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SMA - Storage Manufacturers Association

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MANAGING EXECUTIVE

Anna Harreveld

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704-676-1190

LEADERSHIP

Chairman

Christopher Pahls

Steel King

Vice Chairman

Keith Shipman

Cornerstone Specialty Wood Products, LLC

About SMA

The Storage Manufacturers Association (SMA) members are the Industry’s leading suppliers of industrial storage equipment. They supply storage solutions worldwide and in virtually every major manufacturing and distribution sector.

Industrial storage equipment includes steel shelving, industrial work platforms, work and assembly stations, modular drawer equipment, clothing storage lockers, movable base storage equipment, storage containers and directly related equipment.

Mission: To deliver value for the work platform and shelving industry by providing education, market intelligence, and standards that promote safe and efficient designs.

Vision: To be recognized as the independent authority in the work platform and shelving industry.

Value Proposition: SMA members are the industry leaders that develop, maintain and publish standards for design, performance and safe operation of work platforms and shelving products.

SMA value includes:

  • Development and maintenance of national standards that help end-users implement efficient and safe warehouse and distribution solutions.
  • Provide educational and training materials to promote the benefits of products.
  • The confidential exchange of market statistics to better understand the industry and market trends.
  • Collaborate to resolve industry problems that individual members can’t solve on their own.
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SMA members meet regularly to review, discuss and revise the standards for design, performance and proper operation of steel industrial/storage equipment.

SMA Programs Include:

  1. SMA is accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) as developer for U.S. Industrial Steel Shelving and work platform product and safety standards;
  2. Product testing and R&D programs funded by SMA over the past 20-plus years have resulted in virtually all of the technical advances made within the U.S. Codes/Standards communities with respect to industrial steel shelving;
  3. SMA members prepare and conduct extensive educational materials and programs to create additional value for you as a user of steel industrial/storage equipment;
  4. All SMA members are seated on the SMA Engineering Committee and on the Storage Council's related groups whose collective mission is to develop the methodology and understanding of how to properly apply and integrate traditional storage solutions;
  5. SMA representatives maintain seats on a number of code and fire safety bodies to further assist in advancing the state of the art in steel industrial/storage equipment design/application.
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