National Association of Manufacturing (NAM)

Founded in 1895, the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) is a manufacturing industrial trade association that represents 14,000 member companies from across the United States, in every industrial sector. NAM supports innovative policy and on-the-ground programs to attract, train, and retain the next generation workforce. Ninety percent of NAM’s members are small and medium-sized manufacturers.

NAM focuses on the following key issues:

NAM's digital transformation arm focuses on developments in:

  • electronics
  • computer systems
  • communications technologies
  • software
  • cyber infrastructure

These areas have a direct impact on advancements made in human-machine interaction, automation and robotics, and autonomous operation.

The Manufacturing Leadership Council (MLC) is a business leadership network working in conjunction with NAM. The Manufacturing in 2030 Project is a future-focused initiative, which examines developing and future trends in the manufacturing industry.


The Manufacturing Leadership Council

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