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STAFDA’s 41st Annual Convention & Trade Show
Austin Convention Center

  • Dates: 12 – 14 Nov, 2017
  • Location: Austin, TX
  • Address: Austin Convention Center, 500 E Cesar Chavez St.


Werer will be at this show. Check back soon for our booth number. 

The Specialty Tools & Fasteners Distributors Association (STAFDA) is a not-for-profit educational trade association comprised of distributors, manufacturers, and rep agents of light construction, industrial, and related products, including publishers of industry trade press. STAFDA has more than 2,500 members from the U.S., Canada, and overseas.


Attendees will see more than 35 different product categories from hundreds of vendors under one roof. Distributors should come prepared to place orders, take advantage of generous terms and show specials, and sign up for prize drawings (available only to attending distributors). They also have the chance to see new products, meet with supplier executives, and source new lines. In addition to selling opportunities, associates can maximize show participation by increasing product awareness, strengthen customer relationships, locate new reps or OEMs, and get feedback on policies, products, service, and competition. The Show allows rep agents the chance to meet with their principals and distributor customers while scouting for new lines.


Different types of ladders are designed to keep you safe and productive when climbing or standing. Using the wrong style of ladder or simply ignoring the limitations of climbing equipment can result in a fall or serious injury.
Height is referring to the actual ladder height. Extension ladders should be 7 to 10 feet longer than the highest support or contact point, which may be the wall or roof line. The highest standing level is four rungs down from the top. The highest permitted standing level on a stepladder is two steps down from the top.

Reach height is the maximum reach assuming a 5’6” person with a vertical 12” reach.
Ladders are designed to safely hold up to a specific amount of weight. The Werner Performance System defines five different capacities using a color and star rating system. The Duty Rating is defined as the maximum safe load capacity of the ladder. A person’s fully clothed weight plus the weight of any tools and materials that are carried onto the ladder must be less than the load capacity.

Werner offers ladder made from fiberglass and aluminum. Each material has characteristics which make it best for certain applications, or one material may simply fit the personal preferences of the user. For example, if working around electricity users should select fiberglass products due to their non-conductive side rails.