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Trade Associations: National Electrical Manufacturers Association

NEMA

Primary Contact

Ric Talley
Vice President, Communications
1300 North 17th Street, Suite 1752
Rosslyn, VA 22209
Phone: 703.841.3256
Fax: 703.841.3356
Website: http://www.nema.org/

Organizational Overview

NEMA is the trade association of choice for the electrical manufacturing industry. Founded in 1926 and headquartered near Washington, D.C., its approximately 450 member companies manufacture products used in the generation, transmission and distribution, control, and end-use of electricity.

These products are used in utility, medical imaging, industrial, commercial, institutional, and residential applications. Domestic production of electrical products sold worldwide exceeds $120 billion.

Scope of Membership Activity

The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) is a federation of over 50 diverse product sections that are grouped into eight divisions. NEMA’s 430 member companies manufacture products ranging from x-ray machines and CT scanners to motors and generators, lamps, luminaires, cable tray, building wire, enclosures, traffic controls, nurse call systems, batteries, residential controls, and more.

Members are affiliated with one or more sections, and it is within the sections that:

  • Technical standards are developed
  • Legislative and regulatory issues decided
  • Economic and market data are collected
  • Product-based educational and marketing campaigns are created

Scope of Services

Each section contracts with NEMA's core departments, Business Information Services, Technical Services, Medical Imaging, Government Relations, and Industry Operations, to provide the services the section decides are needed to meet its goals and objectives.

Thirty senior corporate executives are elected by the general membership to 3-year terms on NEMA’s Board of Governors. The Board is organized into policy committees to guide the organization’s operations in the areas of:

  • Commerce and economics
  • Business & information systems
  • e-Commerce
  • Standards and conformity assessment
  • Domestic
  • International
  • Government relations
  • Electromagnetic fields (EMF)
  • Energy
  • Environment, health & safety
  • International trade
  • NEMA PAC (Political Action Committee)
  • Industry Operations

Specific industry Information

NEMA’s 430 member companies manufacture products ranging from x-ray machines and CT scanners to motors and generators, lamps, luminaires, cable tray, building wire, enclosures, traffic controls, nurse call systems, batteries, residential controls, and more. Domestic production of these products sold worldwide exceeds $120 billion per year.

Standards-related Information

Products are produced to numerous national and international standards, including but not limited to NEMA, UL, CSA, ANCE, IEC, GB, EN, etc.

Conformity Assessment-Related Information

Where appropriate, product acceptance should be by means of one standard and one test, ideally capable of being conducted anywhere. Acceptance should be based on SDoC or third-party certification as determined by market requirements and recognizing compatibility with the electrical safety concepts and practices represented within the installed infrastructure.

Technical Regulations-related Information

FCC (Federal Communications Commission), CPSC (Consumer Product Safety Commission), OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration), and FDA (Food and Drug Administration).

International Activities by Region


Americas

Ing. Gustavo Domínguez Poó
Av.Lázaro Cardenas No. 869
Col. Nueva Industrial Vallejo
C.P. 07700 México D.F.
Phone: +52 55 5344 4669
Email: guguez@prodigy.net.mx

Region-Specific Webpage:
http://www.nema.org/stds/international/mexicostandards.cfm

As part of its Global Mission, NEMA opened its regional office in Mexico City to facilitate members’ efforts to gain and maintain market access in Mexico and Central America.


China

Mr. Wen Shanlin
Chief Representative, NEMA Beijing Office
Room 1205, Hui Bin Building
No.8 Beichen East Road
Beijing 100101, China
Phone: +86 10 8497 2701
Email: wen@nema-beijing.org

Region-Specific Webpage: http://www.nema.org/stds/international/chinastandards.cfm

NEMA opened its representative office in Beijing to promote cooperation between NEMA and Chinese electrical industry, to maintain a trade environment that ensures equivalent and competitive access to markets, and to facilitate trade with China.



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