Offering quality education to architects, empowering them to learn new concepts and industry emerging trends, and helping to fulfill AIA continuing education requirements and maintain state licensure.
ASTM International, formerly known as the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM), is a globally recognized leader in the development and delivery of international voluntary consensus standards. Today, some 12,000 ASTM standards are used around the world to improve product quality, enhance safety, facilitate market access and trade, and build consumer confidence.
In 1976, a group of visionary home inspectors with the common goal of building consumer awareness and enhancing the professionalism of their field established the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI). This not-for-profit professional association for home inspectors made its first order of business to establish and advocate high standards of practice and a strict code of ethics for the member community.
The Mission of ASHI is to set and promote standards for property inspections and to provide the educational programs needed to achieve excellence in the profession and to meet the needs of our members.
ASHI is the most respected professional association for home inspectors in North America. Through ASHI’s continued efforts, ASHI’s Standards of Practice—covering all of a home’s major systems—are now part of many pieces of state legislation and are recognized by consumers as the authoritative standard for professional home inspection.
ASHI’s Web site, www.ashi.org, is the definitive resource for inspectors, consumers, real estate professionals and the media for information, advice and resources dedicated to home inspection. Here you’ll find a wealth of shared ASHI home inspection knowledge at your disposal. Your feedback and comments on ASHI home inspection are welcome.
AWC – The American Wood Council
The voice of North American wood products manufacturing, representing over 75 percent of an industry that provides more than 360,000 men and women with family-wage jobs. AWC members make products that are essential to everyday life from a renewable resource that absorbs and sequesters carbon.
The Association of Woodworking & Furnishings Suppliers® (AWFS®) is the largest national trade association in the U.S. representing the interests of the broad array of companies that supply the home and commercial furnishings industry.
CFI is about flooring installers helping other flooring installers rise to a level of professional skills and integrity that will bring the maximum beneficial impact to the floorcovering industry, the installation profession, and to consumers worldwide.
Founded in 1906, ESFPA is dedicated to improving the economic climate for the forest products industry and to promote management of New York’s Forests to meet the resource needs of today and for future generations. ESFPA counts amongst it over 700 member companies furniture companies, lumber manufacturers, forest landowners, timber harvesters, pulp and paper companies, bioenergy operations, interested individuals and other wood products manufacturers from across New York State. Members own and manage 1.5 million acres of New York’s forests and employ over one-third of the 60,000 individuals who work in the forests and wood-using mills around the state.
Flooring Association Northwest is the premier regional non-profit, trade association, connecting professionals from all aspects of the floor covering industry. Flooring Association Northwest offers programming to help educate flooring professionals, in order to provide the finest service to their customers.
FCICA is the only association with the singular purpose to promote and represent the commercial floor covering industry. It is the mission of FCICA to provide a unique network for problem-solving, education and support, to enhance member businesses and the flooring industry. FCICA is the one organization that can provide you with the tools necessary to improve your management of the entire installation process and consequently improve your company’s profitability.
FeRFA, the Resin Flooring Association, represents the leading manufacturers, contractors and associated companies involved in resin flooring systems and is the only organisation dedicated solely to Resin Flooring. FeRFA offers free advice on all aspects of Resin Flooring, including specification and problem solving.
FPInnovations is a not-for-profit world leader that specializes in the creation of scientific solutions in support of the Canadian forest sector’s global competitiveness and responds to the priority needs of its industry members and government partners. It is ideally positioned to perform research, innovate, and deliver state-of-the-art solutions for every area of the sector’s value chain, from forest operations to consumer and industrial products.
Fuse Alliance is a member-owned organization of professional, commercial flooring contractors. With more than 84 companies in over 150 locations across the United States and Canada, the organization’s member businesses represent approximately $1.2 billion in sales and services. Fuse Alliance is made up of a unique network of flooring experts with a combined experience that spans across flooring product knowledge, installation expertise, and a keen understanding of meeting the environmental requirements of today’s market. Fuse Alliance’s governing body is an executive Board of Directors made up of 12-member business owners. Through its member network, Fuse Alliance is dedicated to serving the North American market and member businesses can be found throughout the United States and Canada.
The Great Lakes Kiln Drying Association promotes improved drying, storage, and handling of wood through the exchange of ideas and discussion of problems at regular and special meetings. Membership is open to any individual or firm interested in the drying, storage, and handling of lumber or wood products.
The mission of the International Concrete Repair Institute is to be a leading resource for education and information to improve the quality of repair, restoration, and protection of concrete and other structures in accordance with consensus criteria.
IHLA is a non-profit trade organization comprised of sawmills, wholesale brokers, equipment vendors, secondary manufacturers, loggers, landowners and others who recognize the benefits of working together on issues and projects for the good of the hardwood industry. It is a relevant, member-driven trade association, whose members share a passion for creating the world’s finest hardwood products, and a determination to maintain the sustainable productivity of our nation’s forest resources.
INSTALL, the International Standards and Training Alliance, is an alliance of major flooring manufacturers, contractors and professional installers across the U.S. and Canada. It consists of a comprehensive training and certification program for its floor covering installers, and a marketing program for its alliance members. Certifications and trainings are based on the direction and continued review of floorcovering mills and manufacturers making it the most endorsed and recommended training program in the industry.
The Lake States Lumber Association (LSLA) represents a broad cross-section of individuals and business organizations involved with the timber industry who work together on issues vital to the timber industry. LSLA works at both the State and Federal levels to ensure a continuing sustainable forest resource.
The Mississippi Lumber Manufacturers Association, MLMA, serves as a single point of contact for sawmills in Mississippi, to promote the use of southern yellow pine and hardwood lumber and serve as a unified voice on matters affecting our industry. We have 19 Mississippi sawmill members and 141 Associate members and sawmill members from Alabama, Louisiana, Arkansas, Texas and Tennessee.
NAFCD is a North American, not-for-profit trade association serving distributors, manufacturers, suppliers and service providers of floor covering materials and related products. Its purpose is to enable wholesale floor covering distributors to be the most efficient, professional and profitable vehicle for bringing their suppliers’ product to market, resulting in the highest degree of dealer satisfaction.
The Northeastern Lumber Manufacturers Association (NELMA) is the rules writing agency for Eastern White Pine and the grading authority for Eastern Spruce, Balsam Fir, (SPFs) groupings, and other
commercially important eastern softwood lumber species. NELMA is a leading agency for export wood packaging certification and the marketing voice for the wood products industry in the Northeast.
NHLA’s Mission is to serve NHLA Members engaged in the commerce of North American hardwood lumber by: maintaining order, structure and ethics in the changing global hardwood marketplace; providing unique member services; promoting North American hardwood lumber and advocating the interest of the hardwood community in public/private policy issues; and providing a platform for networking opportunities.
NRCA has been the professional voice of its members since 1886. With more than 3,600 members, NRCA is the leading authority in the roofing industry for information, education, technical assistance, advocacy, publications, programs and support that help your business grow.
The National Wood Flooring Association (NWFA) is a not-for-profit trade association representing all segments of the hardwood flooring industry, including manufacturers, distributors, retailers, installers, inspectors, and consultants. NWFA Mission Statement: To promote the usage of wood flooring in residential, educational, and commercial environments and provide members with the education and training necessary for success.
Random Lengths is focused solely on providing independent, unbiased reports on market prices, activity, and issues in the industry. No one on the Random Lengths staff is allowed to participate in the wood products markets or the futures market.
San Diego Fine Woodworkers Association (SDFWA) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation, organized in 1982, to unite people who share a common interest and enthusiasm for working with wood. If you are interested in making things from wood, SDFWA is the place for you. We currently have over 1000 members: men and women, amateurs, hobbyists, and professionals, all sharing their ideas, techniques, expertise, and love of woodworking.
The Southeastern Dry Kiln Club was established in 1950 with the mission “to educate and inform by the use of new technology and the spread of new ideas, and to improve the lumber drying industry.”
The Southeastern Lumber Manufacturers Association (SLMA) is a trade association that represents solid sawn lumber manufacturing operations, lumber remanufacturing operations, lumber treating operations, and their suppliers in 17 states throughout the southeast. SLMA’s members produce more than 2 billion board feet of solid sawn lumber annually, employ over 12,000 people, and responsibly manage over a million acres of forestland. These sawmills are often the largest job creators in their rural communities, having an economic impact that reaches well beyond people that are in their direct employment. The association serves as the unified voice of its members on state and federal government affairs and offers various other programs including networking events, marketing and management, and operational issues.
Starnet is comprised of over 170 locally owned full-service flooring contractors representing more than 300 locations throughout North America. With $2 billion in annual sales, Starnet is the single most influential force in the contract flooring industry.
Our mission is to promote the continued education of all those involved in the lumber drying industry, for the purpose of improving the quality and value of kiln-dried lumber, while increasing the efficiency of the lumber drying process.
To be an “Authoritative resource for a sustainable, profitable, and growing Western hardwood industry.”
The goal of the World Floor Covering Association is to ensure the success and profitability of professional floor covering dealers and to protect their common interests.
Western Wood Products Association represents softwood lumber manufacturers in the 12 Western states and Alaska. Supported by Western lumber manufacturers, WWPA delivers lumber grading, quality control, technical, business information and product support services to sawmills as well as those who use Western softwood lumber products throughout the world.