The EMDA Board is pleased to announce that a print edition of the EMDA Member Directory will be sent to all current members. Access to EMDA’s Member Directory is a prime benefit EMDA with both a PDF edition and an online searchable edition available on the EMDA web site (https://www.emda.net/directory/view-directory-pdf/).
During its meeting last Fall in Oklahoma City, the Board reviewed member feedback and decided a print edition of the Directory should be reinstated. The plan is for the Directory to be printed every two or three years, but the most up-to-date edition will always be available as a PDF.
Draft copies of listings have been sent to all members, and there is still time to make changes before we go to print. The last time the Directory was printed was in 2017, so it’s more important than ever to make sure listings are as accurate and up-to-date as possible. The goal is to take the Directory to the printer by March 1.
A PDF edition of the EMDA Directory has been available on the Association’s Web Site since April of 2006. Each distributor and rep member receives a full page listing in the Directory that includes: contact information; key personnel; a brief biographical profile; territory covered; and product types distributed. Each profile also indicates distribution functions are performed by each firm: Sales; Warehousing; Credit & Collections; Warranty Representation; Assembly and Manufacturing. The Directory also includes territory and product indexes that make it easier for manufacturers to find specific EMDA members.
Associate member listings include contact information and company/product descriptions. Associate members also have the option to expand their listings for a nominal fee by adding either a logo or a half- or full-page ad.
While the PDF edition now features color photos of key personnel, logos, and ads, the print edition will have color on the cover only. Once the print edition is ready for distribution, all EMDA members will receive one copy of the Directory free of charge. Additional copies will be available to members only for $10 a copy to cover additional print/postage costs. A link to purchase additional copies will be posted to the web site, or you can contact the EMDA staff to order.
Even if you’ve returned your updates, please take five minutes to look at your Directory listing and make sure it includes an accurate profile of your firm. Let the EMDA Staff know of any changes, and they’ll immediately be updated on the web site and included in the upcoming print edition.
Once known as the “indispensible link” between wholesalers and manufacturers, the latest edition of the EMDA Membership Directory, will continue to be the best tool available to help shortline manufacturers and other agencies locate reps and distributors of ag equipment and related products. ###