The Specialty Tools & Fasteners Distributors Association (STAFDA) is a not-for-profit educational trade association comprised of distributors, manufacturers, and rep agents of light construction, industrial, and related products, including publishers of industry trade press. STAFDA has more than 2,500 members from the U.S., Canada, and overseas.
Attendees will see more than 35 different product categories from hundreds of vendors under one roof. Distributors should come prepared to place orders, take advantage of generous terms and show specials, and sign up for prize drawings (available only to attending distributors). They also have the chance to see new products, meet with supplier executives, and source new lines. In addition to selling opportunities, associates can maximize show participation by increasing product awareness, strengthen customer relationships, locate new reps or OEMs, and get feedback on policies, products, service, and competition. The Show allows rep agents the chance to meet with their principals and distributor customers while scouting for new lines.