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About the National Electrical Manufacturers Association

The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) represents nearly 350 electrical equipment and medical imaging manufacturers at the forefront of electrical safety, reliability, and resilience, as well as efficiency and energy security. Our combined industries account for 360,000 American jobs in more than 7,000 facilities covering every state. Our industry produces $106 billion shipments of electrical equipment and medical imaging technologies per year with $36 billion exports.

NEMA provides a forum for the development of technical standards that are in the best interests of the industry and users, advocacy of industry policies on legislative and regulatory matters, and collection, analysis, and dissemination of industry data. In addition to its headquarters in Rosslyn, Virginia, NEMA also has offices in Beijing and Mexico City.


NEMA's Vision

The authoritative representative of the collective interests of the electrical and medical imaging industries.​

NEMA's Mission

Expand market opportunities, remove business barriers and reduce manufacturing costs through development and delivery of consensus-based standards and other intellectual property, effective advocacy, and decision-quality business information and analytics.​

NEMA Member Values

Membership in NEMA signifies shared core values for electrical and medical imaging product manufacturers operating in the NEMA environment:

  • We promote the safe and effective design, installation and use of electrical and medical imaging products.
  • We value open, competitive markets for electrical and medical imaging products and support national regulations and voluntary standards that are technically sound, economically justified, and promote innovation, public safety, access to life saving and energy efficient products, and efficient resource allocation.
  • We collaborate within NEMA to improve production and manufacturing of electrical and medical imaging products, to enlarge their distribution, and to promote innovation and increased efficiency and safety of use of electrical and medical imaging products.
  • We are opposed to conduct which is likely to defraud or deceive the public or our customers about our industry’s capabilities, products and services.
  • We have zero tolerance for those who traffic in or promote the sale of counterfeit and pirated products.
  • We honestly represent our products when making claims that those products meet or exceed industry and governmental standards established by NEMA or other standards development organizations .
  • We oppose corruption of any kind, including but not limited to illegal payments to influence official action or to obtain an improper commercial advantage.
  • We conduct our business responsibly & ethically and in compliance with all of the laws and regulations where we do business.
In pursuing its mission, NEMA will:
  • ​Be a leader in developing standards and in advocating technical positions that are in the best interests of the industry and the users of its products.
  • Be the advocate of the industry to ensure that legislation and government regulations, both federal and state, pertaining to members' products and operations are consistent with industry needs.
  • Collect, analyze and disseminate industry and market data.
  • Promote safety in the design, manufacture and use of electrical products.
  • Provide information on the industry to the media and other interested publics.
  • Conduct educational forums in support of its core functions.
  • Represent the industry's interests in new and developing technologies.​ ​


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