Industry Affiliations

Founded in 1955, ASIS International is a global community of security practitioners, each of whom has a role in the protection of assets – people, property, and/or information. The members represent virtually every industry in the public and private sectors, and organizations of all sizes. ASIS offers a range of education programs, publications and events to improve the membership’s professional status which are design in consultation with leading industry experts.

Founded in 1975, ABM’s membership of independent building material and millwork wholesale distributors service all 50 states and Canada and maintains supplier agreements with approximately 70 industry-leading manufacturers. The association is dedicated to the improvement of the business practices of its membership by conducting management seminars, providing financial analysis, comparative industry benchmarking metrics, and other key indicators and trends. A hallmark for ABM and a longstanding tradition is its annual convention, bringing together industry leaders, new and innovative products and nationally-recognized keynote speakers for members and allied suppliers.

Founded in 1975, DHI is an association proudly serving door security and safety professionals, and the dynamic companies they represent, in the non-residential construction industry. Through education, advocacy, accreditation, and facilitated networking, we provide members with the collective intelligence to meet the security and safety needs of their clients. DHI provides: it’s membership with the technical knowledge and skills needed to balance life safety and security around doors and hardware, recognition of that skill set by an ongoing credentialing and certification program, the industry’s voice on building code and standards development, a strong advocacy on behalf of its members as the voice of the industry, the industry’s most prominent trade show event, and an informative and educational monthly magazine.

Founded in 1995, the International Door Association’s (IDA) primary mission is to provide programs and services to door and access systems dealers, for the express purpose of enhancing their value and professionalism. This is accomplished by the creation and production of educational, accreditation, and certification programs through its partnership with the Institute of Door Dealer Education and Accreditation, proving educational scholarships to its members, producing the industry’s leading trade journal and trade show, and by enforcing a Code of Business Conduct that is equally important to ethical door dealers and consumers.

The Industrial Supply Association (ISA) is committed to fostering an environment that allows a free flow of communication to better understand the needs of both manufacturers and distributors allowing both parties to find solutions that better serve their mutual customers. This is accomplished by benchmarking financial data to access good business practices, provide advocacy on timely legislative issues affecting the industry and insight in a dynamic political environment, and providing the opportunity for its members to connect with other industry professionals for business insights and education at an annual convention.

The North American Association of Floor Covering Distributors (NAFCDA) was organized to foster trade and commerce for those having a business, financial or professional interest as wholesale distributors or manufacturers of floor coverings and allied products. NAFCDA promotes the industry by fostering sound business practices in all phases of the industry, encourage the understanding and cooperation between industry distributors, manufacturers and retailers , collect and disseminate pertinent industry data for benchmarking best business practices, and provide education, research, and training programs to improve and enhance high standards of efficiency in the floor covering industry.

The NBMDA is a trade association representing the leading wholesale distributors of specialty building materials for interiors including wood panels, surfacing materials, cabinet hardware, finishes, and related woodworking production supplies. Membership is comprised of distributors and suppliers that serve the independent building material, and kitchen and bath dealer as well as those that serve production companies involved in cabinetry, architectural woodwork, stock woodwork, store fixtures, solid surface fabricating, plastics fabricating, general and specialty woodworking industries NBMDA represents a network of distributors and suppliers dedicated to pursuing the association’s mission of developing and promoting the effectiveness of distribution processes.

The National Glass Association supports its members in the architectural glass and window and door industry by providing world-class education, training, technical, and business products and services. NGA promotes best business practices, safety, and ethics in the workplace and protects the interests of our industries through legislative, regulatory, and inter-industry advocacy. NGA Members proudly adhere to a code of ethics that engenders public confidence in the integrity and service of glass professional everywhere by agreeing to promote and encourage fair and ethical competition. fulfill all contractual obligations and respect those of others, use safety glazing materials whenever possible and to refuse to sell unsafe products, maintain a safe work area, sell products at a air and non-discriminating price, maintain the highest industry-wide standards or professional and p[ersonal conduct, and promote the advancement of the association on both the local and national levels, supporting its goals and objectives.

Founded in 1976 the Specialty Tools & Fasteners Distributors Association has grown from its original 18 founders to its current 2,500+ members. STAFDA was established to encourage legal, ethical and friendly business relations, and to maintain and enhance competition in the industry. The association promotes the better understanding of the economic value of the functions performed by distributors of power tools, construction fasteners, and related accessories among customers and suppliers. Members benefit from STAFDA’s development of educational programs, industry research, and involvement in legislative issues affecting the industry.

AVIXA is the Audiovisual and Integrated Experience Association, producer of InfoComm tradeshows around the world, co-owner of Integrated Systems Europe, and the international trade association representing the audiovisual industry. Established in 1939, AVIXA has more than 5,400 members, including manufacturers, systems integrators, dealers and distributors, consultants, programmers, live events companies, technology managers, content producers, and multimedia professionals from more than 80 countries. AVIXA members create integrated AV experiences that deliver outcomes for end users. AVIXA is a hub for professional collaboration, information, and community, and the leading resource for AV standards, certification, training, market intelligence, and thought leadership.

Certified Technology Specialists (CTS) have three certifications available with the General certification being for creating, operating, and servicing AV solutions. Individuals with this certification conduct AV management activities that provide for the best audiovisual resolutions of the client’s needs, both on time and within budget.