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Why Join AHMA

Why Join AHMA?

AHMA offers a long list of direct benefits, cost-saving programs and industry services that can more than offset your membership dues with the money you save.

Here’s what you get for your $300 membership dues…

Member Services
  • AHMA Group Purchasing Organization – provides group savings on purchase of goods/services
  • Client Instant Access – provides savings on cost of blast e-mail, blast fax, and telephone conferencing
  • Grainger Industrial Supply – discounts on industrial supply products
  • TranzAct Technologies, Inc. – transportation management systems
  • Hertz Car Rental – discounts up to 10%
  • Avis Car Rental – discounts up to 10%
  • Activant Solutions – marketing and sales measurement services
  • DHL Express – discounts up to 25% on overnight shipping of packages
  • Penny Wise Office Products – discounts up to 40 percent on 18,000 office products
  • H.I.R.E. – Hardware Industry Relief Effort (with the American Red Cross)
  • Sterling Commerce – EDI software and electronic commerce solutions
  • Stratix Corporation – bar code systems
  • AHMA Low-Cost Country Sourcing – helps members develop international procurement strategy
  • AHMA Strategic Sourcing – helps members improve operating performance and reduce costs
  • AHMA Online – the industry’s online resource
Membership
  • Rep/Factory Contact Service Directory – list of hardlines industry rep organizations
  • AHMA’s Young Executives Council – “under 40” networking
  • 50-100 Year Recognition – recognizes longevity of member firms
  • AHMA Membership Certificate
  • AHMA Meeting Room – hold your meeting at AHMA
Publications/Communications
  • EAGLE® Magazine – bi-monthly publication detailing AHMA news and industry trends
  • Washington Newsletters – three monthly reports addressing legislative topics
  • Issues Polls & Results – member views and opinions on current issues
  • AHMA Annual Report – recap of association’s accomplishments during past year
  • Federal Laws Compliance – complete guide
  • AHMA Annual Membership Directory – information on key personnel at member companies
  • Government Relations Survey – AHMA members’ position on legislative issues
  • Bar Coding Guidelines – guide to industry bar coding applications
Education/Seminars/Conferences
  • AHMA Hardlines Technology Forum® – industry’s premiere platform for learning about latest technology systems – $100 discount per member attendee
  • AHMA Executive Conference – focuses on key industry trends – $100 discount per member attendee
  • AHMA International Trade Conference – designed to address international trade issues
  • AHMA Manufacturers Showcase – helps you participate in regional Home & Garden shows
  • AHMA University – industry clearinghouse and resource for market data and information
International Trade Events
  • AHMA/USA Pavilions – turnkey program helps U.S. manufacturers test the waters at major trade events around the globe. $600 booth discount to AHMA members