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About NAFEM

Close to the industry.
Committed to the issues.

After 70 years representing 550+ foodservice equipment and supplies manufacturers, we’re as dedicated to their success as ever. Members of the North American Association of Food Equipment Manufacturers (NAFEM) benefit from our vast resources and solid support – from organized advocacy efforts to education and marketing tools. Read on to learn more about us.

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Our mission:
The enduring success
of our members.

Through our events and resources, we’re dedicated to spurring success and forward progress among our member companies.

Mission & purpose

Advocacy with an eye
on the details.

Before acts are passed and regulation enforced, we pay close attention to how legislation could impact our members’ business – and make their voices heard.

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The NAFEM Show

The NAFEM Show, Feb. 4-6, 2021, in New Orleans., attracts thousands of qualified foodservice equipment and supplies buyers – a powerful marketing opportunity for all of our exhibitors. With a wide array of products for food preparation, cooking, storage and table service on display, the show is a one-stop-shop for operators, dealers, consultants and restaurateurs alike.

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In-depth insights

When it comes to foodservice trends for 2019, predictions run the gamut from new flavors to multimedia sensory thrills and beyond. Not to mention, with new technology delivering more convenient options that are less dependent on human intermediaries, 2019 is shaping up to be a year in which consumers will demand more from their experiences and from the companies responsible for harvesting, preparing and serving their food.

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The foodservice equipment and supplies industry is a dynamic one, that requires a continual hunt for good information. We’re always on the lookout for resources to help you improve your business, grow your knowledge and keep up with the latest industry issues.

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NAFEM congratulates Lawrence P. Moon, CFSP, chairman & CEO, The Sandstone Group and Lakeside Manufacturing, Inc., West Milwaukee, Wis., recipient of the 2019 NAFEM William W. Carpenter’s Award.  The award was presented during The NAFEM Show, Feb. 6, Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, Fla. The William W. Carpenter Award is the association’s highest honor, given […]

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