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NWPCA President/CEO to Serve on NAMs CMA Board

Tuesday, January 23, 2018   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Annette Ferri
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January 23, 2018

NWPCA President and CEO Brent McClendon to Serve on the NAM’s Council of Manufacturing Associations Board of Directors

Alexandria, VA - Brent McClendon, CAE, National Wooden Pallet and Container Association (NWPCA) President and CEO, has been elected to serve on the National Association of Manufacturers’ (NAM) Council of Manufacturing Associations (CMA) Board of Directors.

Made up of more than 260 industry-specific manufacturing associations, the CMA is a powerful assembly of manufacturers and a vital arm of the NAM. The CMA’s mission is focused on bolstering the industry’s nationwide grassroots mobilization efforts and improving the competitiveness of manufacturers in the United States. CMA members work with the NAM to unite the manufacturing community, and ultimately the broader business community, around strategies for increased manufacturing job creation, investment and innovation in America.

“I am honored to serve on the NAM’s Council of Manufacturing Associations Board of Directors and am eager to work with fellow association leaders to strengthen the manufacturing army here in Washington, D.C., and across the country," said McClendon. “Manufacturing remains in the national spotlight, and we have many opportunities to continue working together to enhance manufacturers’ competitiveness and create even more well-paying jobs.”

“The CMA is ready to make 2018 another historic year for manufacturers,” said NAM President and CEO Jay Timmons. “At a time of disruptive change in Washington and in our industry, the role of this powerhouse alliance of manufacturing associations is more consequential than ever. Americans are eager to see even more manufacturing growth in this country, and the CMA’s work is essential to achieving that goal—by mobilizing manufacturing supporters and providing associations the innovative tools needed for success in a constantly evolving political environment. I’m looking forward to working with NWPCA to secure more progress in 2018, particularly on core issues like infrastructure investment, further regulatory reforms and workforce development.”

The CMA represents every part of manufacturing in the United States and places high value on the community of manufacturing association executives. To learn more about the CMA, click here.


The National Wooden Pallet & Container Association (NWPCA) is the largest organization of wood packaging professionals in the world, with more than 670 company members in 28 countries who manufacture, repair and distribute pallets and wood packaging in unit-load solutions, or who supply products and services to the industry. Learn more about NWPCA.

For over seventy years, NWPCA has educated and served members in the wood packaging industry by offering exclusive resources and benefits including industry guidelines, local and international educational and networking opportunities, targeted email newsletters, and the bi-monthly PalletCentral magazine.


Annette Ferri
Vice President, Communications
Phone: 703.519.6104 Ext. 207