About the North Carolina Manufacturers Alliance

Since 1988 the North Carolina Manufacturers Alliance (NCMA) has been the leading advocate for manufacturers before North Carolina regulatory agencies and the N.C. General Assembly on environmental, health, safety, energy, tax and other issues impacting manufacturers doing business in North Carolina. We are “The Voice of North Carolina Manufacturers”

Our Mission

To represent and promote the interests of manufacturers in North Carolina by:

• Focusing the efforts of NCMA on environmental, health, safety, energy and taxation issues that affect North Carolina manufacturers.

• Working effectively with government officials to provide leadership, information, and services in the development of policies, laws, and regulations in order to protect public health, the environment, and the vitality of manufacturers in North Carolina.

• Promoting the use of sound science, engineering and economics in legislative and regulatory processes.

• Fostering positive relationships between industry leaders and key state legislative and regulatory officials.

• Sharing information among NCMA members that will enhance each member’s capabilities to operate responsibly and successfully while protecting its employees, the community and the environment.

• Promoting a positive, proactive image of North Carolina manufacturers.

Our History

NCMA is a non-profit organization originally founded in 1988 by ten chemical company executives interested in becoming more active in influencing the development of environmental, health and safety policies. The organization was originally known as the Chemical Industry Council of North Carolina (CIC).

In 1994, we expanded our membership to include companies who use chemicals in a manufacturing process and changed our name to the Manufacturers and Chemical Industry Council of North Carolina (MCIC) after agreeing to merge with the North Carolina Pulp and Paper Council. We further expanded our membership in 2003 to include a limited number of “business partners” who provide services to member companies.

Since it founding in 1988, we have expanded our membership to include a far more diverse listing of manufacturers (chemical, pharmaceutical, pulp & paper and other wood products, adhesives, tobacco, heavy equipment, heavy duty vehicles, steel, and aircraft engine manufacturing) interested in a more diverse set of issues. In 2013 to more accurately reflect our diverse membership, we changed our name to the North Carolina Manufacturers Alliance (NCMA).

 After 25 years we still remain “The Voice of North Carolina Manufacturers.”