International Staple, Nail, and Tool Association

ISANTA is an international organization of premier power fastening companies involved in the design, manufacturing, and sales of pneumatic and cordless power tools and the fasteners they drive.

About Us

ISANTA's membership consists of industry-leading companies and includes a board of directors that works with staff to set, monitor, and assist in accomplishing the goals of the association.


ISANTA was formed in 1966 as the International Stapling and Nailing Technical Association when a small group of manufacturers, promoting the new and modern pneumatically driven power fastening systems, realized the need for common action and standards of practice, particularly in residential construction. In 1982, ISANTA became the International Staple, Nail, and Tool Association.

Since its founding, membership has increased to include greater representation across the industry. Our members are manufacturers of tools and/or fasteners, serving industries such as

  • residential and commercial construction
  • remodeling
  • manufactured housing
  • furniture
  • vehicles
  • pallets and containers

ISANTA has proudly demonstrated its ability to represent and promote the ever-expanding market opportunities in this innovative industry. The association is committed to maintaining its leadership role in working proactively with government entities, voluntary code bodies, and standards developers to effectively meet the needs of its members and the industries they serve.

Latest News

October 11, 2019

ISANTA Announces the 2019-2020 Board of Directors

Chuck Iker - Kyocera Senco Tools

Drew Sundholm - PrimeSource Building Products

Jorge Silveira - Stanley Black & Decker

Stephanie Thompson - Koki Holdings America Ltd

Matt Conner - Techtronics Industries N.A.

Jerry Koontz - Jaaco Corporation

Brett McCutcheon - Beck America

Steve Karaga - Oman Fasteners

Phil (PJ) Bess - Huttig Building Products

July 10, 2019

Welcome Geekay Wires Ltd to ISANTA

ISANTA is pleased to announce that Geekay Wires Ltd. has become a member. Geekay Wires is located in Hyderabad India and is a manufacture of collated and bulk nails. For additional information please visit their website:  www.geekaywires.com

April 26, 2019

Welcome Shanghai Yueda Nails Co. Ltd. to ISANTA

ISANTA welcomes Shanghai Yueda Nails as our newest member. Based in Shanghai, China, Shanghai Yueda is a manufacturer of bulk and collated nails, staples and other driven fasteners. For additional information, please visit:  www.yuedafastener.com

April 8, 2019

Karam Industria Limitada Joins ISANTA

ISANTA is pleased to welcome Karam Industria Limitada as our newest member. Based in Luanda, Angola, Karam Industries is a manufacturer of collated and bulk nails with sales offices in Markham, Ontario; Dubai and Luanda. For more information, please visit:  www.karamindustria.com

January 2, 2019

ASTM International has published a new standard F-3359-18, Standard Test Method for Determining Bending Yield Moment of Staples.