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For more than 40 years, NFDA has provided leading fastener distributors, manufacturers and master distributors with valuable relationships and critical resources to grow and succeed.  Your NFDA membership entitles your company and each of your employees to receive the following valuable benefits.  




  • Attend executive level education sessions
    • Topics covered at recent meetings:
      • Attracting and Retaining Millennial Employees in the Fastener Industry
      • Crush Price Objections
      • How the Intersection of Technology and Manufacturing is Driving Innovation and Creating New Challenges
      • Introduction to Value-Added Selling
      • Maximizing the Benefits of the Changing Business Environment
      • Talent Management and Recruitment
      • Technology Tips for Distributors
      • The 10 Stages of Corporate Life Cycles
  • Read quarterly economic updates
    • Reports from the Institute for Trend Research include:
      • Agriculture, construction, and mining machinery new orders
      • Business cycle outlooks
      • Computer and electronic products new orders
      • Defense capital goods new orders
      • Engines, turbines, and power generators new orders
      • Heavy truck production
      • Industrial machinery new orders
      • Marine craft production
      • North American liht vehicle production
      • Private nonresidential construction
      • Regional housing starts
  • Register for fastener training programs
  • Utilize business intelligence
    • Article archive at contains:
      • Customer service articles
      • Distribution articles
      • Economic outlook reports
      • Fastener distribution index reports
      • Financial management articles
      • Human resources articles
      • IFI fastener technology updates
      • Past meeting materials
      • Past newsletters
      • Sales articles
      • and more…
    • NFDA holds two to three meetings a year that feature compelling programs on how to improve your fastener business:
  • Benefit from government relations/advocacy on behalf of fastener distributors
    • Advocacy on behalf of distribution in developing fastener consensus standards
      • ASME
      • ASTM
      • ISO
      • SAE
      • NFDA members can voice comments or concerns about fastener standards.
    • Representation on small business concerns in Washington DC through the National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors


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  • Access employee compensation reports
    • Conducted every other year
    • Cosponsored by NFDA with 26 other distribution organizations, it includes data from hundreds of distribution companies nationwide
    • Provides information about both executive and employee compensation including:
      • salaries
      • bonuses
      • commissions
      • perks
    • It also includes details about fringe benefits such as:
      • health insurance
      • retirement programs
      • employee time off
    • The report is free to members who participate in the survey
  • Compare your key performance indicators
    • Profit reports conducted annually
    • 2016 report detailed but straightforward analysis of financial and operating characteristics of 37 participating fastener distribution firms
    • Provides some key insights into exactly how the high-profit firm generates those better profit numbers. The report provides clear evidence as to how small differences in a few areas translate directly into higher levels of profitability
    • The report is free to members who participate in the survey
  • Establish long-term business partnerships
    • Executive Sales Planning Sessions (ESPS) ®
      • Targeted appointments between distributors and suppliers in a short time away from the office
      • Meet with key decision-makers to form partnerships
      • Offered every other year; the next one is scheduled for June 2018
  • Receive discounts on business services and products
    • FCH - NFDA members are eligible for exclusive enhancements and discounts on
    • YRC freight/shipping
    • Office Max
    • University of Industrial Distribution
    • National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors business services, including:
      • Employee Healthcare
      • Estes Shipping
      • FedEx
      • Financial Intelligence
      • Hertz
      • Property Insurance
      • Talent Analytics
      • Transfirst Payment Processing
      • UPS Freight/Shipping
    • National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors specialized publications for the distribution industry
      • Becoming a Digital Distributor: Strategies and Tools That Create Value
      • Driving Profitable Growth: A Distributor's Playbook to Generate–Manage–Sustain Competitive Advantage
      • Mergers and Acquisitions for Distributors: Expert Advice for Buyers and Sellers
      • The Future of Selling: The End of Sales as We Know It
      • and many more…
  • Endorsed Services
    • APPI energy procurement

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