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PIMA's top 10 reasons to be a member.

Leadership Training: Your PIMA membership offers you opportunities to enhance and improve your leadership skills in many different ways. PIMA's mission is to deliver value by creating forums that address current issues and develop management and leadership skills in a way that is both customer focused and driven.

Benchmarking: Top decision makers in the industry are PIMA members. You have the opportunity to work together with them to set standards in the industry.

Conferences: Your membership gives you lower rates at the PIMA 2004 Joint Leadership Conference June 27-30, where quality programming, benchmarking, and networking is available, in addition to division conferences across the nation.

Divisions: Your PIMA membership lets you take advantage of quality programming and networking close to home. Divisions are a great way to learn and network with other influential industry members locally.

PIMA Membership Directory and Online Buyers Guide: Only PIMA members have access to the searchable, continuously updated membership directory on The Buyers Guide is an indispensable reference tool on prospective suppliers, searchable by product and company name. Coming soon! The newly enhanced 2004 PIMA Buyers Guide will be available in print.

Up-to-date Industry Information: Improve your industry knowledge and leadership skills with:

a. Free subscription to Solutions! For People, Processes and Paper magazine.

b. PIMA Post, a quarterly newsletter with current industry and association information.

Specialist Groups: Your PIMA membership lets you become involved in areas more specific to your industry segment's needs.

Recognition: PIMA offers opportunities for awards at both the national and divisional levels. Many awards are only open to PIMA members. The PIMA Web site is a source for up-to date information on industry and association news. It is easily navigated and supports industry related links.

Discounts: The discounts you receive as a PIMA member can actually surpass the cost of your membership dues!

* PIMA Online Training

* PIMA Conferences

* Forest Web NewsBeat: Individual subscription

* TAPPI member rate at TAPPI sponsored events

* NEW--American Management Association (AMA) associate member discounts


sponsored by: CPBIS

Date Topic Title

Feb 11 Project Management Implementation & performance--
 How to get people and project results
Feb 25 Finance Understanding the complete picture of
 operating costs
Mar 10 Finance Achieving rapid & significant mill cost
Mar 24 Finance Monitoring and maintaining cost reductions
Apr 07 Manufacturing Fundamentals of PM to assess paper machine
 Reliability conditions (Part 1)
Apr 21 Manufacturing Fundamentals of PM to assess paper machine
 Reliability conditions (Part 2)
May 05 Manufacturing How to do a root cause analysis fast and
 Reliability accurately using software
May 19 Manufacturing How reliability improves safety in the
 Reliability workplace

JOIN OR RENEW ONLINE: Visit for more details on any of these great member benefits. For any inquiries, call PIMA Member Services at 847/375-6860.
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Date:Feb 1, 2004
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