Mission & Purpose
Our mission: The enduring success of our members.
Founded in 1948, NAFEM represents 550+ foodservice equipment and supplies manufacturers, and is dedicated to spurring their success and forward progress. Our values, mission and purpose guide our operations to ensure that the organization moves continually forward, with and for its member companies. Read on to learn more.
We are dedicated to engaging our members in moving our industry ever forward.
We foster an environment that encourages learning, innovation and creativity.
We cultivate meaningful and progressive relationships with our members, industry partners and our mutual customers.
We demand honesty, integrity and respect for others.
To provide leadership to improve the global foodservice experience.
By June 2019, NAFEM will achieve record attendance satisfaction scores of exhibitors and attendees at its trade show and increase active member engagement in non-show activities.
U.S Senator Ron Johnson (WI-R) met with 15 Wisconsin companies, including NAFEM members Hatco, represented by Dave Rolston, CFSP, president/CEO, and Vollrath, represented by Steve Heun, CFO, to learn more about the impact on their businesses of the Section 232 steel and aluminum tariffs and Section 301 tariffs on Chinese imports.
The Administration has proposed an additional $200 billion in 10% tariffs on Chinese imports. This new list of tariffs (list 3), has been added to list 1 of $34 billion in 25% tariffs that went into effect July 6, and list 2 of $16 billion of 25% tariffs under consideration.