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.


In 1966, a coalition of five manufacturing companies formed the Industrial Stapling Manufacturer's Institute, a forerunner to ISANTA.  ISANTA was officially incorporated in 1975 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. To read a brief history on ISANTA, please Click Here.

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


April 3, 2020


Friday April 3, 2020, marks the 45th anniversary of the formation of ISANTA and its service to the industry. Originally incorporated on April 3, 1975 as the Industrial Stapling and Nailing Technical Association. ISANTA changed its name in 1982 to International Staple, Nail and Tool Association. To read a brief history please Click Here.

March 4, 2020

ESR-1539 Update Published

An update to ICC-ES evaluation report  ESR-1539 has been released. This update includes the recognition of products produced by ISANTA member Inmax Sdn. / Inmax Industries Sdn. In addition, the City of Los Angeles Building Code and City of Los Angeles Residential Code report supplement has been updated to the 2020 codes that were adopted at the first of the year.

November 19, 2019

RICOWI Hurricane Michael Report Released

Roofing Industry Committee on Weather Issues, Inc. (RICOWI) has released a report on Hurricane Michael which struck the panhandle of Florida in October 2018. To access the report, please visit:  www.ricowi.com/reports

October 25, 2019

Inmax Group is ISANTA's Newest Member

Inmax Sdn. Bhd. & Inmax Industries Sdn. Bhd. located in Seremban Malaysia has become the newest member of ISANTA. Inmax is a manufacturer of collated and bulk nails and staples. For additional information, please visit their website:  www.inmax-fasteners.com

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