Belt Line

The Belt Line is the official publication of NIBA-The Belting Association. The newsletter is issued quarterly with an additional special issue on the Annual Convention in August. Issues contain news about NIBA, the belting industry, technical articles, and member information on topics including equipment for sale, personnel, facilities and products.

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Tech Notes

These Tech Notes have been collected from various sources which relate to the proper fabrication and operation of conveyor belting, recognizing that following production of the belt, independent fabricators/distributors must customize the product for customer use in a variety of applications and utilize a variety of operating equipment.

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Technical Articles

A collection of technical articles that have been published in issues of the NIBA Belt Line since 2000 are available here.

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NIBA Training Material

Includes DVDs, CDs, Print Publications, Membership Directories and Member Plaques.

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Historical NIBA Training Videos

Training videos published by NIBA prior to 2001 are available for free on YouTube. We make the videos available because much of the information is still relevant to the industry today.

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Video Library

A number of videos are available on the benefits of NIBA membership as well as programs and services available. Historical training videos produced by NIBA are also available on YouTube.

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NIBA Webinar with Dr. Chad Moutray, Chief Economist at National Association of Manufacturers (NAM)

Dr. Chad Moutray spoke with the NIBA membership on Wed, March 28, 2018 to discuss 'Manufacturing in 2018: The U.S. & Global Economic Outlook.' Dr. Moutray is chief economist for the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), where he serves as the NAM’s economic forecaster and spokesperson on economic issues. He frequently comments on current economic conditions for manufacturers through professional presentations and media interviews. He has appeared on Bloomberg, CNBC, C-SPAN, Fox Business and Fox News, among other news outlets. 

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NAM Economic Reports

Keeping current with industry trends and U.S. economic reports enables companies to make well informed business decisions and remain competitive in the market. The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) publishes weekly reports detailing manufacturing economic trends and breaking them down into more direct, usable information. Each Monday, NAM's Chief Economist Chad Moutray provides a thorough inspection and analysis of the current state of the manufacturing industry in the U.S. today.

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SBLC Reports

SBLC (Small Business Legislative Council)
Is an independent coalition of trade and professional associations that share a common concern for the future of small business.
The purpose of the SBLC is twofold: First, to consolidate the strength and maximize the influence of business on Federal legislative and regulatory policy issues of importance to the entire small business community. Second, disseminate information on the impact of public policy on small business.
NIBA is a member of SBLC, which means your company being a member of NIBA is entitled to receive all communications and fact finding results that SBLC releases.
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Industrial Distribution Magazine

Stay abreast of current news and ongoing trends by reading "the complete daily resource for distribution professionals": Industrial Distribution magazine. Top news stories are published daily that cover ongoings in the Industrial Distribution World. You can also sign-up to receive free daily e-mails direct to your inbox from their home page.

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P.A.S.S. Program

Save money on products and services with exclusive members-only discounts. NIBA's Products and Service Savings (P.A.S.S.) Program offers members exclusive discounts on select products and services.

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Gear Up with NIBA's Lands' End Business Store. Show your NIBA pride with our official NIBA gear! Our partnership with Lands' End offers you the opportunity to order classic, quality apparel and merchandise showcasing the NIBA brand. Lands' End will embroider the NIBA logo on any item n the store, with a logo application fee of $5.95 per item.

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Proud Member Logo

Show your NIBA Pride and add our "Proud Member of NIBA - The Belting Association" logo to your company website. Be sure to link the logo back to to promote our association and help our membership grow!

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