Mission & Vision


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.