Who We Are
The National Pecan Shellers Association (NPSA) represents members of the pecan shelling and processing industry. Its purpose is to serve the best interests of industry members, its customers, and consumers of its products through a governing body of an 11-member Board of Directors and several committees. The Association also represents members in public relations, legislative and regulatory issues. General membership meetings are held twice a year. Day-to-day administration of NPSA is managed by Kellen Company, an employee-owned professional services and association management company with offices in Atlanta, Washington, D.C., New York, Brussels and Beijing.
If your company is engaged in the pecan industry as a sheller, broker, accumulator, grower, processor or supplier of goods and services to these companies, you need to be a member of NPSA. NPSA membership consists of two categories: active and affiliate. Any individual, partnership, corporation or association engaged in shelling pecans or processing unshelled pecans, whose application is approved by the Board of Directors, may become an active member of NPSA. Any individual, partnership, corporation or association not engaged in shelling pecans or processing unshelled pecans but having an interest in the pecan shelling or processing industry whose application is approved by the Board of Directors may become an affiliate member of NPSA.
NPSA features a tiered dues structure based on your company’s revenue. No matter how large or small your company, NPSA membership is as affordable as it is rewarding.
The NPSA Mission
“To represent and assure the profitability of the pecan industry, and promote the industry’s interests to shellers, growers, customers, consumers and the government through appropriate information gathering and sharing, and by assuring the quality and integrity of the product.”
The Benefits of Membership
Download the printable NPSA Membership Brochure (PDF) which contains a great overview of what NPSA has to offer.
Still Not Sure? Have a question?
We’ve tried to answer as many questions here as possible, but we realize that you may still have more before you sign up. Please don’t hesitate to contact NPSA with any questions or concerns regarding membership you may have and our staff will be happy to assist you.