A comprehensive list of manufacturing associations.

The Aluminum Association Inc.
The Aluminum Association, Inc. is the trade association for producers of primary aluminum, recyclers and semi-fabricated aluminum products, as well as suppliers to the industry. Member companies operate about 200 plants in the U.S. and many conduct business worldwide.

American Chemistry Council
The American Chemistry Council (ACC) represents a diverse set of companies engaged in the business of chemistry.  

American Composites Manufacturers Association
Trade group ACMA provides a forum for members of the composites industry to come together to develop shared market opportunities and deal with common challenges.

American Foundry Society
The mission of the American Foundry Society is to advance the success of its members and the metalcasting industry through advocacy, education, and innovation.  

American Iron and Steel Institute
AISI is comprised of 31 member companies including integrated and electric furnace steelmakers, and 118 associate and affiliate members who are suppliers to or customers of the steel industry. AISI's member companies represent approximately 75 percent of both U.S. and North American steel capacity.

American National Standards Institute (ANSI)
ANSI is a private, non-profit organization that administers and coordinates the U.S. voluntary standardization and conformity assessment system.

The American Society for Quality
The American Society for Quality was founded in 1946. The 104,000-member professional association creates better workplaces and communities worldwide by advancing learning, quality improvement, and knowledge exchange to improve business results.

Association for Corporate Growth
Founded in 1954, the Association for Corporate Growth is a global association for professionals involved in corporate growth, corporate development, and mergers and acquisitions. ACG has more than 8,500 members from corporations, private equity, finance, and professional service firms representing Fortune 500, Fortune 1000, FTSE 100, and mid-market companies in 46 chapters in North America and Europe.

Association of Equipment Manufacturers
 AEM is a trade association that provides services on a global basis for companies that manufacture equipment, products and services used worldwide in the following industries: agriculture, construction, forestry, mining and utility.

The Association for Manufacturing Excellence
AME is the premier not-for-profit organization dedicated to the journey of continuous improvement and enterprise excellence. Through engaging workshops, seminars and plant tours, and industry-leading conferences, AME members are continually discovering and implementing new continuous improvement strategies and best practices. AME offers its members a multitude of valuable resources to help them stay abreast of current industry developments, and improve the skills, competitiveness and overall success of their organizations. For more information, visit or email [email protected]

The Association for Manufacturing Technology
The Association for Manufacturing Technology represents and promotes U.S.-based manufacturing technology and its members--those who design, build, sell and service the continuously evolving technology at the heart of manufacturing.

Association for Supply Chain Management (ASCM), formerly APICS The Association for Operations Management
APICS The Association for Operations Management is the global leader and premier source of the body of knowledge in operations management, including production, inventory, supply chain, materials management, purchasing, and logistics. Since 1957, individuals and companies have relied on APICS for its superior training, internationally recognized certifications, comprehensive resources, and worldwide network of accomplished industry professionals.

Association of Women in the Metal Industries
Founded in 1981 to promote and develop the growth of women in the metal industries, the programs and activities of AWMI are structured to enhance members' skills and experience, address challenges confronting the industry, increase numbers in metal and promote career growth to the next level. Members include steel mills, service centers and manufacturers and membership is open to both women and men who are seeking to develop all aspects of their professional development and career advancement.

Biotechnology Industry Association
BIO represents more than 1,000 biotechnology companies, academic institutions, state biotechnology centers and related organizations in all 50 U.S. states and 33 other nations. BIO members are involved in the research and development of health-care, agricultural, industrial and environmental biotechnology products.

BMP Center of Excellence
The BMP Center of Excellence (BMPCOE), established in 1993 to expand the BMP Program, is a partnership among BMP, the Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) and the University of Maryland at College Park’s Maryland Technology Enterprise Institute.

Can Manufacturers Institute
The Can Manufacturers Institute is the trade association of the metal and composite can manufacturing industry and its suppliers in the United States. The association's members account for over 81% of annual domestic production of 133 billion cans. CMI's mission is to foster the prosperity of the industry and bring value to its members in a cost-effective way.

CAPS: Center for Strategic Supply Research
CAPS is a non-profit, independent research organization co-sponsored by the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University and the Institute for Supply Management. CAPS contributes leading-edge research globally to support continuous change and breakthrough performance improvement in strategic sourcing and supply.

Consumer Brands Association
The Consumer Brands Association represents more than 1,700 brands from household and personal care to food and beverage products. 

Diverse Manufacturing Supply Chain Alliance
The Diverse Manufacturing Supply Chain Alliance (DMSCA) is a Washington, D.C. area based nonprofit organization formed to provide direct development support to select mature and maturing manufacturing suppliers towards their achievement of operational excellence, sustained engagement and business development, and continuous improvement in industry group segmented digitized supply chains.

Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, International
The Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, International (FMA) is a professional organization with more than 2,300 individual and company members working together to improve the metal forming and fabricating industry.

International Organization for Standardization
ISO is a network of national standards institutes that principally develops technical standards. The ISO 9000 family of standards, for example, is primarily concerned with quality management.

Manufacturers Alliance/MAPI
The Manufacturers Alliance/MAPI is an executive development and business research organization. Membership includes the full range of manufacturing and related service industries. Additionally representatives from other industries including transportation, telecom services, software and IT services, and gas and electric utilities have joined.

Manufacturing Extension Partnership
Manufacturing Extension Partnership is a nationwide network of not-for-profit centers in nearly 350 locations nationwide serving small and medium sized manufacturers. The centers, serving all 50 States and Puerto Rico, are linked together through the Department of Commerce's National Institute of Standards and Technology. Centers are funded by federal, state, local and private resources to serve manufacturers.

MESA International
MESA (Manufacturing Enterprise Solutions Association) International is a global community of manufacturers, producers, industry leaders and solution providers who are focused on improving operations management capabilities through the effective application of technology solutions and best practices.

Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association
MEMA has exclusively represented and served manufacturers of motor vehicle components and systems for the original equipment and aftermarket segments of the light vehicle and heavy-duty industries.  

National Association of Manufacturers
The National Association of Manufacturers represents small and large manufacturers in every industrial sector and in all 50 states. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., the NAM has 10 additional offices across the country.

National Council for Advanced Manufacturing
A non-profit education, research and services organization with 1500 corporations, 20 national trade associations and 350 non-profit organizations, committed to enhancing the productivity and competitiveness of U.S.-based manufacturing.

National Electrical Manufacturers Association
NEMA is a trade association for the electrical manufacturing industry. Founded in 1926, its member companies manufacture products used in the generation, transmission and distribution, control, and end-use of electricity.

National Marine Manufacturers Association
The National Marine Manufacturers Association) is dedicated to advocating for and promoting the strength of marine manufacturing, the sales and service networks of its members, and the boating lifestyle.

Original Equipment Suppliers Association (OESA)
Membership group within the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association. 

Precision Machined Products Association
The PMPA is an international trade association representing the interests of the precision machined products industry. While PMPA consists mainly of North America based manufacturers, its members also operate facilities in various industrial markets around the globe. 

Precision Metalforming Association
Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) is the full-service trade association representing the $137-billion metalforming industry of North America.

SME, a not-for-profit organization, is dedicated to inspiring, preparing and supporting the advancement of manufacturing.  SME has been validating and sharing manufacturing knowledge for more than 80 years through membership, events, training & development, publishing and the SME Education Foundation.

Society of Manufacturing Engineers (see SME)

Valve Manufacturers Association
 The Valve Manufacturers Association of America represents the interests of nearly 100 North American manufacturers of valves and actuators.

U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association
The U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association is the national trade association for tire manufacturers that produce tires in the U.S. 

Women in 3D Printing
Women in 3D Printing is increasing the visibility of female leaders in the additive manufacturing industry and encouraging more new-comers to use 3D Printing technologies.

Women In Automotive
Women In Automotive (WIA) is an organization dedicated to the advancement and advocacy of women in the automotive industry. 

Women in Manufacturing
Women in Manufacturing (WiM) is a national association dedicated to supporting, promoting and inspiring women who are pursuing or have chosen a career in the manufacturing industry.