The spring manufacturing industry has a team of members dedicated to investing in its people and technology. North American Spring Tool (NAST) joins its fellow manufacturers in promoting and supporting the spring manufacturing industry as a member of three longstanding organizations: NESMA (New England Spring and Metalstamping Association), SMI (Spring Manufacturer’s Institute), and WCSMA (West Coast Spring Manufacturer’s Association).
The challenges of today’s spring manufacturing industry require a unified approach. The members of each organization meet various objectives by working together to serve spring makers and their suppliers.
- NESMA continues to work with educators and legislators on its original directive of assisting with the development of a technical labor force.
- SMI’s many services help members meet the key industry issues with software support, on-site safety training and audits, and its SPRINGS magazine.
- WCSMA was founded to support its members with informational services, including current state and federal laws, OSHA health insurance changes, and vendor/supplier contacts.
As a member of these associations, NAST works with an alliance of companies to support the common interests of spring manufacturers. NAST’s president is a member of the NESMA Board of Directors and is very active in supporting and attending NESMA events.
Support your industry’s organizations to stay in touch with and help improve the operations of the entire spring industry, strengthening your own business in the process.