The Chicago chapter was named the Chapter of the Year at the 2011 Annual Convention of the American Mold Builders Assn. (AMBA) in Las Vegas. Chicago was the birthplace of the AMBA, and the Chicago chapter was the first chapter after the organization’s founding. Currently, the Chicago chapter has 38 member companies. The Chicago chapter received a check from Progressive Components for $5000 to use in its efforts to promote mold making and the mold manufacturing industry in its area.
The Chicago chapter received the award for its tireless efforts to promote the trade and encourage young people to enter the industry. “We understand the workforce is getting older and we need young people to enter the trade if we are to keep this industry strong for the next generations,” said Wayne Sikorcin, owner of Craftsman Tool & Mold Inc. and president of the Chicago chapter....