Traditional Industry Groups
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What is a Credit Group? 

 

A credit group is a group of companies within the same industry. These companies join together to share and discuss credit information on mutual customers, as well as credit risk issues and deduction resolution. The discussions are moderated and managed by a professional trained in Anti-Trust Compliance. These groups follow all federal trade regulations; there is no discussion of price, terms, or future business plans.

 

 

Why join a Credit Group?

 

Credit group members gain access to accurate, industry-specific credit data online, as well as a network of peers to share information with.

 

In addition, members can take advantage of professional development benefits, such as in-person events, monthly newsletters, and educational webinars!

 

 

Our Industry Credit Groups:

 

Click on any of our traditional industry credit groups below to learn more.

 

If you would like to join, or for more information on a specific industry credit group, please contact our Director of Industry Trade Groups, Jeanne Long at jlong@federationofcredit.com.

 

 


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Central Pennsylvania Electric Credit Group

- Wholesale distributors of electrical supplies and/or lighting fixtures with a principal place of business in Pennsylvania.

Construction Transportation Credit Group

- Manufacturers or wholesale distributors of building materials, paving products, aggregates, construction materials, heavy equipment, supplies, or services.

Delaware Valley Electric Credit Group

- Wholesale distributors of electrical supplies and/or lighting fixtures with a principal place of business in Eastern Pennsylvania.

Delmarva Mid-Atlantic Supply House Credit Group

- Wholesale distributors of plumbing and HVAC products with a principal place of business on the Delmarva Penninsula.

Distillers, Importers, and Vintners Credit Group

- National in scope and open to producers and/or importers of Wine and Spirits.

The group meets 4 times a year in different cities around the country and emphasizes education for the senior Credit and A/R professional. The members visit large distributors and liquor boards to better understand the supply chain issues of the industry. The discussions are centered around best practices in Order to Cash processes.

Domestic Furnishings Credit Group

- Manufacturers of soft goods such as towels, bedding, table linens, curtains, and sheets.

The members sell to retailers and distributors of home furnishings and housewares. The group meets in person in New York City.

Eastern Agricultural Credit Group

- Manufacturers of agricultural products such as agronomic fertilizer, chemicals, seeds or bulk grain.

Floor Covering Credit Group

- Members of this group are Credit & A/R Professionals working at wholesale distributors of floor covering products and supplies.

This group meets on a monthly basis in Baltimore, Maryland.

Lumber and Building Materials Suppliers Credit Group

- Wholesale distributors of lumber and building products.

Metrolina Credit Group

- Manufacturers of apparel and factoring companies selling direct to retailers and wholesalers.

The meetings are a combination of in person and teleconference.

National Building Materials Wholesale Credit Group

- Wholesalers or distributors of building materials that sell to a large volume of accounts either regional or national in scope.

The group meets three times a year in different cities around the country to discuss best practices in the Order to Cash process.

National Maritime Credit Group

- Ocean Shipping companies from around the world, geared towards Credit Professionals who share best practices and bench-marking questions.

In addition, the exchange of credit and collection information is fully compliant with all of the provisions of the Shipping Act of 1984 and the Federal Maritime Commission regulations. The group meets every other month via teleconference.

New York Apparel Credit Group

- This group is open to manufacturers of women's wear and accessories.

This group meets monthly in New York City.

New Jersey Wholesale Electric Credit Group

- Wholesale distributors of electrical supplies and/or lighting fixtures with a principal place of business in New Jersey.

New York Wholesale Electric Credit Group

- Wholesale distributors of electrical supplies and/or lighting fixtures with a principal place of business within the five boroughs of NYC, Long Island, West Chester, Rockland and Orange Counties in NY.

Pharmaceutical Order to Cash Discussion Group

- Pharmaceutical manufacturers with a common customer base of distributors, hospitals, clinics or retail pharmacy only.

The group meets monthly to discuss pertinent business issues affecting the order, credit, accounts receivable, settlement and cash process impacting pharmaceutical companies.

Plumbing, HVAC Distributor Credit Group

- Wholesale distributors of plumbing, HVAC products.

Professional Salon Credit Group

- Manufacturers of hair care products selling to distributors, beauty salons and barbers on a national basis.

Select Retail Account Discussion Group

Manufacturers of apparel and factoring concerns with a sales volume in excess of $55 million annually.

Wholesale Building Materials Credit Group

- Wholesale distributors of building materials - members must be a 2-step distributor of lumber and mill-work products.

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