REDwire The benefits of PMPA membership

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PMPA conferences offer opportunities for education and networking.

Trade associations such as the Precision Machined Products Association (PMPA) offer many advantages to their members’ businesses, as leading companies like Collison-Goll are well aware.

The Toronto-based manufacturer is an active member of the PMPA, so it reaps the benefits of networking events, access to information, and advocacy for industry interests. These advantages fit well with Collison-Goll’s stated mission of being North America’s premier manufacturer of precision machined products.

Networking events

The PMPA is an international trade association that represents the interests of many North American manufacturers, as well as members around the world. There are more than 425 member companies. The PMPA has local chapters that hold regional meetings, in addition to a variety of conferences and annual meetings that are open to all PMPA members.

Besides manufacturing companies, PMPA members also include non-profit educational institutions offering training or manufacturing-related programs, and suppliers. The opportunity to network with a large selection of suppliers helps Collison-Goll connect with the type of partners they seek: “suppliers who share our purpose and are concerned with the complete supply chain.” 

Access to information

To provide customers with the best services available, Collison-Goll is dedicated to innovation and continuous improvement strategies. The company’s involvement with PMPA provides it with the information needed to achieve that goal. For example, the PMPA gives members access to a vast knowledge base, a directory of training resources, and reports on current industry trends based on member surveys. This type of information helps companies stay on top of the latest developments. 

Advocacy

Trade associations also provide advocacy for industry interests. PMPA works to build relationships with government leaders, engage them in dialogue, and influence regulatory decisions. For companies like Collison-Goll, this advocacy helps ensure new regulations allow them to stay competitive on the global market while maintaining high standards for the industry.

Become a member

The PMPA is U.S.-based, and Canadian companies only pay 75 per cent of the standard membership dues. The dues vary from US$525 to $4,125 per year depending on the annual net sales of the company.  

In addition to all the previously mentioned benefits, joining a trade association like PMPA shows a commitment to providing top quality service. Industry leaders like Collison-Goll proudly display the PMPA logo on their websites to let visitors know they are always working to improve.

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