PIMA was founded at the end of February. Manufacturers now had a platform to share their challenges and successes. PIMA's first annual convention was held in Fort Qu'Appelle, Saskatchewan, with 39 attendees from the prairie provinces.
The first PIMA newsletter, Factory Action, was distributed. The association was invited to appoint two representatives to the University of Saskatchewan's Automation in the Agricultural Industry program.
Work started on lobbying provincial governments to implement a uniform commercial code, like those in many American states. Work also started to urge fair legislation to all segments of the industry to protect PIMA's small manufacturers.
The 5th annual convention was held in Winnipeg and included information sessions and tours of plants. The PIMA Pulse replaced Factory Action as the association's newsletter and was published monthly thanks to financial backing from the Morris Rod-Weeder Company. PIMA also hired its first fulltime manager in August, Ivan Thue.
The annual convention added its first-ever trade show and the association hired its first full-time secretary.
The annual convention was held in Winnipeg. The last several years were exceptionally good ones for prairie farmers and as a result over 400 delegates attended.