IOPFDA Mergers With ISSA

IOPFDA Mergers With ISSA

(NOVEMBER 19, 2020) - While this may not necessarily be news to OPI readers in the US, IOPFDA – the umbrella organization that includes office products association NOPA – recently merged with worldwide cleaning association ISSA.

IOPFDA – which stands for Independent Office Products & Furniture Dealers Association – consists of two divisions, NOPA (National Office Products Alliance) and OFDA (Office Furniture Dealers Alliance). It represents over 600 members including dealers, manufacturers, wholesalers, manufacturer’s representatives and industry service providers.

On 23 October, IOPFDA’s members voted on and approved a proposed merger with ISSA, effective 1 November 2020. IOPFDA Executive Director Mike Tucker said the “partnership” would deliver opportunities, resources and benefits for his membership, such as access to educational programs, health insurance and other business tools that are currently offered by ISSA.

ISSA Executive Director John Barrett added: “ISSA’s mission is to change the way the world views cleaning in all sectors of the industry. The merger of ISSA and IOPFDA is yet another move towards creating one strong, unified industry.” - (OPI)