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General Membership

Companies that manufacture Processing Machinery and/or Packaging Machinery in North America who:

  1. Are engaged in the manufacturing of processing, packaging or packaging-related converting equipment as defined in Section 3(a) and 3(b) of PMMI's Bylaws
  2. Have been engaged in the activity in the United States, Canada or Mexico for a period of two years prior to application
  3. Have minimum annual sales of at least US$500,000 of eligible equipment.
  4. Have applied for membership and for all services and privileges of membership and have been elected by the affirmative vote of the majority of the Board of Directors.
  5. Have agreed to pay all fees, dues and assessments required.

Plant Review For General Membership Applicants

A member of the Membership Committee, PMMI staff, or a selected PMMI member will visit the applicant's plant. The applicant is notified who will conduct the plant review and a timely schedule is arranged. This tour must be complete prior to the vote by The Board of Directors. During the plant visit, the reviewer verifies the information on the application, answers questions about PMMI, discusses PMMI programs and services and encourages the applicant, if accepted, to become fully involved in PMMI. PMMI members feel strongly that the Institute's goals and objectives can be achieved only by an active and participating membership.

As a General Member of PMMI, you receive the following:

  • Priority booth selection at PACK EXPO trade shows.
  • Two-tier Exhibit Space discount at PACK EXPO trade shows.
  • Pavilion Package rates for Exhibit Space in EXPO PACK and PACK EXPO trade shows.
  • Access to the industry's most pertinent statistics and surveys, including the Shipments & Outlook Study and the Packaging Machinery Purchasing Plans Survey.
  • Access to extensive global market research for international research and networking opportunities with other PMMI members, end users and industry experts. 
  • Use of the PMMI logo for marketing purposes.
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Associate Membership

Processing or Packaging Machinery manufacturers who do NOT manufacture within the United States, Canada or Mexico but have a “presence” who:

  • are engaged in the manufacturing of processing, packaging and related converting equipment as defined in Section 3(a) and 3(b) of PMMI’s Bylaws
  • have a legal entity incorporated in and a physical presence supplying machinery sales, parts and service in the United States, Canada or Mexico for a period of two years and a minimum of 6 or more employees prior to application
  • have minimum annual sales of at least US$3,000,000 of eligible equipment
  • have agreed to pay all fees, dues, and assessments required.

Facilities Review For Associate Membership Applicants

A member of the Membership Committee, PMMI staff, or a selected PMMI member will visit the applicant's North American facility. The applicant is notified who will conduct the review and a timely schedule is arranged. This tour must be complete prior to the vote by The Board of Directors. During the visit, the reviewer verifies the information on the application, answers questions about PMMI, discusses PMMI programs and services and encourages the applicant, if accepted, to become fully involved in PMMI. PMMI members feel strongly that the Institute's goals and objectives can be achieved only by an active and participating membership.

As an Associate Member of PMMI, you receive the following:

  • Priority booth selection at PACK EXPO trade shows.
  • Exhibit Space discount at PACK EXPO trade shows.
  • Access to manufacturers of processing and packaging machinery solutions.
  • Networking opportunities with all PMMI members during the Institute's Executive Leadership Conferences, Annual Meetings and other educational programs.
  • Access to key market research and packaging trends data.
  • Use of the PMMI logo for marketing purposes.
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Components Supplier Membership

Original manufacturers of commercially available processing or packaging machinery components, who are not engaged in manufacturing, packaging machinery or packaging-related converting equipment or processing machinery who:

  • Have been in business for two years;
  • Have at least $500,000 in component sales per year; and
  • Can provide three General Member references.

References Required For Components Supplier Membership Applicants

Components Supplier Member applicants must list at least three PMMI Members to which you sell.

As a Components Supplier Member of PMMI, you receive the following:

  • Priority booth selection at PACK EXPO trade shows.
  • Exhibit Space discount at PACK EXPO trade shows.
  • Access to manufacturers of processing and packaging machinery solutions.
  • Networking opportunities with all PMMI members during the Institute's Executive Leadership Conferences, Annual Meetings and other educational programs.
  • Access to key market research and packaging trends data.
  • Use of the PMMI logo for marketing purposes.
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Materials Supplier Membership

Original manufacturers of commercially available packaging materials and containers, who are not engaged in manufacturing packaging machinery or packaging-related converting equipment or processing machinery who:

  • Have been in business for two years;
  • Have at least $10 million in materials sales per year

As a Materials Supplier Member of PMMI, you receive the following:

  • Priority booth selection at PACK EXPO trade shows.
  • Exhibit Space discount at PACK EXPO trade shows.
  • Access to manufacturers of processing and packaging machinery solutions.
  • Networking opportunities with all PMMI members during the Institute's Executive Leadership Conferences, Annual Meetings and other educational programs.
  • Access to key market research and packaging trends data.
  • Use of the PMMI logo for marketing purposes.
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Affiliated Supplier Membership

Suppliers to the packaging and processing industry that DO NOT supply components for the build of machinery who:

  • have been in business for two years;
  • have at least $500,000 in related sales per year
  • have agreed to pay all fees, dues, and assessments required.

Categories may include:

  • engineering, design & construction services,
  • integrators,
  • new equipment distributors,
  • instrumentation, automation, process control systems & software,
  • material handling, distribution & warehouse equipment,
  • refrigeration, cooling chilling & freezing equipment,
  • sanitation, food safety & plant maintenance equipment.

As an Affiliated Supplier Member of PMMI, you receive the following:

  • Priority booth selection at PACK EXPO trade shows.
  • Exhibit Space discount at PACK EXPO trade shows.
  • Access to manufacturers of processing and packaging machinery solutions.
  • Networking opportunities with all PMMI members during the Institute's Executive Leadership Conferences, Annual Meetings and other educational programs.
  • Access to key market research and packaging trends data.
  • Use of the PMMI logo for marketing purposes.
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