Why Join the NAM?

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Who We Are

Where can manufacturers of every size get the benefit of forceful advocacy, first-rate policy expertise, top-quality legal strategy, high-level brand exposure and innovative business solutions that increase profits?

Only at the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM).

The NAM is the most powerful, innovative and influential organization of its kind. In a town where progress too often takes a backseat to politics, the NAM is the place where business gets done. We cut through the noise and the political gamesmanship, and we provide the know-how and the muscle to ensure manufacturers in America have the power to advance values that make America exceptional—free enterprise, competitiveness, individual liberty and equal opportunity—and achieve big wins on priorities that will make us more competitive. And, beyond fighting for you, the NAM is driving solutions to build a talent pipeline for the industry and to improve manufacturers’ bottom lines.

Representing and providing unmatched services to small and large manufacturers in every industrial sector and all 50 states, the NAM is in a unique position to harness of the power of the manufacturing community to make real progress and deliver real results.

What We Do


2017 Annual Report

We’re your fighters, we’re your business partners and we’re your PR agency. Our Annual Report tells the story of how the NAM team goes to work for you.

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How We Tell The Manufacturing Story


The NAM provides unique benefits for our members to improve their bottom line and advance their policy goals—benefits that cannot be found anywhere else.

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The Manufacturers’ Center for Legal Action (MCLA) is the leading voice of manufacturers in the courts. For decades, the NAM has successfully litigated on behalf of the 12 million men and women who make things in the United States. The MCLA engages in a proactive legal strategy to advance policy objectives and advocate for strategic manufacturing interests.

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