Iron Mining Association


Should you consider becoming a member?

If you support Minnesota iron mining, you should be a member of the Iron Mining Association of Minnesota (IMA).
You can build relationships, gain a better understanding of the industry and the issues facing it, and help us advocate on behalf of the thousands of workers in Minnesota’s mines and the businesses and individuals affected by the industry.

You can become a member of the IMA.

Membership Levels and Benefits

Membership dues guidelines are based on annual sales to the industry.

Membership dues support critical IMA activities:

Public affairs efforts to ensure that laws and regulations support or at a minimum don’t impede the progress of the industry.
Public information efforts to raise awareness of the industry, its contributions to the state and nation and its challenges.
Educational partnerships with schools and higher education institutions to ensure that students learn about the industry, its contributions to society and potential employment opportunities.

Membership in the IMA offers significant benefit-above and beyond the support provided to a critical Minnesota industry. Members receive:

  • Updates from the IMA Office
  • Newsletters highlighting the industry and association members
  • An IMA Member Kit, which includes a listing of members and mine personnel*
  • Your company website link on the IMA Web site
  • Invitations to tour iron mining operations to keep updated on current production practices
  • Invitations to member socials each year – which include a February Funspiel and Summer Golf Outing
  • Invitations to the Annual Meeting and Dinner in December

*Associate and Ambassador members do not receive the mine contact list; members at these levels also cannot sit on IMA committees, vote on IMA board election, or sit on the IMA board.

Producer Member


those that mine iron ore, pricing is based product levels

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Sustaining Member


Sales to the industry exceeding $3 million annually

Become Member

Supporting Member


Sales to the industry of $500,000 to $3 million a year

Become Member

Contributing Member


Sales to the industry of up to $500,000 a year

Become Contributor

Associate Member


Businesses/organizations that do not do business in the industry but would like to show support

Become Associate



Individuals who do not work in the industry but would like to show support

Become Ambassador