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Forming Our Future – Things to Look Forward to in Metalforming

Forming Our Future

This past spring, Pentaflex took part in the latest installment of Forming Our Future: Leadership Conference and the PMA Annual Meeting from March 7-10. This is a major event not only for our industry, but for Pentaflex in particular. In addition to our sponsorship of the event, our President, Dave Arndt took a lead role as Chairman of the Board for PMA.

The event brought together metalforming executives and offered a chance to explore emerging trends and learn new skills. Topics such as the skills gap, government regulations, and managing changing the marketplace were all discussed. Conferences such as this allow companies to share what has worked for them, while learning about new techniques and opportunities to help their businesses thrive and grow.

Automotive Parts Suppliers Conference

The following month, Pentaflex hit the road again to take part in the 25th Annual Automotive Parts Suppliers Conference from April 25-26, 2018.

The event featured educational sessions, networking opportunities, and discussions related to the current outlook for the automotive industry. Attendees learned about new advancements in this sector and how they can apply these trends to their businesses.

Because this was a milestone 25th anniversary for the event, there was an additional networking cocktail reception, hosted at the Detroit Athletic Club.

Pentaflex President and PMA Chairman Dave Arndt delivered Welcoming Remarks, and leaders from manufacturing shops and well-known publications discussed issues such as NAFTA updates, lightweighting trends, modern quality control methods, and more.

Why the Events Are Vital to Our Industry

Taking part in industry events benefits companies in a number of ways; first and foremost, they help business leaders stay informed. There are so many advancements coming out every year that it would be near impossible to keep track of everything while continuing to run your business as usual. These events bring together subject matter experts who can discuss current trends and provide helpful insights. They also encourage networking with peers to build connections that may grow your business down the road.

Pentaflex is committed to helping companies in the automotive sector stay competitive in the changing supply landscape. Be sure to look for us at the next PMA event, or reach out directly for more information.