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Qualifications For Membership

Members of the Association shall be a business enterprise whether organized as an individual proprietorship, partnership, corporation or otherwise, which meets the criteria for one of the classes for membership as defined in Article III, Section 2 of the NASPD By-Laws; which is financially responsible and has been in the business for at least three (3) full years or whose principals (defined as the owner, president, vice president, sales manager or the equivalent thereof) have been in the steel pipe and tubular products distribution industry or related businesses for a period of at least (3) years prior to application for membership; has agreed to conducts itself according to the Association's Code of Ethics as described in Article I, Section 2; and which promotes the general purposes and objectives of the Association.

Applications for consideration by the Board of Directors at its next meeting should be received at the NASPD office 30 days prior to the meeting, and be accompanied by (1) Membership Application (2) the application-processing fee of $150 and (3) three letters of sponsorship (references) from either three current Regular members of the Association or two NASPD Regular member companies and one NASPD Associate member who are sponsoring (recommending) your membership. (Professional Affiliate and Continuing Members do not have to submit sponsor forms). Annual dues will be invoiced upon acceptance of membership. Prospective members may attend one convention or conference before submitting an application for membership.

Classes of Membership

The Association shall have four (4) classes of members: Regular, Associate, Professional Affiliate and Continuing. Please check the appropriate classification for your company.

Regular Member

A regular member shall be a business enterprise whose principal steel pipe or other tubular steel products distribution business is located in the United States, its territories and possessions, Canada or Mexico; which maintains a minimum inventory of not less than 1000 net tons or which derives at least 1/3 of its revenues with a minimum inventory of 500 net tons from the sales of steel pipe or other tubular products, which maintains and operates one or more fixed site distribution facilities, whether owned, leased, or rented and which purchases for its own account and maintains an on-going investment in an inventory of steel pipe or other tubular products.

Annual Membership Fee 

  • 1-25 Employees - $950.00
  • 26-99 Employees - $1,050.00
  • 100+ Employees - $1,200.00

Associate Member

An associate member shall be a business enterprise that is engaged in the manufacturing of steel, steel pipe or other tubular products; or manufactures or sells steel pipe related goods or equipment; or provides and sells steel pipe value-added processing services; or is engaged in selling or trading of steel pipe or other tubular products and has actively traded or sold a minimum of 2500 net tons of tubular products in the preceding year.

Annual Membership Fee

  • 1-25 Employees - $1,050.00
  • 26-99 Employees - $1,150.00
  • $100+ Employees - $1,300.00 

Professional Affiliate Member

A professional affiliate member exists exclusively and solely as a privilege extended by the Board of Directors of the NASPD and may be withdrawn at any time without cause by the Board of Directors of the NASPD and shall be a business enterprise that: i) does not qualify in any of the other three membership classes, and ii) provides products or services to regular members of the NASPD, or iii) is a not-for-profit organization addressing issues similar to those important to the NASPD.

Annual Membership Fee

  • 1-25 Employees - $1,050.00
  • 26-99 Employees - $1,150.00
  • 100+ Employees - $1,300.00 

Continuing Member 

A continuing member shall be an individual that has no direct or indirect financial or management responsibility in a business entity that would otherwise qualify for regular or associate membership; and has been a regular or associate member for a minimum of five years; and is retired or would otherwise like to remain involved.

Application Fee

  • $150.00

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If your organization qualifies for NASPD membership, please submit a New Member Application.  There is a $150 non-refundable fee which must be paid at the time of application.