Company Affiliations Stainless Shapes has been in the metal distribution industry for over a decade and has several company affiliations. Our family run company comes with over 25 years of experience. With our work ethic and dedication to the industry we want to pass along our passion to our customers. Below are the affiliations we have within the industry. The American Society of Mechanical Engineers American Welding Society – The American Welding Society (AWS) advances the science, technology, and application of welding and related joining disciplines. Founded in 1919 and headquartered in Miami, Florida. AWS educates welding professionals and enthusiasts with its resources, certifications, and industry standards. Its goal is to advocate for the growth of the welding industry. Association of Steel Distributors – The Association of Steel Distributors (ASD) represents companies that distribute steel and steel-related products in the United States. The ASD promotes the interests of steel distributors and facilitates the exchange of ideas and information among its members. FMA: Tube & Pipe Association – The Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, International (FMA) is a trade association for the metal forming and fabricating industry, including the tube and pipe segment. The FMA is a professional organization dedicated to promoting the interests of its members, who are involved in the manufacture of metal products, such as tubes and pipes.