The value of SWI-MA membership is in the power associated with being part of a network of manufacturers, supply chain partners, business advisors, and strategic partners. SWI-MA provides the connections to establish business relationships among its members, sharing in a culture of learning, innovation, and growth.
Current member benefits include:
- Member-only site tours (approximately 8 per year)
- Free Quarterly Meeting attendance for all company representatives*
- Free booth at the annual Made Here! Expo and Job Fair
- Free and discounted tickets to the annual VIP Reception
- Info Hub portal for members with membership directory, resources, event postings and more
- PartnerShip shipping discount program (for LTL and truckload shipments)
- And others coming soon!
*Associate members do not get unlimited attendance. See membership application for more details.
Collaborating through sharing new opportunities, technologies, products, processes and strategic business partners can affect change in the region’s manufacturing climate. SWI-MA will act as a collective voice for manufacturers in the region to facilitate change, pooled buying power, introductions and promotion of manufacturing in our region to create a more profitable manufacturing environment.
SWI-MA’s Membership is a tiered structure offering memberships for manufacturing companies and representatives, as well as Associate and Partner organizations. All applicants must embrace the core principles and be willing to collaborate and work with other members.
Manufacturers are defined as “establishments engaged in the mechanical, physical, or chemical transformation of materials, substances, or components into new products”. Any person employed by a manufacturing firm is eligible for membership.
Supply chain members are those that provide materials or processes directly involved in the manufacturing of goods.
Associate members are defined as providers of goods or services to manufacturers. These providers may be financial or business advisors, banking and lending representatives, or professional services/consultants.
Partner members are employed by local or state governments, economic development entities or educational institutions.
|*FTE = Full-time equivalent|
|Guest Attendee||Fee for attending meetings as a non-member, first-time attendees are free! All other events are for Members only.||$20 /meeting|
|Individual||Contact SWI-MA for details.||$100 /year|
|Manufacturer – Level I||Company with 1-5 FTE Employees||$100 /year|
|Manufacturer – Level II||Company with 6-20 FTE Employees||$250 /year|
|Manufacturer – Level III||Company with 21+ FTE Employees||$500 /year|
|Supply Chain||Two company representatives can participate at any given event.||$500/year|
|Partner||Dues, In-Kind Donation, or Reciprocal Membership,||$500 /year|
|Associate – Level I||Membership for up to 2 employees||$1,000 /year|
|Associate – Level II||Membership for up to 5 employees||$2,000 /year|
|Associate – Level III||Membership for 6+ employees||$3,500 /year|
|Students||Post-secondary students are welcome to join SWI-MA, please provide proof of enrollment or recommendation from professor or SWI-MA member. Contact SWI-MA for additional details.|