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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 Mike Sullivan
185 Boston Post Road
North Windham, CT 06256
Telephone 860-456-7131 ext. 213
Fax: 860-456-8341

CAFA New Membership Application
(MS Word)

Current Board of Directors 

Don Wisniewski,  President                    

United Abrasives/SAIT

Tony Hufford,  Vice President     

Plymouth Products

Scott Iding,  Secretary                             

M.P. Iding Co., Inc

Mark Rigsby,  Director of Marketing

Marvel Abrasives

Jim Schnorr,  Treasurer                        

Wendt USA, LLC

Bill Schaffner,  Director of Membership


Departing Members:

Mike Sullivan – Outgoing President
Jay Hickman –  Director of Membership

Incoming Members:

Mark Rigsby

Bill Schaffner