Trade Associations - Representatives
Agricultural & Industrial Manufacturers
Representatives Association (AIMRA)
AIMRA members sell agricultural, light industrial, environmental,
lawn & garden equipment, plus parts & components.
Their customers include dealers, agricultural and light
industry and OEM manufacturers. The association's web
site identifies the representative firms, their home
base and a link to their own
American Lighting Association (ALA)
ALA members sell residential lighting products, crystal
chandeliers, light bulbs, lighting components, portable
lighting, outdoor lighting, emergency lighting, and
Association of Independent Manufacturers Representatives
AIM/R members sell plumbing, heating, cooling and piping products.
Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association
(Manufacturers Rep Division) (AAIA)
AAIA members sell vehicle aftermarket products and parts.
BMC members are independent multiple-line sales and marketing companies primarily in the institutional foodservice industry. Broker members represent specific markets throughout the United States and Canada.
Canadian Electrical Manufacturers Representatives
CEMRA members sell cable, wire, and electrical products.
Canadian Institute of Plumbing and Heating (CIPH)
CIPH Agent members market plumbing, hydronic heating,
waterworks, pipe, valves and fittings, and related
mechanical products primarily through wholesaler distributors.
They are also responsible for the specification and
pull through sales of
CMA members sell electronic communication hardware.
ERA members represent manufacturers of a varying spectrum of electronics products. There are eight product-marketing groups within ERA: communications, consumer electronics, components, computer, instrumentation and sensors, materials-assembly-production, RF/microwave, and sound-audio-visual-electronic security. These products are sold to OEM, distributor, contractor, retail and mass merchandiser markets.
The Foodservice Group, Inc. (FSG)
FSG members are independent food service brokers selling to the restaurant, deli and food service distributors.
Foodservice Sales & Marketing Association
Gift Home Trade Association (GHTA)
GHTA members sell a variety of products in the giftware industry.
HIRA members sell all healthcare products except pharmaceuticals
to these markets. Hospitals, Nursing Homes, Physicians/Alternate
Care, Home Care, Labs, X-Ray, Dental, Veterinary, OEM,
Industrial, Capital Equipment, Purchasing, Sub Acute
Members represent producers of A/V products which include: Audio, video, car stereo, lighting, and furniture.
ISA members sell industrial & construction products
such as welding, specialty and machine tools to industrial
distributors, MRO and OEM markets.
IAPD representative members sell raw, engineering materials and semi-finished stock shapes such as sheet, rod, tube and pipe, valves and fittings. These materials are used in construction, marine, automotive, medical and industrial applications.
International Housewares Representatives Association
IHRA members represent manufacturers in all product categories of the housewares industry.
International Sanitary Supply Association (ISSA)
ISSA members sell all types of products in the cleaning and maintenance industry.
International Union of Commercial Agents and
IUCAB is a consortium of 21 agent associations throughout Europe, North and South America. The members are geographically based; therefore they sell a wide variety of products in many industries.
Manufacturers' Agents Association for the Food
Service Industry (MAFSI)
MAFSI members sell food service equipment, supplies and furniture for the hospitality, school food service, military, restaurant, contract feeder, health care, and corrections industries.
Manufacturers Agents National Association (MANA)
MANA is a horizontal association that has members in all industries and services covering and calling on end users, equipment manufacturers, distributors, government and retailers.
MRA members are independent multiple-line sales and marketing companies primarily in the janitorial, paper, plastics, and packaging industries.
National Electrical Manufacturers Representatives
NEMRA members sell, to the electrical industry, this includes products used in commercial, industrial and residential construction industry as well as utility, datacom and lighting markets. They call on electrical distributors, contractors, specifiers, engineers, OEMs, and MRO's.
NKBA members include manufacturers' representatives, manufacturers, designers and dealers in the kitchen and bath industry. Members provide the consumer with a complete range of products and services from design to installation.
Network of Ingredient Marketing Specialists,
NIMS members represent food ingredient producers selling all types of bulk foods to food manufacturers.
Office Products Representatives Association
OPRA members sell office products, furniture & supplies, school supplies, information processing supplies, creative industries, art/engineering/drafting supplies, and equipment.
Power-Motion Technology Representatives Association
PTRA serves the power transmission and motion control industries.
Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA)
SEMA members are the producers and marketers of specialty
equipment products and services for the automotive
aftermarket. MRC members represent manufacturers and
warehouse distributors in the automotive specialty
Specialty Tools & Fasteners Distributors
STAFDA membership consists of distributors, manufacturers, and representative agents serving the light construction and industrial markets.
WAMA manufacturers' representatives must be primarily engaged in the business of selling products and/or services that are consumed or utilized in the manufacture of the product or incorporated in the end product for resale. Examples of these products are: castings, stamping, screw machine parts, electronic components, moldings, machining, meters, gauges, and more. The primary market is industrial products and services.