Membership Benefits

Maximize Your Membership in NFDA

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For 50 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.  

How Can We Make Your Life Easier?

 Belong – Make personal connections in the fastener community

  • Leadership Academy: September 10-11, 2018 at the Holiday Inn in La Mirada, CA
  • NFDA/Pac-West/MWFA Joint Meeting: March 13-16, 2019 at the Omni San Diego Hotel in San Diego, CA
  • Annual Meeting: June 10-11, 2019 at the Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza in Cincinnati, OH
  • During your first year of membership, you can attend one NFDA event for free.


Better Your Business

  •  Profit Report Discounts – Report conducted annually
    • Provides detailed but straightforward analysis of financial and operating characteristics of 30 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
  • Fastener Training Institute training course discounts.  Programs include:
    • Basic Product Training
    • Certified Fastener Specialist Training
    • Advanced Technical Training
    • Fastener Training for Engineers

 Save Money

  •  Business Discounts:
    • Caliper - Members receive discounts on hiring assessments and staff development tools. Caliper is a talent-management company that, for more than a half-century, has helped businesses with talent acquisition, leadership development, succession planning, and organizational change.
    • FCH - NFDA members are eligible for exclusive enhancements and discounts on FastenersClearinghouse.com.
    • Office Max
    • University of Industrial Distribution registration
    • YRC freight/shipping
    • 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

 

 Stand Out From Competition

  • Associate Member Spotlight
    • Free benefit delivered as part of regular NFDA e-mail blasts
  • Employee Compensation Report discounts – Report 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
  • Promotional opportunities

 

Stay Informed

  •  Advocacy on behalf of distribution in developing fastener consensus standards:
    • ASME
    • ASTM
    • ISO
    • SAE
  • Economic reports from the Institute for Trend Research covering:
    • 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
  • Online article archive to help your business
    • Representation of small business concerns in Washington DC through the National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors
  •  Topics covered at recent meetings:
    • Attracting and Retaining Millennial Employees in the Fastener Industry
    • Crush Price Objections
    • Economic Update from ITR Economics
    • Email Productivity Tips
    • Fastener Quality and Compliance
    • How the Intersection of Technology and Manufacturing is Driving Innovation and Creating New Challenges
    • Introduction to Value-Added Selling
    • Using Value Analysis/Value Engineering to Enhance Customer Loyalty
  • Endorsed Services