|About the Office Furniture Dealers Alliance (OFDA)|
In January 1904, a group of 80 office products, equipment and furniture dealers gathered in Chicago to lay the groundwork for a national association: the National Association of Stationers and Manufacturers. Over the years, the association continued to grow into what is now known as the Independent Office Products & Furniture Dealers Association (IOPFDA), of which the Office Furniture Dealers Alliance (OFDA) is a core division. Alongside its sister association, the National Office Products Alliance (NOPA), OFDA represents more than 1,200 members, which include dealers, manufacturers, wholesalers, manufacturers representatives and industry service providers.
While the association has adapted to suit the changing industry, the mission has remained the same: To provide independent office furniture dealers with information, knowledge and tools that drive their long-term success in today's ever-evolving business environment. From typewriters to tablets and wooden chairs to ergonomic seating, the OFDA accomplishes these goals by:
Although united in its mission and goals, each of the IOPFDA's divisions focus on particular areas of dealer development that are unique to either office products and/or the office furniture industry.
OFDA-Specific Areas of Interest
Under the guidance of a Board of Directors made up of both office supply and office furniture dealers and an Advisory Board is representative of manufacturers and service providers to the industry, IOPFDA is the association for the office products and office furniture dealer community.