Our Affiliations

Mercer Abrasives is a proud supporter of the following organizations:

our-affliliations1The American Rental Association is a trade association of more than 7,200 rental business owners and the manufacturers and suppliers of rental equipment. ARA offers ongoing education for business owners, their managers and employees. ARA’s Annual Convention and Rental Trade Show is among the top 100 trade shows in the United States and is the largest rental trade show in the world.

Member Since: 1990


our-affliliations2The American Welding Society was founded in 1919 as a multifaceted, nonprofit organization with a goal to advance the science, technology and application of welding and related joining disciplines. It serves 50,000 members worldwide with interests in automatic, semi-automatic and manual welding, as well as brazing, soldering, ceramics, lamination, robotics, and welding safety and health.

Member Since: 2001


our-affliliations3The Association of the Wall and Ceiling Industry advocates the interests of contractors, suppliers and manufacturers in the wall and ceiling industries.

Member Since: 2003


our-affliliations4Created in 1979, the Association of Woodworking and Furniture Suppliers, is a trade association with an international, corporate membership that includes manufacturers and distributors of machinery, hardware, lumber, upholstery materials, bedding components, wood products and other supplies to furnishings and wood products manufacturers.

Member Since: 2002


our-affliliations5The Coated Abrasive Fabricators Association was established in 1979 for the purpose of promoting, among its members, the free exchange of ideas related to marketing, manufacturing, education and other areas of mutual interest.

Member Since: 2001


our-affliliations7The Industrial Supply Association is the leading association of the maintenance, repair, operations and production supply chain. ISA is committed to bringing channel partners together and fostering an environment that allows for a free flow of communication to better understand the needs of both the manufacturer and distributor.

Member Since: 2005


our-affliliations9The National Wood Flooring Association was created in 1986 after several leading wood flooring businessmen decided that they needed to create an organization that would advance and promote the wood flooring industry. It was also created to provide valuable resources and information to its members.

Member Since: 1995


our-affliliations10Founded in 1976, the Specialty Tools & Fasteners Distributors Association is an educational trade association comprised of distributors, manufacturers, and rep agents of light construction, industrial, and related products. STAFDA membership also includes publishers of industry trade press. STAFDA holds an annual convention each year 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.

Member Since: 1991


our-affliliations11The World Floor Covering Association has played a major role in the advancement of the floor covering industry — shaping public and industry policy, promoting professional development through certification and providing its members the business tools and resources to increase profitability. The WFCA has become the voice of floor covering professionals.

Member Since: 2005


our-affliliations10Founded in 1945 as the National Welding Supply Association (NWSA), the Gases and Welding Distributors Association (GAWDA) has represented the distributors and manufacturers of welding supplies and materials for 66 years. Being a part of GAWDA means not only being a part of the industry’s foremost resource for safety and compliance information, education, and networking, but also provides an opportunity to share in the pride derived from the history of the association, stay on the cutting edge of the constantly-changing present of the industry.

Member Since: 2001


ahma_logoFounded in 1901, the American Hardware Manufacturers Association (AHMA) is a leading industry trade association headquartered in Schaumburg, Illinois. AHMA provides a wide range of programs and services for member firms as well as the entire industry, including industry conferences, events and workshops; legislative representation in Washington; domestic and international marketing support; technology initiatives; cost-saving programs; targeted publications; networking opportunities; and many other industry-directed services. AHMA has been playing a leadership role in the hardware/home improvement industry for more than one century, seeking ways to bring supply channel partners together to increase industry efficiencies.

Member Since: 2007



 Established in 1996, WEMCO serves as an alliance between the American Welding Society (AWS) and dozens of manufacturers of welding, cutting and related welding-industry equipment. As a standing committee of AWS, this influential organization is an invaluable source of information and services for welding industry end users, distributors and manufacturers. WEMCO hosts a must-attend annual meeting featuring industry leaders who present on the latest issues and trends in the welding industry, as well as a renowned economist who delivers a global economic outlook. For nearly 20 years, WEMCO Members have enjoyed unparalleled networking opportunities, idea generation and exchange in a noncompetitive atmosphere.

Member Since: 2015

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