Membership Benefits

Maximize Your Membership in NFDA

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For more than 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
    • Online community forums
    • In-person at NFDA events
  • During your first year of membership you get a $500.00 credit towards any NFDA event registration (use within one year of joining)

Better Your Business

  • Fastener Training Institute training course discounts. Programs include:
    • Basic Product Training
    • Certified Fastener Specialist Training
    • Advanced Technical Training
    • Fastener Training for Engineers
  • Profit Report
    • Provides detailed but straightforward analysis of financial and operating characteristics of participating fastener distribution firms
    • Provides key insights into how the high-profit firm generates those better profit numbers. The report provides clear evidence of the small differences in a few areas that translate directly into higher levels of profitability
    • Conducted annually, the report is free to members who participate in the survey
  • Compensation Report
    • Cosponsored by NFDA with other distribution organizations, it includes data from hundreds of distribution companies nationwide
    • Provides information about both executive and employee compensation including:
      • Salaries, bonuses, commissions, and perks
    • It also includes details about fringe benefits such as:
      • Health insurance, retirement programs, and employee time off
    • Conducted every other year, the report is free to member who participate in the survey
  • Sales Professional Training:  Web-based, intensive training courses that are designed for direct application to your business and sales systems.  Available courses include:
    • The Four Pillars of the Sales Profession
    • Sales Professional Negotiation
    • Sales Professional Organizations

 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
    • Fastenersclearinghouse.com
      • NFDA members are eligible for exclusive enhancements and discounts on FCH
    • Freedonia Group
      • The Freedonia Group, a leading international business research company, now offers
        • $1,000 discount on its Industrial Fasteners market analysis report
        • $800 discount on its new COVID-19 Economic Report: US Industrial Fasteners
    • Office Max
    • University of Industrial Distribution registration
      • A concentrated educational program focused on the unique needs of the wholesale distribution industry
      • The next program will take place March 8-11 in Indianapolis
    • YRC freight/shipping
      • Experience the combined power of three best-in-class next-day regional Less-Than-Truckload companies (Holland™, New Penn®, Reddaway™), the scope and size of YRC Freight®, and YRC’s in-house freight brokerage (HNRY Logistics™) combined with cutting edge technology to provide you with turnkey solutions for your supply chain needs. Access one of the largest LTL providers in North America, all through a single point of contact.
    • National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors
      • Business services:
        • Employee Benefits Consulting
        • Property and Casualty Insurance
        • E-Commerce Solutions
        • Financial Intelligence
        • Logistics/Shipping
        • Car Rental
      • Publications, such as:
        • Innovate to Dominate: The 12th Edition in the Facing the Forces of Change® Series
        • Optimizing Channel Profitability: A Playbook to Align Manufacturer-Distributor-Customer Relationships

 Stand Out From Competition

Stay Informed

  •  Advocacy on behalf of distribution in developing fastener consensus standards:
    • ASME
    • ASTM
    • ISO
    • SAE
  • Economic reports - Issued quarterly by ITR Economics with housing and 10 specific market segment reports
  • Kiplinger Letter - Concise weekly forecasts on business and economic trends, as well as what to expect from Washington, provided free of charge to NFDA members every Friday
  • Online Article Archive to help your business
  • Profit Improvement Reports - Quarterly
  • Representation on small business concerns in Washington DC through the National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors and the National Association of Manufacturing
  • Speaker Presentation Archive