About Us

Strategic Partners


Affinity HR Group

Affinity HR Group is staffed by a group of seasoned HR professionals with years of combined experience providing sound people support to clients nation-wide. Their shared core values and expertise in all facets of human resources make them the go-to consultants no matter the HR challenge.




University of Innovative Distribution

NBMDA provides members with education designed for all personnel working in the wholesale distribution channel with their partnership through the University of Innovative Distribution (UID). With its concentrated four-day format, UID has helped increase the effectiveness of hundreds of NBMDA member employees.


Cleveland Research Company

NBMDA is partners with Cleveland Research, a highly respected research firm which focuses on the consumer and industrial sectors with specific work related to building products (residential and non-residential), home centers and industrial distribution. Cleveland Research develops the highly popular NBMDA Quarterly Sales Trend Report.


Caliper is a human capital management company that helps companies select and develop top performers through hiring and selection, employee development and organizational development. Learn about pre-employment assessments, talent development and transforming your corporate culture here.

DaCo Corporation


NBMDA provides members with results-oriented sales training specifically designed for wholesale distributors through its partnership with Dave Kahle and DaCo Corporation. Specializing in the distribution channel, trainings provide resources for every level in the sales organization, from compensation plan advice for executives, all the way through systems for sales and branch managers to training for sales people.


Habitat for Humanity

NBMDA's relationship with Habitat for Humanity promotes Habitat's ReStores and the two organizations' shared values of community involvement, housing opportunities and environmental stewardship. NBMDA members are encouraged to promote the reuse and recycling of materials by donating materials and products to the Habitat ReStore in their area.

Industrial Careers Pathway (ICP)

NBMDA is proud to partner with Industrial Careers Pathway (ICP). In addition to providing visibility about entry-level careers in industrial distribution, ICP develops and delivers useful programs, services and tools to help industrial distributors recruit, on-board, hire, manage, train and retain entry-level employees. There are many resources available to member companies of ICP Alliance Partner trade associations. ICP links students and job seekers to career paths in industrial distribution and manufacturing through partnerships with local educators and employers. Learn more about NBMDA's partnership with ICP. 





NBMDA partnered with the National Shippers Strategic Transportation Council (NASSTRAC), an association for transportation and logistics professionals who manage freight across all modes, to expand member resources and provide access to up-to-date trends and solutions in the transportation industry. In addition, members can connect with NASSTRAC member, TranzAct Technologies, a full service logistics firm which helps distributors and manufacturers reduce their transportation spend while providing the tools necessary to make better business decisions on an ongoing basis. 



Institute for Trend Research

NBMDA's Economic Outlook Reports correlate macroeconomic data to specific product categories directly related to the building materials industry. Produced four times per year by senior economists at the Institute for Trend Research (ITR), these customized reports are available exclusively for NBMDA members. 


National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors

To keep members aware of government legislation that could potentially impact their business, NBMDA partners with the Washington DC-based National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors (NAW) to ensure that members are well informed.


Profit Planning Group

NBMDA's employee compensation survey helps member companies target salary and bonus levels for key employees while also identifying essential fringe benefit programs. Reports are produced in partnership with Profit Planning Group (PPG).




As a client of the nation's leading association management company, SmithBucklin, NBMDA is managed by a staff team of association management professionals with extensive knowledge and experience in areas such as marketing, finance, membership and event management. NBMDA’s relationship with SmithBucklin facilitates the implementation of best practices, staff efficiency and reduced operating costs. SmithBucklin’s client roster of other trade associations in the wholesale distribution sector and building product industry provides opportunities for collaboration and idea sharing.