United Cooperatives - Alliance of the Americas

About UCAA

United Cooperatives Alliance of the Americas, Inc. (UCAA) is a federated cooperative registered in the State of Delaware.

The Corporation is a federation of member-owned cooperatives and operates on a cooperative basis for the benefit of its Members as patrons.

The Corporation exists to preserve and protect the cooperative model and to share best practices in an effort to improve returns, reduce cost and enhance business practices for its Members and cooperative wholesale distribution where appropriate and feasible.

Members in the Corporation are comprised of member-owned wholesale distribution cooperatives supplying and distributing products and services in specified industry sectors such as plumbing, HVAC, electrical, industrial supplies and other related industries.

In 2013 UCAA is pleased to announce the addition of NEMEON; the premier CO-OP of independent roofing & siding distributors.

In 2012 Forte Buying Group (independent decorative plumbing & hardware distributors) and Sphere 1 (independent tool and fastener distributors) both joined UCAA.

Also in 2012 UCAA was pleased to form a relationship with IBC one of North America’s leading alliances of industrial, bearing & power transmission, safety and sub-assembly distributors with over 640 locations and total sales in excess of $3.0 billion. The organization provides multi-location customers a streamlined, cost-effective, dynamic purchasing source for national and regional contracts. IBC provides its member-distributors and preferred suppliers the tools, resources and market access needed to thrive in today's competitive marketplace, as well as a unique collaboration forum. IBC is a Hispanic Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) certified by the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC).