Western Canvas Products Association
 

GENERAL INFORMATION & MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION

WCPA Mission

The Mission of the WCPA shall be to promote and adopt the highest ethical, business, and professional standards within the canvas and industrial fabrics industry and to work for the betterment of the industry with governmental entities, related professional organizations and consumers

The Objectives of the Association are:

  • To increase awareness and use of the industry's products and services.

  • To disseminate information on industry, market, governmental, and technical issues.

  • To build and strengthen relationships with organizations whose activities affect the industry.

  • To advance the professional competence of members.

  • To monitor governmental policies affecting the industry.

  • To foster ethical business practices throughout the industry.

  • To participate in the development and promotion of industry technology, testing methods, procedures and product standards.

  • To promote and retain membership from all segments of the industry.

  • To develop and maintain an organizational structure which represents and serves its members.

  • To utilize Association resources for the continuing development of programs which address the expectations of all members.

WCPA Territory

The WCPA is a non-profit trade organization which operates within territorial limits that include the following states:

  • Alaska Arizona

  • California Colorado

  • Hawaii Idaho

  • Montana Nevada

  • Oregon Utah

  • Washington Wyoming

BENEFITS

Membership Incentive Program (MIP)

In cooperation with Supplier Members, the Association offers coupons and valuable discounts on products. Taking advantage of this makes WCPA membership free for many members.

Regional Meetings

The Association has established Regional zones to enable members greater opportunities to network and to work together on issues facing a local or regional jurisdiction. Business seminars, social events, and dinners with guest speakers are held in each region to promote understanding and cooperation within the industry.

Award Competition & Recognition

Corresponding with the WCPA biennial Convention and Expo, the Association recognizes companies for their excellence in craftsmanship and professional work. Entries are judged by industry professionals and the winners are presented with awards for their accomplishments.  Affiliation with the Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) The WCPA operates as an independent Strategic Partner of the IFAI benefiting from and contributing to their programs in many ways:

  • The WCPA along with the IFAI addresses many larger issues in the industry, society, and world, as they affect our industry.

  • Providing a professional stage for various certification programs for individuals within the industry.

  • Promoting, lobbying and educating government officials on behalf of our industry.

  • WCPA Biennial Convention & Expo: The Association sponsors a biennial convention and expo for the industry, to meet and discuss important issues. Seminars provide advanced learning opportunities for attendees. Suppliers display their products at the Expo, which is open to all industry companies and their personnel.

WCPA MEMBERSHIP CLASSIFICATIONS

Fabricator Member

Any company or organization with a physical office located within the territorial boundaries of the Association which is primarily engaged in the manufacture, sales, and/or rental of products and/or services associated with the canvas and industrial fabrics industry at the retail level.

Supplier Member

Any company or organization that is primarily engaged in the manufacture, sales, rental of products and/or services associated with the canvas and industrial fabrics industry at the wholesale level.

Associate Member

Any company or organization that would qualify to become a Fabricator or Supplier Member but does not meet the territorial boundary test.

Student Member

Currently active students of recognized colleges, universities, and technical schools.

Affiliate Member

IFAI, IFAI Divisions, IFAI Zone organizations, professional associations, publications, colleges and universities, architects, designers, specifiers and governmental agencies.

WCPA MEMBERSHIP DUES

Fabricator Member . . . . .$150 Annually

Supplier Member . . . . . .$250 Annually

Associate Member. . . . . .$150 Annually

Student Member . . . . . . Complimentary

Affiliate Member. . . . . .$150 Annually


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