The Web Sling & Tie Down Association is
headed to Cancun, Mexico for the Association’s 2019 Annual Meeting. This
event provides insight into WSTDA Technical Committee work, including
the development and revision of recommended standards. Education,
networking opportunities, and interactive Discussion Forum sessions
round out the programming. The annual Business Meeting and Board of
Directors Elections also take place during the Annual Meeting.
Help Shape the Annual Meeting
The WSTDA Web Sling, Load Securement, and Roundsling Technical
Committees, and the Testing Committee, each hold working meetings on
Tuesday, May 7 which are open to observers. On Wednesday, May 8, the
Technical Committees will also hold interactive Discussion Forum
sessions, intended to enable the Technical Committees to dialogue with
attendees on topics of importance to their industry sector. All
registered attendees are encouraged to
submit proposed topics for these sessions.
Click here for more information about the WSTDA 2019 Annual Meeting.
Sponsorships Still Available for Annual Meeting
Increase your exposure at WSTDA’s 2019 Annual Meeting, and help support
WSTDA’s programs and activities by becoming an Annual Meeting Sponsor.
Click here for details on sponsorship opportunities.
2019-2020 Scholarship Program: Spread the Word
WSTDA Scholarship Program seeks to give back to the industry, and
provides a valuable benefit of WSTDA membership. The WSTDA Scholarships
are merit-based awards intended to help offset educational expenses at
an accredited college or university for qualified students in any field
of study. Academic achievement, community service and extracurricular
activities, as well as responses to short essay questions, are each
considered in the selection process.
Application to the WSTDA Scholarship Program is open to all employees,
and legal dependents of such employees, of organizations that are
Members in the US and Canada, in good standing with Web Sling & Tie Down
Applications for the 2019-2020 Scholarship Program are now available
The application deadline is June 1, 2019. Awards will be announced in
early July. Be sure to let all your fellow employees know that their
families are eligible to apply! Visit
www.wstda.org for and look for “Scholarship Program” under the
Members tab for details.
Support the Scholarship Program: Donate Today!
Donate today in support of the WSTDA Scholarship Program! The program is
currently funded entirely by the WSTDA operating budget. All donations
are applied to offset program awards and expenses. At this time,
donations made in support of the WSTDA Scholarship Program are not
tax-deductible as a charitable contribution, but may be deductible as a
business expense; please consult your tax advisor.
You Ready to Serve?
Nominations Open for WSTDA Board of Directors
of Directors to the Board will be held during 2019 Annual Meeting,
during the General Session and annual Member Meeting scheduled for
Wednesday, May 8. There are three positions up for election, each for a
two-year term starting immediately following the elections.
The principal and alternate representative of any Regular or Associate
member in good standing is eligible for election to the Board of
Directors. (A subsidiary of a member which maintains its own separate
membership in the association may also be eligible for election to the
Board of Directors.)
If you are interested in serving or would like to nominate a qualified
candidate to serve if elected,
Download an application from the Leadership page of the WSTDA
website or email
firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
"Quick Pulse" Survey
Quarterly “Quick Pulse” Survey of Members is a benefit exclusive to
WSTDA Members. The survey program provides industry leaders with insight
to gauge the current and future business environment to compare to their
own operations and help guide their business forecasting and planning.
WSTDA’s quarterly Quick Pulse Survey is the only source for the overall
outlook for growth, employment, demand, margin expansion/contraction,
supply shortages (labor, goods) and exporting activity in the web sling
and tie down industry. It is a useful tool for analysis by business
owners who need to gauge the current and future business environment to
help guide their business forecasting and planning.
Broad participation in the quarterly Quick Pulse survey is paramount, so
that results truly reflect the industry as a whole. Following the end of
each calendar quarter, WSTDA emails a survey request to one person at
each member organization. No company’s individual responses are
released; only an aggregated report is provided to WSTDA members. Be
sure to participate in this free service provided by WSTDA by responding
to the 2019 1st quarter survey, coming at the end of March.
All Members receive a quarterly “Quick Pulse Survey Report” sharing
aggregated data, approximately three to five weeks following the survey
release each quarter. To view the current and Quick Pulse reports, log
www.wstda.com and click on “Quick Pulse Survey Results.”
Identification Marker Program
a service to the industry, WSTDA maintains a Webbing Identification
Marker program. WSTDA is the recognized entity that issues and keeps
records of weaving companies who have requested and have been issued
specific color codes and numeric positions to identify their webbings.
The purpose of webbing identification markers is to provide a method to
positively identify a webbing source of manufacture, while the product
is in the field.
To be eligible, the company must be a manufacturer of synthetic webbing
as defined in WSTDA T-4 Synthetic Webbing Used for Tie Downs and/or
WSTDA-WB-1 Synthetic Webbing for Slings. Color codes shall not be issued
to companies that do not manufacture webbing but only utilize webbing as
a component of fabricating synthetic web slings and/or tie downs.
Specific color codes and numeric positions may not be sold, assigned or
transferred. Any change in ownership of a weaving company shall require
new identification markers to be issued.
Both member and non-member weaving companies within and outside the
United States are eligible to be assigned specific color codes. The
service is complimentary to WSTDA Member organizations in good standing;
for non-Members, a fee applies.
Click here to download the Webbing Identification Marker
Feature: Member Profiles
Members are encouraged to submit
information for their own Member Profile at www.wstda.com! What is a
Member Profile? A short, informative few paragraphs with accompanying
photos, which provide an overview of the Member’s line of business,
customer base, facilities, personnel, and special activities.
SEE CURRENT PROFILES HERE
WSTDA is inviting all Regular, Associate and Affiliate Members to
complete a brief
Member Profile Form which will provide information to WSTDA staff in
order to create a Member Profile for your company. Photos are welcome!
If you would like your company to be one of the first to be featured in
a Member Profile, please complete the form and submit it right away.
Calling all Members
... We Need Your News
In an effort to keep WSTDA’s website
current and relevant, we are seeking news... industry news, company
news, links to other industry sites that you have found helpful and
interesting. We want to bring more visitors to the WSTDA site to expose
them to the great work that we are doing on their behalf. The more
information and updated news we have to share, the more we will get
picked up by search engines, and the easier it will be for people in the
industry to find us. Please send relevant news, information and links to
Continues to Grow, Globally
WSTDA continues is upward trend in
membership, welcoming nine new members, including new Regular Members
from Chile and from Peru.