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About NAFEM

Close to the industry.
Committed to the issues.

After more than 60 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. 7-9, 2019, in Orlando, Fla., 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

It’s no secret that for many manufacturing companies, finding a fresh infusion of young, promising talent to lead the organization into the future is a top priority. We’ve talked before about what attracts millennials to an organization. However, hurdles like a low unemployment rate mean younger workers have more room to be choosey because there’s more competition for their skills.

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Lately, there’s been a lot of talk about Industry 4.0. What exactly is it – and how can companies prepare their workforces for it?

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While the word “manufacturing” may bring sprawling complexes and production facilities to mind, the truth of the matter is much of the power of today’s innovation, revenue and employment lies with small manufacturing organizations.

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