Professional Trade Associations

Around the world, Eriez personnel are active in various Professional and Industrial Trade Associations in order to bring the latest ideas and technology to the application problem solving process.

American Association of Candy Technologists (AACT)

AACT is a premier professional group of individual technologists, operations personnel, educators, students, business staff and others dedicated to the advancement of the confectionery industry.

American Filtration and Separation Society (AFS)

AFS is focused on adding value to AFS membership by providing a venue where people with an interest in Fluid/Particle Separation meet to exchange ideas, share technology advancements, identify needs and opportunities, spot trends and changes in the industry and learn from each other.

American Foundrymen’s Society (AFS)

AFS assists member companies and individuals to effectively and efficiently manage all production operations, to profitably market their products and services, and to equitably manage their employees.

American Management Association (AMA)

American Management Association is a world leader in professional development, advancing the skills of individuals to drive business success. AMA’s approach to improving performance combines experiential learning—“learning through doing”—with opportunities for ongoing professional growth at every step of one’s career journey. AMA supports the goals of individuals and organizations through a complete range of products and services, including seminars, Webcasts and podcasts, conferences, corporate and government solutions, business books and research

American Marketing Association (AMA)

The American Marketing Association (AMA) is the world's largest and most comprehensive professional society of marketers, consisting of more than 45,000 worldwide members in 92 countries and 500 chapters throughout North America.

American Production & Inventory Control Society (APICS)

Since 1957, APICS has met the educational needs of its programs and materials to increase productivity and enhance their competitive advantage. Over the years, APICS has expanded to meet the needs of professionals in all areas of resource management, including inventory, materials, information systems, accounting/finance, supply chain, and all other functional areas that contribute to the overall efficiency and productivity of an organization.

American Society for Quality Control (ASQC)

ASQC is the leading quality improvement organization in the United States, with more than 130,000 individual and 1,000 sustaining members worldwide. A not-for-profit professional association headquartered in Milwaukee, WI, ASQC carries out a variety of professional, educational, and informational programs. ASQC’s vision is to be the world’s recognized champion and leading authority on all issues related to quality.

American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)

Founded in 1880 as the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, today's ASME is a 120,000-member professional organization focused on technical, educational and research issues of the engineering and technology community.

American Society of Metals (ASM)

ASM International is the society for materials engineers, a worldwide network dedicated to advancing industry, technology, and applications of metals and materials. Through the efforts and involvement of our members, ASM develops and distributes timely, useful, reliable technical information through electronic media, publications, conferences, training programs, and chapter activities.

American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE)

ASSE represents more than 34,000 safety, health and environmental (SH&E) professionals who work across all industries around the world protecting people, improving business and safeguarding the environment. Through their efforts, ASSE members help employees stay safe, healthy and productive, which delivers positive bottom-line results to employers and helps enhance corporate image.

American Welding Society (AWS)

Our mission is to provide products and services to our members and our industry which will advance the science, technology and application of materials joining throughout the world.-- Since 1919

Associated Wire Rope Fabricators (AWRF)

AWRF promotes interests common among companies manufacturing, fabricating, or distributing lifting, rigging and load securement devices made of chain, rope, and synthetic products.

Association for Iron & Steel Technology (AIST)

The Association for Iron & Steel Technology (AIST) is a non-profit organization that advances the technical development, production, processing and application of iron and steel. AIST membership is comprised of over 13,800 individuals worldwide and includes iron and steel producers, suppliers, academics and students.

Association for Manufacturing Technology (AMT)

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 that lies at the heart of manufacturing.

Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE)

The ACFE is the world's largest anti-fraud organization and premier provider of anti-fraud training and education. Together with nearly 55,000 members, the ACFE is reducing business fraud world-wide and inspiring public confidence in the integrity and objectivity within the profession.

Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM)

AEM is the international trade and business development resource for companies that manufacture equipment, products and services used worldwide in the construction, agricultural, mining, forestry, and utility fields.

Association of Professionals in Business Management (APBM)

The mission of APBM is to make business management a profession – similar to law, medicine, engineering, and accounting – with the CABM and CBM Certifications, Continuing Education, Code of Professional Ethics, and Professional Standards through Best Practices Research.

Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy & Petroleum (CIM)

The mission of CIM is to provide leadership, quality services, and value to CIM members through a variety of initiatives including technical forums, publications, professional and social networking opportunities, continuing education, and recognition of excellence programs.

Cast Metals Institute (CMI)

As the educational arm of the American Foundrymen's Society, the Cast Metals Institute was founded on the belief that foundry personnel can achieve maximum effectiveness now and in the future only by participating in a continuing education program.

Certified Employee Benefit Specialist (CEBS)

The International Society of Certified Employee Benefit Specialists is an educational association dedicated to providing professional development opportunities for its members--Certified Employee Benefit Specialists. Through a comprehensive collection of education resources, new channels of benefits information and networking opportunities, the Society provides the specialized resources for members to stay current and competitive in the constantly evolving benefits industry. The Society also provides educational information and professional development opportunities for the general public.

Coal Preparation Society of America (CPSA)

CPSA was founded in 2001 to serve the professional needs of individuals interested in all aspects of the coal preparation industry. The underlying goal of the society is to provide a forum for the free exchange of technical information through conference meetings, technical publications, workshops, and personal contacts

Construction Industry Manufacturers Association (CIMA)

U.S.-based international trade group serving the business needs of companies which produce and market machines and related equipment and services used worldwide in the general construction, roadbuilding, mining, energy, forestry and materials handling industries. Together with the producers of the CON/AGG® show, they produce the CONEXPO-CON/AGG® show for the construction, aggregates and ready mixed concrete industries

Conveyor Equipment Manufacturers Association (CEMA)

CEMA aspires to be the Industry Association representing the leading North American manufacturers and designers of conveyor equipment systems and accessories. Membership extends to manufacturing companies that manufacture conveying equipment or to engineering companies that specify conveying equipment, in the United States, Canada, and Mexico.

Delta Nu Alpha (DNA)

Delta Nu Alpha (DNA) is an international organization of professional men and women in all areas and at all levels of transportation and logistics. The cornerstone of DNA's success is its emphasis on education -- financial assistance and mentoring for students, excellent continuing education opportunities for the work force, and vigilance in communicating changes in regulations.

Food Processing Suppliers Association (FPSA)

FPSA is a trade association serving suppliers to the global food, beverage, and pharmaceutical industries. The Association's programs and services assist its members to be more successful in marketing their products and services, and in improving their business practices. Programs and services to achieve these objectives include: PROCESS EXPO, electronic media marketing, education, research, and being an advocate on issues such as food safety, sanitary design of equipment, and global trade.

Grain Elevator and Processing Society (GEAPS)

GEAPS is a not-for-profit international professional association dedicated to providing its members with forums to generate leadership, innovation and excellence in grain-related industry operations.

Industrial Minerals Association - North America (IMA - NA)

IMA-NA was formed in early 2002 to tap the benefits that could result from North American industrial minerals companies working together to achieve common goals. Industrial minerals - ball clay, bentonite, borates, feldspar, industrial sand, mica, soda ash and talc - are a miraculous gift from times past.

Industrial Supply Association (ISA)

The primary focus of the Industrial Supply Association is to improve the industrial supply channel through its mission-critical activities, including: conventions and forums for member interaction and education; gathering and dissemination of critical information, including industry data, research, trend analysis and operating metrics; and development and implementation of channel performance initiatives, including e-commerce, standards, industry advocacy and education.

Institute of Scrap Recycling industries, Inc. (ISRI)

ISRI is the trade association of the scrap processing and recycling industry. It represents 1,400 companies that process, broker, and industrially consume scrap commodities, including metals, paper, plastics, glass, rubber, and textiles. Suppliers of equipment and services to this industry complete ISRI's membership. A primary association objective is to bring about a greater awareness of the industry's role in conserving the future through recycling and in increasing recycling by promoting Design for Recycling®. It aims to help the scrap recycling industry develop in a sound, environmentally responsive manner and to foster public awareness of and appreciation for the value of the industry in the nation's production of goods and services. Its headquarters and 21 chapters represent its interests to the Executive Branch, Capitol Hill, and every state legislature. The association also exists to provide training and education to its members through seminars, workshops, roundtables, an annual convention and exposition, publications, and audiovisuals. It provides public education about the benefits of recycling, as well.

Instrument Society of America (ISA)

ISA is an international, nonprofit, educational organization. The Society fosters advancement in the theory, design, manufacture, and use of instruments, computers, and systems for measurement and control.

International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA)

The International Dairy Foods Association, headquartered in Washington, DC, represents the nation's dairy manufacturing and marketing industries and their suppliers, with a membership of 530 companies representing a $90-billion a year industry. IDFA's 220 dairy processing members run more than 600 plant operations, and range from large multi-national organizations to single-plant companies. Together they represent more than 85% of the milk, cultured products, cheese and frozen desserts produced and marketed in the United States.

Manufacturers’ Agents National Association (MANA)

MANA's mission is, through a major emphasis on education, to aid in the development and promotion of mutually profitable relationships and ethical standards of behavior between multi-line professional sales representatives, their principals and their joint customers.

Manufacturers’ Association of Northwest Pennsylvania (MANP)

The Manufacturer's Association of Northwest Pennsylvania is the largest regional employer association in the United States, with more than 6,400 member companies in a 17-county area of Pennsylvania. The membership encompasses every type and size of business...family owned retail stores with two employees, small tool-and-die shops, and major manufacturers with workforces of more than 6,000 employees.

National Association for PET Container Resources (NAPCOR)

The National Association for PET Container Resources (NAPCOR), founded in 1987, is the trade association for the PET plastic packaging industry in the United States and Canada.

National Association of Manufacturers (NAM)

The National Association of Manufacturers(NAM)is the leading manufacturing association, representing manufacturers in every industrial sector and in all 50 states. Our mission is to be the voice of all manufacturing in the United States and inform policymakers about manufacturing’s vital role in the U.S. economy.

National Confectioners Association (NCA)

NCA is the major association representing the entire confectionery industry, offering education and leadership in manufacturing, technical research, public relations, retailing practices, government relations, and statistical analyses.

National Slag Association (NSA)

Since 1918, The NSA has promoted the use of Blast Furnace and Steel Furnace Slag. Blast Furnace slag has been called the "All-Purpose Aggregate" as it can be used in all construction applications as either a normal weight or lightweight (expanded or pelletized) aggregate depending on how it was formed and processed.

National Waste & Recycling Association (WASTEC)

The National Waste & Recycling Association represents nearly 800 companies operating in the United States. Its members conduct business in all 50 states and include companies that collect and manage garbage, recycling and medical waste; equipment manufacturers and distributors; and a variety of other service providers.

Northwest Food Processors Associaton (NWFPA)

Organized in 1914 as a canners association, the Northwest Food Processors Association (NWFPA) represents the interests of food processors in Idaho, Oregon and Washington. NWFPA is headquartered in Portland, Oregon and has more than 450 member companies including nearly 80 food processors with nearly 200 production facilities throughout the Northwest region. Membership is primarily fruit and vegetable processors but has expanded over the past several years to include seafood, dairy, bakeries, specialty and fresh-cut

Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute (PMMI)

PMMI’s Vision is to become the leading global resource for packaging. Our mission is to direct the Institute’s course of development, help identify what PMMI should do to serve its members and give the volunteer leadership and professional staff guidelines for making decisions.

Pennsylvania Aggregates and Concrete Association (PACA)

PACA is a member-driven trade association, which deals with those issues and problems that can best be solved through collective rather than individual efforts. Toward that end, PACA works closely with the Pennsylvania Departments of Transportation, Environmental Protection, Conservation and Natural Resources and Agriculture as well as Penn State University.

Pennsylvania Association of Credit Management (PACM)

A member owned professional association established in 1896 to support and educate the credit profession. The mission of PACM is to provide our members with superior business credit services that will increase sales and profit, and ensure that all accounts receivable are protected. We will enhance the professionalism of the individual, and one’s worth in the marketplace, by stressing the importance of ongoing education. Our credit association will lead by example, following the highest standards of fairness and integrity.

Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA)

The Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA) is a professional association of more than 19,000 CPAs working together to improve the profession and better serve the public interest. Founded in 1897, the PICPA is the second-oldest and fifth-largest state CPA organization in the United States. Membership includes practitioners in public accounting, industry, government, and education. Headquartered in Philadelphia, PICPA has a government relations office in Harrisburg and a western regional office in Pittsburgh.

Precision Machined Products Association (PMPA)

The PMPA is an international trade association representing the interests of the precision machined products industry.

Process Equipment Manufacturers Association (PEMA)

Organized in 1960, PEMA® is a top management association for companies in the process equipment field. Its purpose is to maintain an organization of capital equipment manufacturers.The Association sponsors numerous programs and services for its members including: industry surveys and data, government affairs, education, exhibitions, membership directory, newsletters, seminars, conferences, annual meetings and affiliation with specialized service affinity organizations.

Produce Marketing Association (PMA)

For more than 60 years, the Produce Marketing Association has been the leading trade association representing nearly 3,000 companies from every segment of the global produce and floral supply chain. Members rely on PMA for the business solutions they need to increase sales and consumption, build strong professional relationships, and expand business opportunities

Public Relations Society of America (PRSA)

Chartered in 1947, the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) is the world’s largest and foremost organization of public relations professionals. PRSA provides professional development, sets standards of excellence and upholds principles of ethics for its members and, more broadly, the multi-billion dollar global public relations profession. We also advocate for greater understanding and adoption of public relations services, and act as one of the industry’s leading voices on the important business and professional issues of our time.

Snack Food Association (SFA)

The Snack Food Association (SFA) is the international trade association of the snack food industry representing snack manufacturers and suppliers. Founded in 1937, SFA represents over 400 companies worldwide. SFA business membership includes, but is not limited to, manufacturers of potato chips, tortilla chips, cereal snacks,pretzels,popcorn, cheese snacks, snack crackers, meat snacks, pork rinds,snack nuts,party mix, corn snacks, pellet snacks, fruit snacks, snack bars, granola,snack cakes, cookies and various other snacks.

Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)

World's largest association devoted to human resource management. Representing more than 190,000 individual members, the Society's mission is to serve the needs of HR professionals by providing the most essential and comprehensive resources available. The Society's mission is also to advance the human resource profession to ensure that HR is recognized as an essential partner in developing and executing organizational strategy. Founded in 1948, SHRM has more than 500 affiliated chapters within the United States and members in more than 100 countries.

Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration (SME)

The Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration (SME) is an international society of professionals in the minerals industry. The SME membership is more than 16,000 strong, with members in nearly 100 countries. SME is organized into five distinct divisions - coal, environmental, industrial minerals, mineral and metallurgical processing, and mining and exploration.

Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME)

SME, headquartered in Dearborn, Mich., is the world’s leading professional society serving the manufacturing industries. Through its publications, expositions, professional development resources and member programs, SME influences more than 500,000 manufacturing executives, managers and engineers. Founded in 1932, SME has some 60,000 members in 70 countries and supports a network of hundreds of chapters worldwide.

Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE)

The Society of Plastics Engineers is home to nearly 20,000 plastics professionals in more than 70 countries around the world. SPE is the “go to” resource for plastics technical information.

Society of The Plastics Industry (SPI)

Founded in 1937, the Society of the Plastics Industry, Inc. is the trade association representing the fourth-largest manufacturing industry in the United States. SPI’s 1,800 members represent the entire plastics industry supply chain, including processors, machinery and equipment manufacturers and raw material suppliers. The U.S. plastics industry employs 1.3 million workers and provides $274 billion in annual shipments.

Technical Association of the Pulp and Paper Industry (TAPPI)

TAPPI is the leading technical association for the worldwide pulp, paper, and converting industry. Founded in 1915, TAPPI has grown into the world’s largest professional association serving the pulp, paper, and converting industries. TAPPI’s members look to the association for information, education, and knowledge-sharing opportunities. As a professional technical society, TAPPI is in a unique position to offer a wide array of information, products, services, and opportunities unparalleled in the pulp, paper and converting industr

The Institute for Internal Controls (IIC)

The Institute for Internal Controls is dedicated to promoting an effective internal controls environment in all organizations by providing high quality research and education in all areas of internal controls. As an indicator of expertise in internal controls, The Institute for Internal Controls grants the designation of Certified Internal Controls Auditor (CICA) and Certified Controls Specialist (CCS).

The Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)

The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc., helps advance global prosperity by promoting the engineering process of creating, developing, integrating, sharing, and applying knowledge about electrical and information technologies and sciences for the benefit of humanity and the profession.

The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA)

Established in 1941, The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) is an international professional association of more than 170,000 members. Throughout the world, The IIA is recognized as the internal audit profession's leader in certification, education, research, and technical guidance.

The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS)

Headquartered in the United States but international in both its membership and activities, The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS) is a rare professional organization that encompasses the entire range of materials and engineering, from minerals processing and primary metals production to basic research and the advanced applications of materials. Included among its nearly 13,000 professional and student members are metallurgical and materials engineers, scientists, researchers, educators, and administrators from more than 70 countries on six continents.

World Trade Center (WTC)

The World Trade Center Pittsburgh is a non-profit, membership organization dedicated to creating jobs by increasing Western Pennsylvania's international trade in goods and services. We are a member of the World Trade Centers Association and one of more than 300 affiliated world trade centers around the globe.

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