The Canadian Association of Mold Makers and Canada's Automotive Parts Manufacturers' Association have entered into a collaborative working relationship effective Jan. 1.
The trade organizations, which share many business interests, will each operate independently while sharing in industry initiatives like events and trade missions, a news release indicates.
“Many of the issues mold makers and the parts makers deal with — the cost of power, labor issues, skill shortages, environmental concerns — they are all very common concerns,” APMA President Steve Rodgers told Plastics News in June. “And so consequently if we can have a bigger voice by virtue of having more members overall, that is definitely an advantage going forward.”
As part of the new relationship, members in each association will also have access to membership benefits in the other association.
Headquartered in Windsor, Ontario, CAMM comprises mold makers, designers, manufacturers and suppliers and services companies across Canada. Toronto's APMA represents producers of parts, equipment, tools, supplies and services for the automotive industry.