing modes and miniature sizes.

"This new family of sensors definitely strengthens Balluff's position as the IO-Link leading company," shares Jack Moermond, Balluff Inc. Photoelectric Product Marketing Manager, "by providing standard sensors with IO-Link connectivity that is not available from the competition". This family of sensors includes diffuse, retroreflective and through-beam modes of operations. Click here to read the full article.
Centro Inc. Moves to New Location

MEMPHIS, TN, FEBRUARY 22, 2018 - On January 22nd, Centro moved into their new location in Theodore, AL. The project took about a year to finish and they are excited to be in a brand new facility custom built for their needs.

Centro New Office Location
Please share your company milestones, news, and events with us by emailing promotions@ahtd.org to be in an upcoming newsletter.  We'll publish one article per member company each month. Don't fret if you don't see your article right away. We publish articles in the order received.

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