Owners and managers of moderate-sized water treatment operations will have concerns about the regulatory environment, servicing and retaining customers, and building businesses. Even when business is good, how do you maintain the success you`ve already established? In today`s fast-paced, market-driven society, business is an evolving game of keeping up with the power-makers. Companies with knowledge of how to make the market swell and their products sell can successfully maintain their share of the industry pie. Are you prepared to take your company and your customers into the future?
What is the Association of Water Technologies?
As the largest association for water treatment specialists, the Association of Water Technologies (AWT) represents a trade group of over 500 companies, employing over 2,000 professionals, dedicated to high standards of performance. AWT promotes activities that result in a favorable business environment for regional water treatment companies. The focus is to enable small-to-medium-sized water treatment firms to successfully compete in the industry.
Who Joins AWT?
AWT represents the water treatment industry at several levels regional companies specializing in industrial and commercial water treatment for heating and cooling systems (boilers, cooling towers, etc.). These companies often also specialize in wastewater treatment, potable water treatment, and other segments of the industry. These companies, whose primary sales are to end-users, are Full Members.
Manufacturers of chemicals, equipment, and other products for sale to Full Members are Associate Members.
Firms providing specialized consulting services are Consultant Members.
Non-Manufacturers that distribute water treatment products to Full Members are Manufacturer`s Representative Members.
AWT Probationary Membership
Companies applying for new membership with the Association of Water Technologies are considered probationary members pending approval with the AWT Board of Directors. The Board meets once in the spring, once in the summer, and again in the fall. Upon final approval of your membership application you will begin receiving issues of The Analyst, AWT`s quarterly magazine, an Invitation to Leadership, so that you may participate with AWT`s Committees, and the Membership Directory & Buyer`s Guide. Other great benefits with your AWT membership include discounted publications in the AWT Bookstore, and reduced registration fees for the Annual Convention, and Regional Training Seminars. To expedite your membership application, please submit a brief written statement of your company`s mission and services.
Let AWT help you keep on top of the water treatment business and experience first-hand how your company can benefit from the many resources available through AWT. Join over 500 independent companies that have discovered the best kept secret in the water treatment industry. Membership in AWT will probably provide the best return on any investment you will make all year.
Presence – AWT allows the water treatment industry to speak with one loud, unified voice on legislative and regulatory issues impacting your business. AWT also keeps an "Eye on Washington," helping you stay informed. AWT`s Legislative Update is sent to members monthly, providing a concise summary of pertinent issues to the water treatment industry.
Access – As a member of AWT, you have access to a wide array of products and services designed specifically for companies in the water treatment business.
Information – Answers Knowledge, You get the information you need, when you need it, via The Analyst, the voice of the water treatment industry. This quarterly magazine provides the water treatment professional with the most up-to-date technology and business information.
Training – Many regional companies rely on AWT as their primary source for cost-effective training of technical field representatives. AWT helps companies like yours by providing comprehensive training programs on cooling and boiler water treatment through technical reference manuals, computer-based training programs and more.
Technology – Whether it`s the latest approach to automated water treatment systems, or the best office systems around, AWT helps you stay current with the technology. The AWT Bookstore offers substantial discounts to members.
Time – This is your most precious resource. AWT can help you get more done, in less time, by removing the barriers to progress. If you need technical assistance, as an AWT member you will have access to the members only web board.
Network – AWT membership offers you enormous networking opportunities, helping you build contacts with your peers, consultants, and the leading suppliers to the water treatment industry. It is THE organization geared specifically to owners and managers of regional water treatment companies.
Ideas – Don`t let the hectic pace of running a small business cause you to restrict your thinking. Stimulate your creativity through interaction with other innovative, entrepreneurial, experienced, successful professionals in the water treatment industry. AWT sponsors conventions, committee meetings, training seminars and more, helping you energize your operation with a steady infusion of new ideas and concepts.