Highlighted below are benefits and resources exclusively available to LPA members:
Click here for a sample issue of the LPA's monthly newsletter, the LPA Reporter. The Reporter contains useful information on making the most of your LPA membership, upcoming industry and association events, happenings across the industry, and the opportunity for members to share exciting news from within their companies.
Exclusive Market Data
LPA Member Business Climate Survey – The primary objective of this report is to gauge the current business climate and understand the key trends that impact the market for laboratory products. Based on a 10-question survey, 59 LPA companies participated, which is almost 50% of the membership.
Laboratory Products End-User Survey – This survey, based on responses of 256 end-users in the lab, focuses on changes in demographics, budgets, purchasing preferences, and service and support.
Annual Forecast & Analysis of the Lab Products Market
Click here for information from the 2014 Frost & Sullivan market research report - the full 2018 report is exclusively available to members, as well as presented at our annual or spring meeting along with future trends information.
LPA Career Center and Job Board
This service is here to assist members in making online employment connections in the laboratory products industry, both those seeking engaging employment and employers seeking qualified candidates. The LPA Career Center can be a great venue for promoting your company. Along with each job posting, you can include information about your company, your corporate logo, a Google Map to your location and a link to your web site. When you post your jobs on the LPA Career Center, your jobs will also be seen on aggregate job boards such as simplyhired.com, indeed.com and googlebase.com – extra exposure at no additional cost which helps to draw job seekers. The LPA is also part of a larger network - Engineering & Science Career Network (ESCN) - find out more by going to http://www.escnnetwork.org.
Government & Regulatory Affairs Advocacy
The LPA expanded its reach into the legislative and regulatory affairs area in an effort to make the voices of its members heard on crucial issues. Check www.lpanet.org/gov frequently for more details and full updates from Capitol Hill. The LPA Capitol Hill Day, held in February, also offers members an opportunity to meet with their representatives and establish a rapport.
Networking and in-person education
With multiple in-person educational events each year, such as the annual LPA Annual Meeting, LPA Spring Meeting, and having a strong presence at other industry shows like Pittcon, ACHEMA, and analytica, the LPA has you covered.
You know how your company's numbers looked this month. How do they compare to the rest of the industry? Member companies who participate in a short monthly sales survey get exclusive access to industry comparison reports. Want to participate? Contact Clark Mulligan, President of the LPA.
Partnerships with other associations
The LPA has joined the National Association of Manufacturer's (NAM) Council of Manufacturing Associations (CMA). The CMA is made up of nearly 260 manufacturing trade associations that work together on behalf of manufacturing in the United States. Resources include the Monday Economic Report which is a snapshot of how manufacturing is doing based on key economic indicators, as well as Global Surveys. You must log in to view the reports and surveys at www.lpanet.org/NAM.
LPA Reporter archives
LPA's monthly member newsletter is full of association happenings, industry news, and company updates! Have something to share about your company in an upcoming LPA Reporter? Email us!
Professional growth opportunities
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