Member Categories & Dues

The PTNPA welcomes organizations of all sizes, from small, family-owned businesses, to large global corporations, into its membership. Membership in PTNPA is categorized first by Active or Associate membership, and then by size of organization.

The PTNPA membership year is from July 1, 2019 to June, 30, 2020. PTNPA is pleased to provide the reward of lower membership dues rates for current Active and Associate members with on-time payments made by June 30, 2019.

Member Category

Annual Dues

Active Member ($10 million+)


Active Member (<$10 million)


Associate Member


Affiliate Member


Note: PTNPA is pleased to provide the reward of lower Membership dues rates with on-time payments made by June 30, 2019 for existing PTNPA Active and Associate Members. For all existing PTNPA Active and Associate Members who pay their annual dues after the June 30 deadline, a $500 processing fee will be applied. For all new Members (never previously been a Member of the PTNPA) the above rates will apply upon joining. 

2019/2020 Membership Categories



Active Members are companies whose primary business is to process food products AND that business includes: shelling, grading, blanching, sorting, dicing, coating, roasting or packaging of tree nuts or peanuts to be sold in the consumer, food service or industrial distribution channels: using tree nuts or peanuts as inclusion in other foods products such as confectionery, bakery and ice-cream products. Currently, the PTNPA has active members who are large global companies as well as smaller family-owned businesses. 

Annual Membership dues for Active Members paid by June 30 deadline:
- $3,250 for companies with annual total sales of less than $10 million
- $5,250 for companies with annual total sales of more than $10 million



Associate Members are companies that provide supplies (equipment, packaging, etc.) or services (brokerage, consulting, warehousing, etc.) to the tree nut and/or peanut industries. Our Associate Members are terrific resources for our Active Members and for the industry.  

Annual Membership dues for Associate Members paid by June 30 deadline:
- $2,250 for all Associate Members



Industry Affiliate Members are trade associations or similar entities (i.e. Commissions or Boards) that represent the interests of companies that shell, grade, blanch, sort, contract-pack, market and sell, dice, roast or package nuts or related products. As valued partners in the industry, this class of Membership is automatically offered co-branding opportunities.

Annual Membership Dues/Investments for Industry Affiliate Members:

$2,250 for all Industry Affiliate Members

Industry Affiliate Members are given greater exposure and opportunities to “co-brand” and collaborate with the PTNPA in the following ways:

- Co-branding logo inclusion on Industry Fact Sheets created by PTNPA
- Opportunity for preferred pricing sponsorship at PTNPA Convention, Technical Forum and Networking Events
- Product samples or promotional materials at events, as approved by the PTNPA Marketing Committee
- Co-hosting of industry related events, programs and reports
- Opportunity to list events on Related Industry Event Calendar

Current PTNPA Industry Affiliate Members Include: 


Honorary membership in the PTNPA is reserved for our most special Members. On rare occasions, the PTNPA Board of Directors names individuals who, upon retirement, are recognized for their extraordinary contributions to the PTNPA and to the industry. At this time, PTNPA Honorary Members include Mr. Calvin "Kelly" Suess and Mr. Bill Wright. 











The PTNPA is "The Voice of America's Nut Industry"