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NRA Mission Statement

An alliance that speaks with a collective voice that represents the best interests of its members in public, government and regulatory affairs, and provides services, programs and technical support to the North American rendering industry: both in the national and international markets.

About NRA

The National Renderers Association (NRA), headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia, was formed in 1933 as the professional organization of the rendering industry.

At NRA, we represent our members’ interests to regulatory and other governmental agencies, promote the greater use of animal by-products and foster the opening and expansion of trade between foreign buyers and North American exporters.

In addition to maintaining a roster of all members, we publish a magazine, Render. Information about the magazine can be found in the Publications area of this website. Our members rely on our organization as a technical resource on animal health, animal nutrition, environmental and regulatory issues, while our annual convention provides a forum for renderers from around the world to share experiences and discuss common interests.

In addition to our US-based headquarters, we also maintain offices in Mexico and Hong Kong and have market consultants in Brussels, China, Thailand, Vietnam, and Chile.

The National Renderers Association does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation or marital/family status. Persons with disabilities, who require alternative means for communication of program information, should contact the National Renderers Association. The National Renderers Association is an Equal Opportunity Employer. For more information on Section 508, please go to the following site. To file a complaint of discrimination, write to the President of NRA at National Renderers Association, 500 Montgomery Street, Suite 310, Alexandria, VA 22314 or call (703) 683-0155. NRA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.