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BMC Membership Application

Brake Manufacturers Council Membership Application

Thank you for your interest in joining other brake industry experts in AASA's Brake Manufacturers Council (BMC)!

Membership Eligibility
There are two types of BMC memberships: REGULAR and AFFILIATE. Members of both types must be
  • established North American firms of good repute and sound financial condition AND
  • members of at least one of these three Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA) divisions:
    • AASA - Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association
    • HDMA - Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association
    • OESA - Original Equipment Suppliers Association
At the present time, companies engaged solely in the remanufacture of parts are not eligible for BMC membership.

REGULAR members are companies primarily engaged in the manufacture of new automotive and light truck brake assemblies or components including shim, steel back / brake shoe and hardware. They are eligible to vote on matters affecting the council & may serve in elected positions on the BMC Board.

AFFILIATE members are companies primarily engaged in the manufacture of brake materials such as chemicals and raw materials or other related supplies OR primarily engaged in quality control and testing of BMC member company products. They are not eligible to vote on matters affecting the council nor may they serve in elected positions on the BMC Board.

2019 annual fees (additional meeting fees may apply)

Regular members: $3,500
Affiliate members: $3,000

BMC “Brake Industry Special Needs” Fund 
In addition to the annual fees above, all new BMC members will be assessed $2,000 to support the “special needs” fund for future legislative, regulatory and legal needs related to the brake industry.  In the future, additional “special needs” contributions may be requested, as determined by the BMC and will be pro-rated based on total company contributions made to the fund
to date.

Payment Information
Once your application is approved, you will receive an invoice with an option to pay online or by mail. Payment in full must be received before accessing benefits.

If you are interested in taking advantage of the many benefits that come with being a member of the Brake Manufacturers Council, we invite you to apply.