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NAFCD Strategic Partnerships

Affinity HR Group
NAFCD has partnered with Affinity HR Group, a full service human resources consulting firm specializing in advising small and medium-sized enterprises. Through this partnership, NAFCD members receive discounted prices for services including HR Policies & Procedures, and more. Additionally, all initial consultations are free of charge to NAFCD members.


Cleveland Research Company
NAFCD 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 NAFCD Quarterly Sales Trend Report.



NAFCD delivers actionable solutions to members’ biggest human resource challenges through its partnership with Insperity. Insperity offers an array of human resources and business solutions designed to help improve business performance.Learn more about the products and services available.


Institue for Trend Research
NAFCD and partner, the Institute for Trend Research (ITR), have developed a series of customized economic reports produced exclusively for NAFCD members. Delivered four times per year by ITR Senior Economists, the NAFCD Quarterly Economic Trend Report correlates macroeconomic data to specific product categories directly related to the flooring industry.


National Association of Wholesale Distributors (NAW)
Through its affiliation with the Washington DC - based National Association of Wholesale Distributors (NAW), NAFCD members are kept informed of all government legislation, which could potentially impact their business.


Profit Planning Group (PPG)
NAFCD has partnered with the Profit Planning Group (PPG) to produce the NAFCD Profit Analysis Report (PAR) and the NAFCD Employee Compensation Report. The PAR provides detailed financial results for participating firms in the floor covering distribution business. The Compensation Report provides a detailed view of compensation and benefit programs based on a large sample of distributors from across distribution channels.


Savings 4 Members
NAFCD – in partnership with Savings 4 Members – powered by BizUnite, has launched NAFCD’s Savings 4 Members. BizUnite is
a supplier of discounted business services aimed at helping small businesses reduce costs and increase profitability. Through this new benefit program, NAFCD members can take advantage of discounted services and cost savings initiatives.


As a client of the nation's leading association management company, SmithBucklin, NAFCD 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. NAFCD’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.

University of Innovative Distribution (UID)
NAFCD 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 NAFCD member employees.

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