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, a name change to International Staple, Nail, and Tool Association (ISANTA) was made.. 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



ISANTA 2022-2023 Board of Directors

ISANTA is pleased to announce the 2022-2023 Board of Directors

Stephanie Thompson- Chair Koki Holdings America Ltd
David Bertoni Stanley Black and Decker
Steve Moore Illinois Tool Works
David Shumate Kyocera Senco Industrial Tools
Matt Conner Techtronic Industries NA
Paul Redwood Accent Building Materials
Jason Kennedy Mid-Continent Steel & Wire
Jerry Koontz Jaaco Corporation
Dan Durant MAX USA


November 30, 2022

Trafileria Punteria Ghezzi completes corporate rebranding

ISANTA member Trafileria Punteria Ghezzi "Ghezzi" has announced completion of their corporate rebranding efforts.  An ISANTA member since 2021 Q1, the rebranding includes a new company profile, logo and identity.  To read about the rebranding efforts, please review the new corporate brochure.

 June 27, 2022


ESR-1539 was updated and published on June 27th. The primary change made to the report is the addition of 14, 15 and 16 gage staples to the Oman Fasteners product listing.

February 22, 2022

Accent Building Materials - Becomes ISANTA's Newest Member

Accent Building Materials and its proprietary brand STRIKER® was established in 1998. The company with headquarters in Tomball TX, along with branches in Cypress and Hayward CA, has become a leading building materials distributor. Specializing in steel products used by the residential and commercial trades, Accent Building Materials focuses on fasteners, including a wide variety of nails, staples, brads and pneumatic tools. We have built our business on a ‘Customer-First’ philosophy and are proud to be an ISANTA member as of February 18, 2022. For more information please go to the website  www.accentbuild.com