Plenty

Founded in 1974, Plenty International is a not-for-profit 501-c-3 organization that was created to help protect and share the world’s abundance and knowledge for the benefit of all. Plenty supports economic self-sufficiency, cultural integrity and environmental responsibility in partnership with families, community groups and other organizations in Central America, the U.S., the Caribbean, and Africa.

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Paint

ACA is a voluntary, nonprofit organization working to advance the needs of the paint and coatings industry and the professionals who work in it. Through advocacy of the industry and its positions on legislative, regulatory, and judicial issues at the federal, state and local levels, it acts as an effective ally ensuring that the industry is represented and fairly considered. The association also devotes itself to advancing industry efforts with regard to product stewardship, through its signature Coating Care® resources, and focuses on advancements in science and technology through its technical conferences and journals, as well as online training opportunities. In addition, ACA offers essential business information to members through its publications, surveys, and business programs.

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Power

Power.org and its membership will provide a strategic context for collaborative innovation across enterprises and development communities, in response to the constantly changing needs of the technology environment.

Power.org will enable managed innovation by allowing the right balance to be achieved between development efficiency and innovation around Power Architecture technology. The combination of the flexibility and scalability of Power Architecture technology and the broad-based community collaboration model of Power.org will facilitate innovation within and between individual businesses and product lines.

Power.org is open to all constituencies and stakeholders in Power Architecture technology. Together, they can enable the development of standard methods and tools thereby accelerating platform innovation and reducing development costs.

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Moving

The American Moving & Storage Association (AMSA), a nonprofit trade group, is the only national association for the full-service, professional moving and storage industry. We represent more than 4,000 companies across the United States and internationally, including suppliers and affiliates. Our members include interstate, local and international moving and storage companies and state moving associations.

Based in the Washington, D.C., area, our mission is to represent the interests of our members and to educate and help the customers they serve. We work to ensure that consumers understand the value of professional moving services as well as the risks of not properly vetting a mover in advance.

In 2009, AMSA created the ProMover certification program to give consumers a quick and simple way to identify the best interstate moving companies. We have also established state-level ProMover programs in California, Florida and Michigan.

We also administer the Certified Moving Professional (CMC) and Certified Office and Industrial Consultant (COIC) certification programs for individuals. Look for moving company professionals who carry these professional credentials. AMSA also has an educational and charitable foundation, the Moving & Storage Institute.

Our Goals

  • To be the leading certifier of U.S. professional movers, preparing the workforce of today and the future
  • To foster effective government regulations, legislation and policies which allow members to provide quality services at fair prices
  • To provide strong and effective advocacy for the industry and the consumer utilizing moving and storage services
  • To promote industry knowledge and professional development

Our History

AMSA is the result of a merger of the three predecessors — the American Movers Conference (AMC), the Household Goods Carriers’ Bureau (HGCB), and the National Moving & Storage Association (NMSA) — each with its own distinguished history. Our earliest predecessor was the National Furniture Warehousemen’s Association, founded in 1920 in Michigan. This oldest trade association for movers in America later became headquartered in Chicago.

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Mountain

Founded on the slopes of Spruce Knob in West Virginia in 1972, The Mountain Institute works to conserve mountain environments, preserve mountain cultures and sustainably develop mountain economies. We listen to those who live in mountains and work hand-in-hand with them to identify and implement solutions to their most critical challenges. We are headquartered in Washington D.C. with locally-staffed offices in Nepal, Peru and West Virginia. Our regional locations are no accident, as they are in the world’s highest, longest and oldest mountain ranges — the Himalayas, Andes and Appalachians.

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