The North American Retail Hardware Association has been serving the needs of independent hardware retailers in the United States and Canada for well over a 100 years. Its purpose is to help independent home improvement retailers become better and more profitable merchants. NRHA accomplishes this goal by providing members with a wide array of educational and training programs, financial management resources and human resource tools that are all available online with unlimited access for members.
Founded in 1889, the SouthWestern Association was established by a progressive group of independent hardware and farm implement/mercantile dealers to help increase their profitability and solve common problems. While the Association’s scope of interest has evolved over time, the basic concept of working together for the common good remains the same. Today, the Association is a source for ideas to meet the needs of your business. Working in the areas of legislation, communication and education, the Association is recognized as a stabilizing force that encourages fairness in each of the industries it serves.
Mid-America Lumbermens Association (MLA) serves independent lumber and building material retailers in Missouri, Kansas, Arkansas and Oklahoma. We offer a variety of services and products to our members, as well as events throughout the year to provide educational and networking opportunities.