Affiliated Distributors

A-D (Affiliated Distributors) provides leading independent distributors and manufacturers with support and resources that accelerate growth. AD helps quality independents, of all sizes, better compete with national chains. AD helps quality manufacturers build their brands, introduce new products and reduce their reliance on national chains.

AFFLINK Buying Group

More than a traditional “buying group,” AFFLINK is a Member-driven sales and marketing organization that, quite simply, links leading manufacturers of janitorial, packaging, food service, safety, MRO and office supplies together with world-class distributors to deliver integrated supply solutions to thousands of customers throughout North America.

American Lighting Association

The American Lighting Association is a trade association representing the lighting industry. Its membership includes lighting, fan and dimming control manufacturers, retail showrooms, sales representatives and lighting designers dedicated to providing the public with the proper application of quality residential lighting.

American Supply Association

ASA is a not-for-profit national organization serving wholesale distributors and their suppliers in the plumbing, heating, cooling and industrial & mechanical pipe, valves & fittings industries. Members of ASA are distributors, manufacturers, master distributors, independent manufacturers' representatives and service vendors who together create a powerful alliance of channel partners.


BLUE HAWK was formed in May 2005 to maximize the strength of independent HVACR distributors throughout the United States. BLUE HAWK members distribute a wide range of HVACR related products to the residential and commercial construction trades.

Brown Smith Wallace

Brown Smith Wallace researches and publishes information on Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software for the wholesale distribution and manufacturing industries. They provide a one-stop experience for small to medium size industrial companies researching ERP, Business Intelligence, Customer Relationship and Management, Warehouse Management and other types of software for more than 20 years.

Controls Group North America

Controls Group North America (CGNA) is the leading network of distributor members and manufacturer preferred vendors in the HVAC/R industry. They provide innovative solutions and take a progressive approach to evolving your business. Members and preferred vendors work together in the CGNA network to accomplish what they cannot do alone. 

Distributor Partners of America Buying Group

The DPA Buying Group is dedicated to increasing the sales and profits of its 600+ member distributors across North America - providing them a competitive advantage over their competition. Industries include: Janitorial/Sanitary, Safety Equipment & Clothing, Industrial Tools & Fasteners, Packaging Supplies, and Specialty Cleaning & Restoration Products. Membership enables profitable business relationships, industry awareness and lifelong friendships.

Embassy Group Ltd.

Established in 1991, Embassy Group Ltd. is a highly respected 100% Member-owned buying group. Our owners are a select group of independent plumbing, HVAC and PVF wholesalers with over 500 branch locations throughout the US.

Equity Plumbing

Equity Plumbing is a National Marketing/Buying group providing a wide range of marketing resources and services to independent wholesale plumbing Distributors and Manufacturers.

Foodservice Equipment Distributors Association

The Foodservice Equipment Distributors Association (FEDA) is the nationally recognized association for foodservice equipment and supplies dealers. Nearly 300 firms are members from across the United States. They represent a majority of the giants in the industry as well as many small and medium-size dealerships.

HARDI - Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Distributors International

HARDI (Heating, Air-conditioning and Refrigeration Distributors International) is the single voice of wholesale distribution within the HVACR industry. HARDI proudly represents more than 475 distributor members representing nearly 4,100 branch locations, and close to 500 suppliers, manufacturer representatives and service vendors.

Industrial Supply Assocation - ISA

The primary focus of the Industrial Supply Association (ISA) is to improve the industrial supply channel through its mission-critical activities. ISA is committed to bringing channel partners together and fostering an environment that allows for a free flow of communication to better understand the needs of both the manufacturer and distributor.

International Sanitary Supply Association

ISSA is the world’s most recognized cleaning association. A global community of more than 6,000 distributor, manufacturer, building service contractor, in-house service provider, and manufacturer representative companies.

Mid-West Fastener Association

The Mid-West Fastener Association (MWFA) is one of the oldest fastener associations in the United States. The association has expanded and evolved from a small local group, to a large association with members from coast to coast. The Midwest market has the largest concentration of fastener related firms in the world.

National Association of Electrical Distributors

The National Association of Electrical Distributors (NAED) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to serving and protecting the electrical distribution channel. NAED is the voice of electrical distribution, providing members with the best in tools, information, and assistance to help them thrive financially and to improve the electrical distribution channel. The enhanced knowledge and expertise members gain from NAED translates into better service for their customers.

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National Association for Hose and Accessories Distribution (NAHAD)'s mission is to promote a high standard of professionalism and integrity within the hose and accessories industry. NAHAD members include companies, worldwide, engaged in the distribution and manufacture of all types of hose, tubing, couplings, fittings, clamps and related accessories serving the industrial marketplace, as well as firms who offer services and products to the industry.


The National Association of Independent Lighting Distributors (NAILD) was founded in 1977 by a small group of lighting distributors. Since then it has grown to well over 180 members. Membership in the association is made up of Specialty Lighting Distributors and Vendor/Manufacturers of lighting goods & supplies used in the operation of specialized lighting distributors.

National Assocation of Wholesaler Distributors

National Association of Wholesale Distributors (NAW) encompasses over 100 national line-of-trade associations. A principal value of NAW membership is the opportunity for networking and benchmarking within the entire wholesale distribution industry.

NetPlus Alliance

Founded in 2002, NetPlus Alliance maximizes the relationship between distributors and suppliers. We support distribution of all sizes through pricing, rebate and incentive programs from our supplier partners. NetPlus Alliance has over 410 industrial and contractor supplies distributors doing over $9 Billion in sales annually.

Network Services Company

NETWORK® Services Company is an international organization that provides distribution services to global accounts in the healthcare, commercial real estate, and industrial markets. The NETWORK solution includes janitorial, food service and industrial packaging products and services that contribute to increased wellness and productivity while reducing costs and improving service.

National Fastener Distributors Association

NFDA is a non-profit trade association serving the North American fastener industry. With approximately 220 members, NFDA is the industry leader among trade associations. Professionals throughout the fastener industry whose businesses range in size from small family firms to large multinational corporations, have each found that NFDA's services and benefits provide them with opportunities that are unequaled and unavailable anywhere else.


The NISSCO Group is one of North America's leading maintenance and sanitary supply distribution Group Purchasing Organizations. Established in 1985, today NISSCO has 250 distribution centers providing market penetration, sales support, and logistics throughout the U.S., Canada, South America, and the Caribbean.

New Jersey Sanitary Supply Assocation

NJSSA, The Association of Mid-Atlantic Cleaning Experts is a not-for-profit trade association dedicated to the advancement and professionalism of its members in the janitorial and sanitary supply industry.

National Paper Trade Assocation

The NPTA Alliance (formerly the National Paper Trade Association, Inc.), founded in 1903, is the association for the $60+ billion paper distribution industry. The mission of NPTA is to actively support the success of member firms through the delivery of networking, education, advocacy and industry trends focused on the health of the paper distribution channel.

OMNI Corporate Services Buying Group

Omni Corporate Services Ltd., Inc. is the premier buying group in the plumbing and heating industry. The group consists of 240+ plumbing wholesaler distributors across the United States and more than 120 of the best-known manufacturers of plumbing products.

Pacific West Fastener Assocation

The Pacific-West Fastener Association was created in 2009, as a unification of the Los Angeles Fastener Association and the Western Association of Fastener Distributors. Their core purpose is to strengthen member companies through educational opportunities, alliances, advocacy, and highly effective relationships. Their vision is to be the association that provides the highest return on membership investment in the fastener industry, while maintaining a sense of close community.

Pro-Link Janitorial Supply Organization

Pro-Link is a national janitorial supply and service organization with more than 100 distribution points throughout the United States. Pro-Link and our distributors offer high quality janitorial products, green cleaning products and innovative services to deliver better cleaning, increased productivity, improved worker safety and lower total costs.

Strategic Market Alliance

Strategic Market Alliance (SMA) is a distributor-owned cooperative comprised of North America’s leading independent janitorial, sanitation, food service and industrial packaging distributors. It was founded by a group of like-minded distributors who recognize the need and opportunity to exceed expectations attached to traditional buying groups and marketing organizations.

Software Advice

Software AdviceTM is a trusted resource for software buyers. They provide detailed reviews and research on thousands of software applications. Their team of software advisors provides free telephone consultations to help buyers build a shortlist of systems that will meet their needs.

Sphere 1

Sphere 1 is a cooperative of independent tool and fastener distributors working together to achieve competitive and sustainable advantages in our marketplace. By partnering with preferred suppliers, we provide our members with enhanced vendor programs, superior education and innovative practices.

STAFDA - Specialty Tools and Fasteners Distributors Assocation

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 has nearly 2,500 members from the U.S., Canada, and overseas.

SWA - Southern Wholesalers Assocation

The Southern Wholesalers Association (SWA) is the largest of the regional associations affiliated with the American Supply Association. SWA’s membership includes more than 950 locations throughout the southern states. Through its sponsored programs and activities, SWA continuously exerts its best efforts toward the development of more efficient and economical distribution of the products of the industry and effective communication between wholesalers and suppliers to the industry.

The United Group - TUG

The United Group (TUG) is a nationwide buying group owned and directed by independent distributors who target the janitorial/sanitary, food service, industrial-packaging and safety equipment & supplies markets. Representing over 350 locations, the Member Stockholders purchase from more than 150 vendors they have designated as Preferred Suppliers.

Triple S

Triple S is a nationwide network of sanitary supply distributors with over 175 locations throughout the U.S. There are over 4,000 SSS brand products available exclusively through our membership organization to solve all your sanitary needs.

WD Armstrong

WD Armstrong - The largest catalog and buying group for independent appliance and HVAC distributors! Our members benefit from our buying power as well as the customized branding of our industry leading catalog for your customers.

WIT & Co.

WIT & Co. is a pioneer in the plumbing, heating and cooling industry. Established in 1974, it is the oldest member-owned and most cohesive group in the industry. Members are independent wholesale distributors committed to growth - and to each other. With more than $2.5 billion in sales, they are united in action and vision, allowing them to capitalize on competitive opportunities.

Virtual Rain

Virtualrain is the fastest growing and most successful marketing and buying group in the green industry. Virtualrain's Distributor members sell over a billion dollars annually in green industry products and serve over 100,000 landscape professionals all over the United States and throughout Europe.