Standing Strong Together

AD is proud to work with the following organizations to improve our industries.



American Lighting Association

The American Lighting Association is a trade association representing the residential lighting industry, serving members and their customers, and working to protect and advance the industry while promoting the sale and proper application of quality lighting products.

American Supply Association (ASA)

The American Supply Association (ASA) is the industry’s national trade association representing distributors and their manufacturers and manufacturer representative agencies serving the PHCP & PVF industry. ASA is an indispensable resource, committed to giving its members the ability to adapt, grow and succeed. ASA serves as the industry’s advocate in the legislative and regulatory arena, provides economic analysis, forecasting and data, innovation trends, employee recruitment and development, and peer-to-peer networking. ASA is on the pulse of what trends are affecting member’s businesses, giving ASA the ability to provide members with tools to help them succeed and win the future.


For almost 30 years, the Association for High Technology Distribution has worked to increase the productivity, profitability and market share of our Automation Solution Providers and Manufacturers. Today, through a wide spectrum of association programs and services, designed by and for members, AHTD is a valuable resource for member companies to achieve their goals.


The Association of Independent Manufacturers'/Representatives, Inc. (AIM/R) is a trade association of independent sales representatives in the plumbing, HVAC/R, kitchen/bath, waterworks, irrigation and related industries. AIM/R members are the top agencies in the industry.


Ensuring human comfort, productivity and safety, while practicing environmental stewardship is the mission of the Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI). Our 300-member companies produce more than 90 percent of the residential and commercial air conditioning, heating, water heating, and commercial refrigeration equipment made in North America. Through our certification program, standards, advocacy, and other activities, we strive to help save energy, improve productivity and ensure a better environment.


The mission of the Association of the Wall and Ceiling Industry is to provide services and undertake activities that enhance the members', primarily wall and ceiling contractors, ability to operate a successful business.


The Bearing Specialists Association fosters essential industry relationships. BSA serves and represents firms that, as authorized distributors, stock and sell factory-warranted ball, roller and other anti-friction bearings. BSA member firms provide service, replacement bearings and warranty coverage to their industrial customers and provide a vital link between manufacturer and end user.


The Ceilings & Interior Systems Construction Association (CISCA) is uniquely dedicated to serving the acoustical and specialty ceilings and interior finishes industry. CISCA provides market-driven solutions including dynamic networking, quality education, accessible resources and expert technical guidelines to enhance the success and profitability of our members.


The Decorative Plumbing & Hardware Association (DPHA) provides its members with competitive advantages that improve bottom-line performance, help recruit and retain staff and showcase the industry’s most successful practices. Education and communication are DPHA hallmarks. DPHA has the industry’s only comprehensive education program that trains showroom staff, customer service representatives and others how to successful sell decorative plumbing and hardware.


Electro-Federation Canada (EFC) is a Canadian national, not-for-profit electrical industry association. Together, its four councils represent over 330 member companies that manufacture, distribute and service electrical and electronics products in Canada. Products manufactured, distributed and serviced by members include household appliances, lighting, consumer electronics, communications and electronic equipment, cabling, industrial equipment and many others.


The Electrical Apparatus Service Association, Inc. (EASA) is an international trade organization of more than 1,900 electromechanical sales and service firms in 62 countries. Through its many engineering and educational programs, EASA provides members with a means of keeping up to date on materials, equipment and state-of-the-art technology.

Gypsum Association

The Gypsum Association, a not-for-profit trade association founded in 1930, promotes the use of gypsum while advancing the development, growth, and general welfare of the gypsum industry in the United States and Canada on behalf of its member companies.


HARDI (Heating, Air-conditioning and Refrigeration Distributors International) is devoted to the advancement of the science of distributing HVACR products and supplies. HARDI offers four main benefits to their members – advocacy, benchmarking, education and networking.

Independent We Stand

Independent We Stand is a movement of independently owned local businesses across the country dedicated to educating their communities about the importance — and the benefits — of "buying local."


Industry Data Exchange Association (IDEA) is dedicated to delivering continual results to supply and demand partners. To achieve this, they partner with companies that enhance the value and sophistication of our solutions and services.


Industrial Supply Association (ISA) is the channel association for the Industrial MROP industry Leading the Channel Forward®.  We provide the strategies and tools for members to stay relevant throughout industry change.


ISSA is the worldwide cleaning industry association providing innovative resources needed to redefine cleaning as a valuable investment in better health, a better environment and a better bottom line.


The Mechanical Contractors Association of America, Inc. (MCAA) is a vibrant, growing association of approximately 2,300 mechanical, plumbing and service contractors. Members enjoy MCAA’s outstanding education programs, an expanding catalog of resources to help them manage and grow their businesses, periodicals and a website to keep them informed and connected, and business services to save them money.


The National Association of Wholesalers' (NAW) core mission is to advocate its members' interests on issues that affect the entire wholesale distribution industry. NAW serves as a mechanism for the sharing of ideas, programs and skills among the organization's members. NAW promotes the merchant wholesaler-distributor as the most efficient channel of distribution.


The National Association of Electrical Distributors (NAED) is a 501(c)6 not-for-profit organization dedicated to serving and protecting the electrical distribution channel.


National Electrical Manufacturers Representative Association's (NEMRA) mission is to offer our diverse representative membership and manufacturer affiliates the resources to deal with the dynamics of an ever-changing marketplace.


The National Safety Council (NSC) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to save lives by preventing injuries and deaths at work, in homes and communities and on the road through leadership, research, education and advocacy. NSC advances this mission by partnering with businesses, government agencies, elected officials and the public to make an impact where the most preventable injuries and deaths occur, in areas such as distracted driving, teen driving, workplace safety and beyond the workplace, particularly in and near our homes.


The Power Transmission Distributors Association (PTDA) is the leading association for the industrial power transmission/motion control (PT/MC) distribution channel. PT/MC encompasses a broad variety of mechanical, electrical and fluid-driven equipment such as bearings, belts, drives, motors, gears, couplings, clutches and brakes, linear motion, and hydraulics and pneumatics. PT/MC products are found in manufacturing plants, assembly lines, in production processes – anywhere there is movement, you’ll find PT/MC products.


The PVF Roundtable is an organization of companies involved in the pipe, valve and fitting industry. These firms may be manufacturers, distributors, piping designers, engineering firms, construction companies or end-users. A General Assembly Meeting is held in Houston several times a year; attending members meet to share ideas and solutions to common problems.


The Steel Framing Industry Association (SFIA) is the first and only all‐inclusive association focused on promotion, advocacy, education and innovation for the steel framing industry. The primary goal is to unify the industry to expand the market for cold‐formed steel framing. Membership categories include steel mills, coil coaters, processors, roll‐formers, fabricators, engineers, material distributors, all the way through and including the end‐user, the framing contractors.


The Steel Stud Manufacturers Association's (SSMA) mission is to proactively represent member firms engaged in the manufacture, marketing and sale of cold-formed steel framing members, as a unified voice to the residential and light commercial construction industry serviced by its products, which includes contractors, distributors, design professionals, code officials and standards organizations.


The Specialty Tools & Fasteners Distributors Association (STAFDA) is a not-for-profit educational trade association comprised of distributors, manufacturers and rep agents of light construction, industrial and related products. STAFDA membership also includes publishers of industry trade press (affiliates).