Announcing Your Link to a Great Resource

To: Key Contacts at All ABMA Member Companies

I am pleased to announce that you can now take advantage of another great resource through ABMA's affiliation with the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM). As a member of ABMA, you are eligible to purchase books, reference materials and related products from the NAM Publications Center - at deep NAM member discounts. What's more, some of the titles offered by the NAM's education arm, the Manufacturing Institute, are free to NAM members - and now you - through the Center!

NAM is making it easy, too. You can shop at your desk by using the ABMA's Web-site link to the NAMonline Bookstore, where you'll find special discounts and premium offers - in addition to member savings - every month, just for ordering online.

What does the Center offer?

  • An ever-growing inventory of great titles focused on issues important to manufacturers. The NAM Publications Center is interested only in the subjects that will help you and your manufacturing company. The NAM's partnership with John Wiley & Sons publishers, for instance, brings you business titles found on such sites as, but at member discounts.
  • From operations management to OSHA issues, from trade topics to training trends, from regulation updates to resources that will help improve your compensation packages, you will find excellent business reference materials that address most aspects of managing a manufacturing company.
  • Quick, quality customer service by shopping online or when dialing the center toll-free (1-800)-637-3005. Arrange faster shipping, check into quantity discounts, or sign up to receive the free monthly center Pubtips bulletin, beginning in February 2002, that will highlight bestsellers, new titles, great bargains and other Center news.
  • Little guesswork about the value of new NAM books. "The Inside Scoop" features NAMonline Bookstore reviews of its books by independent reviewer Robert Morris, an experienced business management consultant who reviews books for 35 Web sites, including, and American Association of Chambers of Commerce. More information about Mr. Morris is available online.

How do you get the discount?

The online order form contains a line where you can designate that you are an NAM affiliate association and provide your association's name (ABMA). It's that simple. Your NAM member discount will be applied when your order is processed.

ABMA working for you

Our affiliation with the National Association of Manufacturers continues to reap benefits for ABMA members, and NAM is excited to have arranged this great opportunity for you. Why not visit the NAMonline Bookstore today from the link at You can also call the center at 1-800-637-3005 to receive a list of NAM publications.

Sincerely yours,

David C. Parr
Executive Director