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 (1926)
Legal status501(c)(6) trade association[2]
PurposeTo improve the state of electrical manufacturing in the United States.[2]
HeadquartersRosslyn, Virginia, U.S.
Coordinates38.893526°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]

See also


  1. "National Electrical Manufacturers Association". Tax Exempt Organization Search. Internal Revenue Service. Retrieved April 17, 2019.
  2. "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. "NEMA NU1-1986: Introduction". Harvard Medical School Joint Program in Nuclear Medicine. Retrieved September 12, 2016.
  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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