“We believe that these discussions hold great promise for creating a new organization that couldleverage the strengths that both AMI and NAMA offer. It is our intention to pursue discussions in a measured, thoughtful manner that will serve the interests of our associations’ members,” said in a joint statement from AMI Chairman Nick Meriggioli and NAMA co-presidents Mike Hesse and Anthony Gahn, Jr.
This past year, NAMA was formed with the merger of the National Meat Association and the North American Meat Processors Association. NAMA’s membership includes approximately 700 members. About 1,100 companies are AMI members.