PEMA Membership Benefits

  • Senior-level Executive Development at PEMA Meetings: PEMA meetings typically attract more than two-thirds of its member companies, which is in excess of manufacturing trade association “norms”. PEMA conducts three meetings in even-numbered years and two meetings in odd-numbered years. These association gatherings – which have a practical business application focus – are informative and energizing.

  • Top Executive Level Networking / PEMA Members Helping Members Surveys: Networking is cited as a primary benefit of PEMA membership. While networking face-to-face at meetings is optimum, member executives stay connected throughout the year via the association’s LinkedIn Group, Members Helping Members Surveys, and other survey techniques. These intra-association communication tools enable PEMA executives to seek information and guidance from their association peers with antitrust oversight provided by the association headquarters’ staff.

  • Surveys: Surveys on management, technical, and sales and marketing issues are conducted throughout the year, often at the request of a member. On occasion, a survey topic is repeated for trend identification and best practices comparison purposes.

  • Executive Compensation and Benefits Survey: Biennially, in even-numbered years, members have the opportunity to participate in an executive compensation and benefits survey of top management, sales and marketing management and middle management. Confidentiality is assured – only limited staff sees the data and all information is reported in the aggregate.

  • Benchmarking Survey of Key Performance Indicators: Conducted in the odd-numbered years, the benchmarking survey provides a yardstick of the prior year’s business performance. Confidentiality is assured – only limited staff sees the data, and all information is reported in the aggregate.

  • Industry Forecasting: Through PEMA’s quarterly statistics program, members voluntarily benchmark their bookings, billings, backlog and sales quotes performance with PEMA member companies of comparable size. Confidentiality is assured; member companies submit their data forms to an independent third party statistician who compiles the reports.

  • Trade Show Discounts: Significant exhibit space discounts at the International Powder & Bulk Solids Show, Powder & Bulk Solids Toronto and Powder & Bulk Solids Montreal are available only to PEMA members. PEMA is the exclusive trade association sponsor of these events and works closely with show organizer UBM.

  • Education Discounts: Significant discounts (up to 50%) for courses offered by the Kansas State University Bulk Solids Innovation Center are available to PEMA members through a strategic partnership that includes PEMA involvement in future course development.

  • Business Alliance Potentials: More than 50 percent of PEMA members conduct business with one another. PEMA meetings offer networking time that nurtures alliance discussions. Other alliances include membership in the prestigious Manufacturers Alliance/MAPI and the National Association of Manufacturers Council of Manufacturing Associations.

  • Special Interest Seminars: Insight into issues of general concern, such as products liability, with a specific focus on the process equipment industry is available through special interest seminars offered to PEMA members on a pay-as-you-go basis. These offerings are in addition to PEMA’s Annual, Spring and Fall Meetings. In particular, for small companies, these special interest sessions are avenues to access an immense amount of information and resources on a relevant topic for a very reasonable cost.

  • PEMA Website / Member Resources: The members only section (password protected) houses PEMA’s executive directory, speaker/meeting presentations, ListServ compilations and PEMA’s newsletters. The Member Companies Page and the Process Equipment and Services provide market exposure for member companies.


Membership in PEMA is a business asset!