PPEMA to cease operations
Portable Power Equipment Manufacturers Association (PPEMA) has voted to cease
operations as of Dec. 31, 2001. PPEMA has been operating for 45 years,
originally as the Power Saw Manufacturers Association. The name was changed in
1982 to better reflect the organization's growing scope.
with the mission of the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute's mission, in addition
to growing emission-compliance costs for manufacturers, were cited as primary
reasons for the decision to disband PPEMA.