Associations offer a wealth of information about manufacturing.
Typically, the membership of an Association is comprised of the
leading companies engaged in the specific manufacturing areas of
the Association’s realm of interest. The diversity of these
Associations gives you the opportunity to explore these different
areas of manufacture in greater depth.
Click on the name of any Association
listed to see their link in a new browser window.
The Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers, Inc. is a
trade association composed of 10 car and light truck manufacturers
with about 600,000 employees at more than 250 facilities in 35 states.
Alliance members account for more than 90% of U.S. vehicle sales.
Formed in 1999, the Alliance serves as a leading advocate group
for the automobile industry on a range of public policy issues.
Open to all car and light truck manufacturers, this industry association
is especially committed to improving the environment and motor vehicle
safety. Through the Alliance, members are able to convey this commitment
as well as the industry's accomplishment and its positions to the
public, government, media and other interested parties. www.autoalliance.org.
- The Association for Manufacturing Technology was founded in 1902
as the National Machine
Tool Builders' Association. In 1902, metal working machine tools
were about the only machines in manufacturing. Today, machine tools
share the stage with six electronically-driven technologies - design,
handling, assembly, inspection, testing and communications and control.
Thus, in 1988 AMT broadened its scope to serve the manufacuring
systems industry and made membership available to every U.S. company
that manufactures machinery, related equipment, products or software
used in the
process of manufacturing discrete durable goods. AMT promotes better
understanding of the industry among key publics, provides latest
information on technical developments and training methods, fosters
higher safety and technical standards, disseminates information
about world markets, among many
other educational and advocacy services to its members.
The Electronic Industries
Alliance (EIA) is a national trade organization that includes
the full spectrum of U.S. manufacturers, representing more than 80%
of the $430 billion electronics industry. The Alliance is a partnership
of electronic and high-tech associations and companies whose mission
is promoting the market development and competitiveness of the U.S.
high-tech industry through domestic and international policy efforts.
EIA, headquartered in Arlington, Va., comprises more than 2,500 member
companies whose products and services range from the smallest electronic
components to the most complex systems used by defense, space and
industry, including the full range of consumer electronic products.
The industry provides 1.8 million jobs for American workers.
INDUSTRY OF AMERICA (MHIA) is a trade association of
material handling & logistics providers. Members are material
logistics equipment, systems and software manufacturers; consultants;
systems integrators and simulators; third party logistics providers
publishers. MHIA sponsors trade events, to both showcase the products
services of its member companies and to provide material handling
educational opportunities. Increased productivity through better
handling and logistics-that is the mission of the MHIA.
the National Coalition for Advanced Manufacturing is an industry
led, non-profit education, research and services organization committed
to enhancing the productivity and competitiveness of U.S. based
manufacturing. Since its founding in 1989, NACFAM has built a unique,
public-private community of over 1500 corporations, 20 national
trade associations and 350 non-profits (federal labs, university
research centers, industrial research consortia, technical and community
colleges and manufacturing extension partnerships) that offer productivity-enhancing
services to manufacturing.
The National Association of Manufacturers is the nation’s
largest industrial trade association. The NAM represents 14,000
members (including 10,000 small and mid-sized companies) and 350
member associations serving manufacturers and employees in every
industrial sector and all 50 states. Headquartered in Washington,
D.C., the NAM has 10 additional offices across the country. It’s
research and education arm is The
NEMA is the leading trade association in the United
States representing the interests of electroindustry manufacturers.
Founded in 1926 and headquartered near Washington, D.C., its 400
member companies manufacture products used in the generation, transmission
and distribution, control, and end-use of electricity. Domestic
shipments of electrical products within the NEMA scope exceed $100
billion." The Industrial Automation Control Products and Systems
Section of NEMA is actively involved in national and international
development of automation and control standard. NEMA industrial
automation and control standards are available for complementary
downloading via the NEMA website.
The Pharmaceutical Research
and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) represents the country’s
leading research-based pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies,
which are devoted to inventing medicines that allow patients to live
longer, healthier, and more productive lives. The industry invested
more than $30 billion in 2001 in discovering and developing new medicines.
PhRMA companies are leading the way in the search for new cures.
The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) is the premier trade
association representing the U.S. microchip industry. SIA member companies
comprise 85 percent of U.S. semiconductor production and employ domestic
workforce of more than 270,000. The SIA provides a forum for domestic
semiconductor companies to work collectively to advance the competitiveness
of the $70 billion U.S. chip industry. SIA web address: www.sia-online.or
Note to executives of other
industry related Associations: if you wish to
have your Association linked with this site, please contact Ralph
Richardson at email@example.com,
or at The Automation Hall of
Fame, 1040 First Avenue, #393, New York, NY 10022.
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