The Hoist Manufacturers Institute, Inc. (HMI) is an independent trade association affiliated with the Material Handling Industry. HMI’s history starts in 1917 with the Electric Hoist Manufacture’s Association which was dissolved and replaced by the Hoist Manufacturer’s Association in 1956. During this time, hoist performance standards were created. In 1971, these performance standards were published under the Hoist Manufactures Institute name and were the source material for the current ASME Hoist Performance Standards. HMI is a voluntary association which was incorporated as the Hoist Manufacturers Institute, Inc. in 1968. Member companies are the leading suppliers of hoist equipment (hand chain hoists, lever hoists, trolleys, air chain hoists, air wire rope hoists, electric chain hoists and electric wire rope hoists) in North America and continue to be the source advocating hoist safety and performance.
To deliver exceptional value to members and industry associates by advocating safety, and providing education and market intelligence for the hoist industry.
HMI is recognized as the leading authority and the principal resource in the hoist industry.
What is the value of membership in the Hoist Manufacturers Institute (HMI)?
Participation in HMI can increase your business levels, increase your exposure in the marketplace, develop your employees, help your corporate decision-making, increase safe usage of your products, and position you as one of the leaders in the hoist industry.
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Julianna Jones, Virginia Tech
The HMI/MMA Honor Scholarship for the 2020/2021 academic term has been awarded to Julianna Jones, a rising senior at Virginia Tech. Julianna is pursuing an Industrial Engineering degree with a concentration in Manufacturing. She is active in several organizations at her school such as the Society of Women Engineers and the Student Government Association. Julianna has interned at The Walt Disney Company and GE Power in 2019. At Walt Disney she provided data analysis to optimize food and beverage operations and she conducted time studies to understand guest behaviors. At GE Power, Julianna implemented a warehouse management bin system to improve inventory accuracy by 30%, introduced lean manufacturing visual management and led and organized yearly physical inventory pre-count procedures. Her internship at GE Power is where she developed a passion for supply chain processes.
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