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


Updated September 16, 2021


ISANTA 2021-2022 Board of Directors

ISANTA is pleased to announce the 2021-2022 Board of Directors

Stephanie Thompson- Chair Koki Holdings America Ltd
Steve Shennum- Vice Chair PrimeSource Building Products
Steve Karaga- Treasurer Oman Fasteners
Steve Moore ITW
David Shumate Kyocera Senco Industrial Tools
Brett McCutcheon Beck America
Matt Conner Techtronics Industries NA
Jerry Koontz Jaaco Corporation
Jason Kennedy Mid-Continent Steel & Wire


July 19, 2022

ESR-1539 Renewed

ISANTA's commitment to ESR-1539 continues with a two year renewal to the report.  The two year renewal was completed in July.

June 27, 2022

ANSI SNT-101 Renewal Announced 

International Staple Nail and Tool Association has announced the public review for the renewal of SNT 101-2015, Safety Requirements For Portable Compressed-Air-Actuated Fastener Driving Tools.  Public comments are due September 12.  For more information on the process, please click here.

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