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Industry & Professional Organizations
National Association of Purchasing Management [www.napm.org]
Founded in 1915, NAPM is a communication link with more than 40,000 purchasing and supply management professionals. NAPM provides a wide range of educational products and programs.
Industrial Distribution Association [www.ida-assoc.org]
The Industrial Distribution Association is the world's largest trade association of distributors to industry, representing more than 1800 locations in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Europe and Asia. Formed in 1988, I.D.A.'s activities focus on all areas critical to managing distributorship.
Association of Facilities Engineers [www.afe.org]
AFE is an organization devoted exclusively to facilities engineering professionals. There are over 9,000 members and 136 active chapters nationwide.
Society of Manufacturing Engineers [www.sme.org]
Headquartered in Dearborn, Michigan, SME is an international professional society founded in 1932. SME has more than 70,000 members in 70 countries and sponsors over 300 chapters. SME is dedicated to the education of engineering professionals.
National Tooling & Machining Association [www.ntma.org]
The National Tooling & Machining Association (NTMA) is the national representative of the precision custom manufacturing industry throughout the United States. Member companies design and manufacture special tools, dies, mold, and related machine parts.
American Society of Engineering & Education [www.asee.org]
ASEE plays a role in developing programs and policies that enable engineering education and allied branches of science and technology to meet challenges of global competition. ASEE provides a link among educational institutes, corporations and government agencies.
American Society of Heating Refrigeration and Air Conditioning [www.ashrae.org]
ASHRA is an international organization of 50,000 people and has several chapters throughout the world. The society is organized for the sole purpose of advancing the art and science of heating, refrigeration and air conditioning.
American Society of Mechanical Engineers [www.asme.org]
ASME, The American Society of Mechanical Engineers is an organization for promoting the art, science and practice of mechanical engineers throughout the world.
Association for Manufacturing Technology [www.mfgtech.org]
The Association of Manufacturing Technology has been dedicated to supporting and enhancing the activities of American manufacturers since its founding over 90 years ago.
The American Society of Testing Materials [www.astm.org]
Organized in 1898, ASTM has grown into one of the largest voluntary standards development systems in the world. The ASTM is a not-for-profit organization that provides a forum for those having general interest in writing the standards for materials, products, systems and services.
Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers [www.ieee.org]
The world's largest technical professional society. Founded in 1884, today's institute has more than 320,000 members whose goal is promoting the practice of electrical, electronics and computer engineering and computer science.
Materials Information Society [www.asm-intl.org]
ASM International is the society for materials engineers, a worldwide network dedicated to advancing industry, technology, and applications of metals and materials.
Mechanical Contractors Association of America [www.mcaa.org]
Through education and training programs by MCAA, over 1,300 contractors currently learn about the latest technological developments and business practices related to the field of mechanical contractors.
National Center for Manufacturing Sciences [www.ncms.org]
The National Center for Manufacturing Sciences is a not-for-profit research and development consortium of more than 220 North American corporations. Through NCMS, companies can team up on research projects that normally would be too costly and time consuming to do themselves.
National Electrical Manufacturers Association [www.nema.org]
The National Electrical Manufacturers Association has been contributing to the development of standards for the electrical manufacturing industry for more than 70 years.
National Electronics Manufacturing Initiative [www.nemi.org]
NEMI is a private-public partnership focused on leveraging existing resources for sustained growth of electronics manufacturing in the United States.
National Fluid Power Association [www.nfpa.com]
NFPA provides a forum for the fluid power industry. Member companies work together promoting fluid power technology and applications and educating the marketplace to its benefits. Manufacturers of hydraulic and pneumatic products and systems make up the association's regular membership.