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Membership

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)

Eligibility

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)

Join CAFA

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

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

Download Membership Form
(95 Kb MS Word)

Current Board of Directors 

Mike Sullivan,  President                                msullivan@unitedabrasives.com

United Abrasives/SAIT

Don Wisniewski,  Vice President               dw@plymouthproducts.com

Plymouth Products

Scott Iding,  Secretary                                       scott@mpiding.com

M.P. Iding Co., Inc

Tony Hufford,  Director of Marketing       thufford@weilercorp.com

Marvel Abrasives

Jim Schnorr,  Treasurer                                  jschnorr@wendtusa.com

Wendt USA, LLC

Jay Hickman,  Director of Membership        jay@cgwcamel.com

CGW/Camel

Departing Members:

David Jacoby – Outgoing President
Les Branch –  Outgoing Treasurer

Michel Lequin- Outgoing Director of Membership

 

Incoming Members:

Don Wisniewski
Jay Hickman

Tony Hufford