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Mark Your Calendars


PMCA 70th Annual Production Conference


April 11-13, 2016

Lancaster, PA 

2016 Supplier Exhibit to Feature Alternative Sweeteners 
(more info to follow)
Candy manufactures and confectionery industry suppliers meet with the goal to continually improve manufacturing quality through a series of technical presentations, supplier exhibitions, and networking opportunities, including the Annual Golf Tournament.
Exhibitor Registration
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Conference Registration
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Schedule of Events
Check back this Fall for a tentative schedule of events
*Wednesday Chocolate Workshop*  NEW for 2016
Check back this Fall for more information

Scheduled Speakers
Check back this Fall for a list of 2016 speakers
Past Production Conference Highlights
Click Here to view pictures and information from past Production Conferences.

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Beginning candy makers, large confectionery manufacturers, confectionery industry suppliers - this is the organization that brings you together and promotes technological advancement, research, training and peer networking and problem solving.


Member Benefits

  • Member Directory Lisitng
  • Newsletters
  • Priority Registration for Production Conference and Short Courses
  • Access to our vast technical research library and conference proceedings
  • Peer networking

PMCA Course Overview

Student Outreach Program

2016 Student Application 
*Available in Fall 2015*
Deadline: 01/30/2016

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Job Postings

David Michael & Co.
Philadelphia, PA
Food Technologist - Click Here
posted September 9, 2015

Just Born, Inc.
Bethlehem, PA
Maintenance Instrumentation & Controls Supervisor 3rd Shift - Click Here
Maintenance Mechanic 2nd shift - Click Here
Cook - Click Here
Shipper/Receiver - Click Here
Machine Operator - Click Here
Packer - Click Here
updated October 7, 2015

Click here for more information on these Job Postings

Recent News and Upcoming Events  

Research Cmte. Meeting
October 1, 2015
2:00-3:30 p.m. EST
Conference Call

Production Conference Program Cmte. Meeting
October 13, 2015
3:00-6:00 p.m. EST
Hershey Technical Center
Hershey, PA

Nominations Committee Meeting
October 22, 2015
3:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m. EST
Conference Call

Social Media Sub-Cmte. Meeting
October 22, 2015
11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. EST
Conference Call

Speaker Materials Timing and Delivery Sub-Cmte. Meeting
October 29, 2015
4:30-5:30 p.m. EST
Conference Call

Membership & Marketing Cmte. Meeting
November 11, 2015
10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. EST
Conference Call

 Research and Scholarships

The Research Committee oversees one of PMCA's core areas. From the scholarship programs, specialized fellowships and research grants to technical research symposiums, the committee promotes basic and applied scientific research in the science of chocolate and confectionery. Scholarship opportunities involve undergraduate scholarships from the American Association of Candy Technologies (AACT) as well as the PMCA graduate fellowship offered at the Pennsylvania State University.
Qiaoqiao (Vicki) Dai Named Recipient of the
2015 PMCA/Penn State Allen Allured Fellowship Grant

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