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Benefits of Membership

Why Become a Member of SMI?

Networking with fellow professionals

Attend SMI’s conventions, conferences, and trade events.  Meet, learn, share problems and successes, form key relationships to enhance your business.

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 & benefits, quality, etc.  Results are free to participants!

Power to shape the industry

Through direct involvement you help specify the educational and publications content, resources, meetings, and services delivered to your industry.




Our annual scholarship program for regular and associate members and their families is available to all full-time employees of SMI member companies. Members click here to apply.

Access to the Springmakers Exchange

This members only section of our website is the place to buy our sell excess equipment, inventory, and other products and services for the spring industry. Members may click here to visit online.

Access to a staff of professionals

Find professionals to assist you in areas such as regulations, compliance, technical support, and education.  Also at your service, SMI’s team of executive officers and directors is the catalyst behind vital industry programs to promote member interests. 

Discounted Products

As a member of SMI, companies receives products at a discount. Available products include Advanced Spring Design Software, Handbook of Spring Design, Encyclopedia of Spring Design and more!  Click here to browse our online store.


To apply for membership, please print and fill out the attached application that applies to your company (regular members - springmakers, or associate members - suppliers). Email to Lynne Carr at

Regular Member (springmaker) application

Associate Membership application


Spring Manufacturers Institute, Inc.

2001 Midwest Road, Suite 106. | Oak Brook, Illinois 60523-1335 USA | Phone (630) 495-8588