About CAFA

The Coated Abrasive Fabricators Association (CAFA) was established in 1979 for the express purpose of promoting, among its membership, the free exchange of ideas related to marketing, manufacturing, education and other areas of mutual interest.

CAFA encourages networking among members and the sharing of information on process improvements and other industry related information. The national Association will formulate, determine and coordinate policies of national and international importance and concern for The Industry.

Benefits of Membership
  • A network of over 100 members to share ideas on products, marketing, education, process improvements, personnel and more
  • A powerful web site, in a secured "members only" portion of the CAFA Web site:
    • Members have a "swap sheet" where they can post equipment and supplies and swap with fellow members (Swap Sheet)
    • Members can hear first hand about upcoming events and news for our industry
    • An online posting of member-to-member communications, questions, and news
  • An annual conference and exhibition which is held in spectacular locations throughout the U.S. (Palm Springs CA, Fort Lauderdale FL, Marco Island FL, Phoenix AZ and Hollywood, FL)
  • Manufacturers and suppliers in the coated abrasives industry. Below are classifications of membership.
Membership Dues

Fiscal year runs from April 1 - March 31. Membership dues are as follows:

  • Convertor member $315 - due upon receipt of invoice.
  • Convertor/Associate member $465 - due upon receipt of invoice.
  • Associate member $665- due upon receipt of invoice.

New members dues are required with membership application. Dues paid after August 31st include a $100 late fee.

Annual Membership Investment

Meeting fees are as follows:

  • Convertor member $315
  • Convertor/Associate member $465
  • Associate member $665

Download Membership Definitions (PDF)


If you would like to be considered for membership in CAFA, please download our membership form, complete it and mail back to:

c/o Lynne Henson

Superior Abrasives
4800 Wadsworth Road
Dayton, OH 45414 – USA

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(95 Kb MS Word)

Current Board of Directors


Lynne Henson, Superior Abrasives, Inc. – President, Treasurer
Jim Schnorr, Wendt USA LLC - Vice President, Treasurer
Scott Iding, M.P. Iding Company Inc. – Secretary
Ignacio Ricaud , Fandeli International Corp. – Director
Steve Burns, Keystone Abrasives Co. –
Director New Members
Dave Jacoby, VSM Abrasives Corp. - Director
Sponsorship Programs
Michael Truax, Sheldahl
- Director Membership

Kevin Wyckoff, Precision Abrasives - Past President

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