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Networking Matters at RIA – Join Today

POSTED 05/18/2007

 | By: Brian Huse, Director, Marketing & Public Relations, Robotic Industries Association

Meet RIA
To ensure the entire industry stays connected RIA has corporate membership that is open to more than just suppliers, an arrangement not often found in a trade group. Founded in 1974, RIA is the only North American trade group dedicated solely to robotics automation. Today, membership keeps growing and includes suppliers, integrators, consultants, researchers and end users. 

Networking is a key benefit for members, and the Association is the voice of the industry. It addresses special concerns at top levels of industry and government. RIA represents an elite group of decision makers in leading companies of all sizes from a wide range of industries, and is guided by a Board of Directors organized to represent every type of member. Read on for more details about membership, or call Brian Huse at 734/994-6088 ([email protected]).

RIA Mission Statement
The Robotic Industries Association is dedicated to improving the competitiveness of the North American manufacturing and service sectors through promotion and enhancement of robotics and related automation industries.

Save Money with RIA
RIA is a 501(c)(6) not-for-profit organization that combines the strength of its corporate members to create value far in excess of dues. Members are in charge, and this keeps efforts focused on growing the industry, preparing users for success, and developing free and low-cost benefits that reward members.

Robotics Online – The Industry’s Number-One Web Portal
More than 160,000 visitors come to Robotics Online each month where RIA Members are highlighted in articles, news, case studies and technical papers. The Robotics Online Buyer’s Guide has a Supplier Finder, Integrator Finder, Product Finder and Consultant Finder, and easily facilitates bid requests. Robotics Online also is your source for ‘‘Ask the Experts,’‘ and has an interactive Career Center rich with job postings and candidates. .

Supplier Membership
Designed for suppliers of robots and peripherals, the emphasis of this membership is to help a company increase business. RIA benefits include free ads, free tabletops, free listings in printed and online directories, free sales leads, free statistics, discounts on booth space, member rates on books and special advertising opportunities. We also offer the industry’s leading jobs board.

System Integrator Membership
Let RIA help you find customers and partners for your systems integration business. RIA promotes you to local and national prospects with members-only listings in the Robotics Online ‘‘Integrator Finder;’‘ in the printed ‘‘User’s Guide to Systems Integrators;’‘ a company spotlight in RIA’s electronic newsletter; free ads, tabletops and more. Be sure to attend high level networking functions like the annual Robotics Industry Forum, the ‘‘Who’s Who’‘ event of the industry and a great place to make new business contacts.

User Membership
RIA provides time-saving resources including training and workshops, news and information, high-level networking, a targeted jobs board, special discounts on books and services, plus a host of free benefits. Ask about RIA in-house safety training and other on-site programs! As with all RIA membership categories, everyone at your company is entitled to these benefits.

Researcher Membership
Universities and technical institutions conducting robotics research are eligible to apply for equipment grants from the Robotics Research Equipment Award sponsored by RIA. The Association provides a direct pipeline to suppliers and resources through RIA’s world-renowned Web site, Robotics Online and in special publications. Deep discounts to RIA events are available.

Consultant Membership
Be seen in the Robotics Online newsletter with a special spotlight on your company. Connect with industry leaders at the annual Robotics Industry Forum. Join the panel of experts in ‘‘Ask the Experts’‘ at Robotics Online to gain even more exposure and influence. Savings and marketing opportunities abound.

Join Today!
There are many dues options to make RIA membership affordable for companies of all sizes. Learn more by visiting RIA Membership, or contact Brian Huse (734/994-6088) and become a member of this dynamic and growing Association.