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National Electrical Manufacturers Association

The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA)[5] is the largest trade association of electrical equipment manufacturers in the United States.[6] It was founded in 1926 and maintains its headquarters in Rosslyn, Virginia, in the Washington metropolitan area.[7] Its approximately 350[8] member companies[9] manufacture products used in the generation, transmission, distribution, control, and end use of electricity. These products are used in utility, industrial, commercial, institutional, and residential applications. The association’s Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance (MITA) division represents manufacturers of cutting-edge medical diagnostic imaging equipment including MRI, CT, x-ray, and ultrasound products.[6] Other major end markets include building systems, electrical infrastructure, industrial systems, lighting systems and utility systems.[10] Their combined industries account for 360,000 American jobs in more than 7,000 facilities in every state.[11] Their industry produces $106 billion shipments of electrical equipment and medical imaging technologies per year with $36 billion exports.[12] NEMA also has offices in Mexico City.[13]

National Electrical Manufacturers Association
Founded1926; 93 years ago (1926)
Legal status501(c)(6) trade association[2]
PurposeTo improve the state of electrical manufacturing in the United States.[2]
HeadquartersRosslyn, Virginia, U.S.
Coordinates38°53′37″N 77°04′21″W / 38.893526°N 77.072578°W / 38.893526; -77.072578Coordinates: 38°53′37″N 77°04′21″W / 38.893526°N 77.072578°W / 38.893526; -77.072578
Mark J. Gliebe[3]
Kevin J. Cosgriff[4]
SubsidiariesNational Electrical Manufacturers Association Political Action Committee (527)[2]
Revenue (2017)
Expenses (2017)$22,594,548[2]
Endowment$13,130,745 (2017)[2]
Employees (2017)
Volunteers (2017)

In addition to lobbying activities, NEMA publishes more than 700 standards,[14] application guides, white papers,[15] and technical papers. Among its major standards are those for electrical enclosures, motors and magnet wire, AC plugs and receptacles; the NEMA connectors are universal in North America and also used by some other countries.[16]

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  1. ^ "National Electrical Manufacturers Association". Tax Exempt Organization Search. Internal Revenue Service. Retrieved April 17, 2019.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h "Form 990: Return of Organization Exempt from Income Tax". National Electrical Manufacturers Association. Internal Revenue Service. December 31, 2017.
  3. ^ "Board of Governors". National Electrical Manufacturers Association. Retrieved April 17, 2019.
  4. ^ "Staff Directory". National Electrical Manufacturers Association. Retrieved April 17, 2019.
  5. ^ NEMA
  6. ^ a b "NEMA NU1-1986: Introduction". Harvard Medical School Joint Program in Nuclear Medicine. Retrieved September 12, 2016.
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  8. ^ "SDO: National Electrical Manufacturers Association". Retrieved October 20, 2016.
  9. ^ Member list Archived 2008-08-08 at the Wayback Machine
  10. ^ NEMA. "Member Products". Retrieved November 13, 2017.
  11. ^ Bureau, US Census. "Data". Retrieved November 13, 2017.
  12. ^ Orders, US Census Bureau Manufacturer' Shipments, Inventories, and. "US Census Bureau Manufacturer' Shipments, Inventories, and Orders main page". Retrieved November 13, 2017.
  13. ^ NEMA. "International Activities - NEMA". Retrieved November 13, 2017.
  14. ^ Industry Standards Archived 2009-05-12 at the Wayback Machine
  15. ^ "White Papers". Retrieved October 20, 2016.
  16. ^ "Standards and Publications". NEMA. Retrieved November 13, 2017.

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