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The primary industry group, CMAA — Crane Manufacturers Association of America, Inc. — provides standards, specifications, market research initiatives, industry statistics, literature and publications.

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The Hoist Manufacturers Institute (HMI), which is part of MHI, provides a variety of Educational Materials, Marketing Information and Standards Development as they relate to hoisting equipment.

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The Monorail Manufacturer’s Association (MMA) is another arm of MHI that offers guidance and oversight for Enclosed Track workstation cranes and monorails as well as Patented Track and Profile Girder monorail systems.

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ASME provides codes and standards, publications, conferences, continuing education and professional development.

The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) is a privately funded federation of business and industry, standards developers, trade associations, labor unions, professional societies, consumers, academia, and government agencies. ANSI does not itself write standards.

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The National Electrical and Medical Imagining Equipment Manufacturers Association (NEMA) promotes the competitiveness of the U.S. electrical product industry, and strives to be the trade association of choice through which the electrical industry develops and records positions on standards and government regulations.

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MHI (Material Handling Institute)