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Getting Ready for Normal

Randy Stott,
Publisher & Editor-in-Chief

In May, Gov. Mike Parson of Missouri sat down and recorded a video on behalf of AGMA’s upcoming Motion+Power Technology Expo. He wanted to personally invite as many people as possible to come to the show, recognizing its importance as one of the first and most significant manufacturing shows being held in person this year. You can watch Governor Parson’s full video here:

“Manufacturing is extremely important to Missouri,” Parson says, “We are pleased to welcome those in the gear, electric and fluid power industries to come to do business in our innovative and technology-advanced state.”

MPT Expo takes place Sept. 14-16 in St. Louis, and it will feature exhibitors from the entire supply chain for the power transmission industry. So if you’re looking for a new supplier of gears, gear drives or other mechanical, electrical or fluid power transmission components, you’ll find many of our industry’s leading suppliers there. And if you are a manufacturer of those components, you’ll find the full range of machine tools, cutting tools, inspection equipment, materials and services needed to make gears and gear drives – not to mention the fact that the show is co-located with ASM’s Heat Treat 2021, where you’ll find everything you need for heat treating.

More than 130 exhibitors have signed up to participate in the show, and more are expected as companies loosen restrictions on travel over the summer. You can see the full list at

It’s extremely rare in the industrial trade show world for such a high-profile individual to take an active role in promoting a single event. That’s how important MPT Expo is.

“We are ready to welcome you,” Parson says. “Exhibitors and attendees will be able to safely meet face to face at an event that moves the power transmission industry forward.”

Like Governor Parson, we at Power Transmission Engineering are also looking forward to MPT Expo. It’s been a long time since we’ve gotten to see many of our advertisers and subscribers in person, and the AGMA Media team is ready to help our industry return to some semblance of normalcy. In fact, we’re thrilled to be able to go to St. Louis and report on the latest developments, trends and technologies in our industry.

We’ll have pre-show coverage of MPT Expo beginning next issue, and we’ll continue that coverage in our September show issue. While we’re in St. Louis, our editors will be interviewing as many experts as possible, and the results of those conversations will appear as articles in print, online and even in video segments for the Revolutions series on Power Transmission Engineering TV.

Registration for MPT Expo is now open. In fact, our team would like to offer you the opportunity to join us as our guest. We understand there are unique factors to consider this year, including health and safety protocols during live events, travel budget restrictions and more. The last thing you need to worry about is paying another entry fee.

That is why we’re happy to offer this discount code for a free Expo Only pass (available until the end of June): MPTFREE.

I hope you’ll join us in St. Louis. We’re really looking forward to seeing you all again.

The article "Getting Ready for Normal" appeared in the June 2021 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

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