Why Join NFDA?

For more than 50 years, NFDA has provided leading fastener distributors and manufacturers with valuable relationships and critical resources to grow and succeed. Let NFDA provide your business with the insights needed to profit in the global economy and plan for long-term growth.

NFDA hosts three meetings a year, providing excellent opportunities to meet other members face to face, as well as education and social opportunities. As a member, you will have access to our many membership benefits, including:

  • Free access to quarterly Economic Reports from ITR Economics, with forecasts on ten market segments and regional housing starts.
  • Free access to quarterly Profit Improvement Reports, prepared for NFDA by the Profit Planning Group team
  • Free weekly access to the Kiplinger Letter, concise weekly forecasts on business and economic trends, as well as what to expect from Washington
  • Free annual Profit Report and biennial Employee Compensation Report for companies that participate in the surveys. Discounted pricing is available to members who choose not to participate in the surveys.
  • Discounted registration for all NFDA events
  • Discounted registration for all Fastener Training Institute courses, Sales Professional Training Camps, and the annual University of Innovative Distribution
  • Business services discounts for Caliper, FastenersClearinghouse.com, National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors publications, Office Max, YRC Freight Shipping and more.
  • Access to NFDA's member database of more than 500 fastener professionals
  • Free Associate Member Spotlight, included in a weekly email blast
  • Free press release promotion. Just send them to us and we'll tweet them and include them in the news section of our website.
  • Marketing opportunities in our quarterly newsletter


NFDA's annual membership dues are based on company type and annual sales level:

Membership Levels

  • Associates (Companies that manufacture or import fasteners and sell to fastener distributors)
  • Distributors (companies that provide VMI services to OEMs and/or sell fasteners to end users)
  • Service Providers (companies that provide products or services to the fastener industry: software, shelving, tools, logistics, manufacturer's representatives, etc.).

Annual Membership Dues

  • Associates - Sales Level 1 (Up to 10 million) - $1,500
  • Associates - Sales Level 2 (10.01 - 50 million) - $3,000
  • Associates - Sales Level 3 (Over 50 million) - $4,500
  • Distributors - Sales Level 1 (Up to 10 million) - $1,000
  • Distributors - Sales Level 2 (10.01 - 50 million) - $2,250
  • Distributors - Sales Level 3 (Over 50 million) - $3,750
  • Service Providers - $1,500

Membership Requirements

Membership is open to companies involved in the fastener industry that have a registered legal presence in the Americas for at least one year.

There are no minimum fastener sales or inventory requirements for membership.

Sponsor letters from two NFDA members in good standing will be required for all companies applying for membership.

For more information, contact Amy Nijjar