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Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association

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An organization representing vehicle parts manufacturers.

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The following section is an excerpt from Wikipedia's Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association page on 3 July 2020, text available via the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

The Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA) was founded in 1904. MEMA represents more than 1,000 companies that manufacture motor vehicle components and systems for the original equipment and aftermarket segments of the light vehicle and heavy-duty motor vehicle manufacturing industry in the United States. MEMA works at state, federal, and international levels to ensure that the marketplace and public policies support the development of advanced, transformative technologies that enable safer, smarter, and more efficient vehicles. Motor vehicle parts manufacturers are the nation’s largest manufacturing sector, directly employing more than 871,000 U.S. workers. Motor vehicle component manufacturers are the largest employer of manufacturing jobs in the U.S., contributing nearly 3 percent of the U.S. gross domestic product. Motor vehicle parts suppliers generate a total direct and indirect employment impact of 4.26 million jobs, up nearly 18 percent since 2012.

MEMA is the parent organization of four affiliate associations: AASA, HDMA, MERA, and OESA.

The motor vehicle component manufacturing industry in the U.S. has experienced robust growth due to increased demand and vehicle sales. The stability and highly integrated North American supply chain has also been particularly beneficial to suppliers, contributing to growth in both jobs and investments in the United States. Many suppliers located in the U.S. import and export vehicle parts and components within the North American market. Depending on supply chain logistics, parts are often exported to be combined with other parts, then imported back to the U.S. for final vehicle assembly.


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DateArticleAuthor/Source
8 October 2003HELLA'S BORRUSO ELECTED TO MEMA BOARDHella North America
14 January 2004Borruso to Chair Motor Vehicle Lighting CouncilMotor & Equipment Manufacturers Association


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