The PMPA is an international trade association representing the interests of the precision machined products industry. While PMPA consists mainly of North America based manufacturers, its members also operate facilities in various industrial markets around the globe. The PMPA has been in continuous operation since its inception in 1933. The success of the organization can be directly attributed to the on-going involvement of its members at the chapter level, committee level, and on the Board of Directors. The PMPA consists of industry leaders who understand that a strong trade association is critical to ensure the future of manufacturing in North America. Through PMPA membership, companies have a distinct competitive advantage over their global competitors, with daily access to a full range of programs and services designed to help them meet their operational challenges and focus on new business opportunities.