CVMA was formed in 1977 by a small group of area manufacturers, with the help of the Center for Industrial Research and Service, C.I.R.A.S., to establish a forum for the exchange of ideas and common problems.
The purpose and goal of the Cedar Valley Manufacturers Association is to promote and serve industry in the multi-county area centering around Waterloo with an organized approach to free enterprise, education and positive legislative relations. It is also CVMAs purpose to promote the exchange of ideas among members and organizations on areas of common concern and of mutual benefit to both industry and the Cedar Valley community.