Global Shop Solutions has one mission: to make our customers successful. To achieve this goal, Global Shop provides its customers with interfaces to premier software applications chosen for their strong technologies and leadership in their fields. Global Shop's affiliations with respected industry associations and publications further empowers our customers with the latest information in their respective disciplines.
These companies, associations, and publications have met our requirements for partnership. The list contains links to their websites.
The Society of Manufacturing Engineers
(SME), headquartered in Dearborn, Mich., is the world's leading professional society serving the manufacturing industries. Through its publications, expositions, professional development resources and member programs, SME influences more than 500,000 manufacturing executives, managers and engineers. Founded in 1932, SME has some 60,000 members in 70 countries and supports a network of hundreds of chapters worldwide.
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The National Tooling & Machining Association
(NTMA) represents over 2,500 precision custom manufacturers in the United States. The NTMA is the center for up-to-the-minute information about the tooling and machining industry and all its components. The focus is on building and sustaining an active, vital tooling and machining industry in North America. In addition to acting as members' liaison to the Federal government, the NTMA helps members to incorporate the latest technology and stay informed of competition and business trends.
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The Precision Metalforming Association
(PMA) is the full-service trade association representing the $41-billion metalforming industry of North America - the industry that creates precision metal products using stamping, fabricating and other value-added processes. Its nearly 1,200 member companies include metal stampers, fabricators, spinners, slide formers and roll formers as well as suppliers of equipment, materials and services to the industry. Members are located in 30 countries, with the majority found in North America in 41 states of the United States as well as Canada and Mexico.
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The National Association of Manufacturers
(NAM) is the nation’s largest industrial trade association representing small and large manufacturers in every industrial sector and in all 50 states. The NAM represents 11,000 manufacturing companies and nearly 12 million workers. As the voice for all manufacturing in the United States, the NAM informs legislators, the Administration, the media, policy influencers and the public about manufacturing’s vital leadership in innovation, job opportunity, technological progress and economic security.
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Founded in 1902, the Association for Manufacturing Technology (AMT)
represents and promotes the interests of American providers of manufacturing machinery and equipment. Its goal is to promote technological advancements and improvements in the design, manufacture and sale of members' products in those markets and act as an industry advocate on trade matters to governments and trade organizations throughout the world.
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Members of the Association for Retail Environments
, formerly NASFM, are retail environments professionals and proven industry leaders-companies that are well known for excellent craftsmanship, topflight service, and cutting-edge innovation. Member companies offer a full range of products and services for retail environments, and include store fixture suppliers, retail design firms, suppliers of visual merchandising products, and suppliers of materials and equipment for the retail environments industry. Member capabilities include importing, exporting, consolidating, installing, project management, engineering, design, and more.
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Modern Machine Shop
(MMS) serves the information needs of the entire metalworking market. MMS editorial reaches 106,647 qualified subscribers in 60,453 large to small plants. Readers seek "how to " advice to manage change, and create competitive advantages.
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The Tooling & Manufacturing Association
(TMA) was founded in 1925. Through the years, members established programs and services that would help their businesses grow and prosper, train their employees and provide medical benefits. As a result of these efforts, TMA has grown into a 1,600+ member not-for-profit organization of precision metalworking, plastic molding, and supplier companies.
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The Educational Society for Resource Management
(APICS) is a not-for-profit international educational organization respected throughout the world for its education and professional certification programs. With nearly 70,000 individual and corporate members in 20,000 companies worldwide, APICS is dedicated to using education to improve the business bottom line.
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The Precision Machined Products Association
(PMPA) has been directly linked to the industry since its inception in 1933, as the NSMPA - National Screw Machine Products Association. Created by a group of screw machine shop owners seeking to improve the standing of their industry, their mission remains alive and well today. Today PMPA is looking ahead to the future, with programs and services designed to meet the technical and management challenges of the 21st century. The association has in place an educational foundation devoted to recruiting, training and maintaining a skilled workforce for the precision machined products industry.
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The Boston Tooling & Machining Association
(BTMA) is the Boston chapter of the National Tooling & Machining Association. The primary purpose is to promote the precision custom manufacturing industry in the region and to provide members with the services and information that will assist them in the successful operation of their businesses.
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Cygnus Business Media's
Industrial & Manufacturing Equipment and Supplies Market reaches over 320,000 industrial and manufacturing professionals through the company's five leading publications.
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is the developer of BarTender, the leading true Windows barcode label software program. This professional label design and bar code software tool has powerful features for compliance labels and integration with Global Shop One-System ERPTM
. It even supports RFID tags. Yet BarTender is so easy, it gets beginners designing in minutes.
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