Related Industry Associations

This section lists associations that are indirectly involved with the wood manufacturing industry but play an important role and are vital to the success of the industry. Career opportunities in these related industries may include individuals with wood-related education and training.

Adhesive and Sealant Council (ASC)

ASC is dedicated to representing the adhesive and sealant industry. Strives to improve the industry operating environment and strengthen its member companies. Offers technical courses, conventions and expos. Serves as advocate before regulatory agencies, provides information to members and promotes use of products to the markets served.

American Hardware Manufacturers Association (AHMA)

A trade service organization that promotes industry-wide education, provides legislative representation, marketing support, publications and more.

American Machine Tool Distributor’s Association (AMTDA)

Trade association dedicated to advancing the marketing of machine tools through distributors. They offer educational workshops, certification for machine tool sales engineers, regional shows and more.

Canadian Manufactured Housing Institute (CMHI)

For more than 50 years, the Canadian Manufactured Housing Institute (CMHI) has been the voice of the factory-built housing industry in Canada. The only organization representing all facets of the industry, CMHI brings manufactured housing builders, retailers, realtors, suppliers, community managers and others together to achieve a common goal—excellence in the homes that are built and the professional service delivered. is your source for environmental information which is understandable, unbiased, accurate, and available in a wide variety of formats. We strive to facilitate informed decisions regarding forestry-related issues.

Institute for Research & Technical Assistance (IRTA)

Non-profit organization that helps reduce and eliminate the use of solvents by evaluating new materials and processes in specific industries and transferring new technologies to small and mid-sized firms. They work with regulators on implementing sensible policies; run the Pollution Prevention Center; offer workshops; and distribute informative publications.

International Association of Plastics Distributors (IAPD)

International association representing companies that distribute and manufacture plastics materials.

International Saw and Knife Association (ISKA)

ISKA's mission is to further the interest of individuals, partnerships and corporations in the saw works business by improving the prestige of the industry and by working for the betterment of educational and other measures fulfilling the purpose of this corporation. Regular membership is for businesses that primarily derive their income from sharpening, not from selling to saw shops. Associate members derive most of their income from selling to saw shops.

International Sleep Products Association (ISPA)

International trade association representing the mattress manufacturing industry.

National Association of Manufacturers (NAM)

National association that works to increase the competitiveness of manufacturers; to shape a legislative and regulatory environment conducive to U.S. economic growth; and to champion the importance of manufacturing to America's economic strength.

National Association of the Remodeling Industry

NARI is dedicated to serving professionals who work in the remodeling field, including full service contractors, design-build firms, manufacturers, suppliers, distributors, subcontractors, and lenders through educating both trade professionals and remodeling-ready homeowners. NARI provides education, training, publications and programs.

National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA)

Leading source of information and education for consumers as well as kitchen and bath industry professionals on up-to-date trends and products, design, services and more.

National Wood Flooring Association (NWFA)

The National Wood Flooring Association (NWFA) is a not-for-profit trade association representing all segments of the hardwood flooring industry, including manufacturers, distributors, retailers, installers, inspectors, and consultants.

New Hampshire Furniture Masters Association

A collection of well known and respected furniture makers in New Hampshire that participate in educational and other events within the state.


The mission of the U.S. Dept. of Labor's Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) is to assure the safety and health of American workers by setting and enforcing standards; providing training, outreach and education; establishing partnerships; and encouraging continual improvement in workplace safety and health.

Passive House Institute US (PHIUS)

The Passive House Institute US (PHIUS) is a 501c(3) nonprofit organization that provides training, education and research to promote implementation of Passive House Building Energy standard, as well as the design approach and techniques to accomplish that standard.

Powder Coating Institute (PCI)

Represents the North American powder coating industry by promoting the technology and benefits to manufacturers, consumers and the government.


Association for the advancement of ultraviolet (UV) and electron beam (EB) technology; serves as the industry forum.

Shop! Enhancing Retail Environments & Experiences

A member association focused on raising the professional, educational and ethical standards of the store fixtures manufacturing industry, and on promoting the value of member products and services to their customers.

Unified Abrasives Manufacturers Association (UAMA)

Formed in 1999, UAMA merged four abrasives-related associations. It seeks to effectively enable abrasives industry to create and market safe and productive products throughout the world.

World Floor Covering Association

Offers resources to floor covering professionals including installation training, marketing support and access to industry research.

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