Professional Organizations
for
Engineering and Manufacturing Personnel

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1. AA   Aluminum Association
The Aluminum Association, Inc. is the trade association for U.S. producers of primary aluminum, recyclers and semi-fabricated aluminum products.

2. AAAS   American Association for the Advancement of Science
The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) is a nonprofit professional society dedicated to the advancement of scientific and technological excellence across all disciplines, and to the public's understanding of science and technology. AAAS is among the oldest societies in America, having been founded in Philadelphia in 1848. Many of today's most prestigious and influential scientific societies have their historical origins in AAAS. AAAS's mission is to: Further the work of scientists, Facilitate cooperation among them, Foster scientific freedom and responsibility, Improve the effectiveness of science in the promotion of human welfare, Advance education in science, and Increase the public's understanding and appreciation of the promise of scientific methods in human progress.

3. AAPS      American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists
AAPS is a professional, scientific society of more than 9,000 members employed in academia, industry, government and other research institutes worldwide. Founded in 1986, AAPS aims to advance science through the open exchange of scientific knowledge, serve as an information resource, and contribute to human health through pharmaceutical research and development.

4. AATCC    The American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists
Since its inception in 1921, the American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists has been dedicated to three objectives: education, technical applications and research, and communication. AATCC accomplishes these objectives through workshops and symposia, the annual International Conference & Exhibition, member participation in research and technology committees, and through a variety of publications. Members gain perspective on the textile wet processing industry in today’s global market by exchanging professional and technical expertise. The association’s 7000 individual, corporate, and student members around the world represent a broad spectrum of expertise in textile research, manufacturing, and marketing.

5. ACEC    American Consulting Engineers Council
The ACEC provides the executives of private engineering firms with the tools and educational opportunities to be better business owners and managers. ACEC also presents a strong, cohesive voice for the profession in national legislative and policy debates to help ensure that firms can compete fairly in an increasingly aggressive world market.

6. ACS     The American Chemical Society
This WWW server provides information on the American Chemical Society products and services. The ACS is the world's largest scientific society and has a membership of nearly 150,000 chemists and chemical engineers. The Society is recognized as a world leader in fostering scientific education and research, and promoting public understanding of science. The major divisions of the American Chemical Society provide services to chemical professionals, government, and the public at large.

7. ACerS   American Ceramics Society
The American Ceramic Society (ACerS) is an international association dedicated to providing the latest technical, scientific and educational information to its members and others in the broad ceramics and related materials field.

8. ADDA     American Design Drafting Association
Established in 1959 as an individual membership society, the American Design Drafting Association (ADDA) is pledged to meeting and serving the professional growth and advancement of the individual working in the design drafting community. ADDA is the only membership organization exclusively for the professional designer drafter in all disciplines including manufacturing, utilities, construction, engineering, government and education.

9. AEA    American Electronics Association
This society represents the electronics, software, and information technology industries.

10. AEC    Architecture, Engineering, & Construction
AEC InfoCenter serves the Architectural, Engineering, Construction and Home Building industry by providing valuable resource material on line and free of charge. These resources are available to the public so they may easily find information on services and products currently available.

11. AES    Abrasive Engineering Society
The Abrasive Engineering Society is an organization concerned with the transfer of technical information related to the application of abrasives by manufacturing companies. Abrasives provide the very heart of manufacturing technology and are essential tools in most operations that involve metals or ceramics.

12. AFE     Association for Facilities Engineering
The Association for Facilities Engineering (AFE) is a professional organization of 9,000 members. We bring together professionals who ensure the optimal operation of plants, grounds and offices at Fortune 500 manufacturers, universities, medical centers, government agencies and innovative small firms from around the world.

13. AFS    American Foundarymen's Society
AFS assists member companies and individuals to effectively and efficiently manage all production operations, to profitably market their products and services, and to equitably manage their employees. AFS also promotes the interests of the foundry industry before the legislative and executive branches of the federal government.

14. AGC     Associated General Contractors of America
Founded in 1919, the AGC establishes standards, guidelines and training for construction. While at the same time providing a platform for the instigation of continuity throughout the construction industry.

15. AIAA American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
The nonprofit American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) is the principal society and voice serving the aerospace profession. Its primary purpose is to advance the arts, sciences, and technology of aeronautics and astronautics and to foster and promote the professionalism of those engaged in these pursuits.

16. AIChE     American Institute of Chemical Engineers
Founded in 1908, the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) is a nonprofit organization providing leadership to the chemical engineering profession. Representing 57,000 members in industry, academia, and government, AIChE provides forums to advance the theory and practice of the profession, upholds high professional standards and ethics, and supports excellence in education. Institute members range from undergraduate students, to entry-level engineers, to chief executive officers of major corporations.

17. AIP     American Institute of Physics
The American Institute of Physics (AIP) is a not-for-profit membership corporation for the purpose of promoting the advancement and diffusion of the knowledge of physics and its application to human welfare. AIP is a primary publisher of physics information. AIP edits, composes, produces, markets, and distributes eight archival journals that it owns, as well as derivative products; produces journals for Member and Affiliated Societies; translates and publishes English editions of Russian-language journals; and publishes magazines and books.

18. AIP   Australian Institute of Petroleum
Established in 1976, the Australian Institute of Petroleum has gained national and world-wide recognition as a key representative body of Australia's petroleum industry.
AIP's mission is to promote the reputation and assist in the development of a strong internationally competitive Australian industry, with particular emphasis on refining, distributing and marketing petroleum products efficiently, economically and safely, all in harmony with the environment and community standards.

19. AISI  American Iron and Steel Institute
For over a century, North American steel producers have left their day-to-day rivalries behind to work as partners and members of the American Iron and Steel Institute in furthering its mission to promote steel as the material of choice and enhance the competitiveness of the North American steel industry and its member companies.

20. AMA    Adhesives Manufacturers Association
The AMA, founded in 1933, was formed during the National Recovery Administration (NRA), when government commingling with industry was in its infancy and relatively uncomplicated. The association was formed by a few companies engaged in the manufacture and sale of paper converting and packaging adhesives to establish a code of authority and to write a code of trade practices for the packaging adhesives industry in accordance with the NRA.

21. AMC     American Metalcasting Consortium
The American Metalcasting Consortium (AMC) is a coalition of six organizations from the metalcasting industry that have joined together to ally thousands of small-to-large U.S. metalcasters to reestablish American manufacturing advantages in this strategic industrial arena.

22. AMCA    Air Movement and Control Association
The Air Movement and Control Association International, Inc. (AMCA) is a not-for-profit trade association of the world's manufacturers of air movement and control equipment - primarily fans, louvers, dampers and related air systems equipment. The association's mission is to promote the health and growth of the air movement and control industry consistent with the interest of the public.
AMCA's roots go back to 1917 when a group of centrifugal fan manufacturers organized under the name of the National Association of Fan Manufacturers. Over the last several decades, groups and associations of related product manufacturers joined together to eventually evolve into the Air Movement and Control Association International. Today, there are AMCA members throughout most of the industrialized countries in the world.

23. AMCA of Australia  Air Conditioning and Mechanical Contractors' Association
The Air Conditioning and Mechanical Contractors Association (AMCA) is a nation wide trade association established to represent and service its members in the broad air conditioning and mechanical services industry. It acts as the industry's voice in dealing with governments at all levels, other construction and service industry groups and the unions.
AMCA is the only industry/employer association that is exclusively dedicated to the mechanical services industry. Since its inception 30 years ago, AMCA's objectives have been to promote and protect the interests and welfare of the air conditioning and mechanical services industry, its members and the public they serve.

24. ANSI     American National Standards Institute
Funded in 1918, the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), is a private, not-for-profit membership organization that coordinates the U.S. voluntary consensus standards system and approves American National Standards. ANSI consists of approximately 1,300 national and international companies, 30 government agencies, 20 institutional members, and 250 professional, technical, trade, labor and consumer organizations.

25. AOGA    Alaska Oil and Gas Association
AOGA is a trade association established for the purpose of fostering the long-term viability of an oil and gas industry in Alaska by providing a forum for communication and cooperation with its members, with the public and with local, state and federal governments.
AOGA was established in 1966 as the Alaska Division of the Western Oil and Gas Association, now the Western States Petroleum Association. In January, 1989, AOGA became an independent association.

26. API    American Petroleum Institute
API is the major national trade association representing the entire petroleum industry: exploration and production, transportation, refining, and marketing. With headquarters in Washington, D.C., and petroleum councils in 33 states, it is a forum for all parts of the oil and natural gas industry to pursue priority public policy objectives and advance the interests of the industry in a legally appropriate manner.
Through API, member companies leverage resources and obtain needed services cost-effectively. As industry has streamlined its operations, companies have looked to API to perform functions they once provided for themselves.
The impetus for forming API in 1919 was the need to standardize engineering specifications for drilling and production equipment. Today, the most pressing issues revolve about public perceptions and government policies toward our industry -- many of which have international dimensions. Speaking with one voice on these issues has become as essential as having interchangeable parts in the field.
API's members determine the petroleum industry's positions on public policy as well as the standards that govern its day-to-day operations the world over.

27. AQC    Air Quality Coalition
The Air Quality Coalition (AQC) -- sponsored by the National Association of Manufacturers -- is a broad-based organization whose membership includes more than 700 businesses, associations and other groups representing hundreds of thousands of individuals in local government, small business, agriculture, manufacturing, construction, transportation, aerospace, chemicals, pharmaceutical, forest products, healthcare products, natural resource development, electric utilities and others. The goal of the coalition is to assure that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) makes scientifically and economically sound decisions as it reviews the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for ozone (or ground level smog) and particulate matter (PM).

28. ASC     The Adhesive and Sealant Council, Inc.
The Adhesive and Sealant Council, Inc. provides high quality services responsive to the needs of the membership.It serves as a leading marketplace for the exchange of information about products and services and interfacing among manufacturers, suppliers and others in the industry.
It facilitates the education of graduate and undergraduate students in adhesive and sealant science through scholarships and encourages their interaction with industry. The ASC promotes academic-industry research that members can derive and add value. It also encourages continuous health, safety and environmental improvement in the manufacture, distribution, storage, use and disposal of adhesives, sealants, and chemicals as a Responsible Care™ Partner Association.

29. ASC         Associated Specialty Contractors
ASC is an “umbrella organization” of eight national associations of construction specialty contractors, whose combined membership totals more than 25,000 firms. Its members include: Mason Contractors Association of America; Mechanical Contractors Association of America; National Association of Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors;National Electrical Contractors Association; National Insulation Association; National Roofing Contractors of America; Painting and Decorating Contractors of America; and Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors National Association. The association’s goals are to promote efficient management and productivity;to improve contracting forms and practices; to coordinate the work of specialized branches of the industry in management information, research, public information, government relations and construction relations; and to serve as a liaison among specialty trade associations in the areas of public relations government relations and with other organizations.

30. ASCE     American Society of Civil Engineers
Founded in 1852, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) represents more than 120,000 civil engineers worldwide, and is America's oldest national engineering society.

31. ASEE     American Society for Engineering Education
The American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) is a nonprofit member association, founded in 1893, dedicated to promoting and improving engineering and technology education.
The ASEE is made up of more than 11,000 deans, professors, instructors, students and industry representatives.

32. ASET      American Society of Engineering Technology
The purpose of this society is to promote further recognition of Engineering Technology as a major engineering education program. The Student Chapter of the A.S.E.T. will work to promote a professional and social atmosphere among Engineering Technology students and to increase industrial and public acceptance of Engineering Technology.

33. ASM    ASM International (Formerly American Society of Metals)
ASM International is a society whose mission is to gather, process and disseminate technical information. ASM fosters the understanding and application of engineered materials and their research, design, reliable manufacture, use and economic and social benefits. This is accomplished via a unique global information-sharing network of interaction among members in forums and meetings, education programs, and through publications and electronic media.

34. ASME     Americam Society of Mechanical Engineers
The Americam Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) International was founded in 1880 by prominent mechanical engineers, led by Alexander Lyman Holley (1832-1882), Henry Rossiter Worthington (1817-1880), and John Edson Sweet (1832-1916). Holley chaired the first meeting, which was held in the New York editorial offices of the American Machinist on February 16 with thirty in attendance. On April 7 a formal organizational meeting was held at Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, New Jersey, with about eighty engineers--industrialists, educators, technical journalists, designers, shipbuilders, military engineers, and inventors.
Today, ASME is a worldwide engineering society focused on technical, educational and research issues. It has 125,000 members and conducts one of the world's largest technical publishing operations, holds some 30 technical conferences and 200 professional development courses each year, and sets many industrial and manufacturing standards.

35. ASNT      American Society for Nondestructive Testing
The American Society for Nondestructive Testing (ASNT) is the world's largest technical society organized exclusively for the purpose of advancing nondestructive testing, or NDT. Founded in 1941, the Society promotes NDT education, research, and the exchange of technical information to its members and other professionals.

36. ARTA       Ammonia Refrigeration Technicians Association
ARTA is a Corporation registered in the State of Indiana.
The Association was formed 09/05/96 with the following intentions:
1st. To Assist anyone in making ammonia refrigeration work safer for all, Technicians, Plant Operators, Business Owners and alike.
2nd. To offer a collection point for safety related information and training aids to anyone wishing to view or read it. " Via the Internet or Hard Copy".
3rd. To offer a forum for discussions about Ammonia Refrigeration and it's many complicated issues such as PSM programs, ERP programs, Responder issues and much, much more.
4th. To offer a Membership to our Association so as to allow many voices and the power associated with a group verses a few individuals. ARTA and it's Members can make a world of difference it just takes team work and a goal. As an active Member you become the power needed to affect changes which are much needed in our Industry. Your membership dues assist the association in financing, seminars, training courses, literature & safety videos.
As our Association grows so will our abilities to assist others in making these changes, please join us in our efforts, become an active Member and add your voice to our Membership, together we can make a difference!

37. ASPE       American Society of Professional Estimators
The American Society of Professional Estimators serves construction estimators by providing education, fellowship, and opportunity for professional development.
A primary ASPE goal is to define and publish estimating standards that, when properly employed, will produce reliable estimates in a uniformly recognizable format. Means, Richardson, and others publish unit price guides, but where can you go to find "how to" information on estimating? ASPE’s Standard Estimating Practice manuals provide just that for all sixteen CSI divisions. The standards provide not only basic and fundamental guidance in estimate preparation, but also include industry standards that are the basis for the certification of experienced estimators as Certified Professional Estimators (CPE’s). These standard estimating practices are developed and written by ASPE members in the language of estimators.
The construction industry is, by any measure, the largest single industry in the world. The construction estimator is THE PERSON responsible for the evaluation of manpower, materials and other costs for this multi-billion-dollar industry.
Government agencies, owners, designers and contractors are increasingly looking to Certified Professional Estimators (CPE’s) for reliable cost estimates that are the key to success in this competitive arena.

38. ASTM      American Society for Testing and Materials
ASTM is one of the largest voluntary standards development systems in the world. ASTM is a not-for-profit organization that provides a forum for producers, users, ultimate consumers, and those having a general interest (representatives of government and academia) to meet on common ground and write standards for materials, products, systems, and services. From the work of 132 standards-writing committees, ASTM publishes standard test methods, specifications, practices, guides, classifications, and terminology. ASTM's standards development activities encompass metals, paints, plastics, textiles, petroleum, construction, energy, the environment, consumer products, medical services and devices, computerized systems, electronics, and many other areas.

39. AVEM      Association of Vacuum Equipment Manufacturers
The Association of Vacuum Equipment Manufacturers (AVEM) is an international non-profit association of companies that manufacture vacuum equipment and supplies, that serve and advance vacuum science and technology. AVEM was founded in 1969 and has been active in market analysis and forecasting, educational seminars and as a forum for equipment manufacturers, since its inception.

40. AVS    American Vacuum Society
The AVS is a volunteer-based, non-profit organization dedicated to advancing the science and technology of vacuum, materials, surfaces, interfaces, thin films, and plasmas, and to providing a variety of educational opportunities. There are 8 technical divisions, 3 technical groups, 21 local-area chapters and about 6000 members worldwide. The Society provides many interesting programs both at the national and local levels, welcomes participation from all its members, and encourages student involvement.

41. AWHEM     Association of Well Head Equipment Manufacturers
The mission of the Association of Well Head Equipment Manufacturers is to proactively influence value-added standardization of well head and related equipment in a positive, professional manner and to serve as technical consultants to national and international standards bodies.

42. AWS      American Welding Society
The American Welding Society (AWS), founded in 1919, is a multifaceted, nonprofit organization whose major goal is to advance the science, technology and application of welding and related joining disciplines. From factory floor to high-rise construction, from military weaponry to home products, AWS has lead the way in supporting welding education and technology development to ensure a strong, competitive and comfortable way of life for America and its people.
The Society's over 46,000 members consist of educators, engineers, researchers, welders, inspectors, technicians, welding foremen, company officers, and supervisors. Interests include automatic, semiautomatic, and manual welding, as well as brazing, soldering, ceramics, lamination, robotics, thermal spraying and lasers. Activities include initiatives in research, safety and health, education, training, business, and government liaison.