Associate Members
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Associate Membership: 

ABMA understands the value of engaging relationships throughout the supply chain. The association has created an associate membership category to engage suppliers to the bearing industry to expand and enhance this relationship. Our associate members are made up of companies that supply materials and services to the bearing industry including forging, rolled rings, and lubrication products, along with services such as software and consulting. 


Membership Benefits:

  • Access and networking opportunities with senior executives, chief engineers and purchasing managers in the bearing industry. By joining ABMA, you will connect with top executives from across the country, establishing a strong and profitable distribution network.

  • Opportunity to participate and assist in the future of the bearing industry. Each associate member company serves on the Associate Council. This group meets twice a year in person and has an open dialogue throughout the year on a variety of topics. They are also responsible for a portion of the program during the Fall Meeting where they may present on a topic of their choosing. In addition, a representative from the Council participates on the ABMA Board of Directors.

  • Industry exposure for your company. All new Associate Members are provided the opportunity to present their company to our membership during a general session at our Fall Meeting as well as exhibit their company and products throughout the duration of the meeting.

  • Access to information. Associate members receive critical association and industry news through our monthly newsletter, periodic press releases, and our weekly Industry News Brief.


  • Opportunity to host an event for ABMA bearing manufacturers. ABMA also has a program in place where our manufacturer members visit and tour a supplier company’s plant. This program also includes member company presentations and the sharing of best practices – a fantastic opportunity for any supplier. Please click here to view past supplier events.


  • Sponsorship and advertising opportunities. ABMA also provides several opportunities to promote your company. We offer discounted advertising rates on our weekly News Brief that is sent out to not only our members, but the entire bearing industry supply chain. We also provide many sponsorship opportunities to increase your company’s exposure during our joint ABMA & AGMA Annual Meeting and Fall Meeting.

    What do associate members say are the key reasons for their ABMA membership? 

    • Access and Networking opportunities with key decision makers in the bearing industry.
    • Visibility to a targeted audience of potential clients and partners to share products and services.
    • Ability to contribute and influence the strategic direction of the association and the future of the industry.
    • Exclusive and timely access to market trends for production, imports, and exports that influence critical business decisions.
    • Eligibility to attend ABMA's member meetings, including the Annual and Fall meetings.
    • Understand industry trends to be better partners and to better serve the industry. 
    • Access to a variety of best practices from manufacturing companies. 
    • Visibility to an audience of potential clients, employees, and partners in ABMA publications as well and on the ABMA Web site.  
    • Discounted Access to bearing education not found any where else.

    Member Commitment & Fees:

    In addition to the payment of dues, members should be prepared to devote sufficient time and travel expenses to participate in meetings. As in any association, those members who are active contribute most to the association's success and also are the ones who benefit most from membership.

    Associate membership dues are $3,000 per calendar year.


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