American Society for Testing & Materials (ASTM)
ASTM International is one of the largest voluntary standards development organizations in the world and is a trusted source for technical standards for materials, products, systems and services. Known for their high technical quality and market relevancy, ASTM International standards have an important role in the informational infrastructure that guides design, manufacturing and trade in the global economy. Committee F08.53 on Headgear and Helmets and Committee F08.55 on Body Padding. Learn more at www.astm.org.
Association of the United States Army (AUSA)
AUSA is a private, non-profit educational organization that supports America’s Army: active, National Guard, Reserve, civilians, retirees and family members. AUSA provides numerous professional development opportunities at a variety of events, both local and national. Learn more at www.ausa.org.
Entrepreneurs for Sustainability (E4S)
E4S is an economic development organization whose mission is to grow a sustainable regional economy that affirms and sustains life for all. They are driven by the belief that sustainability principles are drivers for new business opportunities and tools to improve our quality of life.
Greater Mentor Chamber of Commerce
The chamber works hard to support its mission to provide opportunities for local businesses and residents to work together for the enrichment of the community. Learn more at mentorchamber.org.
Manufacturing Advocacy and Growth Network (MAGNET)
MAGNET works to strengthen, grow and support manufacturing in Northeast Ohio. MAGNET serves as a resource to small and mid-sized manufacturers to address issues such as competitiveness, new markets, product development and innovation. Learn more at www.manufacturingsuccess.org.
Mission 22 is a collaboration between Elder Heart, a veteran non-profit organization, and a global advertising agency. Elder Heart is comprised of Delta Force and Special Forces operators Tom Spooner, Magnus Johnson and Mike Kissel. Because of their personal battles with PTSD and TBI, they have made it their mission to raise awareness, enlist support and end veteran suicide in America. Learn more at www.mission22.com.
Mountain Rescue Association (MRA)
The MRA is an organization of teams dedicated to saving lives through rescue and mountain safety education. They do so by improving the quality, availability and safety of mountain search and rescue. With over 90 government authorized units, the MRA has grown to become the critical mountain search and rescue resource in the United States. Learn more at www.mra.org.
National Association Search and Rescue (NASAR)
The National Association for Search and Rescue (NASAR) has been in existence since 1972. Originally started to represent the State Search and Rescue Coordinators, NASAR grew to represent all SAR volunteers and continues to support the State Search and Rescue Coordinators Committee (SSARCC). NASAR uses standards developed by ASTM, NFPA, DHS, FEMA and other respected bodies to build education courseware, publications and certifications. Government agencies and non-profit search and rescue teams use NASAR's materials and certifications to build credentialing programs for their organizations and produce highly skilled searchers that work within their communities and are available for mutual aid regionally and nationally. NASAR is a Virginia Non-Profit and Federal 501(C)3. Learn more at www.nasar.org.
National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA)
The National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) is America’s leading defense industry association promoting national security. NDIA is proud to provide a legal and ethical forum for the exchange of information between industry and government on national security issues. Learn more at www.ndia.org.
National Industries for the Blind (NIB)
The mission of the National Industries for the Blind (NIB) is to enhance the opportunities for economic and personal independence of persons who are blind, primarily through creating, sustaining and improving employment. Learn more at www.nib.org.
National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF)
The National Shooting Sports Foundation is the trade association for the firearms industry. Its mission is to promote, protect and preserve hunting and the shooting sports. Learn more at www.nssf.org.
Outdoor Industry Association
The Outdoor Industry Association (OIA) is a membership-driven trade organization for the outdoor industry. OIA is dedicated to industry-wide collaboration in order to achieve meaningful change in recreation and trade policy, sustainable business innovation and increasing outdoor participation. Learn more at outdoorindustry.org.
SAE has more than 121,000 members – engineers, business executives, educators and students from more than 97 countries – who share information and exchange ideas for advancing the engineering of mobility systems. SAE is a one-stop resource for standards development, events, technical information and expertise used in designing, building, maintaining and operating self-propelled vehicles for use on land, sea, air or space. Learn more at www.sae.org.
The SAFE Association is dedicated to the preservation of human life through related life-sustaining equipment, systems and training. It provides a common meeting ground for the sharing of problems, ideas and information. SAFE members represent many fields including equipment manufacturers, distributors, engineers, health professionals, management, government (including members of the military) and the many sub-fields associated with the design, operation, safety and survivability of all land, space, air and sea vehicles. Learn more at www.safeassociation.com.
WIRE-Net is a non-profit economic development organization dedicated to improving the community through nurturing manufacturing and the jobs and prosperity that come with it. WIRE-Net is a problem solver. It works as a consultant, collaborator, referral source and hands-on provider in workforce development, growth and operational improvement initiatives, peer to peer and expert knowledge sharing, supply chain development, governmental assistance programs and urban redevelopment. Learn more at www.wire-net.org.