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NAM Announces “Best Manufacturing Associations to Work For” Awardees

Ten Associations to Be Honored at Council of Manufacturing Associations August Conference

Washington, D.C. – The National Association of Manufacturers’ (NAM) Council of Manufacturing Associations (CMA) has announced that 10 trade associations will be recognized with the “Best Manufacturing Associations to Work For” Awards. Winners will be honored at the CMA’s 2018 Summer Leadership Conference in Chicago, Illinois this August.

The 10 associations, listed alphabetically, are as follows:

  • American Bakers Association
  • American Coatings Association
  • Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, International
  • Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries
  • International Sign Association
  • Irrigation Association
  • PMMI — The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies
  • The Aluminum Association
  • The Fertilizer Institute
  • The Plastics Industry Association

The NAM is proud to recognize and congratulate these outstanding associations for building exemplary work environments, said NAM President and CEO Jay Timmons. Manufacturing is about people, and that is just as true on the shop floor as it is in our associations and advocacy work. We’re dedicated to helping all of our CMA members identify best practices and learn from each other. Celebrating the best of the best helps all of us succeed.

Each and every day, these organizations are showing how careers supporting manufacturing can be fun, fulfilling and flexible—not just a good paycheck, said CMA Executive Director Tonya Muse.We’re proud to recognize every one of our CMA partners that is being honored this year and we look forward to recognizing even more outstanding partners in the years to come.

The CMA has partnered with Best Companies Group (BCG), an independent research firm specializing in identifying great places to work, in order to highlight manufacturing associations that go above and beyond for their employees. In addition to getting highlighted by the CMA, the award offers significant organizational benefits, including heightened company pride, improved employee morale and retention and public relations and marketing advantages. Each organization will also receive an anonymous feedback report to help identify and analyze new opportunities to improve their workplace.

The CMA is made up of more than 260 manufacturing trade associations that work together on behalf of manufacturing in the United States. Through their membership, the NAM provides knowledge, resources and a great network to help these association CEOs create a stronger and more prosperous manufacturing sector.



The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) is the largest manufacturing association in the United States, representing small and large manufacturers in every industrial sector and in all 50 states. Manufacturing employs more than 12 million men and women, contributes $2.25 trillion to the U.S. economy annually, has the largest economic impact of any major sector and accounts for more than three-quarters of private-sector research and development. The NAM is the powerful voice of the manufacturing community and the leading advocate for a policy agenda that helps manufacturers compete in the global economy and create jobs across the United States. For more information about the Manufacturers or to follow us on Shopfloor, Twitter and Facebook, please visit

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