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


September 18, 2020


ISANTA Announces the 2020-2021 Board of Directors

  • Guenther Kram -Illinois Tool Works
  • Steve Shennum - 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
  • Philip (PJ) Bess - Huttig Building Products

    June 22, 2020

    ISANTA Participates In Research Study

    ISANTA recently participated a research study conducted by the Home Innovation Research Labs on the 'Attachment of Heavy Claddings Over Foam'. A copy of the research report is available here:  click here

    June 12, 2020

    Geekay Wires Listed in ESR-1539

    Geekay Wires Ltd, a member of ISANTA since July 2019, has obtained a listing in ICC-ES evaluation report ERS-1539. To obtain a copy of the report please ESR-1539 Click Here.

    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.

    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