Gain exposure through NJMEP’s connections with New Jersey’s 11,000+ manufacturing and STEM support firms! Benefits of becoming an affiliate include:
Access—Obtain exclusive invitations and unparalleled access to elite manufacturing executives.
Thought Leadership—Convey your expertise, innovation and best practices in a variety of content delivery platforms.
Branding—Introduce new services or reinforce your company image with New Jersey manufacturers and NJMEP Account Managers.
Packages include advertising opportunities, increased visibility at manufacturing events, and more.
- NJMEP Website
- Monthly Made in New Jersey Newsletter
- Quarterly Newsletter
- Quarterly Resource Meetings
- Quarterly Product Training Days
- National Manufacturing Day
- Social Media Bundle
NJMEP offers affiliate memberships to non-manufacturers. Here is a list of our current affiliates:
AEPG® Wealth Strategies
For over 35 years, AEPG® Wealth Strategies has been helping businesses optimize their employee benefit packages. AEPG® is your one-stop solution for all of your 401k and pension plan, health insurance and other employee benefits needs. AEPG® takes a comprehensive and holistic approach to employee benefit packages. We understand your industry, have a specialty in manufacturing, and know what it takes to attract and retain top employees. Our clients enjoy a fiduciary relationship, not a sales relationship. As fiduciaries, under the law, we are held to the highest standards of legal responsibility and must always act in the client’s best interests.
AEPG® maintains a very deep and broad bench, which includes the highest level of expertise in all areas of employee benefits. Our bench includes CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ Professional (CFP®), Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Fellow of the Society of Actuaries (FSA), Juris Doctor (JD), Accredited Wealth Management Advisor (AWMA®), Accredited Investment Fiduciary® (AIF®), Registered Health Underwriter (RHU), Accredited Asset Management Specialist (AAMS), Certified Employee Benefit Specialist (CEBS), Certified Retirement Counselor (CRC), Qualified 401(k) Administrator (QKA), and many more.
AEPG is considered a nationally recognized leader in the areas of pension plans, 401(k) plans and employee benefit packages. We are known as an “ advisor to the advisors “ – providing best practices seminars for the industry, including but not limited to – national conferences for Certified Employee Benefit Specialists (CEBS), International Foundation of Employee Benefit Specialists, Certified Financial Planners, Schwab Institutional, Plan Advisor Magazine, Plan Sponsor, and more. For information regarding our Qualified Governance Assessment, follow this link
Alliant Insurance Services
With a history dating back to 1925, Alliant Insurance Services ranks among the largest insurance brokerage firms in the United States. Alliant delivers the strength, technology, and specialized expertise you can only get from a national platform with the personal accountability you’d expect from one of your own employees. Every client has their own dedicated service team; there is no pass-off after the sales process. When you call us, the person who picks up will be the same person responsible for designing and managing your plan.
We are a culture of entrepreneurs built to serve entrepreneurial companies. We work harder and more closely with you because every one of our consultants is empowered to invest in your business and to look beyond the status quo to find a creative solution to your unique needs. There’s never any fee for consultation because we want to be the ones you call with questions. Expect your broker to work proactively to ensure your risk management strategy evolves to keep pace with industry changes and the changing needs of your company.
Specialties: Group Captives, Life Sciences/Medical Products, Technology/Biotech, Manufacturing, Distribution, Retail, Construction, Real Estate, Transportation/Logistics/Warehousing, Nonprofits, Automotive Specialty, Chemicals, Energy/Marine, Healthcare, Law Firms, Public Entity, Restaurants/Lodging.
Devin E. Blazier, CIC,CRM
Senior Vice President
Campbell Petrie, Inc.
Campbell Petrie works with business owners and executives to help them secure and manage their employee benefits programs. Our clients range from small employers with a handful of employees up to large companies with thousands. Our sole mission is to help our clients attain the best possible employee benefit products that balance features and budget so employers can stay competitive in their industry by attracting top talent, and so employees receive the package they deserve.
When you want someone you can rely on to find you the best products for your unique business needs, let Campbell Petrie be your benefits advisor and help you navigate the options, complexities and compliance issues so you can stay focused on your business.
Columbia Bank is known as “The Business Bank of New Jersey.” Whether you’re a small, medium or middle market sized manufacturer in need of a line of credit to finance the seasonal needs of your business, a term loan to acquire new or used equipment, or a commercial mortgage loan to acquire a new plant or warehouse, Columbia Bank is here to support you and your business. Columbia Bank offers a full range of “best in class” lending, deposit, cash management and wealth management products and services. Our team of experienced business bankers and commercial lending officers understand the intricacies, and many different sectors, of the manufacturing industry. For over 90 years Columbia Bank has developed a proven track record of building exceptionally close, valued and dependable relationships with our clients. Our team prides itself on the delivery of timely, relevant and value-add advice and the execution of fitting solutions aimed squarely at helping our clients achieve their intended objectives.
When products are the lifeblood of your business, they’re also a source of unique business risks. From product liability and recall exposure protection to loss control and risk transfer strategies, Cook Maran helps manufacturers and distributors keep their operations running smoothly. Providing a full range of Commercial, Personal, and Employee Benefits solutions, Cook Maran is one the Northeast’s largest and most experienced insurance brokers, staffed with more than 225 insurance professionals and in business for over 50 years.
CohnReznick has an extensive track record providing tax, audit and business consulting services tailored to a range of manufacturing and distribution sectors, including chemical and process manufacturers, pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers, food and beverage distributors, transport and logistics companies and general manufacturing companies. Our services include budgeting and cash flow projections, cost segregation studies, inventory control, supply chain management, and research and development credits. Drawing on our industry knowledge, we can create accurate budgets and cash flow models, and then help develop the corresponding financial strategies. We can identify opportunities to shorten the cost-recovery period through accelerated depreciation. We help our clients evaluate current inventory control methods, locate points of possible shrinkage and recommend appropriate solutions. We can analyze transportation and logistics costs, supplier contracts and other factors, and then help optimize the supply chain to lower costs while increasing reliability.
Christopher Gaeta, CPA
Crowe Horwath LLP is one of the largest public accounting, consulting, and technology firms in the United States. Under its core purpose of “Building Value with Values®,” Crowe uses its deep industry expertise to provide audit services to public and private entities while also helping clients reach their goals with tax, advisory, risk, and performance services.
Franklin W. Boenning, Esq.
Franklin W. Boenning, Esq. has a background in chemical engineering and environmental consulting followed by nearly twenty years’ experience as an environmental attorney working on a broad range of environmental legal issues in a large New Jersey law firm, global manufacturing operation, and for the last ten years as a solo practitioner. Mr. Boenning has handled a wide variety of matters, including corporate transactions, litigation, regulatory compliance, permitting, administrative appeals, and regularly oversees complex environmental remediation projects.
Mr. Boenning regularly advises manufacturers and service providers regarding compliance with federal, state and local licensing, permitting and regulatory issues. Mr. Boenning applies his engineering problem-solving skills, seeking to resolve issues in an efficient and cost-effective manner. When necessary, Mr. Boenning assists with administrative appeals of regulatory violations and litigation regarding the responsibility for environmental remediation costs. In addition, Mr. Boenning manages and provides technical advice to responsible parties on environmental remediation projects. Mr. Boenning’s previous experience as a chemical engineer, environmental consultant, and environmental, health, safety and regulatory affairs manager in the chemical industry provides a deep understanding of the scientific and practical issues involved in environmental law. Mr. Boenning regularly assists clients managing real estate with environmental issues, including buying and selling contaminated properties and managing the risks associated with those properties. Mr. Boenning also assists policy holders recover environmental remediation costs from insurance companies issuing comprehensive general liability and newer pollution legal liability policies. Mr. Boenning’s clients range from individuals, to small and family-owned businesses, to members of the Fortune 500 list of companies.
Mr. Boenning is a member of the State Bars of Texas and New Jersey, as well as the federal district courts in New Jersey and the Southern District of New York. Mr. Boenning received his Juris Doctorate from St. Mary’s University School of Law in San Antonio, Texas in 1998. He received his Bachelor of Engineering degree from Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, New Jersey in 1988.
Sax is a forward-thinking accounting, tax and advisory firm focused on specialized knowledge within the industries we serve for over 60 years. Specific to Manufacturing and Distribution, we provide innovative solutions and guidance on improving margins, controlling cost, managing inventory, and/or increasing operating efficiencies. With offices in Clifton, N.J., Fair Lawn, N.J., Pennington, N.J. and New York City, we have a keen sense of what it takes to succeed in this competitive and ever-changing marketplace. Turn to a firm with the industry expertise tailored precisely to meet your unique and evolving needs.
Sobel & Co.
Sobel & Co. is a regional certified public accounting and consulting firm that is passionately committed to serving middle market families in business and nonprofit organizations, listening to them and assessing their specific situation while applying our skills and capabilities to provide the technical services and relevant resources that lead to smart solutions.
The Alliance Group
At The Alliance Group we are changing the paradigm of managing risk and insurance cost management. We believe that business owners have been underserved by insurance carriers and agents. They have been trained to treat the process of risk management and buying insurance the same as any other commodity. The message has been to focus on price instead of value and outcome. We believe that this is a misguided approach. After all, you could be paying the lowest price while leaving still your business and net worth greatly exposed. The Alliance Group has developed The Insurance Cost Management & Recovery™ Process (ICMR™); an alternative approach to managing risk and buying insurance that has delivered average expense reductions of 20%.
We believe the current process of buying insurance and managing risk leaves you vulnerable, creates barriers to what you want to achieve and wastes resources including money.
If you are interested in taking control of your risk management and insurance buying process we would like to have a conversation with you. Our success is measured by delivering risk management solutions that continuously optimize our client’s working capital, shareholder value, profit and competitive edge.
The Alliance Group is a division of Optisure Risk Partners LLC
Alternative Funding Partners (Primary Contact: Tom O’Rourke, Chief Executive Officer)
Steve Karg is an attorney at the law firm of Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, PA. He has a background in Mechanical Engineering Technology and represents manufacturers and distributors of products. Steve has substantial experience defending manufacturers and distributors in products liability matters involving a wide variety of products, such as heavy industrial equipment, marine engines, chemicals and chemical processing systems, food preparation equipment, lifts, pumps, tow tractors and trucks, buses, automotive accessories, trailers, forklifts, fasteners, soil remediation equipment, pharmaceuticals, and tobacco products. Although he concentrates his practice in commercial litigation with an emphasis on products liability and consumer liability defense, Steve also provides advice on products liability and consumer claim risk reduction. He is a co-author of the Gann Law Books publication, New Jersey Products Liability, and Toxic Tort Law. Follow him on Twitter @NJProductsLaw or visit the NMM Consumer Claim and Products Liability Defense blog at https://www.nmmlaw.com/ccpld/
Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, PA is a mid-sized commercial law firm with offices in Bridgewater, NJ; New York, NY; and Allentown, PA. The firm is uniquely positioned to represent middle-market companies, Fortune 500 corporations, and individuals. More information is available at https://www.nmmlaw.com/attorney_profiles/steven-a-karg/
Two River Benefits Consultants, LLC was founded in 2002 by David Koch who specialized in statutory disability insurance pool programs, retirement plans, and Group Medical Benefit ’s services for employers in New Jersey and New York. We have 5 employees currently and a substantial block of Group Insurance, State Disability in New Jersey and New York, and Pension plans.
Techminds Group LLC (Primary Contact: Raymond E Shupak, Dir of Business Development)
Tri-State Insurance Agency
Mazars USA LLP (Primary Contacts: Alexa Penziner, Marketing Director and Beth More, Marketing Director)
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