Plant Managers Association
- What is the PMA?
The Fayetteville Area Plant Managers Association (PMA) is a network of plant managers in Cumberland County, North Carolina. The PMA provides a forum for plant managers to work together on subjects of common interest, such as education, community involvement, economic development, utility costs, healthcare, and taxes.
To promote a positive image with the community and to make that community aware of the positive impact being made while it serves as a forum to collect and share information, discuss issues, and address concerns in a joint and collective manner.
The PMA is governed by directors and officers.
Any member of the organization may be elected to its board of directors at the annual meeting held each September.
The board of directors is composed of four members of the organization: president, 1st vice president, 2nd vice president, and immediate past president. The terms are for one year or until a successor is elected.
- Philanthropy – What has the PMA done for Cumberland County?
The PMA is very involved in the Cumberland County Board of Education. Some of its involvement includes:
1. Work Force Development
2. Partnership with Middle Schools
4. Fayetteville Regional Science Olympiad
The PMA also prides in other community organizations. For example, if there is a disaster such as a hurricane or flood in Cumberland County, the PMA will donate to the Highlands Chapter of the American Red Cross.
- Why should I join the PMA?
The PMA conducts projects and programs that serve the interest of the manufacturing community. It fosters a positive employee relationship among all industries and helps to inform the citizens of Fayetteville and Cumberland County about manufacturing operations in the area. The PMA also assists the public schools in providing their students with a better understanding of manufacturing.
There are three subcommittees of the PMA:
1. Human Resources Subcommittee: takes care of all HR issues, such as workers’ compensation, and gives presentations at schools to teach students to be work-ready
2. Safety and Environmental Subcommittee: discusses various S&E issues (storm water has been a big issue recently)
3. Transportation and Logistics Subcommittee: shares information and ideas about T&L issues that the Fayetteville area manufacturing community is experiencing
- What are the criteria to join the PMA?
Any manufacturing or distribution facility that adds value to the product it sells or distributes via interstate commerce and is located in an industrial setting within the Fayetteville/Cumberland County area is eligible to become a member of the PMA.
- What is expected of me?
Members are expected to attend quarterly meetings and the annual social. These meetings are an opportunity for plant managers to discuss common concerns and ways to maintain good relationships with citizens living near the plants.
- How much are the PMA dues?
Dues are $150 per year, January 1 to December 31. Your dues pay for the quarterly luncheons and the annual social.
- Is there a minimum employee limit to join?
No. Even the smallest plants can join as long as they meet the criteria.
- As a PMA member, do I receive any benefits from the Fayetteville-Cumberland County Chamber of Commerce?
The primary benefit the PMA receives from the Chamber is a staff person to help organize meetings. The Chamber is a separate organization with its own dues for membership. Many plants, however, are members of both organizations. The Existing Industry Committee of the Chamber hosts Existing Industry Appreciation Month every May. All plant managers are invited to a golf tournament and appreciation luncheon free of charge.
Join the PMA and make a difference in our community!