The AGA provides three professional departments to meet your every need (Administrative, Marketing, and Technical.) The AGA also offers members a wealth of information and support – a sample of the information available is provided below. Please review the benefits to ensure you are taking advantage of the value offered by your AGA membership.
Summary of Member Benefits
Referral of Specifiers & Fabricators to Members
The AGA fields hundreds of inquiries monthly from architects, engineers, specifiers, and fabricators searching for a galvanizer. Additionally, thousands access the online listing of member galvanizers on our website. The AGA realizes the importance of the association is not only to promote the industry, but also to generate solid leads and increase your business. We respond to web, email, and phone inquiries, and proactively distribute your information by providing the GalvaSource member listing at all tradeshows and seminars.
The AGA has the industry’s most extensive technical library, and utilizes it and staff collective expertise to produce a number of training tools for members. The AGA provides a Process Seminar series for plant personnel as well as ThinkZinc to help train member sales/marketing personnel. Additionally, the AGA produces a number of process and safety videos and manuals, and produces technical bulletins, newsletters, and guidelines on cutting-edge technology and industry concerns.
The AGA proactively works with all markets to expand the specification and consumption of galvanized steel. One component critical to expanding the consumption of galvanized steel is educating those who make corrosion protection decisions. The AGA offers a number of tools to help educate architects, engineers, specifiers, and owners including seminars, publications, a newsletter, an extensive website, and exhibits/presentations at tradeshows.
The AGA objectives include the consistent representation and promotion of galvanizing as safe, environmentally responsible, and economically advantageous. The AGA acts as an industry and member marketing firm. The AGA pursues editorial placement, produces press releases, industry advertising, and assists members in their marketing efforts.
The AGA has a leadership position on committees of ASTM International and is an active participant in influential groups such as AIA (American Institute of Architects), AIAS (American Institute of Architecture Students), AISC (American Institute of Steel Construction) , AISI (American Iron & Steel Institute), NACE (National Association of Corrosion Engineers), and SSPC Society of Protective Coatings. The AGA coordinates a consistent and strong industry position and response to issues developed by the EPA and OSHA, as well as national, state/province, and local authorities.
Members of the AGA are afforded unlimited access to technical assistance from the staff. The AGA provides a number of technical resources for members, including an extensive library, staff expertise, mediation, and independent research. Non-member galvanizers do not receive any technical assistance from AGA staff.
The list of benefits members of the American Galvanizers Association enjoy is impressive, but the true net effect of belonging to the AGA is presenting a unified voice and point of contact for the galvanizing industry, making each individual company stronger, durable, and profitable. The AGA staff is dedicated to assisting members in any way possible and enhancing their membership experience.
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