WHMA Wired-In Jan/Feb 2020

Wired In
By: Christine Siebert

A New Incredible Benefit for WHMA Members!
And a recap of the additional great benefits included in membership

A little background on the WHMA organization first. The Wiring Harness Manufacturer’s Association® (WHMA) was established in 1993 to serve and dedicate their resources to the global cable and wire harness industry.  WHMA is the ONLY trade association exclusively representing the cable and wire harness manufacturing industry including manufacturers, their suppliers and customers. The Wiring Harness Manufacturer’s Association is dedicated to providing our members the technical support, access to leading edge technology, benchmarking and the ability to network with the leaders in wire processing equipment, services and manufacturing.

WHMA’s goal is to “LEAD”, “EDUCATE” and “CONNECT” their members to resources that make them industry leaders. WHMA leads by providing members knowledge exchanges of best practices through participation at events, peer networking and sharing valuable information online. Educating the industry with the only industry-consensus standard for the Requirements and Acceptance of Cable and Wire Harness Assemblies, IPC/WHMA-A-A620. WHMA connects their members and promotes the value of building relationships throughout the year. The WHMA membership is currently comprised of over 200 manufacturing companies and over 55 supplier organizations.

With these goals of the organization, there are many benefits for Wire and Cable companies to become a WHMA member, but one new exciting benefit was just announced! WHMA and IPC members now have exclusive access to health plans you typically only find with larger manufacturing companies. These are top-quality health plans with flexible options, potentially lower premiums and reduced administrative costs. We have partnered with NAM Health Care to give our members more flexible coverage options, including dental, vision and life insurance plans. Visit to learn more.

Also as a WHMA member, you receive:

  • Opportunities to interface personally with leading industry Suppliers and Manufacturers
  • 50% discount on all IPC/WHMA-A-620 training materials
  • Knowledge exchange of best practices through Peer Networking at WHMA events such as the Annual Conference
  • Free Company Job Postings on WHMA’s Exclusive Industry Job Posting Page
  • WHMA members’ only email List Serv – a perfect business resource and a great place to sell excess inventory and equipment.
  • A free print subscription to Wiring Harness News– Official Publication of WHMA. (Contact Jim Brown for details at 708-594-7764 or [email protected])
  • An enhanced website, which includes a Member Roster, that also identifies your company’s market segments (Manufacturers Only)
  • Supplier logo featured on homepage with link to Supplier’s website (Suppliers Members Only)
  • Supplier company information listed on Supplier Profile page (Supplier Members Only)
  • Opportunity to be an Exhibitor at our Annual Conference! And discounts on attendance to conference.
  • Access to WHMA’s Members ONLY Area – access to industry news, webinars, past conference materials and more
  • ANDwith the IPC affiliation, you receive even more benefits!!!
    • 50% Discount on EVERYStandard
    • Free Monthly Webinars “Wisdom Wednesdays”
    • Every Member receives a complimentary listing on the IPC Global Marketplace
    • And much more…

As you can see, there are many benefits to becoming a Manufacturer or Supplier Member of the WHMA organization. To learn more or join, go to or email [email protected] with any questions. We would look forward to connecting with you.