What Does NAHAD Membership Mean For Hose and Hose Accessory Industry Leaders?
When it comes to joining something new and becoming a member, it can be a difficult decision. I mean, when Netflix and Amazon Prime were first available, it took months for people to sign up because they had to weigh the benefits over the cost. You ask yourself all the questions... will I really use this? What do I get out of this? Is it worth the investment? Having gone through that consideration process, could you even imagine your life without two-day shipping now?!
Membership in a professional organization or association is no different. You want to know that it is going to offer you and your business the benefits to make it worthwhile. Not only is it a monetary commitment, but it comes with a certain degree of time commitment as well. You can do all of the research, consider the options, and you still may find yourself unsure. So, what do you do in this situation? Go to the people who know best, the actual members.
Inside The NAHAD Member Experience
When it comes to hose assembly specification, design, fabrication, handling and management, there are critical standards to uphold in order to ensure that your customers’ employees arrive home safely to their families at the end of every day, and that your company achieves true quality and profitability in the market.
And perhaps you already know that the Association for Hose and Accessories Distribution (NAHAD) and its Hose Safety Institute (HSI) have been committed to setting and maintaining these standards for years, giving hose and hose accessory industry leaders the resources, tools, training, education and connections to enhance and increase their business.
But, if you ask NAHAD members for an inside look at the association and what the member experience has been for them, you get so much more insight into what the organization is really all about.
"[It’s the] only organization started and run by distributors of our industry.”
From the beginning, NAHAD has been an organization for the industry and of the industry. The NAHAD board is made up of industry members with a wide range of backgrounds and experience that have pledged to serve as leaders and mentors to all members. They provide guidance, insight, and a vision for the growth and enhancement of the organization and the entire hose and hose accessories industry.
"To support our industry and gain valuable networking opportunities.”
With membership comes access. Not only to an entire membership directory but member exclusive events such as the Annual Meeting and Convention where last year, more than 1,000 industry leaders from around the world gathered to share insights and build lasting relationships that have led to invaluable business opportunities.
"[It’s an] industry organization that fosters collaboration and innovation.”
NAHAD members are encouraged to build relationships, share knowledge and resources, and support each other in order to foster a thriving and profitable industry. The hose and hose accessory industry is changing and NAHAD members are at the forefront of innovation with industry insights and programs dedicated to personal and professional enhancement. From community groups aimed at emerging leaders to industry reports and KPIs, members are offered countless opportunities to embrace the exciting new trends in the industry.
"We joined decades ago and continue because it has helped grow our business.”
NAHAD was developed with the goal of enhancing and growing the hose and hose accessory industry. It has continued to support that goal through various efforts, year after year. With each new addition to the member community, new opportunities are created. In addition, NAHAD’s Hose Safety Institute's standards help companies foster greater credibility and trust with their customers and prospects. It sets them ahead of competitors that are not practicing the highest safety standards.
Whether simply sharing lessons learned or building partnerships that help grow businesses, there is no denying the benefits that NAHAD membership provides.
This is just a sampling of what real NAHAD members have to say about their NAHAD experience. There is so much more to discover and learn about!
If you're ready to read more and become immersed in the NAHAD member experience, download Inside The NAHAD Member Experience and get to know the largest hose and hose accessory community, even better.
About Amy Luckado
Amy Luckado has been with NAHAD for more than 16 years, serving as Membership Director where she oversees outreach, recruitment campaigns, and the dues process working in tandem with NAHAD’s Membership Committee. She loves interacting with NAHAD's members and has fantastic stories to share from many outstanding Conventions over the years.