Industry References, Resources and Associates
NFDA - NFDA is a non-profit trade association serving the North American fastener industry. With approximately 220 members, NFDA is the industry leader among trade associations. Professionals throughout the fastener industry, both distributors and manufacturers, whose businesses range in size from small family firms to large multinational corporations, have each found that NFDA's services and benefits provide them with opportunities that are unequalled and unavailable anywhere else.
STAFDA - The Specialty Tools & Fasteners Distributors Association (STAFDA) is a not-for-profit educational trade association comprised of distributors, manufacturers, and rep agents of light construction, industrial, and related products. STAFDA membership also includes publishers of industry trade press (affiliates). STAFDA has more than 2,500 members from the U.S., Canada, and overseas.
Industrial Fasteners Institute - The primary reason for any company to join a trade association is to gain the collective strength and knowledge to accomplish tasks, projects, and objectives that are not practical or economically feasible for a single company. But beyond this general benefit, there are many tangible and specific benefits to be gained from IFI membership.
ASM International - ASM International serves materials professionals, nontechnical personnel, and managers worldwide by providing high-quality materials information, education and training, networking opportunities, and professional development resources in cost-effective and user-friendly formats. ASM is where materials users, producers, and manufacturers converge to do business.