Who We Are

The PMPA is an international trade association representing the interests of the precision machined products industry. While PMPA consists mainly of North America based manufacturers, its members also operate facilities in various industrial markets around the globe. 

Our Mission

The PMPA has been in continuous operation since its inception in 1933. The success of the organization can be directly attributed to the on-going involvement of its members at the chapter level, committee level, and on the Board of Directors.  The PMPA consists of industry leaders who understand that a strong trade association is critical to ensure the future of manufacturing in North America.

Through PMPA membership, companies have a distinct competitive advantage over their global competitors, with daily access to a full range of programs and services designed to help them meet their operational challenges and focus on new business opportunities.  

Our Members

  • Active Member: Contract manufacturer of precision machined products.
  • Associate Member: Captive shop which produces precision parts for a finished product.
  • Technical Member: Supplier of manufacturing-related goods and services for the precision machined products industry.
  • Affiliate Member: A non-profit educational institution providing training or other manufacturing-related programs to the precision machined products industry.

The Precision Machined Products Industry

The precision machined products industry consists of a diversified manufacturing base producing highly engineered components to customer specifications using a variety of materials such as: steel, stainless steel, aluminum, brass, plastics and various aerospace and medical grade metallic alloys.

Utilizing the latest technology, including CNC turning and milling centers, rotary transfer machines, CNC and automatic screw machines, these companies produce complex parts and complete assemblies for finished goods such as: automobiles, aircraft, heavy truck, medical devices, appliances, construction equipment and much more. The industry is best described statistically under NAICS 332721.

Industry Statistics

 Companies:   3,198 
 Employees:  78,070
 Dollar Value of Shipments:  $12,724,421,000
 Average Shipments per Employee:        162,987

 

PMPA National Leadership

All PMPA committees are designated by the Board of Directors. The committees select their own members and elect leadership. PMPA members are encouraged to volunteer for committee service in an area in which they may have interest or expertise. > Learn More

Membership Directory

Looking for PMPA members?  Search the “Buyer's Guide” for PMPA contract manufacturers or industry suppliers; view a complete list of all PMPA members; or (for members only) search the membership database for contact information on member companies and their staff. > Learn More

Local Chapters

PMPA has several chapters located across the United States of America and Canada offering local and regional meetings for its members.  > Learn More

Education Foundation

The PMPA Education Foundation was created for educational and research purposes related to the Precision Machined Products Industry. > Learn More