AHFA’s Solution Partners are dedicated to advancing the growth and global influence of the home furnishings industry by supporting and strengthening the ties between manufacturers and suppliers worldwide.
The group strives to accomplish this by:
- Sponsoring and supporting programs that illuminate industry issues and trends and lead to greater understanding and more effective business strategies;
- Facilitating communication between suppliers and manufacturers through all available means, from face-to-face networking opportunities to online social channels;
- Helping to plan and fund programs that result in increased knowledge and effective solutions to industry challenges; and,
- Promoting individual professional development.
AHFA’s Suppliers Division was organized in 1964 to serve companies that supply products and services to home furnishings manufacturers. Over the years, the diverse membership of this division has played a key role in providing needed information, expertise and partnership on critical industry issues.
Throughout its 50-year history, members of the Supplier Division have enjoyed access to the same valuable resources as AHFA’s manufacturer members, including regulatory compliance tools, the industry’s top environmental programs, relevant training and development opportunities, and advocacy on legislative and regulatory matters that impact our industry.
In 2014, the Supplier Division Board of Directors voted to rebrand the group as Solution Partners to more accurately reflect the members’ active role in the joint resolution of challenges and issues facing the home furnishings industry.