BEMA, the Bakery Equipment Manufacturers and Allieds, Overland Park, Kan., has welcomed seven new members in 2014: Action Duct Cleaning, CEPI srl, Chiorino, Conveyor Solutions, Imaforni Intl. S.p.a., Sandvik and EBECO. This increases the organization’s total membership to 220 companies, the highest membership total to date.

BEMA says it continually seeks to grow its membership among quality contributors to the baking industry. Bringing equipment, ingredient, packaging, engineering and other baking industry suppliers together strengthens the association and the industry.

“BEMA wants to attract members who represent a wide cross-section of suppliers to the baking industry,” says Kerwin Brown, president/CEO. “We feel this improves the opportunities for connections among our members and helps them build stronger businesses.”

All BEMA members benefit from the organization’s commitment to creating networking venues at Winter Summit and Annual Meeting, offering valuable educational opportunities, providing scholarships for business and industry education, and providing access to industry resources. BEMA members also receive significant discounts on the largest baking industry tradeshow in North America, the International Baking Industry Exhibition (IBIE), and the opportunity to select their space before nonmembers. In addition, BEMA members can take part in turn-key international trade opportunities.