is a trade association focused on CONNECTIVITY
. PEMA provides
member interaction, business alliance expansion, industry knowledge and professional cooperation.
- Although much of the basic technology of crushing, grinding, screening and magnetic
separation were in use in the 19th century, and earlier, it was not until the 20th
century that the modern methods used today became commonplace.
- February 1959 – during the Annual Meeting of the American Institute of Mining Engineers,
several process equipment manufacturer executives met to explore the formation of an
association of top executives of process equipment companies. Shortly thereafter, the same
group plus a few others determined the formation of an "official" association merited
- August 1959 – the group reconvened and reasons for an industry association emerged: 1) The problems of management to operate companies profitably were becoming more complex, and 2) Discussing these problems with peers – who also at times may be competitors – would yield mutual benefits.
- November 1959 – a meeting attended by 17 companies during the Chemical Machinery Show in
New York City resolved the creation of the Process Equipment Manufacturers' Association (PEMA).
- August 1960 – the organization committee developed the Bylaws, Constitution and budget.
Article XI of the Constitution provided that the organization would be in effect when
seven companies formally accepted the Constitution and Bylaws and paid their initial
assessment of $250. On August 5, 1960, PEMA became official when the seventh company signed
up for membership.
- 1993 – PEMA® became a registered trademark
- 2010 – PEMA celebrated 50 years of service to manufacturers of process equipment.
- PEMA's continuity and consistency of service have been provided by only a few staff offices.
The current professional team has been in service since 1985.