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STAFDA
OUR HISTORY

Founded

Founded in 1976 by 18 industry leaders who sought to create an organization where manufacturers and distributors of construction/industrial products could interface.

C.E.O.

The 18 industry leaders that founded STAFDA contracted with industry veteran Morrie Halvorsen to serve as teh first executive director. Upon his retirement in December 1999, Georgia Foley assumed C.E.O. responsibilities on January 1st, 2000.

Phenomenal Growth

In the past 35 years, STAFDA has grown from the initial 18 founding members to 2,500+ member companies. Membership is comprised of 1,052 distributors, 1,130 associates, 22 publishing affiliates, and 305 manufacturer rep/agents.

Dues and Benefits

Surprisingly, annual membership dues have remained constant at $350 since 1977, while services and programs have continued to expand. STAFDA members enjoy a "buffet" of over 70 different benefits where they can pick and choose what suits their business.

Annual Convention

STAFDA holds an annual convention in November for members to convene and take part in educational programs, seminars, and an exciting trade show that is always well attended by leading manufacturing, distribution, and rep agencies within the industry.

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