AHTD Unveils New Website
AHTD New Website
AHTD's Promotions Committee is pleased to share a new website layout for the association. Featuring a horizontal navigation bar at the top of the screen, the new design condenses the menu for a cleaner look and feel. Additional features include highlighting our new members on the home page and quick links to easily find various areas on the website. Be sure to check it out at www.ahtd.org .

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Hotel Room Block Extended to August 27
Sleeping rooms at the discounted AHTD group rate of $260/night + tax will be available on a first come, first served basis until August 27. Check out who has registered to attend and click on the above event banner to join them! Learn more about the conference here.

A Night to Remember
The final night party will be at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History. Enjoy cocktails as you wander through the watery world of Ocean Hall. We'll dine in the magnificent Rotunda and take our dessert next to the Hope Diamond in the Harry W. Winston Gem Hall. After dessert, we'll board coach buses for an evening finale of viewing the monuments by moonlight. Join us!

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 .

Fall Meeting 2018
Wednesday, September 19 - Saturday, September 22, 2018

Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel
Spring Meeting 2019
Wednesday, April 10 -
Saturday, April 13, 2019

Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort, Amelia Island, FL
SM19 Omni Amelia Island
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Making a Good Business Even Better
Most distributors have performed well recently. A growing economy has helped produce reasonable sales growth for most firms. At the same time, many firms feel pressure from competitors on gross margins and upward pressures on costs, particularly payroll.

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Purdue MEP Announces Partnership with Allied Automation, Inc.
Indianapolis, IN (June 26, 2018): Purdue MEP is pleased to be working in collaboration with locally-owned Allied Automation, a leader in advanced manufacturing technology solutions, to help spread awareness about the benefits of collaborative robotics and assist Indiana manufacturers with incorporating this technology into their operations.

Purdue Allied Automation Partnership
Balluff Universal Connector
Balluff's Newest Universal Connector Stands Up to the Harshest of Environments
Florence, KY (May 18, 2018): Balluff's new IP69-rated inline universal connector was designed to withstand exposure to corrosive chemicals and pressure wash-down, making it ideal for the harsh environments found in food processing and pharmaceutical applications.

Centro Inc. Automation & Robotics Division Appointed as Distributor for Rethink Robotics
Memphis, TN (June 12, 2018): Centro Inc. has been appointed as a distributor for Rethink Robotics. Centro will distribute the Sawyer collaborative robot from Rethink Robotics. The Rethink Robotics product line will become part of the Automation & Robotics Division.

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Kollmorgen Named One of the Top 50 Global Robotics Companies in 2018
Radford, VA (July 12, 2018): Kollmorgen was recognized as one of the RBR50 for 2018, Robotics Business Review's annual list of global leaders in the fields of industrial automation, artificial intelligence, and autonomous vehicles.

Leuze Electronic is Expanding its Portfolio with New Distance Sensors
Owen, Germany (June 8, 2018): With the new ODS 110/HT 110 and HRT 25B L distance sensors, Leuze Electronic is expanding its series of distance sensors and offers customers an array of different designs with extra large operating ranges and several switching points available.

Leuze Electronic Distance Sensors
Power/mation Expands to Open Bismarck, North Dakota Office
St. Paul, MN (July 24, 2018): Responding to strong customer demand, Power/mation is pleased to announce its expansion to North Dakota with its new location at 1307 Grumman Lane in Bismarck.

Ramco Announces New Entrepreneur Support Center to Boost Industrial Innovation in Central Iowa
West Des Moines, IA (August 14, 2018): Ramco Innovations recently launched an entrepreneur support center focused on industrial startups at its enhanced facility in the Valley Junction headquarters.

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The Different Look at the Digitalization for Automation Distributors
It's hard to miss the echoing trumpets and continual drumbeat of the webstore bandwagon. A quick Google search using the words - distributors need ecommerce - turns up 22.9 million results. While not rocket science research, it still points to a massive number of folks talking about the subject.

Coaching - It's Not Just for Athletes
If you're under the impression that coaching addresses only deficiencies, think about the world of professional sports. Even the athletes making millions of dollars have coaches - not because they don't know what to do, but because coaches help raise awareness of strengths and challenges, offer different perspectives, challenge assumptions, and push personal accountability.

Visit LeadMethod at the Fall Meeting for a Starbucks Gift Card
We at LeadMethod are excited to join AHTD as a new Strategic Business Partner. We work with manufacturers and distributors to help automate their lead and opportunity management processes to increase revenue. We will have a booth at the Fall Meeting in Washington D.C. and would like to invite attendees to stop by to get a free Starbucks gift card and chat.
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12 Technology Categories That Will Transform Careers and Create New Ones

By: Daniel Burrus, CEO, Burrus Research
As technology continues to impact our lives, workers at every level in today's ever-changing labor market need to be prepared with skills to adapt and succeed in the workplace. The problem is, we live in an uncertain world, and because of the high levels of uncertainty we all face, people of all ages and career levels are finding it difficult to know what new skills to learn, what courses to take, and what degrees to get that will provide them with the most opportunity going forward.

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.

Contact Leigha Schatzman, Executive Director at 262.696.3645 or email Leigha.Schatzman@ahtd.org.