Appliance Trade Groups Merge
Washington, DC The membership of the Association of Home
Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM) and the Vacuum Cleaner Manufacturers
Association (VCMA) have merged, with the VCMA assimilated into
AHAM’s Floor Care Division, the trade associations announced.
The merger, effective at the end of 2003, “follows increased
interest shown over the past several years by VCMA members in the
services offered by AHAM, the primary trade association of the home
appliance industry,” the Washington, DC-based AHAM observed.
“The merger makes good sense for members of both associations
since they will be able to better leverage the breadth of the
appliance manufacturing industry,” said AHAM president Joseph