Industry Links

Links to Key Industry Organizations, Partners, and Informational Resources

Affiliated Distributors is a marketing group made up of over 280 local independent leading distributors of electrical, pipe valve fitting, and industrial products with a collective sales volume of over $10 billion.

The American Society for Testing and Materials consists of 30,000 members from over 100 different nations that create standards used around the world for everything from product development and design to accessing markets.

The DPA Buying Group is a member-driven marketing and procurement organization of independent distributors and national suppliers in the Janitorial/Sanitary, Industrial-Packaging, Restoration and Safety Equipment & Clothing industries. DPA distributors work with the group's preferred supplier partners for mutual sales and growth opportunities. Founded in September 2000 by 67 distributors, The DPA Buying Group is currently comprised of over 350+ independent high-volume partner distributors with approximately 140 partner supplier contracts.

The International Sanitary Supply Association provides useful resources for members of the janitorial and sanitary maintenance industries.

The (N.A.W.) National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors based out of Washington, D.C., is a trade association that represents the wholesale distribution industry.

The National Independent Sanitary Supply Company is a gathering of independent janitorial distributors working together to maximize sales and profitability through special pricing programs and promotions from the group's "preferred" suppliers.

The National Safety Council is a membership organization offering resources on safety, health and environmental topics, as well as training publications, news and more.

The National Sanitation Foundation is known for the development of standards, product testing and certification services in the areas of safety and public health, as well as environmental protection.

The National Floor Safety Institute is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to aid in the prevention of slips, trips, and falls through education, research, and standards development. They perform independent evaluation of slip resistance on floor mats, coatings, cleaning agents, etc., and provide information to end-users to aid in their purchasing decisions. In order to become NFSI certified, proposed products must pass comprehensive laboratory and field testing.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration aims to ensure employee safety and health in the United States by working with employers and employees to create a better work environment.

The Safety Marketing Group is considered the world's largest consortium of independent safety equipment distributors.

The (USGBC) United States Green Building Council consists of a group of leaders working to transform the way buildings and communities are designed, built and operated.

The North American Association of Food Equipment Manufacturers (NAFEM) is a trade association of 500+ foodservice equipment and supplies manufacturers providing products for food preparation, cooking, storage and table service.

The National Restaurant Association (NRA) is the largest foodservice trade association in the world supporting nearly 500,000 restaurant businesses. In partnership with our state restaurant associations, we work every day to empower all restaurant owners and operators to achieve more than they thought possible.