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Networking Opportunities

Meet and correspond with major ladder manufacturers and components providers from across the country at the bi-annual business meetings as well as virtually through the ALI website. Enlarge your professional and personal network, learn about industry trends, and increase the potential for business opportunities and partnerships with companies in your field of expertise.

LadderSafetyTraining.org

Be at the forefront of ladder safety training. ALI provides the latest in ladder safety training through online videos for free through the LadderSafetyTraining.org site. The information on this site is organized by ladder type with additional resources listed for more technical support. As a member, you will have the opportunity to take part in the creation of the training videos and have your name included in the credits, which will be viewed by more than 15,000 ladder users a year depending on the video. ALI is currently in the planning stages of creating another video to add to the website, so this is the ideal time to make your mark.

A14 Committees

ALI is the approved developer of industry standards by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI)—providing ALI and its members a pivotal role in the design and testing of products. As the Secretariat of the A14 Committee, ALI has developed a solid and professional working relationship across a broad spectrum of interests and disciplines. As a member of ALI, you have the opportunity to become a member of the ANSI A14 Committee and contribute toward a strong and responsive voluntary standards making process.

Important Industry Partnerships

ALI is also the voice of the ladder industry before governmental commissions and agencies, and has a longstanding partnership with the National Institute for Occupational and Safety Health Administration (NIOSH) involving safety research and testing. ALI also actively partners with the National Safety Council (NSC), American National Standards Institute (ANSI), Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to represent the interests of the ladder industry when needed. 

Membership Types & Eligibility 

The American Ladder Institute (ALI) has 6 types of membership as follows: 

·         Manufacturer Members

·         International Manufacturer Members

·         Associate Members

·         Affiliate Members

·         Alliance Members

·         International Alliance Members

“International” as used herein means all countries with the exception of United States, Canada, and Mexico.

Only active and viable, recognized businesses and organizations are considered for membership in ALI.  The ALI does not offer memberships to individuals. 

Manufacturer Member

An applicant company must manufacture ladders in the United States, Canada, or Mexico, and/or sell its own proprietary branded ladders from its own business locations in the United States, Canada, or Mexico.  The term “ladder” as used herein shall include but is not be limited to planks, stages, platforms, ladders, and step stools as are typically used in trade terms.

International Manufacturer Member

An applicant must not qualify for any other membership class, must be a manufacturer of ladders, and must provide a rational and clearly expressed reason for wanting to be associated with ALI.  

Associate Member

An applicant must not qualify as a Manufacturer Member, must be engaged in business for profit within the United States, Canada, or Mexico, and must meet one of the following criteria:  1) be a supplier of ladder materials and/or components to the ladder industry, or 2) be a ladder accessory manufacturer.

Affiliate Member

An applicant must not qualify as a Manufacturer or Associate member, must be engaged in business for profit in the United States, Canada, or Mexico, and must provide services to the ladder industry including, but not limited to, insurance services, and ladder distribution services.

Alliance Member:

An applicant must not qualify as a Manufacturer, Associate, or Affiliate member, must be located in the United States, Canada, or Mexico, and must provide a rational and clearly expressed reason for wishing to become aligned with ALI (for example to become an ally with ALI in the perpetuation of ladder safety).  Businesses or organizations that may request Alliance membership include, but are not limited to:

·         Trade, labor, and technical associations

·         Safety Organizations

·         Major ladder users (construction companies, chemical companies, etc.)

·         Ladder retailers

International Alliance Member:

An applicant must not qualify for any other membership class, must not be a manufacturer of ladders, and must provide a rational and clearly expressed reason for wanting to be associated with ALI.  Businesses or organizations that may request International Alliance Membership in ALI include, but are not limited to:

·         International safety organizations

·         International ladder distributors

Companies interested in becoming members can reach out to our staff at info@americanladderinstitute.org or via phone at 312.321.6806.

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