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About Missouri Association of Manufacturers

The Missouri Association of Manufacturers (MAM) is the only organization dedicated solely to representing the interests of manufacturers in Missouri, and its primary purpose is to promote, preserve and advance manufacturing. Founded in 1993, MAM has matured into an influential association advocating for the vital interests of all segments of manufacturing.

MAM's Mission

To represent the economic, political, educational and social interests of manufacturers in Missouri, and as a unified group, to promote the betterment of the economy, the environment, and the manufacturing industry in Missouri.

Manufacturing Creates Strength

Manufacturing makes America strong by creating wealth through the manufacture of goods and products. MAM strives to instill interest and enthusiasm among elected officials, and the public in general, by advocating policy that promotes regional economic growth and worldwide competitiveness.

Member Information

  • Open to all manufacturers in Missouri
  • Dues based on number of employees
  • Educational seminars and workshops
  • Networking opportunities with industry peers
  • Member recognition programs
  • Member-to-Member business encouraged
  • Exceptional member benefit programs
  • Company listing on MAM website
  • One vote per member company

MAM understands that the average manufacturer in Missouri has 30 to 40 employees, and that there are many companies with fewer than 25 employees. More than 50% of MAM member companies have less than 25 employees. In fact, more than 87% of all Missouri businesses have fewer than 25 employees.

MAM also understands that American manufacturers face a huge cost disadvantage when compared with their top nine foreign competitors – not even considering the difference in cost of wages, but also due to the cost of:

  • taxes
  • health care
  • energy
  • overburden of government regulations
  • frivolous lawsuits.

MAM serves as the manufacturer's advocate in Missouri and works to educate policy makers at all levels of the importance of not adding to this burden, and in fact, finding avenues to reduce this disparity.

MAM is focused on bringing manufacturers together to address common issues and challenges, and to learn from one another.

EXECUTIVE ROUNDTABLES are formed with 10-15 CEOs where they can come together to discuss hot button issues and share information in a confidential environment.  Facility tours are often included.

MAM addresses the issues of greatest concern to its members, such as HEALTH CARE. When MAM members kept reporting that the rising cost of health care was their number one concern, MAM sought ways to address access to affordable health care and succeeded.

  • Sought and received a waiver from the Missouri Department of Insurance in 2005 to pilot a health care consortium for its members, which are all manufacturers.
  • The MAM I Health Care Consortium was formed with 32 companies in 2006, with 6 of the 32 companies being able to provide health coverage for their employees for the first time.
  • Based on the success with its first health care consortium, MAM led the way for Missouri law to be changed so that MAM I could continue, and other Missouri associations can now offer association health plans to their members.
  • In 2010, MAM formed its second Health Care Consortium providing savings for our members of up to 60% on their heath care costs.

MAM utilizes its strength in numbers to develop strategic partnerships and create exclusive benefit programs. The goal of each program is to offer lower pricing or greater advantages than members would be able to obtain on their own.


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