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 1st – March 31st.  Annual Membership Dues are as follows:

  • Converter Member - $ 465.00
  • Converter / Associate Members  -  $ 615.00
  • Associate Members - $ 815.00

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 Jim Schnorr
259 Chicago Street
Buffalo, New York 14204
Telephone 716-972-0333
Fax: 716-972-0334

Download Membership Form
(95 Kb MS Word)


Current Board of Directors


Jim Schnorr:

Michael Truax:

Scott Iding:

Dave Jacoby:

Ignacio Ricaud:

Departing Members:

Lynne Henson:

Steve Burns:

Incoming Members:

Michel Lequin

Les Branch

Board of Directors Login

Currently both Vice President and Treasurer Moving into President’s role

Director of Membership


Director of Sponsorship Programs

Director of Communications

Out-going President

Director, New members

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