Member Resources

Member Resources

Belonging to AIM/R isn’t a cost of doing business. It’s an investment that generates immediate results. Your valuable member benefits and services not only quickly return more than the cost of membership also they put you at the threshold of opportunity day after day. As an AIM/R Member, you'll realize these and much, much more!

Member Benefits

Annual Conference

AIM/R’s Annual Conference is a great way to network with other reps who share the same successes and frustrations as well as a great educational opportunity. The life of a rep can sometimes be a lonely existence at times. Reps who engage and participate during the Annual Conference go back to their businesses knowing that they are not alone. There is strength in numbers!

Listing in RepLocator

Whenever you ask a rep, "Are you looking for new lines?" the answer is almost always "I’m always looking for new lines." One way to access new lines is by joining AIM/R and being listed in the RepLocatorthe plumbing, heating, cooling and piping industry’s leading resource manufacturers use to find reps.

Instant Hotlines

Have a new product that you would like to introduce to rep agencies? AIM/R’s Instant Hotlines (e-promos) are a great communications tool for manufacturers to share new lines - or any of their company's news . As a rep member of AIM/R, you will regularly receive these notices with information about potential new lines that are available. The first Hotline is complimentary to new manufacturer members of AIM/R.

Expert AccessLegal

Need to talk with a legal professional about various aspects of your business operations as a rep agency? AIM/R has partnered with Schoenberg Finkel Newman & Rosenberg, LLC to provide expert legal services.

Quarterly Newsletter – AIM/R News & Views

The association's official newsletter(printed and electronic) addresses issues specific to the plumbing, heating, cooling and piping industries. It’s a way to stay informed about trends and issues affecting this unique arena.

Access To MRERF Programs

AIM/R is a sponsoring member of the Manufacturers’ Representatives Educational Research Foundation (MRERF), which enables our members to get discounts on the CPMR and other MRERF programs. Reps will want to check out CPMR and CSP; manufacturers will want to review MBP.

Leaders of Tomorrow... Today (LOT/T)

Are you working in the industry? Do you represent the next generation of leadership at your company? Then you are LOT/T! You will not want to miss the educational sessions and private reception for LOT/T Members at the Annual Conference.

Industry Relations

AIM/R has strong relationships with fellow associations, such as the Manufacturers' Agents National Association (MANA), the Canadian Institute of Plumbing & Heating (CIPH), the American Supply Association (ASA), and the Manufacturers' Representatives Educational Research Foundation (MRERF) to provide the very services and educational opportunities to its members.

Members Online

If your company has a website, it can be listed on the Directory page of the AIM/R website. A link to your company website will provide prospective principals with additional information about your business.

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Benchmarking for Reps

How do you know if your rep agency is measuring up to the others? Check out the Association's Benchmarking Survey entitled RepProfile.

MANA: Two for One

Did you know that as a member of AIM/R, your rep agency is also given a membership in the Manufacturers' Agents National Association (MANA)? Find out about additional benefits that are available to you.


Contact AIM/R at or at 630-942-6581 if you have any questions regarding various Membership Benefits.

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Why Belong to AIM/R?

The Association of Independent Manufacturers'/Representatives, Inc. exists only for you. It is designed to further the function and professionalism of independent representatives both individually and as a group - and to advance and promote the benefits of multiple-line selling. Its responsiveness to members' needs make it among the most progressive not-for-profit trade associations in the world. When you belong, AIM/R belongs to you!

Listen to members discuss the value-added proposition that AIM/R brings to their businesses.

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The Association of Independent Manufacturers'/ Representatives, Inc. (AIM/R) is a trade association of independent sales representatives in the plumbing, HVAC/R, kitchen/bath, waterworks, irrigation and related industries. AIM/R members are the top agencies and manufacturers in the industry.

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