Associations


At Walter Hammond, local manufacturing is significant. We think it is vital to band together with others that share our values to unite the local manufacturing environment and infuse nation-wide sourcing on Minnesotan terms. We are happy to feature all of our affiliations.

Arrowhead Manufacturers and Fabricators Association

Arrowhead Manufacturers and Fabricators Association (AMFA) is member-driven organization that helps to strengthen and grow the manufacturing and fabrication industries in northeastern Minnesota and northwestern Wisconsin.

Affiliated Distributors

Affiliated Distributors (AD) joins together the nation’s top independent industrial distributors. With annual sales of $32 billion across seven verticals, 3800 branches and 550 members, AD is North America’s largest marketing/buying group for construction and industrial supplies.


Minnesota Precision Manufacturing Association

The Minnesota Precision Manufacturing Association (MPMA) was founded in 1955 and has become the leading voice of the precision manufacturing industry in Minnesota. As an association, it introduces leads and supports the initiatives and education that will keep manufacturing in Minnesota a strong and vital component of the state's economy.


The Society of Manufacturing Engineers

The Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) has a rich and evolving heritage spanning more than 80 years. It serves the manufacturing industry as a non-profit organization by promoting advanced manufacturing technology and developing a skilled workforce. SME also works closely with manufacturers to share knowledge and resources that generate solutions meeting industry demands.


supplyFORCE

supplyFORCE delivers multi-category maintenance, repair, and operating (MRO) solutions to Fortune 1000 companies through their network of 200-plus trusted local and regional distributors. There are more than 2,500 branch locations. supplyFORCE enables customers to consolidate agreements and leverage their spending on products like electrical, industrial and safety supplies, power transmission & bearings, pipe, valves and fittings. supplyFORCE has national programs with local solutions, which is the best of both worlds.


Metalcasters of Minnesota

The Metalcasters of Minnesota was founded in 1975 to promote the importance of metalcasting in Minnesota and to be a strong advocate for our industry through effective lobbying on a local, state, and federal level.