Membership in the Spring Manufacturers
Institute can help you...
To meet today's challenges with the competitive advantages SMI can bring you.
To key relationships with others in your industry.
Through SMI's educational programs.
Your problems with SMI's technical resources.
Who we are. The Spring Manufacturers Institute (SMI) serves North American companies that manufacture springs, and their associate suppliers. Since 1933, the members of SMI have worked together to meet the key issues of the industry worldwide, including quality, design, materials, technology and government regulations.
As the spring industry continues to mature, it faces challenges from many sources. As each and every springmaker improves, the strength and vitality of the industry also improve. Like a chain, an industry is only as strong as its weakest link.
Today's challenges require a proactive response.
Strengthen your company by joining SMI today.
. . . Serving, supporting and educating North American precision spring manufacturers in their pursuit of competitiveness in world markets.
Springmakers Exchange access -- A free member service, the Springmakers Exchange is available only through the Members Only section of www.smihq.org. The Exchange is the place to buy or sell used equipment, excess inventory, and other products and services for the spring industry.
Network with fellow professionals -- Attend SMI's conventions and conferences, meet, learn, share problems and successes, form key relationships to enhance your business.
Free Encyclopedia of Spring Design
-- When you join, we'll send you a free gift copy of the four-volume Encyclopedia of Spring Design, a $48 value.
We'll also send you a Gift certificate for $250 -- good toward any regional or spring design seminar registration fee, convention program or safety audit. It's our way of saying, "Welcome to SMI!"
Essential technical resources for springmakers --
- Springof Spring Design
- Basic and Intermediate
-Spring service Mechanical Springs by A.M. Wahl and more...all at discounted member prices.
Industry Data that's not available anywhere else --
Only members are invited to participate in confidential industry surveys of quarterly key business trends, safety, wages, salaries, benefits and quality. Results are free to participants.
The SMI Membership Directory and Reference Guide -- Available online through the SMI Members Members Only area of this Web site, the searchable directory lists extended member contact and personnel information that is not available to the public.
Save up to 50% -- on references, software, training materials and publications in the SMI Library
Power to shape the industry -- Through direct involvement, you help determine what and how education, publications, software, meetings and services are delivered to you, your company and your industry.
Save $250 on each Safety Audit and $150 on each Spring Design Seminar -- Get great discounts on other SMI workshops, seminars and meetings too.
Staff of professionals -- to serve you in the areas of regulations compliance, technical support, industry data, springmaking, communications and education. Also at your service, SMI's team of executive officers and directors is the catalyst behind vital industry programs that promote member interests.
Free subscriptions -- As a member, you'll receive complementary subscriptions to the quarterly "Be Aware" safety bulletin as well as the "Coiler's Gazette" newsletter.
Become an SMI Member
You are eligible to become a Regular Member of SMI if you are a North American company or North American branch of an international company that manufactures precision mechanical springs for general sale. Dues are based on total number of employees.
You are eligible to become an Internal Producer Member if you are a North American company or North American branch of an international company that produces springs primarily for related companies. Dues are $2,860. tion
You are eligible to become an Associate Member of SMI if your company supplies products or services to North American manufacturers of precision mechanical springs. Dues are based on sales volume. Associate Member Application
To apply for SMI membership, please contact Lynne Carr, Executive Director
Spring Manufacturers Institute
2001 Midwest Road, Suite 106
Oak Brook, IL 60523-1335
Phone: (630) 495-8588 • Fax: (630) 495-8595