Develops educational programs, networking opportunities and information exchanges specifically for those members who serve the cabinet industry. Coordinates efforts aimed at enhancing the recruitment, retention and meeting participation by members and potential members of CIDA.
Distributors and their suppliers, who primarily serve the cabinet industry, have united as a unique membership segment of the North American Building Material Distribution Association (NBMDA). While NBMDA provides these companies with resources to enhance their distribution management and operations, CIDA offers the tools necessary to provide exceptional customer service.
Who are CIDA members?
Distributor members operate inventory-stocked warehouses throughout the U.S. and Canada and represent both large and small distributors. Employing both an inside and outside sales force, CIDA distributors provide value-added wholesaling and marketing services. CIDA distributor members serve a customer base comprised primarily of:
- Custom cabinet shops
- Furniture manufacturers
- Store fixture manufacturers
Associate members are manufacturers who have partnered with wholesale distributors in an effort to effectively and economically market their product line to the cabinet industry.
CIDA members supply the market with the following products:
- Cabinet accessories
- Decorative hardware
- Edging material
- Functional hardware
- Lumber/Plywood (hardwood)
- Solid surfacing materials
- Stains & finishes
- Other related products
How is CIDA organized?
NBMDA and CIDA are member-driven organizations. CIDA member volunteers, serving on a variety of different committees and the NBMDA Board of Directors, develop and coordinate the programs, services and events which are provided to CIDA members.
2012 CIDA Steering Committee
2012 CIDA Membership Committee
What benefits does CIDA offer its members?
CIDA brings you closer to related distributors, manufacturers and ultimately your customer. Programs and events are designed to enhance your knowledge of the marketplace. CIDA members are offered exclusive opportunities to exchange ideas, obtain valuable data and build influential relationships resulting in a competitive edge. Key benefits of CIDA membership include:
CIDA members unite to exchange information and build relationships at NBMDA's spring conference and fall convention, as well as the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show, Surface Fabrication & Design Expo and the International Woodworking Fair.
A directory of CIDA members puts you in immediate contact with similar members who can assist you with your challenges and serves as a resource for locating potential new trading partners.
In addition to all of the educational resources that NBMDA has to offer, CIDA sponsors warehouse tours, guest speakers, member panels and roundtable discussions which specifically address vital issues and topics impacting distribution to the cabinet industry.
NBMDA distributes data to members through direct email and mail communications as well as a series of business surveys also includes analysis specifically for CIDA members. Click here to access useful links relevant for companies in the CIDA Segment.