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Border States' Industry Associations Help You Grow Your Business

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Affiliated Distributors

Affiliated Distributors (AD) is a dynamic community of independent distributors and manufacturers of construction and industrial products. It’s the largest wholesale marketing group in North America with 450 members.

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American Wind Energy Association

With 2,400 members and advocates, the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) is the voice of wind energy in the United States, promoting renewable energy to power a cleaner, stronger country.

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Association for Operations Management

The Association for Operations Management (APICS) is the global leader in operations management—providing improvement solutions trusted by a worldwide network of industry professionals.

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Building Industry Consulting Service International

Building Industry Consulting Service International (BICSI) serves 23,000 members across the world to promote skill sharing and assess knowledge with professional registration programs.

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IDEA

IDEA is an e-commerce provider owned by the electrical industry that’s designed to drive costs out of the electrical supply chain—by setting standards and synchronizing data.

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Illuminating Engineering Society of North America

The Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IESNA) is the recognized technical authority on illumination—advancing knowledge and disseminating information for the improvement of lighted environments.

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Industrial Supply Association

The Industrial Supply Association (ISA) is a leading trade association for the maintenance, repair, operations and production (MROP) supply channel, and helps its members improve through performance initiatives and knowledge sharing.

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Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

With its global membership of 400,000, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) is the world’s leading professional association for the advancement of technology.

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Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Power & Energy Society

The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Power & Energy Society (PES) is a worldwide, nonprofit association of more than 29,000 members that provides scientific information on electric power and energy for the betterment of society.

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interNational Association of Lighting Management Companies

The interNational Association of Lighting Management Companies delivers services and information, forms industry relationships, and offers certifications to enhance the lighting industry.

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Minnesota Minority Supplier Development Council

The Minnesota Minority Supplier Development Council (MMSDC) connects minority business enterprises and corporations—promoting information sharing, partnerships and cooperation.

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National Association of Electrical Distributors

The National Association of Electrical Distributors (NAED) provides networking opportunities, training and research to its members in the electrical distribution industry.

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National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors

The National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors (NAW) encompasses over 100 national line-of-trade associations—helping members network and benchmark their success.

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National Fire Protection Association

With its 70,000 members, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) provides and advocates consensus codes and standards, research, training and education to reduce fire hazards and increase quality of life.

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North American Association of Utility Distributors

Members of the North American Association of Utility Distributors (NAAUD) share information and promote the newest ideas and best concepts for the electric utility industry.

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Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration

The Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration (SME) is the largest organization that exclusively serves professionals in the global mining community—helping its 14,000 members network to develop new solutions for the mining industry.

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supplyFORCE

supplyFORCE is a leading organization for maintenance, repair and operation commodity management and procurement services that delivers process, inventory and product cost savings for large industrial businesses.

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Utility Purchasing Management Group

The Utility Purchasing Management Group (UPMG) is the utility industry’s source for sharing information, ideas, concepts and best practices related to procurement and materials management.

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Utility Supply Management Alliance

The Utility Supply Management Alliance (USMA) is a multinational association that serves water, electric and gas utilities—providing its members skills and tools to maximize their supply chain processes.

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Vanguard National Alliance

Vanguard National Alliance (VNA) is a 100 percent distributor-owned organization that focuses on securing and servicing its customers’ electrical maintenance, repair and operations and industrial automation needs.

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