What we're All About
With over $5 billion in sales each year, the writing instrument industry faces new challenges each day. Each one impacts the sale of pens, pencils, markers, erasers or components of these instruments. The voice of this industry is the Writing Instrument Manufacturers Association (WIMA).
WIMA was established in 1943 to bring together the voices of the pen, marker and mechanical pencil industries. Since that time, the industry and WIMA have grown substantially. As a result, WIMA's name and logo are widely recognized and have become synonymous with the industry. In 1994, the Pencil Makers Association merged with WIMA to strengthen the industry, making the impact of the Association even stronger.
The purpose of WIMA is to promote the overall interest of the writing instrument industry in the United States, Canada and Mexico. To this end, WIMA strives to keep its members well-informed on issues which affect the industry and individual companies. WIMA provides a forum in which to discuss such issues and take such action as is deemed appropriate, and maintains a public relations program to inform the general public concerning safe and proper use and importance of writing instruments.
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2018 Annual Meeting