About ISA

ISA’s mission is to help all members increase sales, decrease expenses, and increase profitability.

Click this link to download a brochure to learn more about membership in ISA.

The Industrial Supply Association is the leading trade association for the maintenance, repair, operations and production (MROP) supply channel. ISA is the premier source of education, networking, information and relationships that drives success for members and their customers in the Industrial MROP marketplace. Following is a look at the ways ISA delivers value to members and the marketplace via our promises to you.

Distributor Member Value Proposition

ISA is an association of independent business people and owners in the MROP Industry in North America with a focus on helping small and medium-sized businesses compete in the global marketplace.  ISA has developed business support services in the areas of Sales & Marketing, Management, Employee Development & HR, and Customer Service, along with world class networking opportunities for current and future business leaders. ISA's offerings in all of these areas allow ISA distributor members to differentiate themselves from the competition and grow their bottom line.

Supplier Member Value Proposition

For suppliers, ISA is a cost-effective method to network and learn from industry-leading distributors, representatives, and manufacturers in the $100 billion industrial supply market.  ISA manufacturers have access to robust market data and business analytics, thereby allowing for better resource utilization with regards to target markets and marketing campaigns.  ISA offers comprehensive training programs for all levels in your manufacturing organization, from senior leadership to entry level sales personnel.  ISA is your ONE source for complete access to the industrial supply market.

Industrial Manufacturer's Representative Member Value Proposition

The value of ISA for an IMR is the networking and exposure to a diverse group of industrial distributors and suppliers. ISA is the only industrial supply organization that gives manufacturer's representatives, women executives and emerging professionals a home for the candid exchange of ideas and educational opportunities.

Affiliate Member Value Proposition

Through membership in ISA, affiliate members have access to industry education, networking and partnership opportunities to provide expertise and programs that support the business growth, performance, and profitability of all ISA member companies. ISA provides Affiliate Members the opportunity to enhance the profitability of all stakeholders in ISA through cost reduction and revenue enhancing activities.

Membership is comprised of the following types of companies:

Supplier – Membership in ISA is open to any person or entity engaged in the manufacture of MROP products sold through the industrial distribution channel to end-user customers and will be classified as a Manufacturer Member based upon the organization’s primary activities.

Distributor/Wholesaler – Membership in ISA is open to any person or entity engaged in the distribution of MROP products sold through the industrial distribution channel to end-user customers and will be classified as a Distributor Member based upon the organization’s primary activities

Industrial Manufacturer's Representative Membership – IMR Membership in ISA is open to an individual or entity representing products serving the industrial marketplace, with particular emphasis on production, MRO, construction and OEM markets.

Affiliate – Service Provider and Buying Group Membership in ISA is open to any person or entity engaged in direct educational, technical, regulatory or business relationship with the manufacturer, distributor, industrial manufacturer’s representative members or the industrial distribution channel.  Excluded from Affiliate Membership are professional and management services firms, accounting and tax firms, employment recruiting and placement firms, and law firms.

Committees and Special Interest Groups

The volunteer leaders of the Industrial Supply Association give generously of their time to make the association stronger. Click here to learn more about the committees and special interest groups that comprise the association.

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