The American Boiler Manufacturers Association

where we are talking directly to the end users of our products –on boiler installation, mainte- nance, and operations, as well as issues within Washington that are going to impact boiler end users and manufacturers. In addition, we recently produced a publication on the Dos and Don’ts of boiler installation.The podcast can be downloaded from anymajor podcast platform. We also recently launched Boiler Weekly, a newsfeed and e-newslet- ter for the boiler industry and an online searchable directory of member programs and services. “And then there is the workforce area,”Lynch continues.“All manufacturing has a shortage of workers and we’re no different. We have made a conscious decision to seek out opportunities to problem solve for our industry. Our companies continue to struggle with workforce challenges and ABMA wants to be a solutions provider. As THE AMERICAN BOILER MANUFACTURERS ASSOCIATION an example, we recently hosted a Career Day at Tulsa Tech in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, where we brought together 10 local members to engage with students and the faculty and promote the career opportunities in the boiler industry. We also established a welding scholarship with Lone Star College in Houston,Texas and the American Welding Society. So, every year, a student in their welding programwill receive a scholarship from ABMA and the AmericanWelding Society to help support them in their welding career,while also raising the profile of the boiler industry in the Hous- ton area through this program.” “So, the ABMA is an organization that is focused on advancing the boiler industry and solving prob- lems for the industry,”Lynch says, in conclusion. “Beyond the programs and services, our members have the opportunity to lead our industry to greater heights, be thought leaders, and continue to ad- vance our industry in the areas like workforce devel- opment. In addition,we’re focused on being more than just a membership association; we’re raising the profile of our industry and educating end users. We’re confident this enhanced awareness will lead to greater impact and engagement for ABMA and its members.”