NBMDA partners with consultants, content providers, thought leaders and allied industry organizations to promote wholesale distribution in the industry. Through our strategic partnerships, we are able to provide our members with the tools and resources they need to improve their day-to-day operations – and profits.
The Workplace Advisors
The Workplace Advisors is staffed by 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.
The AWFS®Fair offers countless opportunities that'll, teach, enlighten and entertain you, all at the same time. Be sure to spend ample time on the exhibit floor, because the practical and relevant information you want is easily accessible here.
Cleveland Research Company
Cleveland Research is an independent research firm that provides big-picture perspectives on the consumer and industrial sectors within building products (residential and non-residential), home centers and industrial distribution.
International Woodworking Fair (IWF)
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 thead Institute for Trend Research (ITR), these customized reports are available exclusively for NBMDA members.
National Association of Wholesaler-Distribution
The National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors (NAW), is one of America’s leading trade associations, representing the $8.2 trillion wholesale-distribution industry. NAW comprises national, regional, and state employers of all sizes, industry trade associations, partners, and stakeholders spanning all distribution sectors.
National Woods Board (NWB)
The National Woods Board was created to help face the challenge of labor shortages head-on—by making trade education accessible within high schools around the United States, creating career opportunities, and addressing the industry’s workforce needs. The mission of the National Woods Board (NWB) is to replicate and proliferate the successful model implemented by the Colorado Springs-based Manufacturing Industry Learning Lab, known as The MiLL, on a national level.
Next Gen Trucking Association (NGT)
Surface and Panel
Welcome to Surface and Panel - the paramount destination where design meets material. We are more than just a publication; we are a dynamic bridge between the innovative world of surfaces, design and the passionate community that brings them to life.
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.
Wood Industry Resource Collaborative
The purpose of the Wood Industry Resource Collaborative (WIRC) is to provide a collection of tools and solutions for the wood industry to attract and retain employees, while improving the perception of the industry. This group exists to connect industry associations with one another and support and strengthen the woodworking industry and our association’s members by sharing information and resources.
Woodwork Career Alliance
The mission of the Woodwork Career Alliance (WCA) is to support workforce development for the woodworking industry, which includes certification and training of new and existing woodworking professionals as well as students at both the high school and post- secondary levels.
Woodworking Network is a home for the community of professional woodworkers, presenting technology, supplies, education, inspiration and community for professional woodworkers, from small business entrepreneurs to corporate managers at large automated plants.