Industry Credit Groups

Industry Credit Groups

What is a Credit Group?

Industry Credit Groups

An Industry Credit Group supplies creditors with the most accurate and timely information available. All account receivable information is supplied by creditors currently doing business with your customers. Credit Group activities are monitored by NACM Connect to insure compliance with Federal anti-trust regulations.

Services Provided with Industry Credit Group Membership:

  • Current Account Experience
    Monthly account clearance reports allow you to share and receive account information with fellow group members on mutual customers. You will be provided with a coded membership roster for easy identification of the information source.
  • Email Alerts for Critical Information
    Bankruptcies, NSF checks, collection accounts and other pertinent information that you need to know now, before making that critical decision.
  • Group Interchange Meetings
    Keep up-to-date on industry trends through educational offerings and networking with credit managers working in your industry. Nowhere else can you find such career growth, up to the minute, factual credit information and leadership opportunities.
  • Fully Automated Data Exchange
    Our web site offers automated support through Automated Credit Exchange. Group members have the ability to submit and retrieve account data from their own personal computer.

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For further information on an Industry Credit Group, please email info@nacmconnect.org.

National Industry Credit Groups

NACM Connect currently services various national industry credit groups. Our services include DSO and salary benchmarking surveys, industry specific credit information, flash reports for critical data, group interchange meetings, fully automated data exchange, networking and educational opportunities. Browse through our current roster of national industry credit groups. Once you have chosen the group that fits your industry, or would like more specific information about our group services, contact Themis Vlahos, CCE, or call  800-935-6226.

Membership Qualifications: Company must be national in scope and a producer, manufacturer, wholesale distributor or retailer of agricultural  input products.
Services Provided: No account clearance conducted. Group holds two educational conferences each year.
Meetings: April and November
Administrator: Mike Bowman
Phone: 314-677-2801

Membership Qualifications: Manufacturers of architectural metal or glass products.
Services Provided: Three reports per year, express alerts
Meetings: Two meetings and one conference call per year
Administrator: Rochelle Wilson, CGA
Phone: 314-677-2803

Membership Qualifications: Manufacturers of auto glass products.
Services Provided: Three reports per year, express alerts
Meetings: Two meetings and one conference call per year
Administrator: Rochelle Wilson, CGA
Phone: 314-677-2803

Membership Qualifications: Publishers and distributors of periodicals, pamphlets, records, tapes and other products sold to Christian bookstores
Services Provided: Monthly reports and express alerts
Meetings: Meets February and August
Administrator: Mary McCann, CGA
Phone: 847-483-6424

Membership Qualifications:  Manufacturing or supplying raw materials to mutual customers who are in the Printed Circuit Board Manufacturing and/or Processing Industry.
Services Provided: Reporting cycle 4 times per year, Express Alerts
Meetings: Quarterly
Administrator: Mike Bowman, CGA
Phone: 314-677-2801

Membership Qualifications: Membership is open to any qualified manufacturer who is primarily engaged in the manufacturing of pressure sensitive papers, films, or inks
Services Provided: Reporting cycle 3 times per year, express alerts
Meetings: February, June and October
Administrator: Themis Vlahos, CCE
Phone: 314-677-2801

Membership Qualifications: Manufacturers, distributors and wholesalers of products and/or services who sell to the construction industry.
Services Provided: Three reports per year, express alerts
Meetings: Two meetings and one conference call per year
Administrator: Rochelle Wilson, CGA
Phone: 314-677-2803

Membership Qualifications: A company whose primary business is manufacturing or importing products sold under their own name or trade style & factoring companies
Services Provided: Monthly reports, express alerts
Meetings: February, May, August, and November
Administrator: Lillian Novak, CGA
Phone: 847-483-6478

Membership Qualifications: Manufacturers of electrical products who market their products nationally or have a major reqional presence in the U.S. or Canada
Services Provided: Quarterly
Meetings: Meets 4 times a year
Administrator: Mary McCann, CGA
Phone: 847-483-6424

Membership Qualifications: Fully integrated, electric arc/melting steel producers who regularly manufacture and market broad product ranges of flat rolled commodities in a facility located in North America.
Services Provided: Reporting cycle 5 times per year, Express Alerts
Meetings: 5 times per year
Administrator: Mike Bowman, CGA
Phone: 314-677-2801

Membership Qualifications: Distribution of institutional products to end users such as hotels, restaurants, educational institutions and healthcare facilities. Annual sales volume in excess of $200 million and multi-state coverage.
Services Provided: Reporting cycle 4 times per year, Express Alerts
Meetings: Quarterly
Administrator: Mike Bowman, CGA
Phone: 314-677-2801

Membership Qualifications: Any firm which manufactures, sells and distributes garage doors and/or operating devices or allied product lines
Services Provided: Monthly report and express alerts
Meetings: 3 times per year
Administrator: Mary McCann, CGA
Phone: 847-483-6424

Membership Qualifications: Manufacturers with a national account base selling to home centers. Members must maintain a full time credit function
Services Provided: Quarterly reports, express alerts
Meetings: February, May, August, and November
Administrator: Lillian Novak,CGA
Phone: 847-483-6478

Membership Qualifications: Manufacturing and/or distributing supplies or services to the Home Healthcare market. Provide at least $50 million of sales, or financing, to the Home Healthcare industry.
Services Provided: Reporting cycle 4 times per year, Express Alerts
Meetings: Quarterly
Administrator: Mike Bowman, CGA
Phone: 314-677-2801

Membership Qualifications: Distributors of seed and young plants
Services Provided: Reporting 2 times per year, quarterly DSO and express alerts
Meetings: January and July
Administrator: Themis Vlahos, CCE
Phone: 847-483-6428

Membership Qualifications: Membership is open to any law firm with a credit/collections department.
Services Provided: Best Practices discussion, educational sessions
Meetings: Twice per year.
Administrator: Themis Vlahos, CCE, CGA
Phone: 847-483-6428

Membership Qualifications: Provide a product or service directly to lawn and garden dealers and have annual sales in excess of $5 million.
Services Provided: 3 meetings per year
Meetings: January, July and October
Administrator: Mike Bowman, CGA
Phone: 314-677-2801

Membership Qualifications: Manufacturers and/or suppliers of leisure living products whose primary business is supplying product to retail stores on a national spectrum and to factoring companies
Services Provided: Monthly reports, express alerts
Meetings: June, and September (in conjunction with the Casual Furniture Show in Chicago)
Administrator: Themis Vlahos, CCE
Phone: 847-483-6428

Membership Qualifications: Sell to customers in the manufactured housing, recreational vehicle, trailer and/or marine industries.
Services Provided: Reporting cycle 6 times per year, Express Alerts
Meetings:  6 meetings per year
Administrator: Mike Bowman, CGA
Phone: 314-677-2801

Membership Qualifications: Member must operate substantially as a meat packer or meat processor and must have sales of at least $300 million annually derived from meat packing or meat processing to non-affiliated companies.
Services Provided: Reporting cycle 4 times per year, Express Alerts
Meetings: Quarterly
Administrator: Mike Bowman, CGA
Phone: 314-677-2801

Membership Qualifications: Manufacturers of metal buildings and components
Services Provided: Monthly reporting, Quarterly DSO, express alerts
Meetings: February, June, and September
Administrator: Themis Vlahos, CCE
Phone: 847-483-6428

Membership Qualifications: Producer and/or distributor of ferroalloys, mineral ores and/or products refined there from or used in the manufacturing process of refractory products or other alloys used in/or selling into the steel industry.
Services Provided: Quarterly reports
Meetings: Quarterly
Administrator: Carol Rauch, CGA 
Phone: 865-850-8691

Membership Qualifications: Company must be a domestic metal producer, within copper and brass metal products
Services Provided: Consolidated reports four times per year, in conjunction with meetings, express alerts
Meetings: March, June, September, and December
Administrator: Themis Vlahos, CCE
Phone: 847-483-6428

Membership Qualifications: Manufacturers, distributors and importers of musical instruments or equipment, or their captive finance companies
Services Provided: Monthly reports, weekly alert
Meetings: One annual meeting in January in conjunction with trade show; one mid-year meeting via ZOOM
Administrator: Mary McCann, CGA
Phone: 847-483-6424

Membership Qualifications: Any company which is classified as a stocking distributor of metal products directly or through its parent or affiliated company. Annual US sales volume of $65M or more, with $40M of those sales in the northeast region (with a base of 150 customers in the Northeast). Must be in business for three or more years.
Services Provided: Quarterly reports
Meetings: Quarterly
Administrator: Carol Rauch, CGA
Phone: 865-850-8691

Membership Qualifications: Manufacturing and/or distributing supplies or services to nursing homes.
Services Provided: Reporting cycle 4 times per year, Express Alerts
Meetings:  Quarterly
Administrator: Mike Bowman, CGA
Phone: 314-677-2801

Membership Qualifications: Manufacturers or converters that supply product to paper, paperboard or corrugated users whose employee is directly responsible for credit.
Services Provided: Quarterly reports, express alerts
Meetings: March, June, September, and December
Administrator: Leslie Harrison, CGA
Phone: 847-483-6485

Membership Qualifications: A company whose primary business is manufacturing or importing plumbing, pipe and heating products
Services Provided: Quarterly reports, express alerts
Meetings: February, May, August, and November
Administrator: Lillian Novak, CGA
Phone: 847-483-6478

Membership Qualifications: Manufacturers and/or distributors of professional apparel and related accessories
Services Provided: Monthly reports, express alerts
Meetings: January, April, July and October
Administrator: Mary McCann, CGA
Phone: 847-483-6424

Membership Qualifications: Membership is open to any company who currently uses SAP or plans to install SAP in the future.
Services Provided: Educational programs, information exchange and networking
Meetings: Three times per year: March, July, and October
Administrator: Themis Vlahos, CCE
Phone: 847-483-6428

Membership Qualifications: Steel mills located in USA or Canada, Integrated Steel Producers, Mini Mills, Rolling Mill.
Services Provided: Consolidated report 5 times per year, express alerts
Meetings: February, April, June, September, and November
Administrator: Kristine Hamick, CMP
Phone: 847-483-6430

Membership Qualifications: Open to any manufacturer that markets its products nationally through power tool and accessory distributors or wholesalers.
Services Provided: Quarterly reports, express alerts
Meetings: Meets 4 times a year
Administrator: Mary McCann, CGA
Phone: 847-483-6424

Membership Qualifications: Manufacturers of trucks, truck bodies, accessories and waste equipment.
Services Provided: Reporting cycle four times per year, express alerts
Meetings: April, July, and October
Administrator: Themis Vlahos, CCE
Phone: 847-483-6428

Membership Qualifications: Manufacturers and distributors of underground utility supplies
Services Provided: Quarterly reports, express alerts
Meetings: March, June, September, and December
Administrator: Themis Vlahos, CCE
Phone: 847-483-6428

Membership Qualifications: Manufacturers of water and waste water products. Annual sales volume must be at least 20 million dollars and 75% of their sales to underground contractors, municipalities or related distributors of utility construction products
Services Provided: Quarterly reports, express alerts
Meetings: January, April, July, and October
Administrator: Lilian Novak, CGA
Phone: 847-483-6478

Did You Know?

According to NACM, more than 750 industry credit groups are sponsored and operated by NACM Affiliates and FCIB, NACM's international subsidiary. Most of these groups are local or regional in nature and nearly 200 are national in scope.

Did You Know?

According to NACM, more than 750 industry credit groups are sponsored and operated by NACM Affiliates and FCIB, NACM’s international subsidiary. Most of these groups are local or regional in nature and nearly 200 are national in scope.

Local and Regional Credit Groups

NACM Connect is one of the largest credit group service providers in the NACM system. If your company is a member of NACM Connect and your industry is not represented in our current roster, please e-mail Themis Vlahos, CCE, or call 847-483-6428. We are committed to developing new industry groups with the assistance of interested members. Local and Regional Credit Groups are located across nine states covered by NACM Connect. Find a local credit group near you.

Illinois Local Credit Groups

Membership Qualifications: Newspapers, outdoor advertisers, radio and TV stations
Services Provided: Roundtable Discussion
Meetings: Third Thursday of each month at member locations
Administrator: Mary McCann, CGA
Phone: 847-483-6424

Membership Qualifications: Metal service and/or mill
Services Provided: Monthly reports and monthly DSO surveys
Meetings: Fourth Thursday of each month at an announced local restaurant
Administrator: Gabriel Castillo
Phone: 847-483-6449

Membership Qualifications: Wholesalers to the construction and building industry
Services Provided: Monthly reports and express alerts
Meetings: Monthly
Administrator: Lillian Novak, CGA
Phone:847-483-6478

Membership Qualifications: Distributors of electrical products whose primary business is supplying products to contractors, construction companies & retail stores
Services Provided: Monthly reports, express alerts
Meetings: Monthly luncheon meetings
Administrator: Themis Vlahos, CCE, CGA
Phone: 847-483-6428

Membership Qualifications: Manufacturers or distributors of floor and wall tile selling to dealers and/or contractors
Services Provided: Monthly reports, express alerts
Meetings: Bi-monthly conference call meetings
Administrator: Themis Vlahos, CCE, CGA
Phone: 847-483-6428

Membership Qualifications: Firms supplying restaurants and hotels with food products and supplies
Services Provided: Monthly reports, express alerts
Meetings: Bi-monthly luncheon meetings
Administrator: Mary McCann, CGA
Phone: 847-483-6424

Membership Qualifications: Membership is open to any company who sells internationally.
Services Provided: Educational programs, information exchange and networking
Meetings: Four times per year.
Administrator: Mary McCann, CGA
Phone: 847-483-6424

Membership Qualifications: Companies with private warehouses, involved in the distribution or processing of metal
Services Provided: Monthly reports, express alerts
Meetings: Luncheon meetings third Tuesday of each month
Administrator: Leslie Harison, CGA
Phone:847-483-6485

Membership Qualifications: Distributors or suppliers selling masonry products to contractors
Services Provided: Quarterly reports, express alerts
Meetings: Quarterly luncheon meetings
Administrator: Mary McCann, CGA
Phone: 847-483-6424 

Membership Qualifications: Wholesale distributors selling contractors and industry
Services Provided: Monthly reports, express alerts, monthly DSO
Meetings: Second Thursday of each month (luncheon meetings)
Administrator: Dorann Guenard
Phone: 847-483-6434

Membership Qualifications: Plumbing & Heating product wholesalers
Services Provided: Bi-monthly reporting
Meetings: None
Administrator: Anne Evola, CGA
Phone:847-483-6431

Membership Qualifications: Membership is open to any company who currently uses SAP or plans to install SAP in the future.
Services Provided: Educational programs, information exchange and networking
Meetings: Three times per year: March, July, and October
Administrator: Themis Vlahos, CCE, CGA
Phone: 847-483-6428

Indiana Local Credit Groups

Membership Qualifications: Manufacturers, distributors and wholesalers of building components, construction materials and related items.
Services Provided: Monthly reports, express alerts
Meetings: Monthly luncheon meetings
Administrator: Kelly Hall, CGA
Phone: 317-225-4281

Membership Qualifications: Any company with a credit department can join.
Services Provided: Meetings, educational speakers
Meetings: 4 luncheon meetings per year
Administrator: Kelly Hall, CGA
Phone: 317-225-4281

Membership Qualifications: Must be classified as being engaged in wholesale trade-durable goods, electrical equipment systems, fixtures and materials with focus of sales to industrial or contractor fields.
Services Provided: Monthly reports, express alerts
Meetings: Monthly luncheon meetings
Administrator: Kelly Hall, CGA
Phone:317-225-4281

Membership Qualifications:Manufacturers or distributors of floor and wall tile selling to dealers and/or contractors.
Services Provided: Monthly reports, express alerts
Meetings: Bimonthly Conference Calls
Administrator: Kelly Hall, CGA
Phone: 317-225-4281

Membership Qualifications: Manufacturers, distributors, wholesalers and importers of building material and related items.
Services Provided: Monthly reports, express alerts
Meetings: Monthly luncheon meetings
Administrator: Kelly Hall, CGA
Phone: 317-225-4281

Membership Qualifications: Sell to customers in the manufactured housing, recreational vehicle, trailer and/or marine industries.
Services Provided: Monthly reports, express alerts
Meetings: Monthly luncheon meetings
Administrator: Mike Bowman, CGA
Phone: 314-677-2801

Membership Qualifications: Manufacturers, distributors, wholesalers and importers of plumbing, heating and AC supplies and allied products.
Services Provided: Monthly reports, express alerts
Meetings: Monthly luncheon meetings
Administrator: Kelly Hall, CGA
Phone: 317-225-4281

Michigan Local Credit Groups

Membership Qualifications: Sell products or services to the automotive industry.
Services Provided: Monthly Reports, Express Alerts
Meetings: Monthly Conference Calls
Administrator: Janet Raap, CGA
Phone: 616-257-3053

Membership Qualifications:Manufacturers, distributors, wholesalers and importers of electrical supplies.
Services Provided: Monthly reports, express alerts
Meetings: Monthly luncheon meetings
Administrator: Janet Raap
Phone: 616-257-3053

Membership Qualifications: Manufacturers, distributors, wholesalers and importers of building components, construction materials and related items purchased by lumberyards.
Services Provided: Reports Six Times per Year, Express Alerts
Meetings: Luncheon Meetings Six Times per year
Administrator: Janet Raap, CGA
Phone:616-257-3053

Membership Qualifications: Must be classified as being engaged in wholesale trade-durable goods, electrical equipment systems, fixtures and materials with focus of sales to industrial or contractor fields.
Services Provided: Monthly reports, Past Due Book, express alerts
Meetings: Monthly luncheon meetings
Administrator: Janet Raap, CGA
Phone: 616-257-3053

Membership Qualifications: Must operate, or control the operations of a Metal Service Center or processing facility through common ownership with the same goals and objectives.
Services Provided: Monthly reports, express alerts
Meetings: Monthly luncheon meetings
Administrator: Janet Raap, CGA
Phone: 616-257-3053

Membership Qualifications: Manufacturers, distributors, wholesalers and importers of heating supplies and allied products.
Services Provided: Monthly reports, express alerts
Meetings: Monthly luncheon meetings
Administrator: Janet Raap, CGA
Phone: 616-257-3053

Missouri/Kansas Local Credit Groups

Membership Qualifications: Distributors of electrical products whose primary business is supplying products to contractors, construction companies & retail stores.
Services Provided: Monthly reports, express alerts
Meetings: Monthly luncheon meetings
Administrator: Rochelle Wilson, CGA
Phone: 314-677-2803

Membership Qualifications: Wholesalers to the construction and building industry.
Services Provided: Monthly reports, express alerts
Meetings: Monthly luncheon meetings
AdministratorRochelle Wilson, CGA
Phone: 314-677-2803

Membership Qualifications: Companies who supply construction supplies in the mid-Missouri region.
Services Provided: Quarterly reports, express alerts
Meetings: Quarterly luncheon meetings
Administrator: Rochelle Wilson, CGA
Phone: 314-677-2803

Membership Qualifications: Companies that sell Agricultural supplies.
Services Provided: Reporting 3 times per year, express alerts
Meetings: 3 times per year
Administrator: Rochelle Wilson, CGA
Phone: 314-677-2803

Membership Qualifications: Firms supplying restaurants and hotels with food products and supplies.
Services Provided: Monthly reports, express alerts
Meetings: Monthly breakfast meetings
Administrator: Rochelle Wilson, CGA
Phone: 314-677-2803

Membership Qualifications: Wholesale distributors of refrigeration and heating products and supplies.
Services Provided: Monthly reports, express alerts
Meetings: Monthly luncheon meetings
Administrator: Rochelle Wilson, CGA
Phone: 314-677-2803

Nebraska Local Credit Groups

Membership Qualifications: Midwestern companies whose primary business is supplying building materials or providing a service to builders.
Services Provided: Monthly reports, express alerts
Meetings: Monthly conference calls, Quarterly meetings in person.
Administrator: Frank Schetski, CGA
Phone: 414-232-4565

Ohio Local Credit Groups

Membership Qualifications: Manufacturers, distributors, wholesalers and importers of construction materials, equipment and related items or financial institution for the construction industry.
Services Provided: Monthly reports, express alerts
Meetings: Monthly luncheon meetings
Administrator: Paula Slyder, CGA
Phone:937-401-2710

Membership Qualifications: Must be classified as being engaged in wholesale trade durable goods, electrical equipment systems, fixturesmatrials with focus of sales to industrial or contractor fields.
Services Provided: Monthly Reports, Express Alerts
Meetings: Monthly Luncheon Meetings
Administrator: Paula Slyder, CGA
Phone: 937-401-2710

Membership Qualifications: Firms supplying restaurants and hotels with food products and supplies.
Services Provided: Monthly reports, express alerts
Meetings: Monthly luncheon meetings
Administrator: Jim Hugo, CGA
Phone:440-658-3114

Membership Qualifications: Manufacturers, distributors, wholesalers and importers of electrical supplies.
Services Provided: Monthly reports, express alerts
Meetings: Monthly luncheon meetings
Administrator: Paula Slyder, CGA
Phone: 937-401-2710

Pennsylvania Local Credit Groups

Membership Qualifications: Wholesalers to the building industry
Services Provided: Monthly reports
Meetings: Monthly 
Administrator: Donna Eiben, CGA
Phone: 412-344-1400 x312 

Membership Qualifications: Manufacturers, distributors and wholesalers of construction, plumbing, heating and AC supplies.
Services Provided: Monthly Reports
Meetings: Monthly 
Administrator: Donna Eiben, CGA
Phone: 412-344-1400 x312

Membership Qualifications: Distributors of electrical products whose primary business is supplying products to contractors, construction companies & retail stores
Services Provided: Monthly reports
Meetings: Monthly 
Administrator: Donna Eiben, CGA 
Phone: 412-344-1400 x312

Membership Qualifications: Firms supplying restaurants and hotels with food products and supplies
Services Provided: Monthly reports
Meetings: Monthly 
Administrator: Donna Eiben, CGA 
Phone: 412-344-1400 x312

Upstate New York Local Credit Groups

Membership Qualifications: Wholesalers to the building industry in the Albany area.
Services Provided: Monthly reports, express alerts
Meetings: Bi-Monthly luncheon meetings
Administrator: Todd Fierstein, CGA
Phone: 716-839-1200

Membership Qualifications: Companies supplying restaurants and hotels with food products and supplies in the Albany area.
Services Provided: Monthly reports, express alerts
Meetings: Bi-Monthly luncheon meetings
Administrator: Todd Fierstein, CGA
Phone: 716-839-1200

Membership Qualifications: Non-industry specific group focusing on best practices for Credit Managers.
Services Provided: Educational programs, information exchange and networking.
Meetings: Luncheon meetings 4 times per year.
Administrator: Todd Fierstein, CGA
Phone: 716-839-1200

Membership Qualifications: Wholesalers to the building industry in the Albany area.
Services Provided: Monthly reports, express alerts
Meetings: Monthly luncheon meetings
Administrator: Todd Fierstein, CGA
Phone: 716-839-1200

Membership Qualifications: Wholesalers to the construction and heavy equipment industry in the Buffalo area.
Services Provided: Monthly reports, express alerts
Meetings: Monthly luncheon meetings
Administrator: Todd Fierstein, CGA
Phone: 716-839-1200

Membership Qualifications: Wholesale distributors of plumbing and electrical products and supplies.
Services Provided: Monthly reports, express alerts
Meetings: Monthly luncheon meetings
Administrator: Todd Fierstein, CGA
Phone: 716-839-1200

Membership Qualifications: Wholesalers to the building industry in the Syracuse area.
Services Provided: Monthly reports, express alerts
Meetings: Monthly luncheon meetings
Administrator: Todd Fierstein, CGA
Phone: 716-839-1200

Membership Qualifications: Wholesale distributors of plumbing and heating/air conditioning products and supplies in the Rochester area.
Services Provided: Monthly reports, express alerts
Meetings: Monthly luncheon meetings
Administrator: Todd Fierstein, CGA
Phone: 716-839-1200

Membership Qualifications: Wholesalers to the building industry in the Rochester area.
Services Provided: Monthly reports, express alerts
Meetings: Monthly luncheon meetings
Administrator: Todd Fierstein, CGA
Phone: 716-839-1200

Membership Qualifications: Companies supplying restaurants and hotels with food products and supplies in Buffalo and Rochester.
Services Provided: Monthly reports, express alerts
Meetings: Monthly luncheon meetings
Administrator: Todd Fierstein, CGA
Phone: 716-839-1200

Wisconsin Local Credit Groups

Membership Qualifications: Any company with a credit department can join.
Services Provided: Meetings, educational speakers
Meetings: 4 luncheon meetings per year
Administrator: Frank Schetski, CGA
Phone: 414-232-4565

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