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NPTA Partners

NPTA would like to acknowledge and thank the following partner organizations.

These partners provide valuable information and resources to NPTA members and the paper industry.

  Adobe MAX
NPTA partners with Adobe MAX to provide NPTA members valuable access to exhibitors, networking and education opportunities.

Affinity HR Group

NPTA has partnered with the Affinity HR Group, giving NPTA members access to a unique set of services designed to assist with challenging HR and management issues. The Affinity HR Group is a human resources consulting firm who assists national international trade associations with their human resource needs. They specialize in all facets of human resources, management and strategic workforce planning, including:

  • HR Compliance Policies and Procedures
  • Recruiting and Placement
  • Compensation
  • Organization and Employee Development


American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA)

NPTA co-hosts the paper industry’s premier annual event together with AF&PA to provide leading executives from across the industry with engaging sessions and unparalleled networking opportunities. Learn more about NPTA’s partnership with AF&PA.


Association of Independent Printing Paper Merchants (AIPPM)

NPTA partners with AIPPM to provide reciprocal member benefits. Distributor firms that are members of AIPPM gain access to NPTA member benefits, including networking events and educational opportunities.

Graph Expo 

NPTA has partnered with Graph Expo to provide NPTA members access to valuable networking opportunities with exhibitors and leaders in the graphic communications industry. 


Industrial Fleet Management

NPTA partners with IFM – the nation’s foremost, independent fleet consultant – to provide members with valuable recommendations, cost savings, rate comparisons, and more  all with little or no risk. IFM has a track record of securing millions of dollars in savings for its clients, who range from Fortune 500 companies to small businesses. From full service leasing, to maintenance contracts, to fuel costs, IFM has the expertise to secure the best deal for NPTA members.


Industry Intelligence

Industry Intelligence Inc.

NPTA members can now access timely and relevant market intelligence and webinars specific to the forest products and packaging industries. The Industry Intelligence Inc. newsfeed is accessible through the NPTA's home page. Additionally, NPTA members have the opportunity to receive the Industry Intelligence i2Daily—a daily report with relevant industry news emailed to clients each weekday—at a special discounted rate. Learn more about upcoming i2Live webinars.


Institute for Trend Research

Senior economists at the Institute for Trend Research (ITR) develop customized quarterly economic reports exclusively for NPTA members. The NPTA Economic Outlook Report correlates macroeconomic data to specific product categories directly related to the paper and packaging industry. Access the latest economic reports.


National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors (NAW)

Through its affiliation with the Washington DC-based NAW, NPTA members are kept informed of all government legislation, which could potentially impact their business. Read the latest NAW legislative report.


NPTA partners with NetPrint to provide reciprocal member benefits. Distributor firms that are members of NetPrint gain access to NPTA member benefits, including networking events and educational opportunities.

Print Media Centr


PrintMediaCentr provides topical information and resources to the global Print & Integrated Marketing community, with some fun in the mix! NPTA has partnered with PrintMediaCentr to offer Papercuts, a topical webinar series, and on-line demos from some of the best resources in the Print & Integrated Marketing Industry. Learn more about upcoming Papercuts webinars.


Two Sides U.S.

Two Sides North America

Two Sides is an initiative by companies from the Graphic Communications Value Chain including forestry, pulp, paper, inks and chemicals, pre-press, press finishing, publishing and printing to promote the responsible production and use of print and paper, and dispel common environmental misconceptions by providing users with verifiable information on why print and paper is an attractive, practical and sustainable communications medium. Learn more about NPTA’s partnership with Two Sides North America.

University of Innovative Distribution (UID)

UID has been serving the distribution industry with a concentrated educational program focused on its unique needs for more than 21 years. UID's course curriculum provides the necessary skills and knowledge that is immediately applicable to marketing, sales, management and operations professionals. Learn more about the next UID.
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