2018 AHTD FALL MEETING
Hard to believe we've arrived to the middle of summer already. Never too soon to get excited about Fall Meeting 2018! Click the video for a sneak peek of our premier destination with its stunning visuals, incredible monuments, and memorials. Washington DC illustrates a capital city at its finest, amazes upon approach, and never ceases during a visit.
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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3rd Quarter Economic Report from ITR Economics
The economy is firing on all cylinders. US Total Manufacturing Production was up 2.0% on a year-over-year basis. Additionally, US Mining Production and US Electric and Gas Utilities Production, up 9.9% and 1.7% respectively, are in accelerating growth trends.

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Allied Automation is Proud to Be a Mitsubishi "Elite" Diamond Distributor
Indianapolis, IN (June 28, 2018): Allied Automation was awarded Mitsubishi Electric's Diamond Partner - Distributor "Elite" status. Allied earned Mitsubishi's highest distributor level over the past 13 years as a high performing and customer oriented organization.

Allied Automation Mitsubishi Distributor
Balluff Emergency Safety Stop
Balluff's New Emergency Stop for Safety Over IO-Link
Florence, KY (May 20, 2018): Balluff has added an Emergency Stop device (E-Stop) to widen further the safety product portfolio. Balluff's E-Stop is easily and inexpensively connected directly to the Balluff "Safety Over IO-Link" module or to any safety controller using standard M12 connectors, eliminating terminations and reducing the incidence of mis-wiring.

Bison Gear & Engineering Employees Volunteer at Food Bank
St. Charles, IL (June 21, 2018): Ten members of the BisonCares team, led by Bison Gear & Engineering CEO John Burch, donated personal time to help the Northern Illinois Food Bank (NIFB) carry out their mission of solving hunger.

BisonCares Volunteer Event
Centro Dorner Spiral Chute
Centro Inc. Appointed by Dorner Conveyor
Memphis, TN (February 26, 2018): Centro Inc. has been appointed as a distributor for Dorner Conveyor Systems. Centro will distribute Dorner Conveyor as part of the Automation & Robotics Division which is led by Jerry Walling, Division Sales Manager at Centro.

New EPR and PER Right Angle Bevel Planetary Gearboxes Available
Mount Prospect, IL (June 19, 2018): GAM announces the release of new EPR and PER Series Right Angle Bevel Planetary Gearboxes. The new gearboxes provide all the advantages of GAM's popular EPL and PE inline planetary gearboxes, in a right angle configuration.

GAM Gearboxes July 2018
Steve Bennis COO RG Group
Steve Bennis Appointed COO of RG Group
York, PA (May 21, 2018): RG Group announced the appointment of Steve Bennis as Chief Operating Officer, effective May 21. Steve brings a strong background in design and product engineering, manufacturing and leading diverse multi-national manufacturing operations.

Shingle & Gibb Automation Moves Rick Slaugh to COO
Moorestown, NJ (June 27, 2018): Shingle & Gibb Automation announces their plans to promote Rick Slaugh, current Chief Strategy Officer, to Chief Operating Officer.

Rick Slaugh Headshot
Is Your Company Truly Doing Team Selling?
Team Selling Can be Your Competitive Edge.
By: Brian Gardner, founder of SalesProcess360
When speaking at conferences and I ask what is the definition of "Team Selling" I always get sharing in the responses.

Troy Harrison
BULLETIN BOARD
What Does "Winning the Sale" Really Mean?

By: Troy Harrison
Recently, I was in the middle of a conversation with a business owner who has been achieving some admirable sales growth lately. He was bragging on his sales director, who, he said, had just "won a $250,000 order by $5,000." When I asked him what he meant, he said that his sales director had put in a bid that was the lowest price - but by "only" $5,000. I smiled and continued the conversation, but I was lost in thought.

Promotions
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.

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