Manufacturers Education Foundation

The Manufacturers Education Foundation (MEF) is an affiliate of GAM.  Since its inception in 1943 (as the Textile Education Foundation), MEF has provided several million dollars for scholarships, faculty support, research, recruitment, capital improvements, and machinery and equipment for the textile, carpet and consumer products programs at Georgia Tech in Atlanta and Southern Polytechnic State University in Marietta. 

MEF currently sponsors scholarships for students and an enrollment manager at the School of Materials Science and Engineering at Georgia Tech, where students are training to become part of the next generation of engineers needed by GAM members.