Following up on the early March delivery to members of the print edition of its 2012 Membership Directory, the American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) has made a digital edition of the membership directory available to all industry members. The digital directory can also be accessed from the homepage of the AHPA website--simply click on the membership directory banner in the right column.
The digital version of the AHPA 2012 Membership Directory is fully searchable and includes live links to member companies' contacts, email addresses, and websites. The AHPA 2012 Membership Directory is packed with useful features for AHPA members and nonmembers alike. The bulk of the publication is comprised of two comprehensive listings of AHPA members, alphabetically by company name and by category. The former has complete contact information and a brief description of each company. The latter is segmented by the following categories:
- Analytical Laboratories
- Botanical Suppliers
- Contract Manufacturers
- Educational Institutions
- Finished Product Marketers: Consumers
- Finished Product Marketers: Professionals
- Pet Products
- Research Laboratories
- Sports Nutrition
- Women's Health
The directory also features contact information for AHPA's leadership, including its board of trustees, 17 committees, and staff, and searchable versions of the organization's Code of Ethics & Business Conduct, as well as AHPA's Guidance Policies. Additionally, sprinkled liberally throughout the directory are several AHPA member company advertisements, many of which are congratulatory of AHPA's 30th anniversary, being celebrated this year. The ads and company logos in the directory link to the respective company's website. "The AHPA 2012 Membership Directory, in both the print and digital versions, is a useful and functional way for our members and others in the trade to learn more about the membership, the goods and services they provide, and the organization itself," said Michael McGuffin, AHPA president. "Our membership continues to grow, and we're pleased to provide the industry with this valuable resource." For the most-up-to-date information about the AHPA membership, the association also offers an additional member directory that is available on the association's website.
The American Herbal Products Association is the national trade association for and the voice of the herbal products industry. AHPA is comprised of domestic and foreign companies doing business as growers, processors, manufacturers, and marketers of herbs and botanical and herbal products, including foods, dietary supplements, cosmetics, and non-prescription drugs. Founded in 1982, AHPA's mission is to promote the responsible commerce of herbal products.