EIN 38-0298770

Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME)

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The mission of Society of Manufacturing Engineers is to inspire, prepare and support our stakeholders in the advancement of manufacturing.
Related structure
SME is a parent organization to a group of 108 other organizations.

Program areas at SME

Expositions and conferences - expositions provide opportunities for Manufacturing professionals to expand their knowledge by witnessing the latest technology and production methods in action, networking with industry experts and learning about emerging technologies and industries. In addition to conferences, free/complimentary education is conducted within the exhibit hall. Student programs at events introduce young people to careers in Manufacturing and educate them on technology and opportunities available. Manufacturers from around the world come to find solutions that improve processes, increase quality and explore new technologies. The total attendance at Society of Manufacturing Engineers ("sme") expositions and conferences in 2019 was 121,776.
Publications - sme incorporates education & training into everything we do. Sme media's editorial content calendar schedules a theme for each month which is selected to enhance the knowledge in a particular engineering discipline. The schedule of monthly themes correlates with the appropriate upcoming conferences or trade shows to round out the educational experience. For each theme, the editor and staff of sme media interviews organizations with products, services & new technologies that help advance the featured engineering discipline. Many of these organizations will be included in the editorial content of the magazines and digital products, while others are invited to place an advertisement meeting certain specifications designed to enhance the educational experience of the audience with respect to the featured editorial content. The sme media content is often linked to the conference or trade show theme to advance promote the event and corresponding topic. Sme media provides timely information about emerging technologies and industries through its educational content and advertisements. The magazines and digital properties further sme's exempt purpose by providing education in support of sme's expositions and other educational events. The total print and digital audience for sme media in 2019 was 1,220,211 copies. Sme media also provides a weekly e-newsletter which focuses on our four core disciplines: aerospace & defense, energy, medical and motorized vechicles. The content is delivered through a fully integrated media portfolio, which makes information available in print, online, email, mobile apps, social media and webinars. In addition, sme publishes three scholarly, peer-reviewed journals on Manufacturing letters, Manufacturing processes and Manufacturing systems.
Training and development - tooling u-sme delivers versatile, competency-based learning and development solutions to the Manufacturing community through a variety of learning options including online training, instructor-led training, certifications, book and videos. Tooling u-sme partners with customers to build high performers who help their companies drive quality, profitability, productivity, innovation and employee satisfaction. Working directly with hundreds of high schools, community colleges and universities, tooling u-sme is able to help prepare the next generation workforce by providing industry-driven curriculum.

Form 990s for SME

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2019-122020-09-04990View PDF
2018-122019-12-13990View PDF
2017-122018-12-22990View PDF
2016-122017-11-30990View PDF
2015-122017-02-24990View PDF
...and 6 more Form 990s

Who funds Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME)

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
SME Education FoundationPrime School Support$62,500
 Subscribe to view████ █████$99,999

Grants made by SME

GranteeGrant descriptionAmount
SME Education FoundationEducation$578,397

Financials for SME

RevenuesFYE 12/2019
Total grants, contributions, etc.$107,739
Program services$70,624,365
Investment income and dividends$762,468
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$725,566
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$3,034,750
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$364,440
Miscellaneous revenues$0
Total revenues$75,619,328

Personnel at SME

Robert "bob" WilligExecutive Director and Chief Executive Officer
Steve PrahalisChief Operating Officer
Craig ConnopChief Financial Officer$84,557
 Subscribe to viewVice President of Finance$226,097
 Subscribe to viewInformation Technology / Vice President of It$254,696
...and 25 more key personnel

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General information
1000 Town Center Ste 1910
Southfield, MI 48075
Metro area
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI
Website URL
(800) 733-4763
Facebook page
Twitter profile
IRS details
Fiscal year end
Taxreturn type
Form 990
Year formed
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
S41: Promotion of Business
NAICS code, primary
813920: Professional Associations
Parent/child status
Parent of group exemption
Central organization