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 $2.17 trillion to the U.S. economy annually, has the largest economic impact of any major sector and accounts for more than three-quarters of all private-sector research and development in the nation. 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.
The Material Handling Institute (MHI) is the nation’s largest material handling, logistics and supply chain association. MHI offers education, networking and solution sourcing for members, their customers and the industry as a whole through programming and events. MHI’s vision is to be recognized as the premier authority for the material handling industry, enhancing how supply chains work. They provide an unbiased, collaborative environment that fosters stakeholder best practices by facilitating industry groups, education, events and market intelligence through innovative direct programming or in partnership with other industry providers.
The Material Handling Equipment Distributors Association (MHEDA) represents all segments of the material handling industry and offers industry specific business training and resources to help maintain and strengthen your company. MHEDA is your direct connection to the Material Handling Industry’s hottest trends, newest products, best management training workshops and represents a wealth of resources for all material handling businesses. Their mission is to further improve the proficiency of Material Handling Distributors in order that they continue to be the most effective and efficient conduit in the marketplace and to be a resource to all industry stakeholders.
The New Jersey Business & Industry Association provides information, services and advocacy to its member companies in order to build a more prosperous New Jersey. We are the nation’s largest statewide employer association. Our members, as a group, employ more than one million people. Founded in 1910, as the New Jersey Manufacturers Association, this organization began as a group of manufacturers who wanted to share ideas about workplace safety while having a say in government policies affecting their businesses. The Association later formed New Jersey Manufacturers Insurance to protect their members with workers compensation insurance. As the New Jersey Manufacturers Association entered the last 25 years of the 20th century, the makeup of its membership changed dramatically, reacting to changes in the overall economy. For this reason, the Association changed its name to the New Jersey Business & Industry Association in the mid-1970s.
The Material Handling Society New Jersey is a 501(c)(6) non-profit organization dedicated to supporting material handling professionals by providing an educational forum and fostering communication among New Jersey’s manufacturing, warehousing, and distribution practitioners. The MHSNJ will provide a vehicle through which its members gain a vision of the future regarding material handling principles, practices, systems, and technologies. With this increased awareness and knowledge, MHSNJ members shall be prepared to meet the challenges ahead and contribute to the productivity and efficiency of the organizations that employ them as material handling professionals.
The New Jersey Manufacturing Extension Program (NJMEP) is a private, not–for-profit organization that improves the profitability and competitiveness of New Jersey’s manufacturers. Backed by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), NJMEP enables organizations to enhance their productivity and efficiencies, reduce costs, and improve employee performance. For more than 20 years, NJMEP has used its extensive network of connections and proven track record of success to help manufacturers adapt to the latest innovative technologies and best practices to realize more than $3.4 billion in value.
The Lakewood Chamber of Commerce is a voluntary non-profit organization made up of New Jersey businesses and professionals, working together to build a healthy economy and to improve life in our community. The Lakewood Chamber of Commerce has been active in the Lakewood community since 1917. The Lakewood Chamber of Commerce services not only businesses in Lakewood, NJ, it serves businesses in all of Ocean and Monmouth counties and beyond.