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Industry Affiliations

In our efforts to give customers the very best service possible, Van Meter Inc. is proud to be a member of a number of organizations. These affiliations enable us to provide customers with:

  • Competitive pricing
  • Quality products
  • Product training
  • Leading-edge best practices
  • National support


Affiliated Distributors (AD)

Affiliated Distributors is the largest wholesale buying and marketing group in North America and is comprised of more than 530 independent distributor companies with over 3,000 locations in the U.S. and Canada. A-D’s membership commands over $27 billion in sales across six industries: electrical supplies; industrial supplies; plumbing supplies; HVAC equipment and supplies; drywall and drywall related products; and pipe, valves and fittings.

Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) of Iowa

ABC of Iowa is a statewide association representing approximately 450 merit shop construction and industry-related firms. Founded on the merit shop philosophy, ABC of Iowa and its members develop people, win work and deliver that work safely, ethically, profitably and for the betterment of the communities in which ABC of Iowa and its members work.

The ESOP Association

Since its inception in 1978, The ESOP Association has represented the interests of all corporations that sponsor Employee Stock Ownership Plans, or ESOPs. The ESOP Association provides advocacy and educational services on behalf of its members.

Iowa Association of Business and Industry (ABI)

Iowa Association of Business and Industry is the largest business network in the state (serving as Iowa's State Chamber) with long legacy of advocating for a competitive business climate in Iowa. ABI works, "To foster a favorable business, economic, governmental and social climate within the State of Iowa so that our citizens have the opportunity to enjoy the highest possible quality of life."

Iowa Chapter of National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA)

The Iowa Chapter NECA is home to the best electrical contractors in Iowa and fills a unique role in the electrical contracting industry by representing its member contractors in the collective bargaining process. Membership comprises several large multi-employer groups as well as many smaller groups in various cities throughout the state of Iowa. The Iowa Chapter NECA is also a co-sponsor of the Iowa Electrical Apprenticeship (IEA), Cedar Rapids Electrical Apprenticeship and Southeast Iowa/Ottumwa JATC, as well as a sponsor of continuing education for electricians and electrical contractors throughout Iowa.

National Association of Electrical Distributors (NAED)

The National Association of Electrical Distributors (NAED) is a trade association for the electrical equipment distribution industry. NAED is a non-profit organization dedicated to serving and protecting the electrical distribution channel.

National Center for Employee Ownership (NCEO)

The National Center for Employee Ownership (NCEO) is a private, non-profit membership and research organization that serves as the leading source of accurate, unbiased information on Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOPs), equity compensation plans such as stock options and ownership culture.

Power Transmission Distributors Association (PTDA)

PTDA is the leading association for the industrial power transmission/motion control (PT/MC) distribution channel. PTDA is dedicated to providing exceptional networking, targeted education, relevant information and leading-edge business tools to help distributors and manufacturers meet marketplace demands competitively and profitably.


supplyFORCE is the leading national MRO commodity management and procurement services company delivering process, inventory and product cost savings for large industrial businesses. supplyFORCE combines extensive product category expertise with North America’s largest network of qualified suppliers known for their industry expertise, business flexibility and sense of urgency to deliver MRO solutions to national, multi-location customers.

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