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Membership Criteria and Dues Structure

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Manufacturer Membership

Any firm or corporation or subsidiary or division thereof maintaining offices and manufacturing/assembly facilities in a country that is a member of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) shall be eligible for Manufacturer Membership in the Association if it meets all three of the following criteria for engineering, manufacturing and sales:

   a. Engineering
For a minimum of two years the company shall have engaged in the design of proprietary products for the fluid power industry. Such products include fluid power components and complementary products such as controls and sensors that become a part of fluid power products. Modifications of products (such as port sizing and mounting mechanics) designed by others or by affiliates or the packaging of components made by others (such as circuit design and the design of power units) shall not be considered as fulfilling this criteria.
   b. Manufacturing
For a minimum of two years the company shall have engaged in the manufacturing of proprietary products for the fluid power industry. Companies whose operations involve assembly rather than manufacturing will satisfy this requirement only if they maintain total design control over the resulting products.
   c. Sales 
The company's proprietary manufactured fluid power products are marketed and sold in the United States; or the company's proprietary manufactured complementary products are intended for installation on proprietary fluid power finished products that are, in turn, marketed and sold in the United States.

Prospective and existing Manufacturer Members have an affirmative obligation to verify to the satisfaction of the Association that they meet (or continue to meet) all criteria for membership in the Association as a Manufacturer Member.

International Membership

Any firm or company or subsidiary or division thereof which does not maintain manufacturing or assembly facilities, as described in Manufacturer Membership, in a NAFTA country, but otherwise meets all of the membership criteria specified under Manufacturer Membership, is eligible for International Membership in the Association.

Manufacturer and International Member annual dues are based upon fluid power product sales in the U.S.

Annual US Sales of    
Fluid Power Products    
Regular Member Annual Dues International Member Annual Dues
Less than 1,000,000     US $1,210      US $6,050     
1,000,000 — 2,000,000     1,815      6,050     
2,000,001 — 3,000,000     2,420      6,050     
3,000,001 — 4,000,000     3,025      6,050     
4,000,001 — 5,000,000     3,510      6,050     
5,000,001 — 6,000,000     3,995      6,050     
6,000,001 — 8,000,000     4,960      6,050     
8,000,001 — 12,000,000     5,565      6,050     
12,000,001 — 16,000,000     6,775      6,775     
16,000,001 — 24,000,000     7,865      7,865     
24,000,001 — 32,000,000     9,440      9,440     
32,000,001 — 48,000,000     10,770      10,770     
48,000,001 — 64,000,000     13,070      13,070     
64,000,001 — 96,000,000     15,005      15,005     
96,000,001 — 128,000,000     18,030      18,030     
128,000,001 — 192,000,000     20,810      20,810     
192,000,001 — 256,000,000     24,925      24,925     
256,000,001 — 320,000,000     27,830      27,830     
320,000,001 — 385,000,000     30,855      30,855     
385,000,001 — 450,000,000     33,880      33,880     
450,000,001 — 515,000,000     36,905      36,905     
515,000,001 — 580,000,000     39,930      39,930     
580,000,001 — 675,000,000     42,955      42,955     
675,000,001 — 1,000,000,000     45,980      45,980     
1,000,000,001 — 1,325,000,000     49,005      49,005     
1,325,000,001 — 1,650,000,000     52,030      52,030     
1,650,000,001 — 1,975,000,000     55,055      55,055     
1,975,000,001 — 2,300,000,000     58,080      58,080     
2,300,000,001 — 2,625,000,000     61,105      61,105     
2,625,000,001 — 3,000,000,000     64,130      64,130     
Greater than 3,000,000,000     67,155      67,155     

Annual dues are based upon a July 1 — June 30 fiscal year. Companies that become
members mid-year will be invoiced based upon pro-rated dues. Your company sales and
dues amount are kept strictly confidential.

 

Distributor Membership

Any firm or corporation engaged in the distribution or application of fluid power products for one or more manufacturers eligible for Manufacturer Membership in the Association is eligible for Distributor Membership in the Association. Distributors purchase and re-sell fluid power products.

Distributor Member annual dues are based upon fluid power related sales in the U.S.

Annual US Sales into                        
the Fluid Power Industry                        
Distributor Member
Annual Dues
Less than 1,000,000                         US $1,210     
1,000,000 — 2,000,000                         1,815     
2,000,001 — 3,000,000                         2,420     
3,000,001 — 4,000,000                         3,025     
4,000,001 — 5,000,000                         3,510     
5,000,001 — 6,000,000                         3,995     
Greater than 6,000,000                         4,960     

Annual dues are based upon a July 1 – June 30 fiscal year. Companies that become
members mid-year will be invoiced based upon pro-rated dues. Your company sales
and dues amount are kept strictly confidential.

 

Product Supplier Membership

A Product Supplier is a firm or company that maintains offices and manufacturing/assembly facilities in a country that is a member of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and manufactures/assembles:

  • subcomponents (elements of a fluid power component); and/or
  • materials used to make a fluid power component or its subcomponents; and/or
  • products that enhance the performance of a fluid power system.

Product Supplier Member annual dues are based upon fluid power related sales in the U.S.

Annual US Sales of                        
Fluid Power Products                        
Supplier Member
Annual Dues
Less than 1,000,000                         US $1,210     
1,000,000 — 2,000,000                         1,815     
2,000,001 — 3,000,000                         2,420     
3,000,001 — 4,000,000                         3,025     
4,000,001 — 5,000,000                         3,510     
5,000,001 — 6,000,000                         3,995     
Greater than 6,000,000                         4,960     

Annual dues are based upon a July 1 – June 30 fiscal year. Companies that become
members mid-year will be invoiced based upon pro-rated dues. Your company sales
and dues amount are kept strictly confidential.

 

Service Supplier Membership

The following are eligible for Service Supplier Membership in the Association if their offices are located in a country that is a member of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and whose involvement with the fluid power industry includes but is not limited to the following examples:

  • Any firm or corporation engaged in the publication of trade journals, technical journals or textbooks pertaining to the fluid power industry;
  • Any research and/or technical firm or corporation engaged in the performance of services related to the fluid power industry;
  • Any firm or corporation that provides software and/or programming services to the fluid power industry;
  • Any systems integrator of fluid power products; or
  • Any company engaged in fabricating, machining and/or remanufacturing fluid power components.


Membership dues for Service Members are $3,510 annually.

Annual dues are based upon a July 1 - June 30 fiscal year. Companies that become members mid-year will be invoiced based upon pro-rated dues. Your company sales and dues amount are kept strictly confidential.

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Educator Partnership

Any educational institution, whether public or private, that either teaches fluid power technology to students or performs fluid power research is eligible.

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