Specialty Tools & Fasteners Distributors Association

Are you looking to strengthen and enhance your business operations? Specialty Tools & Fasteners Distributors Association (STAFDA) gives our members access to a wide range of valuable resources, education, networking opportunities, and much more.

Since 1976, STAFDA has been nurturing industry relationships to help members like you achieve greater profitability and success.

Why Join STAFDA?

  1. Convention & Trade Show: Immerse yourself in a premier business event attended by over 3,500 STAFDA members. Take advantage of insightful workshops, discover new products through engaging demos, and engage in one-on-one conversations. Additionally, explore the 500+ booth buying Trade Show, featuring exclusive show-only special pricing. Don’t miss the chance to interview college students pursuing industrial distribution, supply chain, or related majors for potential hiring opportunities. Forge valuable relationships with fellow distributors, rep agents, and manufacturers within the STAFDA community.

  2. Education: Broaden your knowledge base with in-person intensive workshops and monthly webinars, free for STAFDA members. Access training manuals covering a wide range of topics, such as Customer Service, Outside and Inside Sales/Service, Disaster Preparedness, Showroom Design, and Inventory Management. Expand your expertise by attending the Excellence in Distribution school, a 2.5-day event offering over construction and industrial focused classes taught by industry experts.

  3. Relationships: Network with policy-level distributors, manufacturers, and rep agent executives at the Annual Convention & Trade Show, World of Concrete Hospitality Party, and other Association events. Join our member Board of Directors, Liaison Committees, and other forums to voice your opinions, provide input, and build lasting connections within the industry.

  4. Advice & Savings: Leverage the expertise of our family of consultant experts in various areas, including A/R, Customer Service, Economics, HR, Inventory, Profit Improvement, Sales, Technology, and Warehousing. Gain access to exclusive discounts from our service partners on shipping, background checks, business insurance, payroll processing, legal care, and more.