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Categories of Membership

The WA offers eight membership classifications for companies within the wallcoverings industry. All categories have members from both the commercial and residential sectors:

  • Manufacturer
    Companies that manufacture commercial or residential wallcoverings products.
  • Converter
    Companies that manufacture and sell wallcoverings products to retailers, designers, and consumers.
  • Distributor
    Companies that sell wallcoverings products to retailer, designers, and consumers.
  • Associate / Supplier
    Firms engaged in supplying goods and services to the manufacturing and/or distribution segments of the wallcoverings industry.
  • Designer
    Companies that create designs for the wallcoverings industry.
  • Major Retailer
    Retail stores that sell wallcovering products directly to consumers.
  • Sales Representative / Showrooms / Independent Retailers
    Independent individuals or groups that sell wallcoverings but are not employees of any single Manufacturer, Distributor or Converter.
  • Specialty Manufacturer
    Small companies; most likely a handcrafted or art-house type of production (may focus in digital, hand-painted, etc).

Any person, firm or corporation engaged in the manufacturing or distribution of wallcoverings sold in North America is eligible to apply for membership in the association. This also includes those persons, firms, and corporations engaged in supplying goods and services to the manufacturing and/or distribution segments of the industry. Election of any applicant to membership shall be by majority vote of the Board of Directors.

Click here to access the online membership application.
Click here to access a printable membership application.


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